Friday, June 29, 2007

The Potters Ltd. by Stephen and Karen Steininger

We just received these great functional ceramic animals by Stephen and Karen Steininger. There are salt and pepper shakers, banks, "beastie" jars, bottle stoppers and wine coasters. We got a variety of animals including pigs, birds, dogs and cats. They are so much fun!

Desert Heart Jewelry

Desert Heart is the creation of artist Deborah Sparshott. After working in a variety of art and craft media, she chose jewelry to be her means of self expression. Deborah's work is a large, lovely line of affordable art-to-wear jewelry, appealing to women who appreciate its spirit, unusual components and versatility.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Felted Table Runners and Wall Hangings

We just got some beautiful felted table runners and a wall hanging of Montana wildflowers from Jody Clayton of One Lupine Fibers. The poppy table runners can also be hung on the wall with a special wooden hanger made just for them. The pieces are all done with a process called wet felting where Jodi has taken dyed wool and gotten the wool wet and soapy, rubbed to agitate the fibers and then finally fulled the piece until it was completely felted. They are absolutely gorgeous!

Monday, June 18, 2007

Rennie & Rose Tapestry Table Linens

We've just received these beautiful table runners and place mats from Rennie & Rose. We also have their Northwest trees pattern from Motawi tile - just gorgeous. They'll be perfect for any table.

Claire Emery lives and works in Missoula, Montana. She combines her love for the land, hard work and detail in her woodcuts which illuminate working landscapes and wild places in the West.

Making woodcuts and wood engravings is one of the oldest says of reproducing a picture many times. It requires a suitable piece of wood, a good set of sharp knives or gouges, ink and sturdy paper for printing the image carved into the wood. Woodblock prints are time consuming to make and include are a meticulous process, sometimes taking well over 50 hours to complete.

Maria Kenarova

Maria Kenarova speaks about her work, " Decorative ceramics is my favorite media. I chose clay as a material for my contemporary creations based on my impression of the old petroglyphs. Ceramic by its nature is a material used by the ancient people. At the same time it still has a life and use today. It is also a material close to natural rock and stone. For connections between the ceramic panels I use raffia and wood or cinnamon sticks."

Mystic Woodworks

Mystic Woodwork's cutting boards and bread boards are made of the finest American hardwoods and exotic woods from around the world. The colors you see are real, no stains are used. Ray and Jaimie Doubleday combine fine craftsmanship with the strength and durability of wood to produce boards for your lasting enjoyment.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Shadow Charms from Cherie Haney

Shadow Charms are meant to be hung around the home and garden, adding unique touches of warmth and contrast. Whether hanging from the porch or ceiling, in a window or on the wall, Shadow Charms can be used to add Fung Shui flow to any environment. When asked, Cherie says that she prefers to see her designs as ethereal, spiritual symbols that take the form of floating metal decorations.

Mixed Media Clocks from Duane Scherer

Duane Scherer's studio is located in Royal Oak, Michigan, just a few miles north of Detroit. He designs eclectic time pieces. Duane connects and finds joy in a variety of materials. He loves to explore the endless expression hidden within them. These whimsical clocks are for wall or tabletop.
We've got a variety of styles, each with its' own personality. Come take at our new selection of clocks from Duane Scherer.

Outdoor Art from Metallic Evolution

Metallic Evolution is now making wonderful outdoor art. We have three varieties of leaf frames as pictured and two different "pillow" panels. They are perfect to decorate your outdoor living space and can also stay inside if you'd prefer.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Z Garden Party Metal Sculptures

Susan Regert has created a selection of designs for anyone that wishes to add interest to their yards with a sophisticated but understated look. All designs are fourteen guage steel or stronger and naturally rusted. The "Rock Hound" is pictured but we also have garden stakes, animals on springs, crosses and "Rock Stars". Come take a look!

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Rattlesnakes from Yardbirds

We've carried Yardbirds for quite some time now, but take a look at these really cute rattlesnakes! They come in baby and large sizes and are made from bicycle and motorcycle chain as well as various other bits of metal. They are so much fun to play with and would be a great gift for the bike enthusiast in your life.