Inspiring Works From Rural Farms, Forests, & Charming Villages on the Salish Sea

Featured Maker Stories

WA State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest 4/22

Listen, to the Wild. Summary     Listen, to the Wild is a literature, science and cultural arts program on the remote San Juan Islands in WA. Island libraries, classrooms, history, science and cultural groups are invited to engage island residents in thought provoking conversation

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SJI Innovation Center Planning Group

Planning Project: SJI Innovation Center. Regenerative Solutions for Agriculture and Food, Green Designs and Energy,  Environmental Programs, Arts and Culture.   The San Juan Islands face challenging risks due to geographic isolation, a tenuous power grid, unreliable ferry services, a fluctuating seasonal economy, a shortage

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Visioning Circles: Orcas, San Juan and Lopez

Cultural Creatives, Builders and Inventors Invited VISIONING CIRCLES for WINTER 2023   The San Juan Islands Makers Guild is in an exciting formation process. So far, the Guild has served over 200 Island Makers on three islands. We’ve hosted Markets, Fairs, Makery Pop-ups and Workshops,

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Every Maker Has a Story

Maker Stories Introduction – Every Maker has a Story. The Creative Industries across all fields are the home of imaginative visionaries who can dream an idea into being. Join us in learning more about the Makers we admire and support.  Through out each month we will

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Raven Skyriver – Glass Sculptor, Lopez Island

GUEST MAKER: Raven Skyriver, Glass Artist, Lopez Island. Walking into an exhibit of Raven Skyriver’s work at the Museum of Northwest Art, the visitor stepped into an indersea mirage with sea otters diving and spiraling through seaweed fronds, fish and whales semmingly in motion, gracefully

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Mary Jane Elgin – Ceramics, Orcas Island

Mary Jane Elgin – Ceramics and Classes, Orcas Island. Mary Jane’s ceramics evoke the natural world and are reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement with pierced, sculptural, textured surfaces finished with earth and plant colored glazes. She is actively involved with the Orcas Artworks

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WA State Poet Laureate, Rena Priest 4/22

Listen, to the Wild. Summary     Listen, to the Wild is a literature, science and cultural arts program on the remote San Juan Islands in WA. Island libraries, classrooms, history, science and cultural groups are invited to engage island residents in thought provoking conversation

Read More »

SJI Innovation Center Planning Group

Planning Project: SJI Innovation Center. Regenerative Solutions for Agriculture and Food, Green Designs and Energy,  Environmental Programs, Arts and Culture.   The San Juan Islands face challenging risks due to geographic isolation, a tenuous power grid, unreliable ferry services, a fluctuating seasonal economy, a shortage

Read More »

Visioning Circles: Orcas, San Juan and Lopez

Cultural Creatives, Builders and Inventors Invited VISIONING CIRCLES for WINTER 2023   The San Juan Islands Makers Guild is in an exciting formation process. So far, the Guild has served over 200 Island Makers on three islands. We’ve hosted Markets, Fairs, Makery Pop-ups and Workshops,

Read More »

Every Maker Has a Story

Maker Stories Introduction – Every Maker has a Story. The Creative Industries across all fields are the home of imaginative visionaries who can dream an idea into being. Join us in learning more about the Makers we admire and support.  Through out each month we will

Read More »

Raven Skyriver – Glass Sculptor, Lopez Island

GUEST MAKER: Raven Skyriver, Glass Artist, Lopez Island. Walking into an exhibit of Raven Skyriver’s work at the Museum of Northwest Art, the visitor stepped into an indersea mirage with sea otters diving and spiraling through seaweed fronds, fish and whales semmingly in motion, gracefully

Read More »

Mary Jane Elgin – Ceramics, Orcas Island

Mary Jane Elgin – Ceramics and Classes, Orcas Island. Mary Jane’s ceramics evoke the natural world and are reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement with pierced, sculptural, textured surfaces finished with earth and plant colored glazes. She is actively involved with the Orcas Artworks

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