Welcome to the Crow’s Nest: studio and gallery.

Functional, Creative, Decorative Ceramics and other fine goods handcrafted by local artisans.

At the Crow’s Nest you can find genuine local goods that can fit any need, all created by folks right here on the farm . We carry handmade ceramics, fired on-site by the Blackberry Ridge Potters, handmade natural soaps from Two Sisters Soap Co. and naturally crafted soy candles from SK Candles, also poured on site. As well as an array of garden and home decor for every style. Please view our gallery for a sampling of what can be found, and check our Facebook page, Here, for current news and events. Happy Crafting!

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Blackberry Ridge Potters

The Blackberry Ridge Potters are a local group of artists passionate about the creation of functional, beautiful ceramics with a personal touch. Each artist creates their own style of  ceramics that vary greatly from one to the next.

During beginning in the Spring of 2016, the  Blackberry Ridge Potters embarked upon the construction of their very own wood-fired pottery  kiln. Construction continued through the heat of the summer until its completion in October of  2016. The Blackberry Ridge Potters’ kiln is located at Spring Bluff Nursery, right next to the  Crow’s Nest Gallery so that patrons can see and learn about firing ceramics.

Kiln firings,  loading, and unloading are open to the public, keep an eye on our Facebook page by clicking  here: Crows Nest Gallery to find out about any upcoming events.

SK Candles.

SK Candles provide high quality, all natural, soy based candles, handcrafted at the Crow’s Nest Gallery. Soy based candles are cleaner burning and longer lasting than more common candles made of paraffin wax, which is used in most commercial candle production.

Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum refining, and contains toxins, carcinogens, and other pollutants, unlike soy candles which contain none of these things. Due to their natural formulations, soy candles are also less likely to trigger allergies, and do not give off that thick, black, petrol-carbon soot like paraffin wax. Soy candles also burn at a lower temperature, making for candles that burn from 30-50% longer than paraffin candles.

SK Candles regularly attends local fundraisers and fairs, please check their Facebook page to keep track of their latest happenings. SK Candles Facebook

Candle Aromas:

  • Apple Jack
  • Apple Maple Bourbon
  • Black Cherry
  • Black Raspberry Vanilla
  • Blood Orange
  • Brandied Pear
  • Brown Sugar Fig
  • Coconut Lime
  • Coriander & Tonka
  • Coconut Lime
  • Grapefruit Mangosteen
  • Hansel & Gretel
  • Lavender
  • Macintosh Apple
  • Pomegranate Sage
  • Very Vanilla

Holiday Aromas:

  • Blue Spruce
  • Christmas Hearth
  • Cranberry Marmalade
  • Mistletoe

Two Sisters Soaps.

Two Sisters Soap Co. was founded by sisters Sue and Sally with the goal of producing naturally formulated soap and shampoo bars that would be easy on the skin, moisturizing, and using only pure, natural ingredients.

Two Sisters use only high quality essential oils to create the wonderful aromas and therapeutic properties found in their soap. Most fragrance oils have been manufactured using petroleum byproducts to mimic the fragrance of a natural aroma (be wary of products claiming they are made “with” essential oils, usually there is a minimal amount of essential oil used). Although more expensive than artificial fragrances, our essential oils are naturally derived from plants to ensure that they are as good for you as they are for our planet.

Shampoo bars, our most popular product, are filled with natural oils to help condition and moisturize the scalp and hair. Many customers who use our shampoos do so because our shampoo bars help eliminate dry scalp, eczema, and dandruff problems.

Two Sisters natural soaps are created through a chemical process known as saponification (soap-making) in which plant based oils (some folks also use animal fats) are mixed with a highly alkaline solution known as lye. The lye and the plant oils react to form soap, glycerin, and water. the water evaporates during the curing process while all of the lye used is transformed into soap and glycerin. Unlike store bought products, we keep all of the naturally occurring glycerin in our soap to provide better moisturizing properties, rather than selling the glycerin as a byproduct. We also make sure to allow our soaps to cure in order to ensure all of the lye is able to react with the oils. Some of the oils we use for saponification are: coconut, castor, olive, soy, cocoa butter, jojoba, and honey.

All of our soaps are labelled with exactly what was used to make it, feel free to ask about any of them to find out specifically what is in it, we’ll always be happy to let you know.

Soap & Shampoo Aromas:

  • Avocado Lime
  • Calendula
  • Garden Gate
  • Gardener’s Soap
  • Ginger Shea
  • Lavender Rosemary
  • Jasmine
  • Lemongrass & Clary Sage
  • Oatmeal Almond
  • Patchouli Mint
  • Rosemary Mint
  • Spiced Tea
  • Tangerine Honey
  • Sunshine Shampoo
  • Patchouli Mint Shampoo
  • Rosemary Lavender Shampoo