Geri Wood-Gittings has been a professional artist for over 50 years. In the past her love of painting the Indian people took her thru the whole Pacific NW camping with the Indians when they had their celebrations and painting them. Her work has found enthusiastic response from private collectors and galleries throughout the United States and Canada. Geri's art interests include gourd art, oils and also commissioned portraits. The gourds are an exciting canvas for her and she has found a way of expressing herself through the design, carving and painting of the gourds which turn out to be a beautiful piece of art.
Tales From the Indian Garden
Robert A. Papke has created salesman saddles--small, but full-featured saddles--for use as home and office accessories with names, images or company logos. Recently he has begun working in scrap art, each a unique work of leather art often including a photo provided by a client.
Anita Romanowski cleverly calls her hand built clay products Stoned Mud Pottery, referring to the firing process that turns clay (or mud) into stone. Her pottery is entirely made by hand without the use of a potters' wheel or plaster molds.
Alan Snyder enjoys enhancing his pottery and raku pieces with weaving various materials to them. In addition he likes to make unusual sculptures using mostly stoneware clay.
Carole Snyder applies multimedia materials and techniques to many of her oil and acrylic paintings and even some of her scratchboards, making certain areas of subject matter pop out of the picture.
Roger Buchanan creates rustic one-of-a-kind furniture. Each unique piece is made from historic lumber from old homestead fences and barns in Gila County and fire or beetle-killed native trees. His work is often accented with antique hardware, rocks or found objects.
William H. Norton spent 26 years as an industrial tech teacher learning patience and understanding, then retired to Happy Jack, Arizona where he learned to truly enjoy the pure nature of creation. There he creates whatever his mind can think up--furniture, mantels, bowls, platters, vases.
Charlie Smith began woodturning in 2000. Primarily self taught, Charlie and a member of the American Association of Woodturners. he loves to use stone inlay--turquoise, azurite, coral, chrysocolla, lapis, malachite--seeking out one-of-a-kind “tortured” logs with splits, knots and other imperfections to highlight with stone inlay or leave as is to expose the rugged beauty.
Charlie turns natural edge bowls and utilitarian 10-15 inch salad mixing bowls. All bowls are food-safe, ready to be admired or used daily.
Using his favorite woods of Mesquite, Olive and Ironwood, Charlie never cuts a growing tree to get wood.
Olive & Turquoise Bowl
Mesquite & Turquoise Bowl