Welcome to our handmade shop. Custom designs are created by our artists on chalkboards, slate, and other unique canvases using acrylic chalk markers. Each item is hand painted to order. This guarantees a truly one-of-a-kind piece of artwork with every order. Many items can also be customized, for a true personalized gift.
Our Handmade Products
What began as a new product venture has turned into a whole selection of handcrafted artwork on unique surfaces. Cohas co-owners Kathy and Steve stumbled upon a slate quarry here in New England. After bringing home some samples, our artists discovered a love for creating chalk art on the stone pieces. As they continue to work with the slates and liquid chalk markers, the more they fall in love with the look and feel of uncommon canvases.
The texture, the feel, the flaky finish, and even the occasional fossils, talk to the artists and provide a strong yet brittle pallet with a powerful impact…
Many of our available works begin with you, our customer. From new artwork suggestions, to customized items and commissioned pieces, our product line continues to grow. Therefore, if you have a need for a custom art piece, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Additionally, many of our product ideas feature “how-to” instructions so that you can create the look yourselves. Look for these instructions on the product’s page!
Meet the Artists
A variety of artisans complete all the work by hand in our studio. We specifically seek out employees that may be in need of a trade or skill and provide journeymen positions to help them learn, grow and support young families.
Our Handmade Methods
Our artists create the chalk art designs using pigment based acrylic chalk markers. They use a combination of the marker tips, fingers, cloths, and brushes to create different effects on the canvases. Because the artwork is hand painted, the artists always sign their work and it is never machine printed. Finally, each item is sprayed with a matte overcoat, to ensure weatherproofing and longevity.
Personalized items are made to order. When necessary, our artists and customers work together to ensure the finished piece is exactly as they wish. Samples and example images can be sent for proofing before the artist paints and finishes the product.
Our most popular canvas with both artists and customers is our slate tiles. The slate features an organic gray surface that provides a unique background for artwork. Mined in a quarry in New England, the slate is cut into roofing tiles prior to arriving at our studio. Once here, the pieces are hand-cut into two sizes – 8 by 12 inch or 4 by 4 inch – using primitive tools of the trade.
Our composite chalkboards create another unique surface for art. The boards feature a textured gray surface that complements the chalk art well. Chalkboards are manufactured with materials sourced right here in America. Our textured ChalkFlex chalkboard material is bonded to hardboard and cut to sizes that will fit in most standard frames.
Because we manufacture the canvases in-house, custom sizes are available upon request.