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 is a woman-owned custom giftware designer and manufacturer. For over 30 years we have been creating handmade and, custom-made commemorative gifts and home décor accessories. 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. Be sure to check out our Wholesale Information page for more details.

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 building miniature, the amazingly dimensional AmeriScape ornament, our newly added OvalScape ornament, our locally-themed ceramics, and WaterScape 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 also have a Paint Your Own Pottery Studio (PYOP) where you can drop in and create your own unique gift! Check it out at www.hestiaexpressions.com!

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    Our Winter 2022 hours are:
    Monday to Friday 10 am to 6 pm
    Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm
    Sunday,  Noon to 4 pm from 11/6 through 12/18/22

    We will be closed in observance of the following holidays:
    Thanksgiving Day
    Christmas Day
    New Year’s Day