You'll find DESDEMONA'S in the Knoll Crest (Bassett's) Plaza, at Rts. 53 & 163 in the Port Clinton/Catawba area.
Enjoy a complimentary beverage as you browse the shop.
We specialize in nautical home decor but you never know what cool stuff you'll run across! From buoy lamps to ship's wheels, nets to seashell wreathes...co-owner Sandee Abele keeps our treasures well stocked for you!
We have really awesome vases and baskets, aromatic candles, leather rugs, metal wall hangings, amusing signs, jewelry...and YES we have mermaids!
We carry a wide variety of beautiful nautical brass and wood items.
Sandee and Laura work together to create these fun custom signposts!
Seven favorite directional signs (your colleges, hometowns, vacation spots, obnoxious remarks...you decide!), on a post sharpened to put in the ground, or you can display it in its galvanized bucket of pea gravel.
A GREAT GIFT!.........$395.00.....(3-4 weeks for delivery)
COMMISSION A PAINTING!
Laura does an amazing job with dog portraiture. Other favorite subjects include boat portraits and local scenery. CLICK ON PHOTO AT LEFT to enjoy some examples of her work
Originally from Marblehead, her studio is now in Cleveland Heights.
We are featuring the series of oil paintings she entitles "Nature Morte". VanKirk bases the work on the practice of taxidermy, depicting animals caught between death and the immortalization of their outward beauty.
The captain and his mermaid greet you at our door.
See artist-in-residence Laura A. Brown, (AKA Laura Brown Egan) at work in her on-site studio. She works with oils on canvas, on weathered wood and on selected interesting objects. Originals, prints and commissions available.
We also represent some 20 other artists and craftsmen from the Lake Erie art scene. You'll discover exciting work by jewelry makers, glass artists, wood workers, potters, painters and sculptors.
"Magic in the Water" 16"x20" PRINT by Laura A. Brown $46
"Lake Erie Islands" 16"x20" PRINT by Laura A. Brown $46
Desdemona's represents more than 20 artists and craftsmen, (to see examples and a listing go to our "local artists" page.)
Bailey VanKirk is one of our painters...she happens to be Laura's daughter...she also happens to be an incredibly talented wildlife artist.
Collectors...look for this painter to be worthy of your attention.