Artist Story

Piece by Piece: How Jim Golden Captures Collections in Photographs

Piece by Piece: How Jim Golden Captures Collections in Photographs

Photographer Jim Golden started his career as a retoucher in New York City's fast-paced world of advertising, but traded in taxis and skyscrapers for scenic natural landscapes and crisp Oregon air. Now he owns his own photography studio, and when he isn't capturing the majestic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest or creating beautiful portraits with his lens he's creating visual records of unique collections.
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Laura Lobdell

We want to give you an exclusive look inside the minds of our uncommon artists. For Laura, there is no real division between her shop and her art; it all comes from the same place in her imaginative mind. Collections of objects which seem to have drifted together out of their desire to express Laura's poetic sensibility share shop space with pieces of her art--and of course, her jewelry.
Building a Totem Necklace with Ana Sheldon

Building a Totem Necklace with Ana Sheldon

Ana Sheldon is the artist behind the Custom Totem Necklace, a collection of stones that is intended to be a play on physical and spiritual balance. Each necklace is unique with a set of hand-picked stones that represent different qualities. Creating a Totem Necklace for yourself or a loved one is a special and personal process so we asked Ana to share her inspiration behind the piece and how she would create a Totem Necklace for the women in her life.
Old Instrument, New Tune: Jamie Cornett’s Instrumental Lighting

Old Instrument, New Tune: Jamie Cornett’s Instrumental Lighting

According to Artist Jamie Cornett, there's an ongoing joke among musicians; when they get frustrated with practicing or tired of music in general, they say they're going to turn their instrument into a lamp. Jamie wasn't frustrated or fed up with music, but he was intrigued by the lamp idea...
Five Art Pieces That Will Fool You

Five Art Pieces That Will Fool You

For centuries artists have been attempting to fool the eye with life-like painting and sculptures. In ancient Greece contests were held between artists to see whose paintings were more realistic. One famous contest featured a painted curtain so convincing, a rival artist attempted to draw them back.
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