September Wren

In winter 2011, photographer Meg Venter moved from San Diego to Boston. She found comfort in pictures of California, and spent hours remixing her photographs to create sun-soaked pieces for her stark loft. With the encouragement of many friends, she began selling prints of these bold images as the boutique line “September Wren.” Blissful and sometimes melancholic, September Wren designs [...]

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Ed & Ash

Who We Are:With over 12 years of design experience, we are a husband and wife team who aim to make beutiful and well designed lettpress art prints, greeting cards and custom designs as well as educating others with our hands on workshops. About the Press:Its a Golding Pearl no 11, Built in 1902 and 730 [...]

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John Wells

About John Wells John Wells is a professional woodturner, carver, and furniture maker living in the small town of Boulder Creek, nestled among the redwoods, oaks, and madrones of a small valley in the Santa Cruz Mountains. He works in a studio shop on the same nine acres where he built his family’s house after [...]

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From a love of gardening, to a degree in agriculture, a deep appreciation has grown and blossomed for the living world and what I believe to be the most beautiful artistic medium; the incredibly diverse world of plants. They offer a second-to-none spectrum of natural hues, tones, textures, and shapes. Their natural beauty doesn’t have to come [...]

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Katie Fitzgerald

Katie Fitzgerald has pursued art her entire life, including writing a rather bad novel at the precious age of 13. She discovered decorative art in her 30s and declared “That’s what I want to do!”  She left a stodgy Silicon Valley job and founded her business, A Fine Finish Studio, in 2007. Katie’s experience with [...]

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Matthew Werner

Matthew Werner builds fine furniture that is enhanced with imagery inspired by nature. He generally uses domestic woods, especially westcoast natives and, where possible, he prefers to use lumber that is certified as sustainably harvested. He works with a variety of finish options, including low-emissions finishes that may be required by people with chemical sensitivities. [...]

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Andrew Herbig

My name is Andrew Herbig. I was born in Monterey, California in 1986.  I’ve been living and working in Santa Cruz for the last nine years. I moved here to go to school at UC Santa Cruz, where I studied sculpture and public art. I graduated in 2008 with a B.A. in fine Art, moved [...]

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Jacqueline Lequigan

Welcome to the Compassion Kawaii First Friday profile!Still pretty much under construction, but please feel free to browse the photos and visit my etsy shop! ♥ Jacky

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HaVen Art Studio

“Releasing More Creativity Into Our Community” is our motto and how we share art with others. Haven Art Studio began in California, 2005 and we now travel the world creating new art. We started this dream with our large family of artists. With four sisters and two brothers, our family chose to pursue art. Eight [...]

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Joy Marquez

Learning to embrace her spirit as an ARTIST after previous careers in the Navy, government consulting, and pharmaceutical sales, Joy launched her business – JOYFULLY BLOOMING – in the summer of 2012. An INTROVERT in extrovert clothing, she’s questing to undo 30-something years of Type A conditioning. Joy’s favorite hobby is sleep, while PHOTOGRAPHY and [...]

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