Founded in 2012, The Good Supply is a small business rooted in Pemaquid, Maine.
Representing more than 80 Maine-based artists in our 150-year old barn storefront, our mission is simple: Cultivate creativity and community. Support those who make by hand.
Our collection includes items for every gift occasion and for those who aspire to make a well-appointed home. Uniqueness and quality are very important.
Focusing on home and gifts reveals our sentimentality. We believe that being surrounded by beautiful things made by good people improves daily rituals. After all, things do remind you of places you've been and people you love.
The work of woodworkers, blacksmiths, handweavers, and many other artistic trades can be found on our shelves. We also curate this web collection to give access to Midcoast Maine's handmade housewares and gifts no matter the season.
We are not just a storefront. We are also an up-and-coming center for the arts. Every year, we curate an exhibit to bring the community together. The sculptures above are a preview for "Symbiosis: Creative Exchange between Kate & Jonathan Mess." Please mark your calendars for a July 22 exhibit opening!
Store news and press releases including information for past art exhibits, color theory workshops, and yoga classes can be found here.
There is no way we could do this alone. Our gratitude goes out to the artists who choose to work with us, patrons who support us, and friends who have helped us along the way.
Thank you for being our community. Know we will continue working hard to make The Good Supply better and better so you always have a place to visit.
The Good Supply Barn Restoration Complete
Pemaquid, ME (June 27, 2013) After a year and a half of work, The Good Supply artisan store opens the doors of its 150 year-old barn for the 2013 season on Friday, July 5th. Creatively curated housewares and handmade gifts by local artisans are sure to win over even the most discerning shopper. This year, the store showcases the wares of 30 artisans - with more in the pipeline - including newcomers Alex Beaudet and his elegant French-style rolling pins as well as Kate Mess and her cleverly-designed enameled jewelry.
Company founder and artisan Catherine Walton and her husband Karl McLetchie bought their property with designs to renovate the barn to house The Good Supply storefront. Two holes in the roof and a mostly rotted sill didn’t obscure their vision of the space and its potential to serve as a gathering point for local artisans and those who would like to support their craft.
Using two timber-framing books printed in the 1970s, the couple set to work to refurbish the three-story, rustic space. The resulting effect is one in which the patchwork of a century of repairs creates interest. Walton says, “Our main hope is that the handwork done in the barn will complement the fine local objects displayed within its walls.”
Beginning July 5th, The Good Supply will resume its normal business hours. The grand reopening will be celebrated through the weekend with refreshments, special offers, and a raffle. Please stop by to shop and check out the new space.
Founded in 2012, The Good Supply is dedicated to cultivating creativity and community by supporting those who make by hand. The business storefront is located in The Good Supply barn at 2106 Bristol Road in Pemaquid Falls, Maine. Storefront hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Artisan wares can also be viewed and purchased online at www.thegoodsupply.org.
Promoting Local Artisans
Pemaquid, ME (July 2, 2012) Pemaquid’s newest shop celebrates its grand opening Wednesday, July 11. The Good Supply, based at 2106 Bristol Road, creatively curates housewares and gifts sourced from some of the region’s greatest talents. Those who wish to support local artisans and seek unique items for their homes or gifts for any occasion can rest assured that their purchases directly benefit the artisans involved.
Company founder Catherine Walton, an artisan herself, developed her concept for The Good Supply while working with a small direct trade company based in Seattle. The idea that both artisans and patrons can benefit from open communication resonated with Walton. She says, “A certain kind of consumer will go out of his or her way to buy products with a story - a story about the art’s process or the individual creating the art. My business is about introducing that consumer to artisans in the area and telling those stories.”
Store merchandise includes mostly useable wares. Following the mantra “form follows function,” almost every item in the store serves a purpose - those same products just happen to be handsome to boot.
With one-of-a-kind works from regional artists and various products from local wholesalers, the main unifying factor for objects exhibited at The Good Supply is Walton’s eclectic eye for design. By hand-selecting items that display a simple yet handsome aesthetic and the creative pairing of heavy objects with those more delicate, rustic with modern, and the practical with the whimsical, Walton hopes to inspire her clientele.
Cruising down Route 130 on the way to the Pemaquid beach or Pemaquid Point, you’ll see a new sign across the street from Hammond Lumber. Take notice, and stop in The Good Supply Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 6pm. Whether you’re looking for a special item for yourself or a gift for someone else - you’re sure to find something that will please.
The Good Supply, located at 2106 Bristol Road on the Pemaquid Peninsula, is dedicated to promoting a network of regional artisans whose handiwork is expressive in beauty or handsomeness, smartly utilitarian, or both. Store hours are Wednesdays through Sunday, 10am to 6pm.