As the line between artist and artisan grows ever more transparent and the humble term “maker” has suddenly become the trendiest possible thing to be, the concept of the crafts fair is undergoing a metamorphosis from the folksy to the sophisticated. If you’ve ever thought that if you won the Mega Millions lottery, you’d get rid of all your mass-produced junk and surround yourself with practical-but-beautiful handmade objects, consider this: That sea-change in your personal feng shui can happen one small step at a time. You might want to check out Field & Supply in Stone Ridge this Columbus Day weekend, in search of that perfect household furnishing that will set you in the path toward more serene surroundings.
Conceived by Manhattan-based interior designer Brad Ford, who weekends in High Falls, Field & Supply: A Modern Maker’s Craft Fair got started in 2014, attracting notice from various high-end design publications. Billed as “a modern interpretation of a traditional arts and crafts fair,” Field & Supply presents a carefully curated selection of makers highlighting goods, old and new, from a variety of studios and workshops representing a wide range of crafts. This year it relocates to the newly refurbished Hasbrouck House, located at 3805 Route 209 in Stone Ridge. The new venue with its excellent restaurant makes it possible for meals and live music to become part of the weekend’s pleasures. For $75 to $150 you can also take one of seven craft workshops and go home with something amazing that you made yourself by hand.
Field & Supply runs from 2 to 6 p.m. on Friday, October 7, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission costs $10. For more info and tickets, visit www.fieldandsupply.com.