Stop by Our Store: 7 Old Searsport Ave, Rte 1, Belfast, Maine 04915             Phone: 207-338-4300
Our hours are:  April  Friday and Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-3
May –December open Daily, Monday – Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-3
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Shipping Note: If your complete order is 3 lbs or over, your shipping fee will not be included in the initial charge. We want to make your shipping expense is the most economical to you. We will contact you to discuss your preferred shipping choice and rate. Once you decide on shipping, the shipping fee will be charged to your credit card once your product has shipped.

Return and Exchanges:  Special orders are non-returnable.
Regular orders can be returned within 7 days of receipt in their original packaging and in the case of jewelry, in unworn condition. Please notify the Lupine Cottage by phone or email before the return. The client is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to the Lupine Cottage. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges. We reserve the right to not accept a return and may require a re-stocking or repair fee if the item has been at all damaged or worn. While our policies are firm for obvious reasons, we will do everything we can to work with you and make sure your experience with us is positive.

The Lupine Cottage Artisan Karen Lannon

Meet Lupine Artisan Karen Lannon

I have always had a love of the sea. My earliest memories of the waters edge was gathering some shells for a man on the beach on Cape Cod and watching him eat the meat of the shell, raw. That was the start of collecting gifts of the sea.

Moving to Maine at the young age of 8. My Mother introduced me to the ocean life by buying an Island in Casco Bay. When we were not cleaning out the years of litter from the Civil War fort, or helping to rebuild the vandalized houses, my brother and I were on the beach. Anything that floated in was fair game for two children’s imagine. I remember staking claim to a collection of boards that at one time had been a rowboat. As I attempted to Captain it to the dock it sank. To this day I blame my brother for the lose of my first command. It was not that I was rowing to slow; he was not bailing fast enough.

Gathering shells and the “sea jewels” called sea glass was a natural way of life for an Island Girl. After a sabbatical from Maine that included a marriage, move to Florida’s seacoast, two children, and a divorce, I came Home. I rejoined the family business, earned my Captain’s license and started collecting “sea treasures” again.

Another departure from the Island, this time to Connecticut, with a Husband who encouraged my artistic desires. Moving back to my beloved state of Maine, with a beginner’s class of stained glass knowledge and an abundance of sea glass, I set out to develop a style that was mine. I now have an art product that is unique enough that when people see it they recognize it as being created by Karen M. Lannon.  My greatest joy in life after children and now grandson, Island, and the sea, is to sell a piece of my art to someone who does not know I am the artist and listen to them express their excitement of their purchase.

The sea glass vases & votive holders are created on House Island in Casco Bay. Karen Lannon has had a connection to Maine from the young age of 8. Her mother introduced her to the ocean life by buying an Island in Casco Bay. After a beginner’s class of stained glass knowledge and an abundance of sea glass, Karen set out to develop a style that was her own. Using metal sautering skills Karen creates vases and votive holders decorated with pieces of precious sea glass found in Casco Bay.