Bantam Tileworks

816 Bantam Rd., Bantam, CT 06750.

(860) 361-9306. A handmade ceramic tile shop making tiles for home installation. Our showroom and workshop have over 100 unique colors found nowhere else. Also offering home products made from our tile-tables, platters, coasters, and plates for truly one-of-a-kind gifts. Visit our newly expanded workshop Spring of 2012. Mon.-Sun. 10-5.

Carol Wallace Gallery and Commission Artist, Illustrator, and Designer - Sycamore Studio

Barkhamsted, CT 06063.

. (860) 379-4286. Carol's artwork is featured throughout Unwind's companion brochure, Touring. For custom drawings and paintings of Litchfield County scenes, please call Ella's Limited Fine Art Gallery in Bantam, CT (860- 567-4768) or contact the artist directly at Sycamore Studio. www.preserveamerica.com.

Cornwall Bridge Pottery

69 Kent Rd., Cornwall Bridge, CT

Rte. 7,  Phone: (860) 672-6545. The Pottery sits on Rte. 7, one mile north of the Rte. 45 junction and one-half mile south of the junction with Rte. 4. Here you will see a 35 ft. long wood fired kiln and showroom full of beautiful pots designed for everyday use. THE SECONDS ARE HERE! Welcome all!

Denis Curtiss, Sculptor, Sculpturedale

3 Carter Rd., Cornwall Bridge, CT

Rte. 7, (4 mi. north of Kent, next to Kent Falls)  (860) 927-3420. Life-size representational animals and dancers in steel or bronze, joyous and enlivening, studio and outdoor sculpture garden. Weekends or by appointment year-round.

Greenwood Glass Studio

3 Robertsville Rd., Riverton, CT 06065.

(860) 738-9464. Visit the Glass Blowing Studio and Gallery of Peter Greenwood located inside the historic Union Church (1829) in the charming village of Riverton. There is a large showroom displaying blown glass chandeliers, wall sculptures, glass furniture, lighting, vessels, paintings, and jewelry. Group tours, demonstrations, and glass blowing workshops available Tues. through Sat. 9-5. Please call ahead to confirm hours.

Karen Rossi Studios

60 Estey Rd., Norfolk, CT 06058.

(860) 305-6579. Visit the Norfolk workshop of narrative artist/designer Karen Rossi. Highly regarded for her original metal sculptures, she also imports her whimsical characters of hobbies and professions, known as Fanciful Flights. Open Houses usually held the second Saturday of every month. Appointments suggested. Visit website for show schedule.

P.H. Miller Studio, Frame-Makers

495 Main St., Woodbury, CT

(203) 263-3939. The P.H. Miller Studio showroom displays the studio's handmade frames, mirrors, and home accessories. Each P.H. Miller Studio gilded frame, mirror, and home accessory is made entirely in the Woodbury, CT studio. Services include handmade custom frames for paintings and mirrors, conservation art handling services, gilding and restoration. Shipping available. Open year round. Tues.-Sat. 9:30-5:30, best to confirm. Located on Rte. 6 across from the Curtis House.

Pantages Jewelry and Gifts

41 North Main St, Kent, CT

(860) 592-0111. Carol Pantages, G.I. A. Gemologist Graduate creates a kaleidoscope of gems and jewelry in a wide range of price points. Custom designs in diamonds, precious colored stones, as well as engagement rings and wedding bands in platinum, gold and sterling. A carefully chosen and varied selection of gold and platinum jewelry. Special custom orders a specialty including the use of client's stones and metal to recreate new exceptional heirloom jewelry. Expert watch and jewelry repair and restoration offered. Bridal gifts and ideas. Personal customer service since 1981. Thurs. - Sun. 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sculpture Barn

3 Milltown Rd., New Fairfield, CT 06812.

Rte. 39, (203) 746-6101. Featuring sculpture, painting and works on paper by national, regional and emerging artists in the Gallery and Sculpture Field. Sculpture Barn is a self-supporting art center dedicated to fostering dialogue between artists, collectors and the public via exhibitions, classes and events. Open Wed.-Sun. noon - 6.

The Jewelry Cafe

220 Main Street South, Southbury, CT

(203) 262-8599. Do you love handmade, artisan jewelry? We are a jewelry artist co-operative featuring the work of the region's top jewelry designers. We've also sprinkled in handbags and premium chocolates. Inspired? Take a seat at our "Bead Bar" and make something of your own design! Group Tours welcome. Open Tues., Wed., Fri. 10-6, Thurs. 10-7, and Sat. 10-5. Closed Sun. and Mon. Artist Demonstrations can be arranged for groups, please inquire (203) 262-8599.