Artists of Marin

Marin Art Directory


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Anita Selinger
jewelry artist

Anita Selinger casts silver and gold jewelry art, using the lost wax process. Her designs are often inspired by architecture, nature, and paintings. “I feel that I am painting with gemstones when I play with different combinations of accent stones.” – Anita Selinger

Carmen Q. Froemke
jewelry artist

Carmen Froemke creates handcrafted jewelry that fuses elegance with everyday wearability. She graduated from California College of the Arts with degrees in metal work and design.

Christine (Van Camp) Zecca
artist, jewelry artist

Christine Zecca is a shamanic artist, painter and jewelry designer. Her art often incorporates alchemy and dreams.

CiCi Chao
artist, jewelry artist

As a painter, CiCi Chao works intuitively with watercolor and Chinese black ink and brush on Xuan rice paper. She has a contemporary Chinese style and focus on the Marin County environment. As a jewelry designer, CiCi specializes in one-of-a-kind pieces.

Coreen Cordova
jewelry artist

Coreen Cordova designs “jewelry that inspires”. Each pendant features the Cordova Claspfor easy mixing and matching.

Creek van Houten
Jewelry Artist

Creek Van Houten, founder and designer of Compass Rose Design, creates jewelry inspired by Victorian and industrial fashion. Creek has been making jewelry for the last fifteen years with vintage and found treasures. The Compass Rose Design collection is made with authentic antiques and storied heirloom treasures.

Dave Benoit
jewelry artist, etcher

Dave Benoit creates silver metalwork jewelry, often with sea glass and beach stones. He also creates etchings and prints.

Deborah Darling Gray
artist, jewelry art, art teacher

Deborah Darling Gray focuses tempera painting and collage using themes from mythology. She also teaches art.

Debra J. Inman
jewelry artist

Debra J. Inman handmakes beautiful jewelry pieces out of copper, classic bronze, silver, steel and found objects.

Heather Graef
textile artist, jewelry artist

Heather Graef creates original sewn and woven handbags and accessories, as well as beaded and hammered metal jewelry. Heather is a co-founder of Marin Handmade, a local artisan collective. She studied design at CCA and has a background in graphic and web design.

Julie A. Lindberg
jewelry artist

a jewelry designer with the Marin Jeweler’s Guild

Julie Tuton
jewelry artist

Julie Tuton is a jewelry artist and glass artist. In 2011, she opened Jewels, her first jewelry store in Tiburon.

Katya Wittenstein
jewelry artist

Katya Wittenstein is jewelry artist who specializes in glass and has a studio in Sausalito, California.

Kelly Morgen
jewelry artist

The artist Kelly Morgen designs and creates jewelry necklaces, rings, crowns, and shrines. Her jewelry artistry often depicts goddesses, mermaids and other mythical creatures. See Kelly’s blog for informative articles on how she designs, solders, beads and scrimshaws jewelry.

Kristen “Bucko” Sinn
jewelry artist

Kristen “Bucko” Sinn designs and handcrafts jewelry with sterling silver, gold, semi-precious gems, and enamels. She enjoys finding ways to integrate color into her jewelry using unconventional materials.

Laurel Burch
artist, jewelry designer

Laurel Burch (1945-2007) was a American artist, jewelry designer and painter. She was born in the San Fernando Valley, and moved to Marin County, California. From an early age, Laurel made jewelry, dolls and sewn art. She sold her early jewelry designs on the streets of San Francisco from tackle boxes. In the 1960’s, Laurel worked full time as a fine artist, commissioned to paint by restaurants, businesses and private collectors. She traveled to China in 1971 and there discovered cloisonné enamel designs, that inspired many of her paintings and jewelry designs. Burch also worked with cast metals and wood, and made spin-off products in paper, porcelain and fabric. She licensed her designs to a dozen or so companies that now make and distribute her creations worldwide. See also her books and art prints:

See also her books and art prints:

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Marc Gounard
artist, jewelry artist, sailing coach

Marc Gounard of Sausalito, California designs and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry with rocks, shells, pearls, and gems set in silver and gold. He often works on his designs while cruising on board his catamaran. He also paints with acrylic and oils, and dabbles in press etching.

Melody Lai
jewelry artist

a jewelry designer

Merry Morrison
jewelry artist

a jewelry designer with Marin Jewelers Guild

Michael Chaille
jewelry artist

Michael Chaille is a North Bay artisan who has taught ceramics, textiles, metal and woodworking for over 30 years, and now specializes in fine jewelry with precious metals, ceramic details, and beads. His themes include Carnival, Bali, Circus, Cubes, Marrakesh, and aquacolor ceramic figurines.

Robin Goebel
jewelry artist

Robin Goebel creates “everyday heirlooms, pieces meant to be worn often.”

Sharon Searles
artist, art teacher, jewelry artist

The Artist Sharon Searles specializes in watercolor, silk painting, and jewelry-making with precious metal clay. She is also an art teacher that gives classes in both watercolor and jewelry. Her silk scarves go through a process of preparing and stretching the silk, preparing the dyes and resist, hand painting, drying, and steam setting for a permanent bonding of dye to silk.

Shelley Rae
jewelry artist

Shelly Rae is a contemporary jewelry artist in Marin. She uses metal fabrication, lost wax casting and wire wrapping techniques. She has a B. A. in Art and Design and an M.A. in Art Therapy.

Shirley Weiss
jewelry artist

Shirley Weiss of the Marin Jewelers Guild works primarily in sterling silver, incorporating the processes of lost wax, repousse and chasing to translate natural textures into jewelry art.

Sudha Irwin
jewelry artist

Sudha Irwin is a jewelry artist, inspired by the natural world that surrounds her in Mill Valley, California and from her travels around the world. She has been working in silver, gold, and precious and semiprecious stones for over a decade. Recently she has been exploring vitreous enamels, along with gemstones.

Vicki Lynn Marinko
jewelry artist

a jewelry designer

Yoshi Stokes
Bluestocking Designs
jewelry artist, designer

Yoshi Stokes is a semi-self taught jewelry maker of Marin County. She makes all her pieces by hand with a jeweler’s saw. A quote from the artist: “I can make almost any of my designs out of colored vinyl, brass, aluminum or sterling silver.”

Janis Yerington
Bolinas Folk Art

Janis Yerington of Bolinas, California offers folk arts and crafts, including decorated beach bags, folk art whales and whale necklaces made of driftwood, buoy paintings, octopi, and handcarved, painted, wooden signs.

Maria Carmella Luna
Catch the Moon Jewelry Design
jewelry artist

Maria Carmella Luna designs jewelry that is inspired by the sea and also by ancient cultures and architecture. “The Aztecs, Incas, Olmecs, Maya, and Toltecs had a complex society and created great towns from the Pacific, to the Gulf of Mexico and South America … My findings, center pieces and earrings are designed with elements from this rich architectural history, their embellishments depicting the temple gods and animals and decorative elements of hieroglyphics.”

Virginia Simpson-Magruder
Kentucky Girl
artist, jewelry artist

The Marin artist Virginia Simpson-Magruder is known for her collages, book art, and mixed media jewelry. She likes to work with vintage and hand-dyed ribbons, handmade papers, Swavorski crystal beads and rhinestones. Virginia makes heirloom quality, hand-soldered glass pendants with wild animal motifs and “Oriel” pendants.