Our Story

Our story began in 2003 when Mary Ann Spencer and Joyce Baldinucci founded The Tenth Muse Gallery in the center of Maplewood Village. Over the years, the gallery became a beloved fixture in the community offering the finest in artisan-made goods.

Then, in October 2019, we became Maker + Muse — the “2.0 version” of the Tenth Muse under the leadership of new owner Brian Dittmar. With an updated name and a fresh new look, our boutique continues the mission of presenting a curated collection of truly exceptional hand-crafted goods from leading makers around the world.

If you’re looking for that special gift — or want to treat yourself to something new to treasure for years to come — you’ll be sure to find it at Maker + Muse.