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Happy SUMMER! 

It's been a lovely summer so far, and the flowers have been magnificent!  The air has been gentle, and the water has been exceptionally warm and welcoming.   How can one not be inspired by such a perfect summer?

The second half of 2012 is underway, and for me that means shows (See below)!

It's been a fruitful summer for new work.  If you look me up at shows, you'll see the line of sculptured palm jewelry as well as more container pieces, with my impressions of bits of things that I've found on the beach and in the woods. These pieces  are in the form of pendants and brooches, in all kinds of interesting colors!  You'll also find more sculptured bead work-  individual pieces as well as the strung ensembles.  As always, strung on silk, with hand-wrought clasps in sterling or 14 karat yellow gold.

For commissions, I can be reached here on the website, at the studio in Harpswell by appointment, and of course, I always welcome a visit at a show (schedule below).   If something special and one-of-a-kind is in your thoughts, please remember that in addition to design time, porcelain requires patience, and the coloring and firing process is many steps. 

Come and see the new work when you can, shows and exhibitions are listed below. 

My very best wishes to you!


Websites with an emphasis on fine Maine craft, and inspirational nature of Maine:

Where you can find Henning Porcelain Jewelry in Maine this summer:

If you get a chance to visit any of these establishments, you can be assured of a very pleasant and memorable experience.  

Portland: Maine Potter's Market, 376 Fore St., Portland. 774-1633.  It is what it says.  A wide array of the finest of Maine potters' work (including my porcelain jewelry!)

Belfast: Mainely Pottery, Rte 1, Belfast.  A wonderful array of the best pottery Maine has to offer.  There is usually a potter on site. Don't forget to take a walk in the gardens!

Freeport: Earrings & Company, Inc,  2 Mechanic St., Freeport . 865-3097 Here you can find a broad range of Henning Porcelain colors and designs under $50.  You can stock up!

Bath: Lisa Marie's Made in Maine, Front Street, Bath. Lots of fun to be had here! 443-2225

Deer Isle: Pearson Legacy Gallery, 13 Dow Rd.,  Deer Isle  An array of fine craft and art from all over Maine.        


The jar Project Whitney Artworks, 492 Congress St., Portland;   Alex Sax' fun idea: artwork-in-a-jar.  On view in Portland until April 2, then travels on to Spring gallery in Belgrade Lakes.




Fine Craft Shows:

designing women fine crafts Show & Sale

Saturday, August 25, 9 am - 4 pm.  Longfellows Greenhouses, Puddledock Rd., Manchester Maine.   30 fine craft exhibitors amidst their beautiful outdoor gardens!


Non-profit: Sexual Assault Crisis and Support Center 

designing women Fine Crafts show & sale 

Saturday September 1, 9 am to 4 pm, First Congregational Church, 55 Elm St., Rte. 1, Camden 

Exhibitors both indoors and out, light luncheon available


Beneficiary: New Hope for Women

Maine Crafts Guild Camp Ketcha show

Saturday, September 8,  10 am to 5 pm, and Sunday September 9, 10 am to 4 pm.   336 Black Point Rd., Scarborough

On the grounds of the camp as well as indoors, you'll find a wide array of media created by 50 members of the Guild.


designing women Fine Crafts Show & sale

Saturday September 29, 9 am to 4 pm

Consolidated School Gym, Kennebunkport

24 designing women members and juried guests from Maine and New Hampshire will be exhibiting their fine craft and fine art work. 


Beneficiary: Graves Children's Library

designing women Fine Crafts Show & Sale

Saturday, November 3, 9 am to 4 pm Husson College, Bangor

Come join the designing women crew for a day of beautiful craft!


Beneficiary to be announced

The Gifted Hand, Fine Art and Craft Show

Friday, November 9, 11 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 10, 9 am to 4 pm

The Ramada Inn, 215 High St., Ellsworth

65 fine crafts people and artists, in a show that the Boston Globe has deemed one of the 10 best winter craft shows in New England!

Catered luncheon available


designing women Fine Crafts Show & Sale

Saturday, November 17, 9 am - 4 pm.  Merriconeag Waldorf School Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd., Freeport. 

A gathering of 24 members and juried guests.  A wide selection of fine craft and fine art;  from jewelry to pottery, hand-weaving, felting, fine art and more. Come celebrate the season with us!  


There will be a light luncheon available.

Beneficiary: Hardy Girls, Healthy Women

designing women Fine Crafts Show & Sale

Saturday, November 24, 9 am  to 4 pm Frank Jones Convention Center, Portsmouth, NH.  

35 members and juried guests in a seasonally festive environment!

Light luncheon available

To benefit "A Safe Place" womens' shelter 



designing women Fine Crafts show & sale

Saturday December 8, 9 am to 4 pm 

Ocean Avenue School 150 Ocean Ave., Portland

This is the newest designing women show, same time, new place! The wonderful Woodfords Ave. locale was sadly outgrown.  The new digs for our oldest and most celebrated show have enough space for all of the dsigning women members and guests. We hope that you'll join us!   


To Benefit  the Ocean Ave school PTO                                               

I can also be contacted for custom work as well.

Michelle Henning Porcelain Jewelry

Telephone: 207-833-5556 • Fax: 207-833-5719
1686 Harpswell Neck Rd. Harpswell, ME 04079
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