Artisan Gallery

When Mary and I travel, we stumble upon artisans, visit their studios, and acquire items.

All of the items in the Artisan Gallery meet these criteria:

Functional – An item has to have a use. It holds something, keeps you warm or heals, among other things.

Form – The item’s form must be something unique and different. The object must be recognized as being “the good stuff.”

Organic – The object must have its roots deep in the earth. The artist has mastered not only the final step in giving an item a form but must also have worked to wrestle the raw materials from the land. Handmade is important to us.

Relationship – We must have met the artist, visited his or her studio, and understood the context. The person and the art are one.