Monday, August 17, 2015

Summer additions

Dog days of summer got you down? 
Not to worry... our AC is repaired!!! Nice and icy cool, now.

Yeah, Southern California is having a bit of a
heat wave...                                        
but it should be less hot soon.

Here's some cool art to take your mind off it....

Our newest artist is Heather Green who makes these tie-dyed bags and wine totes.

Wine totes by Heather Green

Nicely embellished with beads & bells.


Heather also makes these gorgeous wind chimes from recycled kitchen bowls, jello molds, and decorative trays. She incorporates beading and interesting Indian brass bells.

Bohemian chimes by Heather Green

Jewelry for your porch!

Also new at Art Hus is guest artist Jessie Schroeder-Voss. She makes a large array of party pottery. Her serving trays and appetizer plates come in a variety of delicious earthy tones you can mix and match.

Pottery by Jessie, LLC







Beaded bowls by Ellen Bartfeld
Also, be sure to look for these adorable
little trinket dishes, made by guest artist
Ellen Bartfeld of Gravity Ranch.
Embellished with 
vintage earrings


Art Hus artists have been very busy this summer! 
                                        Come on in and see what else is new....
"Space Coffee" by Syd McCutcheon

Susie Dunbar mermaid tile
Susie Dunbar

Carol Copelan, note cards & gift boxes

Carol Copelan Sukey Buchanan

Zip pouches with original artwork....

Be Box by Carol Rosen

Denise McNutt

Nest pendant by Jade Gunnarson
Leaf dish by Irene Estrin
Cindy Knight

Fused glass Sugarless Treats
by Joellen Chrones

Hurry down before summer's over...
It's flyin' by faster than you think!


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.

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