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March 2, 2013 - 10:00am

Driftless Market Presents: How is it Made? Lampwork Art Glass Beads

Saturday, March 2nd from 10am - 3pm

Join the Driftless Market in welcoming Cathie Roberts, of Farm Girl Studio, for a demonstration of her beautiful lampwork art glass bead making technique, and opportunity to hear about how she uses these one of a kind beads in her unique and creative jewelry designs.

Cathie will be making glass lampwork beads on a hot head torch. Beads are made on a metal rod called a mandrel, it is coated with a clay like substance that keeps the glass from sticking to the mandrel. They are then annealed in a kiln for many hours to insure they cool slowly and thoroughly.  This makes them stronger and prevents cracking. Cathie lives on a small farm in Scales Mound Illinois. She wanted a simpler way of life after working in corporate America and   living in the burbs.  Stained Glass was her first artistic endeavor in glass but Lampwork beads are now her passion. Each one is it's own little canvas. Soap, Jewelry, working with fibers and up-cycling from found materials are all ways she keeps busy.  Cathie is an Artistic Pioneer Woman  - Creating her way through life.

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February 14, 2013 - 12:00pm to February 15, 2013 - 5:00pm

From Noon - 5pm on Thursday, Feb. 14th & Friday, Feb. 15th

Join the Driftless Market in welcoming Becky Ambrosy for two chair massage sessions. She will be opening Platteville Massage Therapy LLC in April of 2013. She is a UWP grad with a degree in business and will be graduating from Blue Sky Massage School in Madison at the end of March.  Becky says that “By providing massage therapy I will be able to help people to have a better life and lower stress levels.  I will help clients through the following types of massage: Precision Neuromuscular Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, Craniosacral, and Relaxation. I am excited to use my educational background to become a thriving local business and practice the profession that I love”.

The chair massages are free but tips are appreciated. The average tip is between $5-10.

There will be a sign up for time slots after Feb. 10th.

January 26, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join Driftless for a spoken word poetry reading with Hannah Adams.

Hannah performs spoken word poetry, writting everything that she preforms. Originally from Platteville, Hannah lived for a year "on her feet" (aka homeless) by choice and working on local farms to feed herself and have a place to sleep. She writes about her travels as well as her family. She moved back to SW WI because she realized that her family was the strongest community she could be a part of. Now she performs in order to sponser her tiny house project. A tiny house is sort of like a moble home that fits on a trailer so she can travel but still go "home" to her bed each night.

Hannah has an incredible energy that is felt by everyone around her.

Beautiful Abundance: Spoken Word Poetry

December 31, 2012 - 5:00pm to January 1, 2013 - 7:00pm

The Driftless Market will be open Monday, December 31st (New Years Eve) from 10am to 5pm. We will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st for New Years Day!

Have a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2012 - 3:00pm

Walt Wisnewski Knife Sharpening, Driftless Dining Area, Fridays, 3 to 5 pm  Come and watch or drop off and pick up later.

December 24, 2012 - 10:00am to January 2, 2013 - 5:00pm

Have a Safe and Peaceful Holiday Season!

December 24th - Christmas Eve - 10am-5pm

December 25th - Christmas - CLOSED

Decmeber 31st - New Years Eve - 10am-5pm

January 1st  - New Years Day - CLOSED

December 15, 2012 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Each year Driftless Market is pleased to host the Platteville High School Blue Notes for Holiday Carolling they will be singing from 3-4pm.

Driftless is also participating in the Christmas in the HeARTland Live Window Display from 3-5 pm.

Hope you can join us for some Holiday Cheer!

December 5, 2012 - 5:00pm

Seasonal Soups with a Holiday Flair - Wed., Dec. 5th from 5-7pm

Want to add a Driftless taste to your holiday fare?  How about a Driftless Market inspired soup as your appetizer? Not only will you learn important knife techniques, produce selection and basic souping tips, we will create two delicious vegetarian holiday soups and direct you to other recipes and resources.

Bev Johansen. Recently retired Driftless Market soup diva, will share her experiences working with WI Cheese as we prepare Holiday Cheesy Pepper soup. Cena Thorsen, Driftless Market soup divette, is perfecting techniques she learned from Bev.  She will share her latest creation Carrot Soup with toasted Pumpkin Seeds.                        

     $5 Fee for class & Soup!  Register by calling the Driftless Market at 608-348-2696.

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December 1, 2012 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

Join Driftless Market once again for an afternoon with area jewelry artists: Valerie Haefner, Lauren Powers and Beth Molesworth, as well as work by Cathie Roberts. Meet the artists, enjoy refreshments, and shop for special one of a kind gifts for friends, family and yourself. Click on link for current newsletter to read about Jewelry Artists at the Driftless in the Featured Vendors section (page 4). Click to print a copy of Poster.


November 29, 2012 - 6:00pm to December 21, 2012 - 6:00pm

Photo III Exhibit at UW-Platteville Harry and Laura Nohr Gallery

A presentation of selected photos from UW-Platteville's Photo III students. Driftless Market's very own Will Messer, UWP Graduating Senior, will have work in this exhibit.

On view: November 28 - December 21, 2012.

Gallery Opening Night: Thursday, November 29. 6-8pm