26 State Street, Newburyport, MA 01950
117 Market Street, Portsmouth NH 03801
Beautiful... Unique... Handmade
American crafts, artisan jewelry, and local art
To purchase work from the artists featured on this website, you may visit our shop, call, e-mail, or shop online.
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Artists represented by Valerie’s Gallery make each item by hand; therefore each piece is unique and may vary in shape, size or color. We generally have a selection of each artist’s work in stock. Delivery time for out-of-stock items will vary. We will notify you if an item is out of stock and when we expect delivery.
We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. Web purchasers: If you prefer not to use a credit card online, let us know and we will call you for the information over the phone or suggest alternate payment options.
Custom orders: Many artists will do custom work – please inquire.
Shipping: All items are shipped UPS Ground within two days unless expedited service is required.
Return policy: Items may be returned for refund within 7 days (shipping charge is not refunded). Items may be returned for exchange or store credit within 30 days. All items must be received in original condition and include all original packaging.
Ugone & Thomas Lamps - Fingerprints sometimes will start showing as black smudges on the copper stems. The easy solution is to use a dry green scotchbrite pad and rub in a vertical direction. This will take care of the problem and remove small scratches and fingerprints.
Wood pieces - Have you ever noticed that cherry sometimes fades? We have. It’s good to keep your fine wood pieces out of direct sunlight and away from heat. Water also is not good for wood, so don’t soak wood bowls or use them in a dishwasher. To clean a wood piece, dust with a soft dry cloth. To remove fingerprints or bring a bit of a shine back, it’s okay to use a bit of spray polish on the cloth.
Wood clipboards are treated with a varnish and maybe need a little lemon oil on a clean cloth. Wood salad bowls and cutting boards will likely have a food safe mineral oil finish and should be re-oiled occasionally to prevent cracking.
Sterling silver - Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and 9.5% other metals such as copper. These other metals are what tarnishes or discolors. Most often sterling is either shiny or matte. To keep a shiny sterling silver finish, use a polishing cloth. Occasionally we pour a little liquid Tarn-X in a Tupperware container and immerse the piece of jewelry. (Don’t dip any non-silver parts such as gems, gold-filled.) Rinse with water. We also suggest using a little baking soda with the water rinse as this helps neutralize any remaining chemical action that the Tarn-X may still be doing to your piece. For a matte sterling silver finish, use a bit of baking soda with water as a paste and rub gently with your finger or old toothbrush. This will keep the matte finish. If you use a polishing cloth on a matte finish, you will shine up the finish instead of leaving it matte. I have a beautiful matte ring that over time becomes shiny. I get the matte finish back by using a green scotchbrite pad and gently brush in one direction. It doesn’t take more than a couple of passes to create the matte finish again. To keep sterling from tarnishing to begin with, we have read many recommendations for storing jewelry in airtight ziploc type bags. We have been using little black carbon-based papers from 3M as well which absorb the sulfur in the air that causes tarnishing. They last about six to nine months we’re told.
Philippa Roberts - "Every piece of philippa roberts jewelry that you buy is hand made. we love the look of the matte silver and hope that is part of what appeals to you. you can clean the silver with a polishing cloth, but be warned this will make your piece shiny. what we suggest is to use toothpaste and a toothbrush, this will clean any tarnishing while maintaining the matte finish. always avoid any harsh cleaners on the pearls."