Horace and Noella are the husband and wife team behind Artasia. Working from their home-based shop in mid-coast Maine, they are committed to quality and craftsmanship as they produce each hand made gift item. Horace spends his time in the woodshop doing all the wood preparation, cutting, and finishing, while Noella oversees the inventory, packaging, and shipping. Each is in their preferred environment-- Horace in a pile of wood dust and not far from the wood stove (that is where any mistakes wind up!) and Noella in much cleaner and quieter quarters.
Since 1993, Artasia has produced thousands of handcrafted clocks, wall hangings, and fretwork gift items. During the mid 1990's, Artasia's line of fretwork Christmas tree ornaments grew in popularity and demand and by 1998 it was necessary to focus attention almost exclusively on its growing collection of rock maple ornaments. Now, with over 500 designs to choose from, Artasia offers one of the finest lines of hand cut fretwork ornaments available.
HOW OUR ORNAMENTS ARE MADE
Our ornaments are hand cut on a scroll saw. They are made from New England rock maple and finished with a long-lasting sealer. Once the wood has been selected and prepared to size, the pattern is glued to the face of the wood and small pilot holes are drilled in the locations where cuts are to be made. Each cut is made after threading the blade through the pilot hole, reattaching it to the scroll saw arm, and setting the blade tension. This step is repeated for each cut. Each ornament is then carefully sanded, finished with a clear sealer, and initialed by the artisan. These unique, hand crafted miniatures work equally well as tree ornaments or eye catching accents in one's favorite window.
Shipment usually occurs within 3-4 business days of receipt of the order. If an item is needed by a certain date, be sure to let us know. A notation can be made in the "comments" section of the Shopping Cart.
We only ship to continental USA addresses.
We offer USPS 1st
Class Mail, USPS Priority Mail and U.P.S. ground
service. Shipping charges are calculated in the Shopping Cart at checkout.
If an item needs to be returned for any reason, please do not hesitate to contact us for instructions. Items may be returned for exchange or refund within 30 days of the invoice date.
FREE PRIORITY MAIL SHIPPING ON ORDERS OVER $100