4:00 – 7:00 PM
Monroe Village Farmers Market
Blessed Sacrament Church Parking Lot
730 Monroe Avenue
Pam calls herself “the other Pam” to me, because at one time I was having a merry mix-up in my head between her and another Rochester Artisan Pam. Actually it wasn’t until I met them both in person at the same time that I realized they weren’t the same person. Hey, I never said I was the sharpest knife in the drawer!
Pam’s newest creations are castle theaters, like the one pictured above. I saw them in person at the first show a couple of months ago where she offered them and I think the paint was still wet, that’s how “fresh” they were. She lovingly hand paints all the details that make these castles so adorable. Each one comes with 4 finger puppets, also made by Pam.
From Pam’s Etsy Shop biography:
“I began playing the cello when I was 11 or 12, and I am a professional cellist and teacher. While I was a child, our house was always full of arts and crafts, and we always had projects we were working on. Children’s classes at Rochester’s Memorial Art Gallery were lots of fun, and I even gained a small reputation as a go-to kid for party decorations (the life-size elephant head was a notable job; chicken wire and wet newspaper everywhere). I enjoy being busy, and I can’t make two identical items – it’s not what I enjoy. Anything you see on this site is one-of-a-kind, made with great pleasure.”
But wait – there’s more!
This is what Pam was making when I first met her – jewelry from hand-painted wood beads. Again with the tiniest detail! Look at those tiny dots, for instance! After painting the beads individually, no two alike, Pam adds in glass beads for a very funky look. The added bonus is one can wear a big chunky necklace with very little weight. Nicely done.