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Banquet Atelier & Workshop is a Vancouver-based studio engaged in creating quality goods celebrating the natural world. Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence look to the super natural beauty of their surroundings and embellish generously with inspiration near and far: foraging for wild mushrooms, walks on the North Shore, trips to the Beatty Biodiversity Centre.
Occupying a large, light-filled former warehouse in downtown Oakland, Creative Growth has been offering studio space, instruction, and gallery representation to artists with physical and mental disabilities since the 1970’s. Now with a satellite gallery in Paris, the center has become an institution within the outsider art world. Its artists are represented at galleries, art shows, and museums worldwide. Their work is shown everywhere from the Venice Biennale to the Museum of Sex in New York, and Creative Growth has even partnered with the likes of Vans and Anthropologie.
The husband and wife team began to create together after relocating from the California coast to the high plains desert of Trans-Pecos in 2003. Influenced both by the materials and simplicity of living in the desert and their background of coastal living, the duo created Garza Marfa - a line rooted in the juxtaposition of the modern American West with the effortlessness of the West Coast.
Ghost Dancer is a collection of hand produced jewelry and woven textile wall hangings by artist Rhiannon Griego. Inspired by the reveries of jewelry throughout antiquity and ritual adornments of indigenous culture, Ghost Dancer unveils her vision of uniting the past and present through an innovative union of jewelry and textile art.
A New York native, Heather Levine now lives and works out of Los Angeles, where she creates her stunning, hand-crafted ceramic wall hangings, lamps, and objects.
Fine artist, Jen Garrido created and named her alter art persona Jenny Pennywood as an attempt to keep her fine art painting career and her graphic design, illustrative career separate. Over the last few years, Jenny Pennywood has created several prints and products, worked on the development and design of a book on traveling in Africa and now has branched out to do custom design of wedding and event paper goods and details, home goods and pattern design.
John Sheppard is a New York-based ceramics designer who creates porcelain and stoneware art objects imbued with gorgeous imperfections and irregularities.
Len Carella started working in ceramics in 1998 at the Parsons School of Design in New York, New York, and has since worked out of several studios in New York and San Francisco. With a nod to both traditional Japanese pottery and modern design, Len hand crafts his one of a kind pieces out of porcelain, white stoneware and Black Mountain clay.
Originally from Vancouver, Michele Quan moved to New York in 1984 to study graphic design and photography at Parsons School of Design. She worked in metal for twelve years and co-founded the New York jewelry company Me&Ro before embarking on her current medium of clay. She recently launched her solo jewelry line, which features rich metals and diamonds in striking, minimal forms. Her mixed media and ceramic work continues an ongoing pursuit to bring visual form to our internal landscape and locate the thread that connects us with the experience of the world in which we live. Michele works out of her studio in Brooklyn and lives in New York with her husband, daughter and dog.
Oakland-based artist Patrick Dunaway creates intricate, painstaking illustrations resonating with mystery and magic. Patrick’s drawings and paintings pull from geometry, allegorical imagery, and the natural world. An enduring fascination with skeletal structures can be noted throughout Patrick’s work- a nod to a childhood spent in Death Valley.
Peter St.Lawrence is an artist and designer that has been contributing to the arts community in Oakland, CA since he received a BFA in sculpture from California College of the Arts in 2001. Now he is the owner/operator of a floral design company that specializes in fine dining restaurant interiors. Peter is also a founder/director of FM; A fine art gallery and community of artist studios at the forefront of Oakland’s radical growth and creative rebirth.
Rachel Steiner is a potter and artist in Oakland, California. Her work takes on a simple, minimal style that is easy to incorporate into the everyday life–the curve of her mugs and bowls fits naturally in the hand.
As a professional makeup artist, Shawn Burke noticed a lack of design-forward, high-quality bags and pouches to store the tools of her trade. Along with Creative Director Camille Mason, Shawn launched her line of supple leather goods in 2010 to industry acclaim. These colorful and luxurious bags have developed a loyal following both in and outside the makeup industry.
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