Kate is a wonderful contemporary expressionist artist and colorist. Working in loose and intuitive style, she’s known for use of vibrant colors. She is a partner at Sage Art and a dear friend.
Barb Crosbie is an amazing potter, a mess maker, a biologist and steward of the earth. Barb is one of four partners at Sage Art and a goddess to us all.
Susan Snyder is watercolorist and naturalist who creates field journal-style artwork as a way to study nature and its relationships. Susan is one of four partners at Sage Art and my partner on crime.
The home Kate, Barb, Susan and me - Amie Preston in Studio’s 24, 27 & 28. The Monarch is a collaborative environment where artists, creative businesses and makers of all types can connect, inspire and create.
The Toolbox Initiative is a volunteer effort created by jewelers Matthieu Cheminée and Tim McCreight in 2014. The goal is to assist jewelers with limited resources through the collective strength of the metalworking community and to create new connections worldwide.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCEJewelers in West Africa create wonderful jewelry using only basic tools, often recycling discarded materials and making their own equipment as needed. Those of us who have worked alongside these artists are moved to extend a helping hand, knowing that a gift of even a single tool can make a significant difference in these talented hands.