Monday, August 3, 2015

Guest Artists at Art Hus

Happy Summer!

Jeanne Dana, wall & garden art

Hey, this posting is overdue...
I've been wanting to draw attention to some new
Guest Artists
we have here at Art Hus. Many are local to Santa Barbara County,
and some are outside the area.
Cup/vase, Irene Estrin

Sake bottle by Irene Estrin

Irene Estrin's hand-built pottery features organic forms and textures, no two pieces alike. She stamps the clay with objects found in nature: seeds, leaves, driftwood, pinecones... even star fish! She begins by layering the flattened coils of clay, letting her hands decide what shape it will be. Some pieces take a number of days to make because she lets them dry a little before adding more layers, so the piece doesn't collapse from weight.


Fish dish, Cheryl Johnson

Fish, Cheryl Johnson
Fish, Cheryl Johnson
Fused glass artist Cheryl Johnson is inspired
 by nature and the sea. Her wonderfully stylized fish dishes come to life through a variety of advanced fusing techniques and glass.

She also makes wall-mounted versions.

Armando de la Rocha, vase

Cat mug

Day of the Dead mug
Armando de la Rocha's style of fun, functional folk pottery is very popular here in the Santa Barbara area, and incorporates some Day of the Dead themes.

Mosaics by Kelly Aaro

Picture frame

Kelly Aaron makes some of the most original and inspired mosaics I've seen. Drawing upon her large palette of ephemera gathered from thrift stores, Kelly relishes the textures and patterns of the ceramic shards, as well as color, utilizing bits of found printing and makers' marks. She incorporates vintage jewelry and tchotchkes into her work, embellishing with beads, buttons, marbles and other found objects.

White picture frame

Mosaics by Kelly Aaron


J. Davis Studios


                                      SPIRIT RATTLES are back!

See ya soon!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Recent additions... Part 2 !

Hooray, you're back!

Finely crafted jewelry boxes by Ed Jorgensen

Clocks by Ed Jorgensen

Ed Jorgensen, one of our newer artists, makes a number of fine crafted wood products. His hand-stenciled jewelry boxes have locks and keys, and are lined with velvet. A wonderful heirloom to keep your special treasures.

Velvet lined tray by Ed Jorgensen

You know. . . 
               Christmas will be here soon...

Just sayin'.

Christie Tarman uses recycled jeans, belts, ties and other fabrics to make groovy purses, embellished with buttons, flower power, words of inspiration and hand-stitched embroidery.

Hold on, I'm having a flash back....


Carol Copelan makes awesome handmade greeting cards for every occasion. Terribly convenient when shopping for a gift.... cards right here ready to go. Art Hus is a one-stop shop of inspiration.

Give a lil' Love

Monday, July 6, 2015

Recent additions... Part 1 !

Fun for summer, here's some work by artists new to Art Hus…

From Pat Tibbets, these iconic works of art, featuring paintings on glass, and recycled thrift store treasures. Attractive AND soulful!

Emily Abello makes these colorful hand-painted silk scarves. 

Art for your neck!!

Some she mounts
on canvas, turning 
them into bright, cheerful paintings.

Donna Anderegg makes beautifully molded, handmade goats' milk soaps... using her own goats!


...rugged shopping bags, using her recycled feed sacks. They come in a variety of animal-food styles, double stitched, with durable handles. Almost big enough to carry a goat.

Have you seen THESE?? You've seen her scrabble tile charms; Carol Rosen also makes altered cigar boxes, embellished with a variety of notions and whimsy bits. 'Cause everyone needs a whimsy-box. You know... to store your whimsies? Or stash inspiration for a rainy day... The possibilities are endless.

MORE TO COME. . . . . !

Psssst..... they're watching you....

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Summer is near

 By Mary Stanley

By Gabriel Bustamonte
June is here and we are really have interesting weather 90 degree weather yesterday and rained all day today.  But things are changing a bit at the Hus.  We will be installing new cabinets for our jewelers this week and we have new lights up that look really sharp.

Hope all you dads out there have an awesome Father's day and Grads are safe and newlyweds have awesome events.  If you are in town celebrating any of these events stop by!!

                         By Susie Dunbar

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Here it is ....end of Nov.  Where does the time go?  We just finished repainting the inside and we will be putting up the tree next week.  We have new artists moving in soon and one rejoining lots of excitement and hustle and bustle going on.  Come by and see what you think.

Dec. 6, 7 and 8 we will be staying open late to be part of Solvang's winter holiday events.  Details to come.

I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are following us on facebook.