Monday, September 28, 2015


L O O K ! ! !

There's blood on the moon....

Okay actually it was a supermoon lunar eclipse, Sunday night, but what timing!

Mary Stanley

Yes, if you've been tuning into our FB page 
you know many artists at Art Hus
have already been preparing for
 Halloween / Day of the Dead.

Greeting cards
Carol Copelan

It's gloriously spooky around here, so please hurry down and get your spook on before it's gone.

Fortune telling Floozy Monster
Syd McCutcheon

Syd McCutcheon

Cute and creepy, expertly balanced
by Syd McCutcheon.

Cindy Knight

Seriously, would any holiday
be complete without one of
Cindy Knight's
vintage creations?

Pins featuring vintage imagery
Cindy Knight
Haunt your house with Cindy's paper mache

jack o'lanterns 
sugar skulls, 

                                                                         sparkling with personality, humor and glitter.
Cindy Knight

Cindy Knight

Ceramic raven box by Susie Dunbar

Susie Dunbar

Susie Dunbar just changed
her wall for fall, with her
ever popular
Day of the Dead
hand painted tiles.

Susie, hard at work

Susie Dunbar

They come beautifully framed...
or mounted on boxes.

Susie also makes custom wedding boxes.
Halloween ROCKS !
~Mary Stanley~

Susie Dunbar
Wedding box

Hand painted blocks, Syd McCutcheon

Man from Macau, mixed media
Susan Buchanan

Ceramic shots
Armando de la Rocha

And don't forget

Day of the Dead

ceramics by guest artist

Armando de la Rocha.

Armando de la Rocha

Quoth the raven....


Sunday, September 13, 2015

September Treasures

Fox by Mary Stanley
What's new??
                                                                       I'm so glad you asked!

Dawn Shute

Our newest artist Dawn Shute presents
her graphically wonderful pottery,

hand built, with sgraffito and
bold color schemes.

Dawn Shute

Wall Pocket, Dawn Shute

Wall pockets...
          vases that hang on the wall.

Dawn Shute

Dawn also works in several other mediums.

Dawn Shute

The jewelry elves have been fabulously busy,
( busy I can't even keep up with them!)

Diana Paul
Faceted rose quarts,
mixed watermelon tourmaline
Diana Paul
Ancient Roman glass, pink pearls, Japanese braided cord

Diana Paul

Diana Paul

Diana Paul
Freshwater pearls:
silver keshi and black peacock

Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson
Bracelet detail, with torch worked beads and pearl

Jade Gunnarson, pendant

Jade Gunnarson

I know, you can't wait for Christmas...        

Neither can we ! !

Seeds of Thought
Guest artist Ellen Sachtschale
calls her organic ceramic creations

       'Seeds of Thought' (larger, with bead)
'Seeds of Gratitude' (smaller, sans-bead).

Seeds of Gratitude

Each seed comes with ribbon of
artisan paper, wound around
cinnamon stick, upon which you 
can write notes of thanks and support 
to special folks in your life.
A portion of proceeds from your purchase
goes toward meals for the hungry.

Ellen Sachtschale

Potpourri bowl

Potpourri bowl

Ellen also makes earthy candle holders
and potpourri bowls.

Sylvia Coppala

And finally... 
guest artist Sylvia Coppala makes these
lovely earthenware soap dispensers,
with screw top pumps.

Functional and soulful, they make great gifts!

Sylvia Coppala

By the way, if you're visiting Solvang from out of state,
can you please bring us some rain?
We seem to be all out.

Coming soooon....

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Bling 'n' Things

Owlaroos by Mary Stanley

Well, with school back in session, or about to be depending on where you live, you might be feeling a bit down in the dumps. Or overjoyed, depending on your point of view... EITHER WAY, we all deserve a special treat to mark the occasion.

If not for yourself, maybe a special back-to-school gift for a special daughter/niece/grand-daughter?

Art Hus has a stable of jewelry makers with surprisingly diverse styles, and they've been very busy this summer, decking out the new jewelry cases. Our current selection of bling covers a wide spectrum, from elegant, to casual, to girls-just-wanna-have-fun!

Diana Paul

New from Diana Paul,
these dainty silver
 beaded bracelets,
 with turquoise accent!

Diana Paul bracelets

Diana Paul
Aquamarine, freshwater pearl,
and oxidized silver

Diana Paul

Deborah Simpson incorporates watch dials & parts,
and antique keys into her designs,
Deborah Simpson
with silver, and bits of gem stones.

Deborah Simpson

Deborah Simpson
Lamp worked glass beads,
freshwater pearl and apatite on sterling
Deborah also makes her own
lamp worked glass beads.

Deborah Simpson
Green turquoise pendant,
 with lemon topaz
and freshwater pearl

Jill McCutcheon
Jill McCutcheon

Jill McCutcheon does playful silver pendants and earrings, with stone cabochons, and her own enameling. Her antiqued, rustic silverwork is balanced by coral, and faceted stone beads, capturing the spirit of folkcraft and fun.

Jill McCutcheon

Sandra Hopkins

Sandra Hopkins Keyrings
Sandra Hopkins makes these lovely flatware bracelets, accented with sweet beads and charms. She also makes a variety of other items with grandmother's old silverware, rescued from the pits of thrift stores.

Sandra Hopkins


Jade Gunnarson
Jade Gunnarson
Jade Gunnarson puts a new twist on beading with her wire wrapped jewelry. Colorful wires vine their way through galaxies of cheery beads and shells.

Copper wire twined around natural stone pendants.

Joellen Chrones
Joellen Chrones


Joellen Chrones makes non-fattening,
'Sugarless Treats' glass jewelry. These eye candies
 are made in two ways: fused glass made in a kiln 
with dichroic glass for luster, and torch worked 
glass beads which she puts onto pretty bracelets,
 some with freshwater pearls.

Carol Rosen
    Carol Rosen has got the whimsy department covered with her scrabble and mahjong tile pendants.

Carol Rosen

She also uses vintage game pieces to make
 FUN charm bracelets.

Any questions? 

Cyndi will explain....