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.

Carol J. Emery
jewelry artist

Carol Emery, a jewelry artist native to Marin, creates semiprecious beaded necklaces, bracelets and earrings. A quote from the artist: “Making jewelry is a passion for me. I especially love the beads themselves, the texture, the color and their ancestry.”

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.

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.

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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Lyn Matson
Peter James Jewelry
jewelry artist

Lyn Matson is an artisan who creates contemporary, handcrafted jewelry for Peter James Design, a jewelry design studio at the ICB Building in Sausalito, California.

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.

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.”

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.

Michelle Vidro
Meeshka Jewelry Design
jewelry artist

Michelle Vidro, also known as Meeshka, is a jewelry designer who likes to “tell a story” with jewelry. “It is Meeshka’s gift to be able to tell stories uniquely through her artwork. The process includes drawings, lost wax casting & fabrication using precious metals and gemstones.”

Pamela Minton
PM Designs
jewelry artist

Pamela Minton is a jewelry artist who has studied fine art and metal work at Ohio University, attended The Aegina Art Center in Greece, and previously owned a textile factory and clothing design business for over a decade in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, before settling in Marin County, California. “I have studied the metaphysical properties of precious and semi precious stones… My motivation is to put a positive and healing intention in all I create.” – Pamela Minton.

Peggy Ann Lindstrom
Pals Creations
artist, mosaic artist

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 Goebel
jewelry artist

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

Rosie Echelmeier
Spirit of the Goddess
jewelry artist, leather art

Rosie Echelmeier draws, paints, sculpts, and designs unique head adornments. At her Original Rosies Posies Etsy store, she offers handmade floral head garlands and adornments. She also offers expressive accessories at Spirit of the Goddess — unique bands, crowns and circlets in classic, tribal and modern styles, made out of leather, silver, brass and gold, and semiprecious stones. “A crazy, wild mix of expressive accessories. From metal and jeweled circlets and crowns for accessing deeper spiritual planes to dressy, chic items.”

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.