Louise Rogers, owner of Rogers Gallery in Mattapoisett, MA, can’t really say where the time has gone since she and her husband, Ben, opened their gallery and framing shop in their home 33 years ago. She does know that “…it seems like it was yesterday.” Now a successful and still growing business, Rogers Gallery continues to offer quality custom framing along with a gallery filled with the works of both local and regional artists. The business, now located at The River Shops, has grown to include American crafts such as hand-blown glass, pottery, textiles, handmade lamps and an exquisite collection of original jewelry.
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The Rogers attribute their success to a combination of sheer tenacity and the ability to stay flexible over the years. “The ups and downs have been many in our 33 years,” said Louise. “When you’ve been doing something for as long as we have, you have to keep your eyes open and embrace new ideas to keep the flow of energy fresh.”
A perfect example of this philosophy was their decision to add Trollbeads® to their mix of products three years ago. The Danish Company, which offers the unique interchangeable glass and precious metal beads, intrigued Rogers. “I loved the concept behind the line,” said Rogers. “The metal beads are like little sculptures and the colorful glass beads are each little works of art.”
Rogers’ instinct for finding the next big thing has certainly contributed to the company’s growth and success. The Rogers are now the second largest dealer of the wildly popular Trollbeads® in the country, offering an impressive selection both at the gallery and online as well. The gallery even has a registry, allowing customer to create a wish list of favorites to be kept on file, making gift giving a breeze.
It is that entrepreneurial instinct and an exceptional eye for art and fine craftsmanship that has kept customers returning to Rogers Gallery for more than three decades. It’s also what continues to attract new customers every day. You never know what you’ll find, but you will always find an ever-evolving collection of quality, handcrafted items, sure to become treasured favorites.