Store Opening! March 1st
Heirloom Emporium Opens Retail Woodworking Gallery
in Historic Manchaug Mills
Sutton, Massachusetts. Heirloom Evolution, LLC, a small woodworking studio located in Grafton, MA announces the opening of Heirloom Emporium, a retail gallery specializing in fine woodcraft and original artisan merchandise produced by independent artists. Encompassing 2,000 square feet of retail space on the second floor, Heirloom Emporium is the newest addition to a growing community of artists located in the heart of Sutton’s historic Manchaug Mills.
Gallery owners Kevin and Julia Anderson refer their handcrafted pieces as “self-care for your home,” noting that customers will find a wide variety of merchandise available to purchase, as well as the option for special, made-to-order pieces. “We’re interested in creating pieces that become heirlooms. Whether it’s passed from one family member to another, or among friends, we want people to keep these pieces for a lifetime, and we carefully select our materials and designs with that sustainability in mind,” said owner Julia Anderson. Sustainability is something the woodworking pair keep in mind while working in their home-based studio. “It’s really about using materials that are beautiful, natural, and maintain their appeal over time,” she added.
Heirloom Evolution, LLC created an online shopping channel in 2020, but they hope that Heirloom Emporium will be an inviting space where customers will enjoy the shopping experience. “We want to answer questions. We want to talk with customers face to face about the things they’d like to have in their homes. It’s really about participating in a community of people who enjoy craftsmanship and one-of-a-kind pieces.”
In addition to home décor and accent furniture, Heirloom Emporium features a line of handcrafted wooden board games. The couple also plans on hosting game nights for anyone who wants to learn a new game and enjoy learning about how they evolved. “Making clocks is my first passion,” said Kevin Anderson, “but I thoroughly enjoy making family and friend style games. Having people together, playing a game, and having a conversation is one of the best ways to create happy memories.”
Kevin Anderson is a practicing physician at Milford Regional Physician Group in Northbridge, MA and has been an avid woodworker for over 30 years. Julia Anderson, a freelance writer and contributing poetry editor for Barren Magazine, discovered a passion for woodturning in 2019. To get a small preview of what to expect from Heirloom Emporium visit their online store at www.heirloom-emporium.com.