Bear is a self taught artist that began her career working in metal, welding and using a plasma cutter. She has evolved to a mixed media artist. There is no media she won't try.
Stones are the paint canvas and color pallet of Texas Fine Rock Artist Carlos Moseley…a descent of Texan J.R. Couts, dating back to the early 1850’s. Carlos lives on his ranch located in the Texas Hill Country, nestled in oak trees, touching the spring fed Pedernales River in Gillespie County, outside of Fredericksburg, Texas.
Photography Mixed Media
Taking photos is just the beginning of my creative process.
Master wood worker, tables, boxes and games
Wheel thrown hand painted one of a kind pottery.
Painting and boxes
Carmen paints on wood boxes with acrylic paint. Her work is whimsical and happy
Barb is a free form potter who's work is versatile and creative.
Pottery and Paintings
Kelly is a Pagosa local artist who also happens to be the high school art teacher. Her work is whimsical and fun!
Amanda paints on reclaimed windows and makes jewelry out of bike parts. She is one of the owners of a local bike shop as well.
Jenny is a guard artist, she takes guards and makes them beautiful.
Handmade Stoneware Bells, Chimes, and Architectural Tile
Utilizing stoneware clay, each piece is individually cast and hand-carved with original designs, reflecting the environment and culture of the Mountainous Southwest. Lane applies only natural oxides to accentuate the clay’s inherent earthy tones and textures. The durable stoneware clay is then fired to over 2,000 degrees (F), making it impervious to the elements of nature and able to withstand rain, snow and wind.
“The subjects I choose and the process of raku-firing are aspects of my work that have evolved over time. The animals I select have certain distinctions which lend themselves to my style. Simplicity in design and a touch of personification, brought together with the organic nature of raku brings the creatures to life.”
We create a variety of sculptures that will carry your spirit into the mountains.
RANDY AND TERRY ROMANIN
Stained glass mosaic medium, they create beautiful, one of a kind, mosaic art. Randy and Terry are continually inspired and excited by the amazing colors, reflections and color combinations to which the glass lends itself.
Molten glass is the medium I choose to work with because it is very responsive. Every movement in every second affects the glass. The glass blowing process is like dancing because I am constantly moving and responding to my partner, the glass. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2002 with a Bachelor’s Degree in art with an emphasis in glass and photography. I studied under Jack Wax, who taught me glass casting, hot and cold blow molds, and vessel blowing. I own my own glass studio in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Colorado girl living the dream. Glass artist. Current full time ski bum. Wanna be paddleboarder. Wife. Mama. Soon to be world traveler.
MAYAN AND JEFF SORENSEN
Dancing Elk Designs, the husband/wife team of Jeff and Myan Sorensen has been creating works of wearable art from naturally shed antler since 1989.
Hiking and searching the hills and backcountry of Colorado and the West provides us with shed antler of Mule Deer and Elk. We supplement what we can gather with sheds of Caribou and Reindeer acquired through careful sourcing.
The designs evolve by means of a creative relationship first with the antler itself, observing what each piece’s best qualities are to be revealed. Shape? Color? Texture? Jeff not only finds the antler, but also takes the first step of cutting and shaping each piece. Myan’s relationship is then with the refined antler piece. The polishing and wire and stone embellishments bridge the piece to make it ready for display.
We see the result of our work as a transformation of an organic gift of Nature to a useful adornment reflecting our values of honoring wildlife and Mother Earth.
Fine Art Pottery
Everett Studio works with clay because it is an art medium that is truly limitless. Clay is
both flexible and strong, capable of both abstract and lyric expression, it can be both
functional and decorative. Working with porcelain, the possibilities are endless.
Throwing on the wheel, one feels the dynamic interaction between the artist, and the
medium- clay- that is truly centering
Working each day in the studio together, mother and son, is a wonder-filled experience
as two generations sharing knowledge, techniques and conceptual aesthetics.
DIANE (DI) KRIEG
I’ve gone from a few hours a week on the wheel to almost 8 hours every day, processing clay, wedging, throwing, pulling handles, trimming, glazing and all the other tasks required to create a mug, bowl, planter bird feeder etc. It wasn’t until my mugs went from weighing about 2 pounds to about 1 pound (a 16 ounce curl so to speak) that I felt like I could share a mug or two with my family and a few friends. You can blame my family and those friends for encouraging me to go nuts.
Some of the comments that I at I hear at shows stick, and one of my favorites was an enthusiastic “You must love nature!” I couldn’t think of a better compliment of my work, nor one that better describes why I paint. This love has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. As a kid, long hikes around our Colorado ranch turned into marvelous adventures, always leaving me with an even greater desire to explore creation. My dad, a sculptor, and my mom, an inspirational admirer of beauty, often pointed out nature’s wonders so that we could celebrate them together. Whether it be the pattern of lichen on jagged rocks, the spots on an Aspen’s trunk, or the swirl of the wind, I became aware at an early age that these were immesasureble gifts waiting to be received.