It’s the thought that counts, right? But this sentiment can be blamed for shelves full of ashtrays for non-smokers, vases that leak, and ceramic figurines painted by unartistic children. It’s time to blow that idea up and give gifts that are not only thoughtful but useful. That’s where Cone 10 Studios comes in — they’ve got a holiday market full of festive wares by artists including Jocelyn Chateauvert, Lisa Bruns, Farrah Hoffmire, Tina Hirsig, Beth Coiner, Mary Ernst, and Donna Hurt. “This is our first time asking artists outside our gallery to participate with us,” says Cone 10 co-owner Anne John. “I think it’s important that people buy local during the holidays because it supports the work of artists in the community.” The handcrafted products include teapots, bowls, jewelry, metalwork, candles, soaps, photography, and paper sculptures with costs ranging from $15 to over $500.