Emily Hibbard is the owner, creator and visionary behind the works of Flutterby Cape Cod. A Cape native, Emily incorporates her passion for seaside living through various organic mediums including slumped glass, stoneware pottery and locally sourced oyster shells. The conception of Flutterby emerged while pursuing a master’s degree in Entomology: the study of insects. Art was a release for her during graduate school and Emily often found herself entertaining peers while discussing science and sharing a glass of wine. A self proclaimed wine and shellfish enthusiast; Emily hopes to inspire others to share her love for entertaining; Cape Cod style.
Flutterby Cape Cod is recognized locally for creating unique, flattened wine bottle cheese trays. All bottles are melted in a kiln at Emily’s home studio in Yarmouth. Many familiar wines varietals can be found in her ever changing collection and custom orders are always welcomed. In addition to glass she produces wheel- thrown, functional stoneware pottery. Best sellers include chowder bowls, earring trees and Cape Cod stamped sponge holders; all of which make excellent hostess gifts. In the past her pottery has been featured at the Cape Cod Museum of Art; Naples Art Association Museum and at the Nantucket Island School of Art and Design.
New to Flutterby this year are trending decoupaged oyster shells. Locally sourced oyster shells are glazed in a goldleaf medium and inlaid with a variety of nautical illustrations including a map of Cape Cod, a New England lobster, an antique octopus, local blue crabs and many more designs. The decorative shells are made into nautical ornaments and trinket dishes. Each and every oyster was sustainably harvested by Emily herself from the Scudder Lane oyster flats on Barnstable Harbor.
Flutterby Cape Cod is also excited to launch a new line of customizable, outdoor, wooden house number buoys. In an artistic collaboration with Cape Currents Marine Services we will be offering the painted buoy of your choice with free customization on site or to order. Custom options include house number or resident’s initials.
Glass and pottery are currently featured at The Little Beach Gallery in Hyannis and The Snow Goose Gift Shop in Harwich. Full product lines and customization available at the Hyannis Harbor HyArts Artist Shanty and through their online website: FlutterbyCapeCod.Etsy.com