Marin Art Directory
Bob Buscho is a wood turner who makes both decorative and functional bowls. He works with old growth, salvaged redwood, and other reclaimed wood. A quote: “The beauty of trees has always been in inspiration to me. Their shapes are formed by the forces of nature combined with the unique structure of each tree resulting in complex grain patterns with timeless beauty.”
Charlene Lundgren makes painted silk and Nuno felted silk items, all hand painted, sewn, embroidered, and felted. She offers silken scarves, shawls, hats and baby blankets, as well as fun accessories and unique clothing. She also fashions handmade teddy bears (“Bear Souls”).
Jen Spilly designs handmade accessories for woman and home. Jen is one of the co-founders of Marin Handmade, and has a passion for natural themes and fibers.
Kevin Scheer is a potter and ceramic artist of Marin County, who creates handmade and functional pottery: tea bowls, lidded vessels, split rim bowls, vases, bottles, and jugs.
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:
Michael Gothelf creates fine and functional woodwork, bowls and decorative containers. He often uses the local hardwood of Marin and Sonoma counties.
Patricia Briceno, the textile artist of Beesybee Fibers, an Etsy shop, makes hand-dyed wool roving, hand dyed yarns, luxury blend fibers, and batts and locks.
Peggy Ann Lindstrom specializes in mosaic art and jewelry. She has a background in oil painting and watercolor and ceramics. Peggy uses found jewelry, gems, stained glass, and polymer clay in her creations.
Robin Stelling makes wedding and party favors, tags and canvas bags, with Alice in Wonderland, Peter Rabbit, mermaids, and Mehndi designs. She also makes lavender sachets, party banners, bunting and garlands, and other special party crafts. Robin has a background in gift design working for GAP, Old Navy, Banana Republic, and Bank of America, and once designed the wild outdoor show graphics for the Grateful Dead.
Sally Stokes weaves and creates woven baskets, artisan jewelry, and other home decor with corks, vintage buttons, keys and beads. A quote from the artist: “I love taking the old and creating new, beautiful, funky, rustic, useful and beautiful items out of them.”
Sara Burgess is a cut paper artist who creates cut paper artwork and other crafts, offered at PaperSaw at Etsy. She is a trans-atlantic artist, illustrator, animator and graphic designer and has designed product lines (table linens, dinnerware and bedding) in the UK, Canada and USA.
Mill Valley artist Tisha Thompson is the maker of one-of-a-kind knitted, crocheted and felted toys & accessories. She enjoys crafting with wool in all its forms, raw, cleaned and combed (needle felting), and yarns and found objects. She creates hats, gloves, scarves, jewelry, bags, baby lovies, stuffies, slippers, shoes, and bowls.