Ceramics & Pottery

Adriana Richard

Allan Ditton  - A native of Toronto, Canada, Nancy Hilborn has been twisting, bending, squeezing, and slapping pottery for over 30 years.  Her handbuilt pieces are finished with deep rich tones or soft matte glaze developed from metallic oxides.  Her style is distinctive, and she has won numerous awards and commissions.  We all want several pieces of this creative and functional pottery!

Andrew Barwick

Anne Bray

Audree Sheets

Betty Barwick - Betty Barwick creates unique pottery.  Her collections are colorful pieces of art.  Each piece starts out white and is hand-colored using pencil, pen, crayons and paint.  They are then covered in a matte glaze and are functional and food safe.

Bob Smith

Bryan Attaway

Catherine Tittle

Chris Bauman

Daniel Lamothe

David Chrzan 

Dewitt Boyd

Francine Zajac 

Helene Abraham

Hank Goodman

Jack Charney

Janis Hughes - Janis Hughes  began working in clay after being a chemical engineer.  She has her own Evolution Stoneware Pottery studio.  The majority of her work is fired to 2232 degrees Fahrenheit in the presence of oxygen in electric kilns.  This yields food safe, dishwasher safe, and microwave safe pots.

JoAnne Bedient - Ft. Meyers resident, JoAnne Bedient, has emerged as one of Florida's premier clay artists.  She is best known for her ceramic shoes  in which she blends realism and fantasy.  She has selected inspiring names such as Whole Lotta Sole for a platform shoe and Dressed to a Tee for a shoe featuring golf tees for the heel.  Her imagination and style are always in high gear.  JoAnne's creations are in the March 2006 issue of American Style magazine.

Joe Comeau 

Judy Shreve - Judy Shreve's pottery begins with a dark stoneware clay and glaze.  It is thrown on the wheel then altered, shaped and textured to make each piece  unique.  She adds hand built elements to many of her pieces, and the final result is a beautiful, functional object.
Julie Windler - Julie Windler has been a functional potter since 1972.  She taught pottery making on the library channel after receiving a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and eventually moved into full-time television production. She suspended her art career for awhile to become a television producer and staff announcer with WXIA-TV (and occasionally on-camera), then joined CNN as a news producer and eventually WSB-TV as a producer. After retiring from the television business, she rediscovered her passion for making pottery.

Kirsten Stingle

Laura Seville

Lee Marshall 

Liz Kinder

Malena Bisanti-Wall 

Mariella Owens

Mark Knott - Mark Knott's functional pottery reflects his love of the ocean.  Boats, water, continual movement, and repetitive patterns are his inspiration.  Multiple glazes are applied by cut sponges, brushes, dipping and/or pouring.  The glazes interact and create secondary patterning.  The pieces are then soda fired to brighten and enhance the glazes.

Nancy Salamon

Nolan Windholtz

Patricia Caldwell

Paul Anthony 

Peter Alsen - Our customers love Peter Alsen's work!  Peter describes his serious raku pieces as hyper-Oriental.  The other, fun sector, features whimsical animals in various balancing acts.  His work is truly extraordinary!  

Ruth Hablutzel

Sheila Chrzan

Stacey Stanhope

Sue Keane

Tim Turner

Wendy Wrenn

Yacqueline Roberts 


Fiber

Gail MacKenzie 

Hellenne Vermillion

Joan Monroe 

Kate Greenhalgh

Laura Sims

Martha Andreatos- As a self-taught artist, Martha works with dyes and resists on silk fabric. She was exposed to silk painting during an art therapy class for breast cancer survivors. Martha was immediately entranced by the luxuriousness of the silk fibers and the luminosity of the dyes.  Martha gives back by volunteering her silk painting skills at both The Wellness Community and The Hope House for cancer survivors.  

Susan Marling


Glass

Chad Cully

Christopher Morrison - Christopher Morrison has studied and worked with many fine glass blowing artists including at the studios of Tim Philabaum in Tucson and Dale Chihuly in Seattle.  He built his own studio, Morrison Glass Art, in Bellingham, Washington where he not only works, but also teaches beginning and intermediate workshops.  He innovatively explores the sculptural possibilities in glass.  His art reflects his bond with color, pattern, and form.  It is Christopher's vision to create objects that embody elegance.

Curtiss Brock - We have carried hand blown glass vases by Curtiss Brock since we opened in 1996.   He recently began configuring a few of his vases into lamps. Precision and color are mixed in a beautiful combination.

David Goldhagen

Dehanna Jones - A native of Seattle, WA and daughter of an auctioneer, Dehanna was surrounded by the art glass of her father's Tiffany collection and antique store.  This early exposure to the Art Noveau movement has had a lasting influence on her work.  She received her BA in art at the University of Washington and has taught casting and blown glass at Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle.  Blown glass is the focus of her designs, but she has kept her hand in glass casting by working with architects, designers, and artists as a consultant.

Fire and Light

Gray Art Glass

Holly Wallace

Jennifer Nauck

Karine Demers

Mark Hines

Nate Nardi

Neal Drobnis

Peter Newton

Rollin Karg-Rollin Karg creates sculptural pieces from molten glass usually shaped in a free-form, asymmetrical manner.  He loves using dichroic colors.

Sandie Charlton - Charlton Glassworks: Sandie Charlton and her sons, John and Chad, have revived the ancient art of combining glass and metal. The individually hand-cut copper pieces are fused between layers of glass to form functional pieces of art such as oil lamps, sushi trays, ikebanas, and vases. Their 1500 degree kiln turns the copper into unique, fiery images. It is difficult to gift one of these uniquely styled pieces without purchasing one for yourself!

Tony Serviente



Household

Al Stephens- After many years of working in the high-production industry, Al Stephens acquired experience in the building, operation, and maintenance of machinery used in that environment.  He became a volunteer at New Salem State Historic Site in Lincoln, Illinois learning 19th century blacksmithing techniques in an authentic setting.  Al had the opportunity to turn his hobby into his career and moved to Pennsylvania to work full-time as a blacksmith making colonial hardware reproductions and custom projects.  In 2000, Al and his wife Sylvia began Pequea Valley Forge, producing a line of contemporary cooking utensils, candleholders, and home accessories.  Al's background enables him to combine modern technology with historic production methods to create unique hand-forged items of high quality work with attention to craftsmanship, form and function.  

Alan McIntosh - Acme Anvil: We have a wide selection of sleekly designed stainless steel utensils by Acme Anvil.  Each piece is contemporary in design, though made to function.  Alan McInstosh works out of his studio gallery on the banks of the Syndenham River in the town of Owen Sound.  His pieces include wine stoppers, salad sets, various servers, spoons, knives, and the option of a hanging rack on which to display the items in a kitchen.

Bob Rickard - Bob Rickard enjoys creating his works of art in his mountain studio surrounded by the natural beauty of Taos, New Mexico.  He carves his designs into aluminum with a hand held plasma cutter, then coats the aluminum with metals such as copper, bronze, and iron.  Each of the metals reacts differently to the chemical patinas and dyes with which he finishes his pieces.  His work reflects his love of geometry, movement, and color.

Daniel Lamothe

Darrin Vanden Bosch

David Bradford

High Desert Dreams 

Jack Brubaker - Jack Brubaker's tools consist of fire, a hammer, and an anvil.  Each of his pieces is hot forged, not cast, and the results of his labor are spectacular.  The physical and emotional energy that he puts into his work is evident in his sleek wall sconces and candelabras.

John & Heather Zondervan

JP Roberts

Karen Boulton/Jonathan Briggs - Wild Metal Works

Lin Christopher - Lin Christopher is a versatile artist who works in oil, acrylic, sculpture, mixed media, and wood.  She has added photography to her repertory.   Her images are predominately photomontage.  Each piece of art may contain portions of as many as twenty of her original photographs combined to form a new composition.  The final image is not crisp, but instead, more brushed and painterly.

Marcia Myrick Siany 

Margaret Dorfman-Margaret Dorfman makes beautiful decorative bowls out of fruits and vegetables.  Using a variety of over 20 seasonal fruits and veggies, she slices them paper thin then dries and cures them into parchment.  Each bowl is handshaped and formed.  A clear coating keeps the colors vivid.  Enjoy them "as is" or put a votive candle in the middle.

Richard Jacobus

Sylvia Lampen and  Dave Gulisano

Will Christopher - Will Christopher grew up surrounded by woodworking.  His father was a carpenter who actually helped build parts  of PASAQUAN, the psychedelic environment oasis of folk artist, Eddie Martin, who lived near Will's hometown of Tazewell, GA.  Will pursued a career in the computer business.  In 1992, he was drawn full-time into his childhood experience of woodworking and has never looked back.   His wood and metal clocks are colorful, architecturally-influenced, and sculptural.




Jewelry


Alice Scott 

Anita Edwards

Anna Saulino

Anne Walker

Betsy Frost

Bruce Baker

Cathy Camp

Chigusa Nishimoto

Cynthia Powell-Allen 

Dana Ruth

Danielle Miller - Danielle Miller's  jewelry is clean, graceful, and geometic.  Most of the pieces have kinetic elements with the articulation relying on the actions of the wearer.   Pennsylvania born and bred, she now resides in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina. 

David & Ronnie 

Deanna Fleenor

Deborah Richardson 

Delias Thompson

Donna Burdic

Ed McInerney

English Norman 

James C. Norton 

Jamie Stokes

Jay West - Retired physician, Herb "Jay" West, has been making jewelry for his family for years. He began creating custom pieces for friends, one of whom is an actress who asked him for two different necklaces for her Hollywood Premier eve.  His preference is gem quality opal and gold. For choice stones, he travels to the mines in Australia, Mexico, and Africa and attends the Tucson Gem Show.  

Jill Sharp

Judie Raiford - Judie B. Raiford is a midtown Atlanta native who has been a full-time gold/silversmith since 1970. She is known for her body-friendly and complement-catching designs.  She has sold her jewelry in over 50 galleries across the United States.  In August 1995, Judie enlisted family and friends to build the 9,000 square foot timber frame structure in Roswell, Georgia that is home to Raiford Gallery.

Kathleen Wasowski

Katya Wittenstein

Kim Berlin Randall - Kim is a local native, born and raised in Cobb County.  She spent many years in advertising, print media and the web design industry.  Then in late 2003 she left the corporate world and began taking metalsmith classes at a local art school.  Kim now works two days a week as Judie Raiford's bench assistant, but the rest of her time is spent making her own orignial designs.  Her jewelry is full of textures and layers mixed with clean lines and movement.

Lila Clare

Lilly Barrack

Ling Yen Jones - Lin-Yen Jones is a Mendocino County jeweler working mainly in silver, semi-precious stones, and pearls. Her style ranges from the traditional to the modern, and is completely unique. All of her jewelry is individually handmade.  The pieces with the Asian-like faces are inspired by the feminine, graceful, and romantic scenes of the Ukiyo-E period of Japanese art. Her "Unmentionables"have different faces, all expressions of surprise, serenity, wonder, and ecstasy. On the backs of her pieces there are hidden hand cut flowers, roller printed leaf patterns.

Liz Franklin 

Loretta Fontaine

Marianna Womble 

Megan Gillis

Michelle Sandler

Maria Sjostrom

Myra Schwartz – Chicago native, Myra Schwartz, has collected antique beads and trade beads since the early 1970s.  Her jewelry incorporates these found objects in a unique way.  Myra is a recipient of a living kidney transplant.  Through her work with the National Kidney Foundation, and as a kidney patient advocate on Capitol Hill, she has inspired and educated others.  She has a line of kidney shaped jewelry for survivors of renal diseases.


Peter Senesac - Primarily self taught, Peter Senesac works mostly with silver, gold, bronze and copper. A variety of techniques are used, including forging, fusing, roller embossing, constructing, fabricating and casting. He enjoys using leaf and flower shapes because the compound curves, ruffled edges, and interesting textures translate well into metalsmithing techniques.  Their organic shapes also help soften the hard look and feel of the metals. The curves and tapers found in vines and sticks tie elements together visually and physically balance the pieces. Stones, colored metals and rich textures add visual interest and contrast to high polish areas.

Renee Adams

S.D. Cooper 

Sadie Wang

Sara Rivera - For many of our favorite pieces, Sara employs the technique of Mokume Gane.  It is an old Japanese technique of fusing together several alternating layers of different metals.  By then forging and rolling of the metal billet, it represents a fine moire or wood grain pattern.  After forming the sheet of Mokume, she then uses it to create her jewelry.

Sylvi Harwin

Sylvia Kay

Tana Acton

Thad Watters - Thad Watters is an avid sportsman, photographer, and naturalist who spends hours in the woods and on the beach in search of interesting materials destined to become his next work of art. Always intrigued with all facets of nature, he has turned a lifelong love of the great outdoors into art. From the textures of seeds to the fascinating and beautiful inner- working of animals and marine life, his jewelry showcases the “hidden treasures” overlooked by most. Many break and eat a nut, but few have examined the uniqueness of its cross section. Many have feared the rattlesnake, but few have appreciated the interesting shape of its vertebrae. Thad is a retired executive and native of Rome, Georgia.

Vanessa Martin



Metal Work


Al Stephens- After many years of working in the high-production industry, Al Stephens acquired experience in the building, operation, and maintenance of machinery used in that environment.  He became a volunteer at New Salem State Historic Site in Lincoln, Illinois learning 19th century blacksmithing techniques in an authentic setting.  Al turned his hobby into a career and moved to Pennsylvania to work full-time as a blacksmith making colonial hardware reproductions and custom projects.  In 2000, Al and his wife Sylvia began Pequea Valley Forge, producing a line of contemporary cooking utensils, candleholders, and home accessories.  Al's background enables him to combine modern technology with historic production methods to create unique hand-forged items of high quality work with attention to craftsmanship, form and function.  

Cherie Haney

Cindy & Francis Vega

Doug Hays 

J.P. Roberts

Jack Brubaker - Jack Brubaker's tools consist of fire, a hammer, and an anvil.  Each of his pieces is hot forged, not cast, and the results of his labor are spectacular.  The physical and emotional energy that he puts into his work is evident in his sleek wall sconces and candelabras.

Richard Jacobus - Richard Jacobus creates utilitarian art pieces in metal.  His work is made of hand forged and welded steel.  His tables, crosses, and candle holders are graceful in appearance while his lamps, pedestals, and wall hangings are funky and wild.

Robert Evans

Roberta Elliott 

Vasse Vaught - Handcrafted copper bird baths, bird feeders, and plant trays by Vasse and Peg Vaught make a perfect addition to your garden.  A perforated tray with curved handles slides into 3 roof variations to create a unique fly through bird feeder.  They will age naturally to a beautiful green patina if left to nature but can also be polished to maintain their original luster.

Yard Birds - The magicians at Yardbirds can turn scrap metal trash into treasures.  Louisville residents Richard Kolb and his son, also Richard, have made a business out of welding scrap metal parts and pieces into the  cutest animals you've ever seen.  Dogs, cats, and  an endless menagerie of critters take on  their own personalities.  They look great in the garden or inside the house.  Once seen, the most difficult decision is which one to purchase.



Paintings & Photography

Anita Stein 

Barbara Jaenicke  - Barbara received her Bachelor’s degree in Art from The College of New Jersey in 1986.  Residing in Roswell, GA, Barbara paints landscapes and still life in pastel and oil, with pastel being her specialty.  She has a unique method for developing striking compositions and “creating artwork” rather than simply replicating a photograph or still life scene.  Barbara is a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society and has been teaching classes in drawing and pastel in the metro Atlanta area since 2002.  

Carolyn Ritter - Carolyn Ritter's paintings are expressionistic, saturated with color, and alive with rhythm and movement.  They are often whimsical and always happy.  Landscapes are windy, still lifes are bright, and animals go beyond portraiture.  She has done illustrations for CatFancy Magazine, and a painting of her cat was featured on the cover of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.  Her design featuring Buddy, a golden retriever, was selected as a specialty Georgia license plate.

Cathryn Hayden-Cooper - At first glance, Cathryn Hayden-Cooper's leaf collages appear to be autumn leaves that she has collected and amassed in a custom shadow box frame.  In fact, Cathryn painstakingly creates each individual leaf from heavy watercolor paper.  She cuts out the leaves, folds them to create veins, then lavishes on many layers of  watercolor paint.  Her creations alternate between randomly created patterns as if ruffled by the wind and the precise placement of every leaf.

Dale Cleveland - Dale Cleveland paints in colorful and vibrant watercolor and acrylics.  She has written a book inspired by her alma mater, Clemson University, which consists of  22 watercolor paintings with personal reflections and descriptions of both the university and the town.

Dale Rayburn - The individuals who inhabit the artistic world of Dale Rayburn's paintings and etchings are persons shaped and molded by life's joys as well as trials.  Rayburn's work transcends regional boundaries and stereotypes in both its portrayal of universal experiences and emotions.

Ellen Lewis - Ellen Lewis’s paintings reveal her evolving use of color in landscape paintings.  She has 20 years of commercial experience as a designer, sculptor, scenic painter, special effects engineer, prop stylist, carpenter, and set dresser.  In addition to being a painter and sculptor, Ellen is a swing dance instructor and dance competitor who directs a national swing dance team.  Originally from Queens, NY, Ellen now resides in Sandy Springs, Georgia 

James Dean - Even dog lovers can appreciate Pete the Cat.  James Dean's whimsical blue cat, Pete, is as likely to be seen walking across Abbey Road with the Beatles as he is in a painting by one of the masters.  James has captured the essence of his feline friend in over 100 different paintings.

Jim Nilsen - Jim Nilsen resides in Edmonds, Washington.  He spent twenty years commercial fishing and photographing in Alaska, and during his fishing years,  he obtained a degree in photography.  Today, his photographs are colorful scenes in colorful places.  Domestically, Jim has photographed in New Orleans and the Southwest.  Foreign locations visited so far include Brazil, Greece, Guatemala, Italy, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Portugal, Turkey, and most recently, India. 

Joanne Gossman - Joanne Gossman's paintings evoke a sense of solitude or isolation.  She likes to paint ordinary scenes and objects, but infuses them with outlandish color and texture.  Joanne is a signature member of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (ISAP).

Judy Greenberg - Judy Greenberg's  paintings are lyrical. soothing, luminous, and capture light in a unique way.  Her work is unsurpassed in its beauty, humanity and technique.  Judy conducts watercolor workshops worldwide teaching her very innovative techniques of applying and manipulating watercolor pigment. Judy has served as the vice president of the California Watercolor Association and is a signature member of that same institution.  Judy's work is represented in various large corporations as well as private collections internationally.
Judy's work is represented in various large corporations as well as private collections internationally.

Keith Spencer - An exceptional use of color and direct brushwork are combined in the artwork of South Carolina artist, Keith Spencer. The result is a striking range of both figurative and landscape paintings.  His paintings are most often done in the alla prima tradition (one sitting) where he works quickly but very focused, applying oils directly and intuitively.  His landscapes will often include the mountainous upstate of South Carolina as well as the lowcountry surrounding Charleston.  Having managed a cattle-horse farm for twelve years, Keith's own horses are frequently found in his paintings.

Leonard DeFoor - Leonard DeFoor studied art at the University of Miami.  He has been a resident of Atlanta, Georgia since 1963.   He was commissioned by the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Orlando, Florida to paint four paintings which are on permanent display within the hotel. He is a member of the Atlanta Artist Center and has received recognition and merit for several of the paintings he has exhibited in juried shows.

Mamie Joe 

MarianneB van der Haar

Nancy Johnson 

Robin Borland-After earning a Bachelor of Design at University of Florida, Robin worked for many years as a graphic designer in Miami.  When she moved to Atlanta, her focus became painting watercolors.  She loves the freedom and spontaneity of the medium.  She has taken workshops with renowned artists and has had her work displayed in various venues and galleries.

Ronnie Offen - Ronnie Offen is a local pastel artist.  Her painting of the gazebo in the Marietta Square was chosen as the 2006 Marietta Summer Concert Series poster.  Ronnie is a member of the Atlanta Artists' Center and the Southeastern Pastel Society. Her pastels are rendered with a soft palette and are inspired by her travels.

Sally Edwards

Terry Hammons

Tim Turner



Paper

Kati Sellers 

Lisa Tobin

Pamela Joy Trow-Johnson 

Terah Cox 



Sculpture

Kirsten Stingle - Kirsten Stingle's ceramic work in clay and mixed media is influenced by her performing arts background and real life experiences.  Her goal is to create figures that are instantly approachable while expressing an inner psyche that can be infinitely complex.  Most recently, Kirsten won "Best in Clay" at the 2007 Atlanta Arts Festival.

Helene Gardelle

Roelna Bashew

Teena Marie Stern - Aside from being featured in Southern Living magazine, Teena Stern is also known for her years as a professional ballerina.  We represent her bonded bronze figures, and it is evident that they were scuplted from a dancer's hands.  The figures are graceful and full of movement.

Yaqueline Roberts




Wood


Bill Benzur - Atlanta native, Bill Benzur, creates all of his work using local fallen trees that would otherwise rot or find their way into the chipper for mulch.  Storms and high winds provide a consistent supply of wood for turning.

Bill and Nan Bolstad - Bill and Nan Bolstad are known for the fine craftsmanship displayed in each piece as well as the sophisticated shapes of the boxes and tables they design.  The hallmark of their work is the use of highly figured wood grain and burlwood, often spalted Western Maple.  Each piece is designed to be functional as well as beautiful. Each has tight fitting joints, is finely surface sanded, has been hand finished and polished, and features interiors ready for the finest treasures.  The Bolstads’ home and studio is located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, in Talbot, Oregon.

Buff Brown 

Crash Caldwell 

Darrin Vanden Bosch 

Eric Arcese

Jack Lovvorn 

John Stanton

Harvey Meyer

Kevin Dugan

Larry McFadden

Michael Baumgardner

Michael Chalef - Michael Chalef, DDS is a general dentist practicing restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Sandy Springs, Georgia.  He loves using his hands and eyes to create beautiful things, both in dentistry and other artistic venues.  He is a member of the American Association of Woodturners and is a founding member of the Atlanta Woodturners Guild.  His main focus is the design and production of turned decorative wooden bowls, utilizing a variety of woods.  Using the grains of the wood to showcase the work and allowing the design to follow the wood is the model used for bowl fabrication.  Starting out with green wood from freshly cut trees, and allowing the natural drying process of the moisture content of the wood to happen gradually, creates a beautiful result with minimal cracking of the wood.  Using exotic woods from many locales is another alternative he uses to create a beautiful bowl with wonderful grain patterns. 

Norman Lavoie - Normand Lavoie’s work is the result of many years of travel, cultural influence, and a good measure of imagination.  In the last 16 years, he has become a serious woodturner.  The design factor is his main consideration.   The closed form and vase style drive his interest.  Many of his pieces include carving, texturing, pyrography and shades of blended color. His work has been exhibited in national symposiums, juried exhibitions.

Peter Bull 

Rick Morris 

Rita Allen

Tim Sarno

Vic Lehner 

Wayne Reeves

Wesley Adams 

​Garry Post

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