Artisan Gift Shop
Open to the Public – New Members Welcome!*
Hours & Location
Artisan Gift Shop
Located in White Horse Park, next to the Farmer's Market and across from the Administration Building on 239 Ocean Parkway.
Now accepting cash and credit cards!
Open Saturdays, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Sundays, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
The Pine’eer Artisan Gift Shop has added hours in Fridays for holiday shoppers. The gift shop is open Fridays in December 10 a.m. -2 p.m, Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Sundays 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Contact: President Sharon Puser, 410-208-3032, [email protected]
The Artisan Gift Shop is an extension of the Pine'eer Craft Club, a local group started in 1974. Members create handmade gift items, home décor, jewelry and so much more and then sell it in this retail store. Profits from these sales are donated back to the Ocean Pines community in the form of donations to the Police and Fire departments, Parks and Recreation Department, free Summer Concerts In the Park, Veterans Memorial and more.
Visit the shop to view beautiful, handmade items. Come often, as the merchandise is always changing. As merchandise sells, crafters are always making new items. And, as new crafters join the club, new categories of items expand the inventory.
The Artisan Gift Shop has a large selection of gift-giving items, such as jewelry sets, earrings and bracelets, and beautiful handbags and totes. A baby section includes crocheted blankets, hats, sweaters, plaques, baby bibs and more. There are also home décor items, many of them with a beach theme, including wreaths, wood plaques, floral arrangements, towels, coasters, runners and more. The shop even features floral arrangements with flowers made from seashells and fish scales. Members create handmade pottery items and stained glass items. Beautiful paintings, fabric-backed plates, mosaic mirrors, pictures made from jewelry, and pillows of all designs are also available. The shop also offers a complete line of doll-wear for American Girl dolls.
The Craft Club meets monthly on the third Thursday of the month at the Ocean Pines Community Center on 235 Ocean Parkway in Ocean Pines. All meetings are open to the public.
Join the club for refreshments at 9:45 a.m. A business meeting starts promptly at 10 a.m. After the meeting, the club offers a craft project for those who wish to participate. Preregistration is required, so the club can have enough supplies. A small fee is charged to cover the cost of supplies.
Current information regarding the next meeting and craft project are on display in the shop window. To preregister and for more information, call Program Chair Candy Foreman at 410-641-6082.
Crafter of the Month
The Pine’eer Craft Club is proud to announce Berlin resident Agatina “Tina” Celia as the May 2023 Crafter of the Month.
Celia is a consummate crafter, enjoying a wide range of mediums from sewing and beading, candles and decoupage to dried flowers. She has many items on display in the Artisan Gift Shop including sewn wallets, bottles, framed flowers and more.
When Celia retired and moved to the Berlin area three years ago, it was to be close to her daughter, son-in-law and their dog, Dexter. Joining the Pine’eer Craft Club of Ocean Pines was icing on the cake. “I enjoy the camaraderie of the club members who have a passion for crafting,” she said. “As a crafter, it’s fun to be surrounded by others who love it, too.”
Celia travels to craft shows and is well known for her dried flowers. She brought many of them with her from a garden surrounding her former home. A bit of memory goes into each stem she dries and frames. The many blooms Celia can frame is amazing, and when asked which is the toughest to capture, she said, “Roses. The dimension makes them really challenging.”
“Tina is one of the members responsible for displays in the shop,” said Debbie Jiwa, who manages with shop with Barbara Herzog. “As an all-volunteer run gift shop, we depend on our members to do their part to help, and Tina is essential.”
The Pine’eer Artisan Gift Shop is open every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The club is always seeking new crafters and meetings are open to the public. To inquire about selling items at the shop, contact Jiwa or Herzog, or email [email protected] for more information.
All new crafters must go through a juried process and, when items sell, some proceeds go back to the community. Since its inception, the Craft Club has donated nearly $179,000 back to Ocean Pines.
The Pine’eer Craft Club has been active in Ocean Pines for 49 years.
For more information, visit www.oceanpines.org/web/pages/artisan-gift-shop.
The Winter Wonderland Holiday Craft Fair is held indoors in the Ocean Pines Community Center on the first Saturday in November, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. A large number of crafters attend, making the event perfect for those seeking holiday gifts. Vendors interested in participating may call Debbie Jiwa at 410-430-7855.
At both events, the Craft Club offers its famous homemade bake sale.
Contact President Sharon Puser at 410-208-3032 or [email protected] for information on displaying and selling handcrafted merchandise at the Artisan Gift Shop in Ocean Pines.
*Profits from the sale of merchandise in this shop and from annual craft fairs are given back to the community in the form of donations, each year. Since the shop's inception in 1974, more than $175,000 has been given back to Ocean Pines.
Volunteers are essential to every aspect of the Artisan Gift Shop. They provide support and manpower to allow the club and the shop to operate to its full potential.
Becoming a member of the club is only $15 yearly. Members may put items in the shop and take advantage of the benefits of the club.