I haven’t counted them, but it always seems to me that Brewster has a denser concentration of galleries and antiques stores on Route 6A than any other town. Here’s a tiny sampling of shops =>
Ruddeforth Gallery (508-255-1056), 3753 Route 6A. Watercolors, oils, and limited edition prints of Cape Cod scenes, florals, and still lifes by Debra Ruddeforth (a signature member of the Copley Society in Boston). Husband Tom Ruddeforth’s color and black-and-white photographs are also displayed.
Struna Galleries (508-255-6618), 3873 Route 6A. Working from copper plates to make drypoint engravings, artist Tim Struna creates sweet little renderings of Cape Cod scenes. They’re a nice (and affordable) reminder of why life on the Cape is so special. Since his studio is here, you’ll often find Tim hard at work (although there is also a gallery in Chatham). He also sells larger watercolors.
Heart Pottery (508-896-6189), 1145 Route 6A. Specializing in functional and decorative porcelain and raku, Diane Heart spends most days at her wheel here in the shop. Her raku, using an ancient Japanese firing technique, is particularly fine. Diane’s husband, Mark Preu, offers nature and scenic photographs.
Clayton’s Clayworks (508-255-4937), 3820 Route 6A. Clayton Calderwood makes large fish platters, more like wall elements that can be hung indoors or out.
Eve’s Place (508-896-4914), 564 Route 6A. Eve Roulier learned all about pearls in Hawaii, where she lived for eight years. She buys directly from growers; she strings and sells pearls; and she’s an authority on rare black Tahitian pearls, pearls from Kobe, Japan, and freshwater pearls from China.
Spectrum (800-221-2472), 369 Route 6A. This two-story shop, which opened in 1966, represents high quality craftspeople from all over the country. I hesitate to itemize even a few of their pieces, because I don’t want to limit your imagination.
See Sydenstricker Gallery too.