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Mission Statement

Mission Guild Studio, is a "Unique" dual artisan studio specializing in a revival and renewal of Arts & Crafts era ideals. The studio is owned and operated by Christie A. Schorf-Miller and James M. Miller, a diverse artisan/craftsman team working solo as well as collaborating on the next level of Mission and Arts and Crafts in America. Christie received her Bachelors Degree in Art History, from the State University of New York at Oneonta, with a concentration in Sculpture and Design and an honorable Phi Theta Kappa Associates Degree from Cazenovia College in Cazenovia, New York; with a concentration in Commercial Art and Illustration. James studied at both the New York School of Interior Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City; with a concentration in Design.

Learn About The Roycrofters Christie Schorf-Miller & James Miller are individually Awarded the designation of "Roycroft Renaissance Artisan". The history of Roycroft dates back to the early 1900's. This designation of Roycroft Artisan includes the privilege of using the Historical and Highly Collectable Roycroft Renaissance Mark/Orb on their creations. Christie has received Roycroft Master Artisan status for her outstanding work in Clay. James has received the Roycroft Master Artisan status for his outstanding work in Wood. Christie has also received the Roycroft Artisan awarded status for her works in Metal/Jewelry. Additional information on the Roycroft awarded mark is available via the "Roycroft" link located within the web site Directory near the top of this page.

With a strong passion and established philosophy of "Forward Thinking in the Craftsman Tradition" this artisan guild offers both traditional and unique furnishings and decor. James and Christie specialize in multi-mediums such as Rare Hardwoods, Clay, Precious Metals, Painting, Stained Glass, and Copper to name a few... individually they each bring you over 20+ years of experience in the arts and design. Influenced and Inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement many of the Mission Guild tiles are created with the same hand crafting methods used by both Ernest Batchelder and Moravian.

"Our offerings are each individually Artisan Designed and Handcrafted here in our Studio, rather than factory mass produced. We offer a variety of Exclusive - One Time Only - Artisan Creations with Limited Availability through our Shows, Exhibits, Galleries and Auctions. On occasion we will also implement outside artisan works which we select and design into our offerings; these selections are noted as such and may be found within our unique frames or combined into our exclusive furniture designs. We offer an extensive On-Line Catalog via our web site at www.MissionGuild.com... Be sure to keep our web site Book Marked in your Favorites as we are frequently updating the On-Line Catalog with new hand wrought selections."

*Please Note:
We Do Not Offer a Walk In Studio Or Retail Store
At Our Office Address In Mount Vision, New York,
However We Do Offer A Number Of One of a Kind Works For
Immediate Purchase In Historic Galleries & Shops Located In East Aurora, NY.
We Also Participate In A Select Group Of "In Person"
Shows & Exhibits Open To Our Clients Throughout The Year,
As Well As Offer This Extensive Online Catalog Via Our Web Site.
- paper catalogs are not available -

Below Are The Listings For The Galleries & Shops Which We Work With In East Aurora, NY
These Shops Are All Open Year Round On The Historic Roycroft Campus And Just Outside Of The Town.

- Mission Guild Selections Are Offered For Sale At The Following Locations: -

Roycroft Campus Antiques Shop & Gallery
37 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY - Phone: 716-655-1565

The Copper Shop Gallery
31 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY - Phone: 716-655-0261

The Roycroft Inn
40 S Grove St, East Aurora, NY - Phone: 716-652-5552

The School House Gallery
1054 Olean Rd, East Aurora, NY

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Our Office Mailing Address:
Mission Guild Studio
PO Box 622
Mount Vision, New York 13810
607-433-2373 Office Phone & Fax
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