Our Story

Nestled on a quiet downtown side street in the seaside town of Marblehead, Massachusetts is the art studio and shop of Hestia Creations. Because it isn’t on a main street and is often overlooked, we like to refer to it as “Marblehead’s Hidden Treasure.”

Hestia has been creating handmade and, custom-made commemorative gifts and home décor accessories since 1986. Although started as the inspiration of artist Linda MacDonald, the creative tradition continues with the current owner Joanne D’Alessandro, who purchased the company in 2005 and provides the ongoing artistic vision.

Most of Hestia’s creations are custom designs, created for gift sellers and givers who know the value of being able to offer and gift items that can’t be found anywhere else. We have created over 6,000 custom designs, ornaments, and miniatures. We also sell selected locally inspired items from our Marblehead, Massachusetts retail store and online, but only if they are not available at a local outlet. Be sure to check out our online store for available items or check out our Pinterest page and Be Inspired!

    Each piece, whether the charming VillageScape miniature, the amazingly dimensional AmeriScape ornament, our locally-themed ceramics and watercolors, or our wonderfully realistic and detailed museum quality Nativity figures, is handcrafted and hand-painted by a Hestia artist. We invite you to browse our website on both the wholesale and retail side to see samples of the beautiful gifts we can create for you.

    Our Studio Store showcases the products we created that celebrate our beautiful town of Marblehead and the surrounding area, the North Shore of Boston, including Salem, Swampscott, Gloucester, Danvers, Boston and much more! Truly unique gifts for the most discerning of tastes.

    We have also recently added a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (PYOP) where you can drop-in and create your own unique gift! Check it out at www.hestiaexpresssions.com!

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