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The Christmas Spirit® Shop of Bar Harbor, Maine takes you into the workshops of its merry Maine creators of handmade Christmas ornaments and hand carved Santas in a new series of video demonstrations of local artists at work.

Maine glass artist creating hand formed and hand blown glass ornaments.

Watch how Christmas Spirit® is handmade in the USA by merry Maine artists in this new video series of American artists at work.

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Watch how handmade Christmas ornaments and hand carved Santas are hand crafted in the USA by merry Maine artists in this new video series of "American Artists at Work" produced by the Christmas Spirit® Shop of Bar Harbor, Maine. Watch the artists’ skills, feel their spirit, and wonder at their work at

Watch and listen to three professional Maine craft artists as they entertain you with their hands-on skills in three separate videos. Watch Brian, a Maine woodcarver, make hand carved Santas from old wooden lobster buoys, once used by local lobstermen as flotation markers for their lobster traps. Watch Horace, a Maine scroll saw artist, craft hand cut wooden ornaments from planks of maple hardwood. Watch Jana, a Maine glass artist, create hand formed and hand blown glass ornaments from rods of crystal glass.

All three videos were filmed inside the workshops of each Maine artist, where you get a variety of sights and sounds of the artist at work using his or her tools of the trade. Brian wields his mallet, chisels and knife as he carves Santas from old wooden lobster buoys. Horace orchestrates his scroll saw, feeding its tiny blade, adjusting its tension, and guiding it with precision as he cuts intricate designs into wooden angel ornaments and wooden lighthouse ornaments. Jana works quickly and skillfully over an open flame as she hand shapes and mouth blows rods of crystal into a green glass hummingbird ornament, a clear glass lobster trap ornament (complete with red glass lobster), and a colorful glass hot air balloon.

Christmas Spirit® owners Beverly and Pete Bono hired professional photographer and videographer Glenn Cooper of Cooper Images to film and edit their videos with titles, subtitles, credits, watermarks, and music. Mr. Cooper, who can be reached at cooperimages(at)gmail(dot)com, produced two versions of each video – a short version of about 6 minutes for both the Christmas Spirit® Website and its storefront window displays, and a longer version for each artist’s display of work inside the Christmas Spirit® Shop. More Christmas Spirit® videos are planned in this ongoing series of “American Artists at Work.”

Christmas Spirit® is a 20 year old, all American made in the USA, Christmas Shop and Website specializing in hand carved Santas and personalized Christmas ornaments for virtually any occasion. The hand crafted Christmas ornaments are personalized, or hand lettered, at no extra charge with names, dates, and titles. Christmas Spirit® co-owner Beverly Bono is an ornament design artist who works with over 100 American artists - like Brian, Horace, and Jana in the videos - who supply the Christmas Spirit® Shop and Website with thousands of unique high quality hand crafted ornament designs. For more information, contact Pete Bono at 800-242-2913 or 207-288-8168 or Pete(at)ChristmasSpiritShop(dot)com, or visit the Christmas Spirit® Website at


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