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In the Studio Series – with Sandhya Garg

All the studios were a-buzz when we learned of a new artist and designer that moved into our friendly and quiet studio community here at Joy Street. I got a chance to meet-up with Sandhya a few weeks ago and she was the nicest fashion designer my eyes and ears got to meet. I highly recommend swinging by her studio for a visit-in-person for this week’s up-coming Open Studios. There is more to her than this written interview and it’s lovely to see the inner-workings of a new and growing business. Very excited to watch her designs evolve. Read More

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In the Studio Series – with Matt Jacobs

One of the first couple of people I had the pleasure of meeting when I first came to Joy Street was Matthew Jacobs. It was Emily Worden (whose studio I was taking over) who pretty much introduced him to me as, “This is, he’ll-find-a-way-to-get-it-done, Matt.” Most everyone knows Matt if they Read More

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In the Studio Series — with Paula Garbarino

I seek to make elegant furniture featuring charming marquetry and time-honored craftsmanship. I design and build for clients to suit their practical needs and aesthetic tastes. I have been a woodworker for over 30 years and a furniture maker for over 20. My training was formal and in traditional design and construction of 18th and 19th century styles. I continue to work in those periods but am also pleased to accommodate more contemporary looks.  — Paula Garbarino

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In the Studio Series — with Kristin Breiseth

Announcing a new series we’ll be kicking off here at 86 Joy Street! As you may already know, we only open our doors to the public twice a year. This is a small and humble window we are opening to our beautiful little world in our Somerville-based studios. You may or may not find the behind-the-scenes as polished but you’ll get a closer sense and hear right from some of your favorite designers, makers, artists, and small businesses.

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A Happy Decade

Joy Street Artists just finished celebrating their 10th Open Studios Anniversary this past November. It was a lovely turn-out full of friendly local art lovers and people interested in learning more about the happenings going on at Joy Street Studios.  Read More