Peter Lawrence Woodworkers and Art by Jage have announced the opening of a new joint showroom, the Peter Lawrence Furniture & Art Gallery, at 703 Kent Road (Route 7) in Gaylordsville.

The grand opening was held late last month at the showroom, located next to the Basket Shop.

The husband-and-wife duo of Peter Scalera and Jill Caprio-Scalera opened the gallery.

Mr. Scalera is the owner of Peter Lawrence Woodworkers in New Fairfield and she owns Art by Jage, also in New Fairfield.

The couple won a Best in Show award at last year's Fine Furnishings and Fine Craft Show in Providence, R.I.

The new showroom includes approximately 500 square feet in a newly remodeled contemporary space, which has a gallery atmosphere.

"I'm excited to finally have a showroom where people can come to see our work," said Mr. Scalera.

The company offers custom-designed and hand-crafted furniture constructed using all natural, sustainably harvested wood.

He has built retail spaces, board rooms, executive suites, bank and residential interiors, and restaurants.

Recently, Mr. Scalera designed and produced a live-edge coffee bar and coffee table for Eva Scrivo's Salon in New York City.

One of his upcoming projects will involve the fabrication of furniture for Eva Scrivo's newest salon on Madison Avenue.

In addition to the Northeast, Peter Lawrence Woodworkers also has clients in Florida, Las Vegas and California.

Art by Jage offers abstract art and themed portraits, using acrylic and fabric on a variety of palettes, including recycled materials.

Ms. Caprio-Scalera's work hangs on the walls of homes of friends, family and clients in several states across the U.S.

Her work has been displayed in several art shows and has been used to decorate model units in New York City.

The showroom will be open Fridays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment.

For more information, email plwoodworkers@aol.com, call 203-746-5533 or visit www.peterlawrencewoodworkers.com.