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

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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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Zackarya Leck – Blacksmith and Sculptor

Zackarya Leck – Blacksmith and Sculptor, Orcas Island. Having grown up in a creative household – blacksmith father, textile artist mother – Zack has always been engaged with the making of things both practical and artistic.  He started blacksmithing after watching his dad at work

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Margaret Schafer – Ibis Element Jewelry

Margaret Schafer – Ibis Element Jewelry, Orcas Island.   Margaret’s unique handmade jewelry recalls styles of antiquity but remains modern.  She uses the lost wax casting method, also known by its French name, “cire perdue”. This method involves carving an object out of wax and

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Bruce Richardson – Sculptor, Lopez

GUEST MAKER: Bruce Richardson – Sculptor, Lopez Island. The granite and basalt creatures that Bruce Richardson sees in stone quarried from Lopez Island are carved outside during the summer months at his studio tucked in the woods. During winters, he steps through the carved portal

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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

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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Zackarya Leck – Blacksmith and Sculptor

Zackarya Leck – Blacksmith and Sculptor, Orcas Island. Having grown up in a creative household – blacksmith father, textile artist mother – Zack has always been engaged with the making of things both practical and artistic.  He started blacksmithing after watching his dad at work

Read More »

Margaret Schafer – Ibis Element Jewelry

Margaret Schafer – Ibis Element Jewelry, Orcas Island.   Margaret’s unique handmade jewelry recalls styles of antiquity but remains modern.  She uses the lost wax casting method, also known by its French name, “cire perdue”. This method involves carving an object out of wax and

Read More »

Bruce Richardson – Sculptor, Lopez

GUEST MAKER: Bruce Richardson – Sculptor, Lopez Island. The granite and basalt creatures that Bruce Richardson sees in stone quarried from Lopez Island are carved outside during the summer months at his studio tucked in the woods. During winters, he steps through the carved portal

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