Sage Art Studios
Handmade original art
In my first silversmith class I had a moment of clarity, an OIGI moment, it was life changing. I knew I found what I wanted to do the rest of my life. For the past eighteen years I’ve been following my dream of designing and producing one-of-a-kind handcrafted wearable art. Each piece of jewelry I create tells a story. It carries meaning and has symbolism that’s often inspired by the form and flow of the recycled metal or the color, shape and patterns found in handpicked stones.
The pottery that comes out of Barb’s kiln reflects the marriage of her passions, clay art and earth science. Her work combines elements of her time spent sampling aquatic environments, her love of being outside and the joy of feeling earth’s elements in her hands. Barb strives to make her art joyful, functional and ergonomic, a pleasure to both look at and use. Her works change with her location, from whimsical birds resembling those in her yard to the fish she catches on her many adventures.
The process of Kate’s paintings includes all the materials you would expect from an acrylic and mixed media painter along with a large dose of her secret ingredient, joy. Her bright and bold florals, landscapes and animals are lovingly created with intent, a slow process and a talented eye. Kate feels that many of her paintings find their voice in their second or third iterations, when the layers of paint finds its balance in color, texture and composition. Kate’s contemporary art is never static as she finds satisfaction only when working through new ideas and altered styles, illustrating her commitment to the learning process.
The ability to bring an organism to life on a piece of paper is a rare talent. Susan’s observational skills are evident in each of her watercolor compositions as she moves pigment and water in an expert manner to capture the essence of her subject. Susan spends much of her time working as a naturalist, honing her skills in observation and teaching others about the remarkable world around them. Her nature journaling pieces and workshops capture what the lens cannot, a compendium of sights, sounds and smells during a moment in time.