Celebrating their third year in business, Comfort Crockery/The Loom Room continues to grow, bringing in new regional artisans and adding custom weaving and lessons to their repertoire. On October 19, 20, and 21, there will be door prizes, a drawing for a $50 gift certificate, and in-store specials and surprises including recipe sampling using foods available in the shop. Come join the fun!
Comfort Crockery carries the work of over forty different local artisans, mostly working in three-dimensional mediums, but you needn’t be an art history major to appreciate the handiwork of these craftsmen - there’s something for everyone here. From pottery to textiles, stone to silver, Comfort Crockery runs the gamut of unique skills that sets an area like the Hill Country apart.
For the individual, there’s hand-milled soap produced on a locally owned dairy goat farm and hand-engraved silver and copper jewelry created by a Texas Original Artist, a title bestowed on only 40 in the entire state, who still hammers and chisels away in the fashion of long gone German silversmiths and jewelers.
For the home, Mesquite furniture and Mexican folk art are available, as well as countless pieces from clay crockery and pottery collections. Pastels, photography, and note cards are also featured here. The nature-based woodcarvings of Kevin Rackley have long been a staple feature of the gallery.
The Loom Room expanded this year to include cones of weaving yarn, roving, and a variety of fibers for spinners and weavers. You can find equipment and supplies from most of the major loom and spinning manufacturers including Ashford, Harrisville, Kromski, Louet, Leclerc, and Schacht.
Well-seasoned weavers and spinners, as well as those new to the craft, gather for company and to exchange ideas on the first (Sit ’N Spin) and third (Weave-a-long) Friday of each month in an after-hours party from 5:30-8:00 p.m. These events are open to all at no charge.
For in-depth instruction, individual lessons can be scheduled. Help and encouragement are available to anyone who walks into the shop.
For someone who admires hand-woven textiles, but doesn’t want to do it themselves, the Weavers of The Loom Room will create individual, unique custom weavings. All you have to do is ask.
This gallery and weaving studio is a work in progress that continues to evolve into one of the most unique and eclectic spots in the Hill Country. You can visit Comfort Crockery/The Loom Room Wednesday –Saturday from 10:00-5:00 and Sunday after 1:00. Special commissions are always welcome. To learn more about the historic Faltin Building or about the gallery’s up and coming events, such as scheduled artist receptions and weaving classes, visit the events calendar at comfortcrockery.com.