Thistledown Nest in Marshfield is home to furniture restoration artist

MARSHFIELD – Christine Clarke has invested many years honing style and maker techniques across a lot of disciplines, from portray and sculpting to upholstery and lost-wax casting.

Just about every of her assorted abilities can be noticed during Thistledown Nest, her workshop and showroom on Webster Avenue, from completed merchandise to those just now getting new like and care.

Christine Clarke is reflected in the mirror of a vanity that she refurbished at her store, Thistledown Nest in Marshfield, on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022.

A Kingston indigenous, Clarke returned to the South Shore with her daughter very last yr from California’s Bay Area, in which she was sole proprietor of a attractive painting and structure follow. 

In a transfer that she explained as incredibly strange for her, she rented the place she now occupies at 844 Webster St. unseen. Formerly a yoga studio, she promptly got to operate transforming the purple, pink and mild blue room into the great house for furniture restoration.