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Welcome to Island Designs!

 

Our primary focus is embossed and handmade paper. We create the original design, carve metal plates and emboss each piece in our studio. We also do all our own framing and make many of the homemade papers that we use.  Our images are highly representational, sometimes bordering on surreal, with a style somewhere between Eastern and Western. The emphasis is on clean, fine, and delicate detail.

We believe that we are preserving centuries-old traditions of metal-plate engraving and paper embossing.  We use machinery, equipment and technologies from an earlier period in our history.  Our artwork is available at Island Artisans galleries in both Bar Harbor and Northeast Harbor, Maine and at major art and fine-craft shows in the Northeast and Midwest. In addition, select items are offered for sale through this web site.

"We love the beauty of our surroundings here in Maine and hope our designs will enrich and bless the lives of our customers."


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