The 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.
Lobster Pot structure
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, reminded him of lobster pots he saw while visiting
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.
Lobster Pot studio and grounds today...
Original Paintings For Sale
Directions to the Lobster