Meet some of the artist who make our one of a kind gift items.
Julie is a jack of all talents in so many
areas. She designs and makes custom
jewelry, paints in oils, pastels and alcohol inks. Now she has added pottery to
her expanded list of talents. She is a great mom and soon to be a 1st time
Grammbe (Grandma)! Getting outdoors, hiking, and photography are also things
she enjoys. Julie is a business owner with her husband and still finds time to
create special pieces like the adorable little piggys and bird dishes.
A senior artist that is always up for a new
adventure. Carroll was raised on a horse and cattle ranch so its no surprise
that she likes to draw horses and livestock. She is retired now and enjoys
learning golf and painting in watercolor and pastels. Carroll spends lots of
time with all her children and grandchildren who sometimes have a hard time
keeping up with her. She still rides her horses and has recently decided to try
pottery and loves it!
Terry has loved clay forever! It was always a
dream come true that she would own her own studio and teach others to play in
clay too. She has done it for the last 15 years and is still learning everyday.
Terry has two sons (both in college playing sports) and she loves to spend time
with them! Her beloved dog Jerico goes to work with her everyday! Terry
believes that if you can imagine it then it can be made in clay. She seldom
makes the same piece twice only because there are so many things to create!
Jonie loves clay and is never afraid to think
out of the box. She has no fear when it comes to handbuilding and glazing. Some
of the combinations of glaze are a surprise but always beautiful. Jonie is a
business owner of her own hair salon and has a passion for her horses. Her
western tastes are reflected in her pieces and glazes wich are rich, earthy and
warm. She is now hooked on pottery too.
Grace is one of the most talented potters in the
valley. She is a nurse and mother of 3 girls who loves to get outdoors! She
enjoys riding her harley along with her husband and taking road trips. Grace
finds throwing on the wheel relaxing and fulfilling. She makes leaf plates that
are both beautiful and functional pottery.
Clay has been a love and passion for many years
and the main medium I currently work. Entering my studio each morning I find
pleasure in the many possibilities clay presents and the process of forming and
firing each piece. With a BFA from UNC I continue my education through
workshops and classes and find I will be a lifelong learner with clay. The
natural beauty of Grand Junction and the surrounding mountains and desert
inspire and influence my work.
John Anglim is an award-winning artist, photographer and designer who works in a variety of media. His work has appeared nationally in such publications as PhotoMethods, Creativity, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Arts & Crafts, and Art Directions. He is formerly the Creative Director for Grand Valley Magazine and operates Resource Design, a graphic design and marketing firm.
is a member of: National Collage Society and Rocky Mountain Collage Society. In
Texas, his work has been included in shows at the Marie Berger Gallery, William
Campbell Contemporary Art, Off the Wall, Strings Gallery and in many corporate
and private collections. In Colorado, he has shown at the Art Center and 13 Photography Gallery, The Gallery
B&B, Frameworks Gallery, City Hall, Two Rivers Convention Center, The
Oakley Gallery, and The Blue Pig Gallery.
Lori Hampton - Lozy Bee
Lozy Bee's goods are handmade on the "Worthless Dog Ranch" that consists of 60 acres of pinion and cedar, nine laying hens, two roosters, two dogs, three cats and two bee hives and their humble human servants.
Our ranch is completely off the grid and Lozy B likes to recycle things into new, useful and/or decorative items to keep herself busy and to fund the feed and care of above mentioned critters and the 9 year old boy and his many adventures! (like we aren't busy enough living in the middle of nowhere!)
All "power" at "Worthless Dog Ranch" is mainly solar generated with generator back-up including our well!
Handcrafted items range from rag quilts, knitting and crochet, felted goods, floral design, and the current projects: recycled aluminum can flower earrings, button bracelets and pet food and grain sacks made into tote bags for your shopping adventures!