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To learn more about the Lobster Pot Studio, the current paintings for sale, upcoming events visit the Lobster Pot Sudio & Gallery blog.

To learn about the upcoming workshops go to this page.

Original Lobster Pot structure

The Lobster Pot Studio was built on the original Mark Twain property in 1998. It was lovingly designed by the artist and today functions as an active studio and gallery, offering seasonal shows.

The artist lives with her husband and beloved pets, on the site of the old saltbox and draws great inspiration by the property's extensive formal walled gardens, patios and surrounding 160 acres of Stormfield open space.

History of the "Lobster Pot"
The world famous writer and humorist, Mark Twain, (aka Samuel Clemens), bought the Lobster Pot, located in Redding, Connecticut, with 248 acres in 1906. He called it the Lobster Pot, because the old antique saltbox, was a destination for the Angel Fish Club.

Twain restored the old antique and gave it to his secretary and social companion, Isabel Lyons, as a Christmas gift in 1908. The following year,after a falling out with Isabel he forced her off the property and regained ownership. Twain built an Italianate mansion on the acreage which he called Stormfield. This was his last home. He lived there with his daughter Jean, and together they founded the Mark Twain Library, which he dedicated to her after her tragic death. Twain died at Stormfield in 1910.

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