Woods Hall is a community of artisans and supporters

Woods Hall fosters and nurtures community for artisans and others on Madeline Island. It also is a place of teaching, sharing and learning.

Our artisans contribute their time, performing maintenance and work in the shop in exchange for an increased percentage of sales of their wares.

Our members reach out to other islanders in search of the joy of creating, inviting them to join in our supportive, productive community.

‘When people purchase a rug, ceramics, jewelry or another product, not only are they buying distinctive art, they also are helping sustain the financial well-being of someone right here on Madeline Island. Also, the creation of crafts in the Woods Hall studios is a productive and constructive activity for islanders, especially all winter long.’

– Michele Auger, weaver


Passionate about arts, creativity and Madeline Island

Meet our team

Sara Jamison

Our Gallery & Studios Manager, formerly a board member and the Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Sara joined our team in 2023 to help launch online sales and coordinate community projects, connecting artists to the spirit and vision of Woods Hall. Now our Manager, Sara hopes to continue spreading the joy that Woods Hall offers to the community. She is a year round Madeline Island resident and advocate for creativity in all of its forms.

Joan Watts

Our cashier has filled many Woods Hall roles. She retired in 2017 but returned because the place is so important to her.

Dolly Schneeberger

Our weaving studio co-manager and longtime islander loves sharing skills with a new generation of weavers.

Michele Auger

Our weaving studio co-manager found her passion at Woods Hall. She teaches and mentors in addition to weaving.

Sally Brown

Our ceramic studio manager isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty in the name of creating and helping others create.

Hilary Nelson

Our jewelry studio manager ensures that our jewelry artists are working safely, encouraging continuing education and stocking the studio with beautiful supplies that inspire creativity.

Louise Parker

Our board chair made and sold jewelry here as a teenager. She now leads the team of volunteers charting strategic direction.

Susan Sabre

Susan, our bookkeeper, has been involved in Woods Hall since 1989 when she discovered her love of weaving. Sewing was her first art, and she loves working with fibers to create beautiful things.

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