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Open the Door to an Artisan Studio Tour

Sep 3, 2010

by Sewn Natural

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Jen lives in Ottawa, Canada where she handcrafts modern organic kids’ gear and decor for SewnNatural, the shop she shares with her mother. In the fleeting spaces in between mothering, she shares musings, recipes and eco-living tips on her blog, the SewnNatural studio. She is also a member of the Artisans Gallery Etsy Team.

When I look around at the gifts I give and receive, the clothes my family wears, the art on our walls, the dolls I offer my child, I know who made every bit of it and where it all comes from. I’ll pay for that knowledge. And I’m not alone. Our growing hunger for connecting with people is reflected in the popularity of farmer’s markets and purveyors of carefully made food. Call it conscious consumerism, call it locavorism, call it the handmade movement. Many people are now searching for community through interactions with craftspeople and artisan producers.


Photo by SewnNatural

Etsy’s new, curated Artisans Gallery team is full of makers from around the globe who promote and embody these goals in their work. These artists work by hand; they only use commercially made, mass produced components if the end product is a unique artisan design, and a distinct style can be seen in the body of work. If they use industrial machinery, their pieces must have significant individual alterations. 90% or more of the hands-on work must be contributed by the shop owner. There is a genuine connection to a single pair of hands, to a single creative spirit.

As team member Daria from LaLaShoes said, “things made by hand, with a lot of thought and care, are special and irreplaceable. The energy and emotions they carry can’t be put there by a factory machine or an assembly line. That includes the little imperfections that make them so unique. I usually think of factory-made things as inanimate, and of the handmade things as alive. I simply believe well-made handmade things can bring much more joy to the people that will use them, as they do for those who make them.”

In that spirit, let’s take a studio tour with members of the Artisans Gallery team to tell some of the stories behind the artisanal work we see on Etsy.

Victoria, the painter behind Furiousdreams, has been painting for 30 years and working primarily on landscapes for the last decade. “Color is as important to me as form. My work often represents animistic principles in terms of a collusion between nature and innermost emotions. I want to provoke both political and apolitical metaphors; place as a public and personal responsibility, and its abstraction in memento. How do I work? Usually quickly once an idea or inspiration hits. I’ve learned to come back to the work over time and finish after long review. Not every painting is an initial success, but the point is to keep working.”

 

 

Maria of mariagotijoyas has been creating with her hands since she was a child. “Trying new techniques, improvising and experimenting with metals and materials are what I like most. Especially making one of a kind jewels. Everything I create starts with melting silver.”

“Then I cut, saw, file, polish, transform and weld the metals to obtain the piece I have in my mind. Last year I moved to a new studio, a place where I have all my tools, machinery and the materials I need for my working process. Until the move I had everything in a little messy room in my house.”

For Lee, team founder and the potter behind OneClayBead, pottery is like meditation. You have to be completely in the moment to throw. Hand building and sculpting also demand a fierce concentration. “I am not so much making something in clay as watching it emerge. There is nothing else quite like it. When I was starting out, another potter told me that first you try to center the clay but then you realize that the clay will center you. I found this to be true. No matter how perfectly a machine makes pottery, it will never make a centered person. I think often of the long history that is told through pottery shards, and I imagine what my work might say to people living 5,000 years from now. I hope that it tells a story of the time when we humans evolved better and more sustainable ways to live on the planet.”


Paula of PaulaArt is inspired by objects that are lost, tossed and forgotten. “I find working with what most people would consider ‘trash’ challenging and fulfilling. There is nothing quite like finding unique objects that have been weathered and beaten up by life and creating functional art from it. My process seems to happen in the moment; when I hold an object and place it with other pieces I start to get a feel for what is possible, what belongs where and ultimately how I will put it together. It feels magical when it comes together!”


For Daria of LaLaShoes, designing and producing something with your hands is the best feeling in the world. “I need for my designs to take life under my hands. I need to put some of my physical energy into them. It’s more like an energy loop than a straight line from A to B. Apart from being very rational and mathematical, I’m too passionate to send my designs to a factory to be made. I’m a selfish designer — I want to keep for myself that feeling of bringing a project to life. All this made me decide not to become an industry designer.”


Roxana is the artist behind IlluminatedPerfume, a line derived from tree resins, leaves, spices, flower petals, sacred woods, citrus peels and more. “This is a tradition that goes back to antiquity — when fragrances were created by hand, in small batches and the plant materials used were like precious gem stones. As an artist the story I am most interested in telling is the vital interconnection between humans and the plant kingdom. My canvas is the skin of the individual who chooses to adorn him or herself.”


Thongbai of ThongbaiTatong works full time in a home studio that houses a fabric addiction — more than one thousand meters in total. “When I am inspired by something or someone, I know exactly which fabrics I am going to use for my next piece. I let my imagination lead me to where and how I want each piece of my work to end.”

Jetty of JKphotography experiments with layers of painted backgrounds, cross processing and ink on negatives. “I try to touch a mood with delicacy. My process can be very diverse. I enjoy the road to the final image, if there is ever a final image.”

Jewelry designer Jean of 3squares left a very stressful job a couple of years ago to focus on her passion. “I love what I do, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Some days I struggle, just like everyone else. But an encouraging word goes a long way. I recently received this note out of the blue from a seller I had never met. It was titled ‘I’m a fan.’ He wrote, ‘I had to go beyond clicking the little heart to say your work is inspiring. The mixed media textures, the use of negative space, and the themes you play with and finesse across your line… You make art, and I needed to tell you that I really, really like it. High five.'”

Rose, the artist behind Waterrose, loves hand embroidery and creates both traditional and “indie” work. “Both styles help to stretch my skill. I think about the wonderful embroidery of all those women and men who have gone before me. It feels like reaching back and speaking the same language. I also think about my pieces lasting into the future and the impact of my creations.”

Schemata‘s Sarah has been hand painting one of a kind holiday ornaments for about four years. She spent her first year finding the right combination of materials and developing her techniques. “Since then it’s become a wonderfully playful process that I look forward to in my studio. My process is very organic, with much of the design and patterns happening on their own. I have control of the palette of colors, but the actual design they make is created through the drying process. For me that level of surprise is exciting.”

Silvia, the knitting artist behind Silvia66, finds it hard to describe how much she loves to knit. “I have walls full of sketches, my cabinets are packed with yarn and the shelves are full of magazines and books about knitting in many languages. When I’m not actually knitting, I’m reading or thinking about knitting. I must confess, I am a knitting addict.”

Thanks so much to Jen and the Artisans Gallery Team for letting us into their studios! It’s always so interesting to see where and how people make their work. You can open the door to your studio by sharing photos on our Flickr pool, Etsy Open Studios.

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219 comments

  • RedorGrayArt

    RedorGrayArt said 7 years ago

    i truly enjoyed this look into spaces where artists create....

  • JRoseAtelier

    JRoseAtelier said 7 years ago

    I love to see behind the scenes photos like this- Great article & thank you for sharing!

  • StringsnTings

    StringsnTings said 7 years ago

    Wow- I am completely blown away by all of the talented artists in this piece. Wonderfully done, and such beautiful craftsmanship!

  • PaulaArt

    PaulaArt said 7 years ago

    congrats agteam members! thank you for including me, I'm honored!

  • FoundAndAssembled

    FoundAndAssembled said 7 years ago

    Paulaart's vases are incredible. Super thick steel and killer paint jobs.

  • paramountvintage

    paramountvintage said 7 years ago

    what a wonderful article. i love seeing into the artists space and creative surroundings! and i absolutely adore illuminatedperfume's packaging!

  • LoveandDream

    LoveandDream said 7 years ago

    Congrats to all agteam members! i'm honoured to be a part of you!

  • BeaumontStudio

    BeaumontStudio said 7 years ago

    I just love seeing the creative spaces. It motivates me to finally take some good photographs of my studio!

  • Absurdious

    Absurdious said 7 years ago

    Great to look into others studios. Beautiful work and amazing creativity. Thanks for sharing!

  • squirrellicious

    squirrellicious said 7 years ago

    I really love to see the studio's where an item is created! It makes it much more personal and unique. Thanks so much for sharing all :-D

  • MrsGibson

    MrsGibson said 7 years ago

    I love this article, thanks x

  • NoFrump

    NoFrump said 7 years ago

    great story! what fun to get a peek into everyone's studios and creative processes! :)

  • lulubugjewelry

    lulubugjewelry said 7 years ago

    I love seeing people in their studios!

  • SeaFindDesigns

    SeaFindDesigns said 7 years ago

    So many of my favorite artists here! Great story!!!

  • IlluminatedPerfume

    IlluminatedPerfume said 7 years ago

    Jen this is a terrific look at the value of handmade, thanks for including me!

  • AvocadosandLace

    AvocadosandLace said 7 years ago

    Really amazing stuff! Thanks!

  • StoneRayStudio

    StoneRayStudio said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring to get a peek at the studio's of these talented and creative individuals. Congratulations to each of you! - Linda

  • 3squares

    3squares said 7 years ago

    enjoyed this peek into these wonderful studios, and learning a little more about the work and inspiration of these talented artists. i'm thrilled to be here - thank you!

  • theeye

    theeye said 7 years ago

    well this was a fun read! congrats to all featured... awesome to see you in your studios!

  • LeafandInk

    LeafandInk said 7 years ago

    Studio tours create such a personal connection t the artist. I really value this feature as it brings you closer to the creators that we love here on Etsy. Thank you, Lisa LeafandInk

  • poppyswickedgarden

    poppyswickedgarden said 7 years ago

    Oh I love this one So much! Lots of wonderful friends and artists featured today, makes me smile:D

  • VivaGailBeads

    VivaGailBeads said 7 years ago

    thanks for the tour!

  • Facelook

    Facelook said 7 years ago

    Nice article. To see inside an artist studio is like sitting inside his head for a few moment. Thanks a lot!

  • elliven

    elliven said 7 years ago

    what a fabulous post! I love seeing pictures of other artisans studios!

  • ginnyhuber

    ginnyhuber said 7 years ago

    Nice article; always lovely to see people and their studios!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring to look into other artists spaces. In a week I will have a space of my own!

  • JKphotography

    JKphotography said 7 years ago

    It's wonderful to open the door and look where the creativity flows. I feel so happy to be here!

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    It great to see other artist's inspirational spaces. In a week I will finally have one of my own! Hallelujuh!

  • heartworksbylori

    heartworksbylori said 7 years ago

    What a delight to my eyes and soul! I enjoyed reading about each and every artisan and it was so refreshing! Thanks for sharing your works with us. xo,~Lori

  • sonyarasi

    sonyarasi said 7 years ago

    opps there was a burp ...sorry

  • Parachute425

    Parachute425 said 7 years ago

    Wonderful stories. Thank you When I see the tools in people's work spaces I don't always know what they are - but I want them.

  • TiagoDesigns

    TiagoDesigns said 7 years ago

    I think I'm blown away at just the whole of talent out there period. So many unique ideas and just brilliant craftsmanship....I love browsing through everything. Thanks to all the featured artists, loved your perspectives. Best of luck to everyone...

  • LoveandKnit

    LoveandKnit said 7 years ago

    I'm so happy to be a member of Artisans Gallery Team. Thank you for this great article Jen, i love to see the studios like everybody :)

  • visionquest

    visionquest said 7 years ago

    FANTASTIC POST!!!

  • bhangtiez

    bhangtiez said 7 years ago

    So many great stories behind these amazing artists...thank u so much for sharing!

  • bedbuggs

    bedbuggs said 7 years ago

    Loved this article! It's fun to see other seller's work spaces! ;)

  • kissadesign

    kissadesign said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful read. Thanks for sharing everyone!

  • anakim

    anakim said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article Jen, I'm honored to be a member of Artisan Gallery Team amongst so many talented artists.

  • babyjewlz

    babyjewlz said 7 years ago

    What an awesome article and group of artists! I really enjoyed reading this piece.

  • steinschmuckdesign

    steinschmuckdesign said 7 years ago

    Jen, I am so impressed, this is such a brilliant article and I really like you thank you!!! I am so proud to be in the Team and Etsy thank you very much for featuring my Earrings!!! You all made my Day :D

  • ikabags

    ikabags said 7 years ago

    Congrats agteam ! What a wonderful girls ! Truly happy !!!

  • ConjuredMemories

    ConjuredMemories said 7 years ago

    Wish my studio looked like these!

  • Mclovebuddy

    Mclovebuddy said 7 years ago

    gorgeous. love the studio tours!!!

  • thelittlereddoor

    thelittlereddoor said 7 years ago

    very awesome! go go AGTeam :)

  • FavreBijoux

    FavreBijoux said 7 years ago

    Great to see these artists work spaces. Thanks for this.

  • sherrytruitt

    sherrytruitt said 7 years ago

    A wonderful look behind the scenes. Proud to be a member of the Artisans Gallery Team. xoSherry

  • ArtisticIntentions

    ArtisticIntentions said 7 years ago

    Fun! I love visiting other studios!! makes me feel like I need to do some house cleaning (or studio cleaning) though!!

  • capitalcitycrafts

    capitalcitycrafts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for sharing information about these talented artists! It's always fun to learn more about the people behind the products.

  • mariagotijoyas

    mariagotijoyas said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful article!!! It's a pleasure being included here with such great artists :D Thanks a lot for all your work Jen!!

  • fricdementol

    fricdementol said 7 years ago

    :) what a pleasure and joy to read this article! Bravo AGteam!

  • ValerieTyler

    ValerieTyler said 7 years ago

    I love sneak peeks into artist studios. (Somehow it always inspires me to go clean and organize my own, until a few days later when it goes back to a pile of projects!) Lovely artists, lovely work, lovely studios, and lovely inspirations in this article!

  • PoleStar

    PoleStar said 7 years ago

    Just loved this and all the different artist studios! I am honored to be part of the AGTeam!

  • MDaisleyMoffitt

    MDaisleyMoffitt said 7 years ago

    Great article! I enjoy looking at creative spaces.

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 7 years ago

    I just love seeing where people create, how the studios they work from inspire them. So interesting to me. I have a link in my shop so my buyers can see where I create.

  • VintageMarketPlace

    VintageMarketPlace said 7 years ago

    I love seeing where people create and how their studios inspire them. I have a link in my shop that shows my buyers where I create. It gives a feeling of shopping right there with me.

  • TheSnowshoeLoft

    TheSnowshoeLoft said 7 years ago

    I absolutely ADORE peeking into these seller's workshops, it's so interesting!

  • Mimiandlola

    Mimiandlola said 7 years ago

    Thank you for opening up your studios to us! A fabulous article!

  • birdie1

    birdie1 said 7 years ago

    Fascinating! I've been a fan of Waterrose for quite some time now and so glad to be introduced to the other artists in your feature.

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 7 years ago

    Great article, Jenn! Thanks for the peek into your studios. I'm proud to be part of the AG Team!

  • GoblinSupermarket

    GoblinSupermarket said 7 years ago

    I love seeing how other people work and how mush mor organized i could be! thanks.

  • BlueTerracotta

    BlueTerracotta said 7 years ago

    Great article, Jenn! Thanks for the peek into your studios. I'm proud to be a part of the AG Team!

  • simpledream2

    simpledream2 said 7 years ago

    What a fantastic article, to put a face to the name/shop makes each item all the more precious. You almost feel like a "friend" has made that for you. Keep opening those doors I love the inspiration it brings. Thanks, Lisa

  • twoknit

    twoknit said 7 years ago

    Very interesting article, Jen !!! We are happy to be part of the AG Team !!!

  • LaLaShoes

    LaLaShoes said 7 years ago

    So nice to see all these creative spaces and read artist's thoughts! Splendid article Jen! I'm so proud to be part of AG Team! Thank you Jen!

  • kanokwalee

    kanokwalee said 7 years ago

    Wow! Awesome article, Jenn. Very inspiring. Love that I can put faces to names and getting to know a little more about fellow artisans. Thank you for sharing.

  • calloohcallay

    calloohcallay said 7 years ago

    Wonderful feature--so much talent!

  • ThatOldBlueHouse2

    ThatOldBlueHouse2 said 7 years ago

    Fantastic article...so nice to meet all of you!

  • casamoda

    casamoda said 7 years ago

    love this tour. thanks

  • stonecraft

    stonecraft said 7 years ago

    My heart starts to beat faster when I see a workbench or studio !!!!

  • TheJoyofColor

    TheJoyofColor said 7 years ago

    Congrats AgTeam nice to see some of the members faces

  • GreenPost

    GreenPost said 7 years ago

    I'm so proud to be a part of this talented team! Great post!

  • SimpleJoysPaperie

    SimpleJoysPaperie said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article! I've admired many of these artists for quite a while. Thank you for sharing their stories.

  • zime

    zime said 7 years ago

    OHH WOW this team is amazing. Full of great artist and really good people!! I'm so happy for you guys!!! Silvia que guapa ;) y Maria ya te lo he dicho miles de veces ARTISTAZA!!! :)

  • iragranteco

    iragranteco said 7 years ago

    Wow you all look great!:)

  • elisehooperdesigns

    elisehooperdesigns said 7 years ago

    Love a "behind the listing" glimpse into people's creativity! Thx for sharing.

  • jensdreamdecor

    jensdreamdecor said 7 years ago

    amazing talented artisans!

  • schemata

    schemata said 7 years ago

    What interesting behind the scenes images. Wonderful emphasis on the artists who create.

  • HeatherJaneDesign

    HeatherJaneDesign said 7 years ago

    I love to see people's work spaces. I find it an inspiration to polish up my own. I love to peek and collect organizational ideas. Thanks for this article!

  • Waterrose

    Waterrose said 7 years ago

    So fun to see everyone and read their inspiration words on their craft and art. Thanks Jen for all of your hard work!

  • voleurdebijoux

    voleurdebijoux said 7 years ago

    Fabulous!! It lets you see how an artist truly creates in their personal space...lovelove studio tours!!

  • OneClayBead

    OneClayBead said 7 years ago

    This team of creative souls from around the world inspire me every single day. I love seeing the studios and some faces, too! Thanks, Jen! It's an honor to be featured here.

  • breadandroses2

    breadandroses2 said 7 years ago

    Such a treat to be able to peek at the work spaces of so many already favs and some new (to me) artisans. Thanks so much, Jen! This is really well done.

  • ohbabydotcom

    ohbabydotcom said 7 years ago

    Fantastic! Would love to have a studio like that :)

  • JessicaTorrant

    JessicaTorrant said 7 years ago

    A fantastic feature - congrats to all! I'm honored to be part of such a talented team. :)

  • reyaveltman

    reyaveltman said 7 years ago

    Such an inspirational article! Loved seeing the artisan's studios.

  • citizenobjects

    citizenobjects said 7 years ago

    Some of my favorites on this list! Good work, love the studio spaces, and the diversity of artists represented!

  • sweetjane

    sweetjane said 7 years ago

    I also am an Esty Artisian, and I loved reading about others experiences and seeing the pictures of things in the making. This story is an inspiration for me...THANK YOU!!!

  • inthewineroom

    inthewineroom said 7 years ago

    Bravo!

  • Asianexpressions

    Asianexpressions said 7 years ago

    Nice article!

  • metalmorphoz

    metalmorphoz said 7 years ago

    that was so nice to see all those different studios! some unbelievably tidy and some a bit messy like mine..:-) but for sure it is every crafters' dream to have a spacious studio with a good lighting!

  • SmilingGirlStudio

    SmilingGirlStudio said 7 years ago

    I READ EVERY WORD AND CHECKED OUT EVERY PHOTO OF THEIR SPACES IN DETAIL....IT WAS A VERY ENJOYABLE "TOUR" AND I THANK YOU!

  • PurpleDeerVintage

    PurpleDeerVintage said 7 years ago

    (SIGH) Awesome inspiration.

  • merritthyde

    merritthyde said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article Jen - loved this artisan studio tour! I am so proud to be a member of such a talented and creative team.

  • KMalinka

    KMalinka said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • sewnewthings

    sewnewthings said 7 years ago

    Great to see how the art is made - thanks!

  • onegarnetgirl

    onegarnetgirl said 7 years ago

    I love love love thse people- Thank you so much for letting me walk into your studios. Even though we may be miles away, it feels much closer. Thank you guys!

  • jellybeans

    jellybeans said 7 years ago

    Lovely article! I didn't even know about this group.

  • 1022SeaShellAve

    1022SeaShellAve said 7 years ago

    I leave this article feeling so inspired, thank you!

  • LittleRedCottage

    LittleRedCottage said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article.......it's inspiring thinking of all our work and storage spaces..all unique, like us!

  • encantodesign

    encantodesign said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the article...

  • rozzie

    rozzie said 7 years ago

    wow inspiring, i love this feature!! great to see the faces behind the work and in their element. I especially admire 3 squares, her work has stood out to me for the past few years and great to see her face too!

  • 18thavedesign

    18thavedesign said 7 years ago

    This article was great! I really enjoyed reading about the various artists! :)

  • dragonhouseofyuen

    dragonhouseofyuen said 7 years ago

    thank you Jen for such an inspiring, thoughtful and meaningful article! and for including the tiny hares in the treasury. Lovely to see the studio spaces of the talented artists. Very proud to be a member of the Artisans Gallery Team!

  • VelveteenHabbit

    VelveteenHabbit said 7 years ago

    i LOVE seeing other artist's studios it makes me feel better that mine is so cluttered and full of little things that i find i am moved by "trash" or "treasures" "old junk" or "antiquated relics" i can do better when it is clean enough but not so much that i hide all the tiny little treasures that inspire

  • polkadotmagpie

    polkadotmagpie said 7 years ago

    Love seeing artist's studios. It's inspiring. Jean and Rose from EPE, yay!

  • Arbolpampa

    Arbolpampa said 7 years ago

    I want more studios+artisans photos or videos. Me encanta!!

  • ClaudiaLord

    ClaudiaLord said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • GrandAndTaylor

    GrandAndTaylor said 7 years ago

    Great article! I would love seeing this feature on a regular basis :)

  • EcoChicHandKnits

    EcoChicHandKnits said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful team! So many wonderful and talented artisans!

  • SillyBuddy

    SillyBuddy said 7 years ago

    Wonderful!

  • LeelasArt

    LeelasArt said 7 years ago

    It is so inspiring to see how people set up they're creative space. I need more shelving!!

  • hankietankie

    hankietankie said 7 years ago

    ...great to have a peek at the artist's lifestyle & art! XO

  • CynART

    CynART said 7 years ago

    A great look behind the scenes -- thank you!

  • aforfebre

    aforfebre said 7 years ago

    Nice article!!!Congrats AgTeam!!!

  • dabbledesigns

    dabbledesigns said 7 years ago

    It's awesome to glance in to the lives of fellow artisans!!

  • SilverSmack

    SilverSmack said 7 years ago

    Love seeing some of the great talent!

  • michabella

    michabella said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article and such awesome work spaces! It's nice to see the faces behind the shops, and these artists' works are inspiring!

  • Revel

    Revel said 7 years ago

    If only my studio could be as organized as some of those. I love getting an inside look at other artist's spaces. thank you.

  • pinksnakejewelry

    pinksnakejewelry said 7 years ago

    Great Article! Lovely Works! I love to see and read about artists creative spaces!

  • KCowie

    KCowie said 7 years ago

    Love the article and photos very much.

  • sisustudios

    sisustudios said 7 years ago

    Well written and well photographed! Thanks for being the tour guide!

  • mazedasastoat

    mazedasastoat said 7 years ago

    OK, how long did the cleaning up take before the studio photos? LOL Great idea for a team... hand made with a vengence!

  • cynthiadelgiudice

    cynthiadelgiudice said 7 years ago

    Oh, it's so much fun to peek into everybody's studio! Great article!

  • BasiaMille

    BasiaMille said 7 years ago

    Very cool article! I really enjoyed reading about each of these artists, and also getting a little peek into their studio and lives.

  • accessoryalamode

    accessoryalamode said 7 years ago

    Beautifully written article! Wonderful work here, with these talented artists. Enjoyable read!!

  • Petitecharm

    Petitecharm said 7 years ago

    Wished i was as tidy and organised. My work place is chaos compared to theirs but i do know where every thing is. Thats my excuse LOL

  • Wraptureshop

    Wraptureshop said 7 years ago

    So incredible to see the work areas of other artists - thanks!

  • billetsdoux

    billetsdoux said 7 years ago

    Fabulous post.......enjoyed reading about the artists and their studios. Thanks a lot!

  • eliwill

    eliwill said 7 years ago

    love, love, love this piece!!!! Thanks for doing it.

  • 3FUN

    3FUN said 7 years ago

    Such a fantastic article!!! It's great to see my teammates and their workspaces! I'm so proud to be a member of the Artisans Gallery Team :)

  • Cruisedesigns

    Cruisedesigns said 7 years ago

    Lovely little tour!

  • StudioCherie

    StudioCherie said 7 years ago

    fabulous article. I hope more teams will contribute this kind of article

  • Khuyay

    Khuyay said 7 years ago

    Amazing thank you for sharing...

  • aroluna

    aroluna said 7 years ago

    Jen! it's such a great article! wonderful to read and peek team mates' creative spaces!!! Congrats!!!

  • Sumikoshop

    Sumikoshop said 7 years ago

    Great article!! Congrats !!

  • Huismus

    Huismus said 7 years ago

    I am thrilled to see your faces, I loved your work already! :-) Huge congrats on this fabulous feature, you all rock!

  • limkake

    limkake said 7 years ago

    It's so amazing. I like handmade too~

  • rakshniyavintage

    rakshniyavintage said 7 years ago

    This is awesome - it's so great to see the behind the scenes!

  • 13threads

    13threads said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article!

  • NiuTaller

    NiuTaller said 7 years ago

    This is a fantastic article!!!it's been great to see the team mates studios and reading it!!thanks and congrats Jen!!!

  • lorenabr

    lorenabr said 7 years ago

    Very cool Love it!

  • piscesandfishes

    piscesandfishes said 7 years ago

    One day I will organize my lab too. Everybody has the right to dream!!

  • streetnoodles

    streetnoodles said 7 years ago

    always nice to see and compare how much a slob i am :D

  • Adictaaloscomplemnts

    Adictaaloscomplemnts said 7 years ago

    fantastic article!!!so nice!

  • littlebugjewelry

    littlebugjewelry said 7 years ago

    Great article about an inspiring group of artists!!

  • gretchenmist

    gretchenmist said 7 years ago

    i love articles like this! thanks jen. super happy to be part of this team too ~ am always amazed and inspired by the incredible work of the other members :)

  • gaylezoe

    gaylezoe said 7 years ago

    Great article, it's great to see how other people work.

  • Donauluft

    Donauluft said 7 years ago

    A pleasure to read this! It´s so inspiring to be in this team! Thank you !

  • CraftsByKeri

    CraftsByKeri said 7 years ago

    Very nice article! It is really neat to see behind the scenes!

  • debdeanart

    debdeanart said 7 years ago

    I'm breathless with the creativity, the passion, the quality of all of the artists here! I'm anxious to visit their Etsy shops and see their collections. Thank you for an inspiring, fascinating look behind the scenes! Much success to all!

  • kathryncole

    kathryncole said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article!!!

  • RamshackleStudio

    RamshackleStudio said 7 years ago

    Great article!

  • GroovyPumpkin

    GroovyPumpkin said 7 years ago

    Wow, great reading - and some fantastic work!! Well done!

  • solsticehome

    solsticehome said 7 years ago

    wonderful!! loved this look into the creative spaces and the people who create such amazing work.

  • kimmchi

    kimmchi said 7 years ago

    wow, great work

  • ThePeachTree

    ThePeachTree said 7 years ago

    Fantastic article! It's been such an honor being a part of this ridiculously inspirational team!

  • CatherineKoors

    CatherineKoors said 7 years ago

    Studio's are some of my favorite places to be! I "love" getting "lost" in mine. It's great. The work on this page is truly amazing.

  • TuckamoreDesign

    TuckamoreDesign said 7 years ago

    @ Jean of 3squares - what a wonderful compliment from a fellow artist. You can't do better than that! Everyone's work - and attitude - is inspiring. Thank you for sharing their stories!

  • Silvia66

    Silvia66 said 7 years ago

    I'm very happy to see me featured in such a lovely article. It is an honour to be part of this talented group of great artists, as Artisans Gallery Team is. It would be lovely to see some pictures of all your studios... there is always many things to learn from others working spaces. Thank you so much again and a big hug to you all :)))

  • ixela

    ixela said 7 years ago

    Great adorable post... so lovely to see all these great artists and friends here!!! I'm really happy to be part of this wonderful group!!!

  • claycoyote

    claycoyote said 7 years ago

    LOVE the mini dress!!!

  • tricotaria

    tricotaria said 7 years ago

    Great article! It was a pleasure to make this tour through the Artisans Gallery Etsy Team. Congrats to you all!

  • coffincrafts

    coffincrafts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great article! I'm in the process of setting up my own workspace, and it was very cool to see other artist's studios! Gave me some great ideas and lots to look forward to. I think the local/handmade/artisan revolution is near, never have I seen so much emphasis on the local farmers markets and craft fairs than as of late! Viva La Etsy! :)

  • coffincrafts

    coffincrafts said 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great article! I'm in the process of setting up my own workspace, and it was very cool to see other artist's studios! Gave me some great ideas and lots to look forward to. I think the local/handmade/artisan revolution is near, never have I seen so much emphasis in the local farmers markets and craft fairs than as of late! Viva La Etsy! :)

  • GlazedOver

    GlazedOver said 7 years ago

    It is, without a doubt, a tremendous honor to be a member of this amazing, gifted team. Wonderful article, Jen. Brava!

  • AshlynDesign

    AshlynDesign said 7 years ago

    What a wonderful article and thanks to all the artisans who shared pics of their awesome work spaces! I'm one of the lucky ones who also enjoys having my own special studio (two!) where I can create to my heart's content. ;-D

  • jecavintage

    jecavintage said 7 years ago

    Great article. I love reading what inspires etsians.

  • kathiroussel

    kathiroussel said 7 years ago

    a wonderful range of work and views of studios of my team mates-- a talented bunch-- it's a pleasure to be part of this group of hard working and creative artists!

  • TrimsNmore

    TrimsNmore said 7 years ago

    Love the article. Such great talent out there, so inspiring.

  • LoveNaturally

    LoveNaturally said 7 years ago

    It's so wonderful to get a peek into these amazing artist's studios, and I am thrilled to be a part of this talented team.

  • MinjiLee

    MinjiLee said 7 years ago

    lovely team!

  • lilabelledesign

    lilabelledesign said 7 years ago

    very inspiring , gorgeous stories

  • autumnraincreations

    autumnraincreations said 7 years ago

    Thank you for posting behind the scenes of these talented Etsy Artisians. Lovely work, very inspiring!

  • julessabjewelry

    julessabjewelry said 7 years ago

    I absolutely adore Jean's designs from 3squares! Congrats Jean and keep up the fabulous designs! You're an inspiration to me!

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 7 years ago

    Congrats to all the hardworking Agteam members and to Jen for taking the lead on writing this fascinating article. Peeking into these artists' processes and studios is an added treat! It's an honor to be included in the company of so many talented and generous artisans.

  • SilverCoastSeaGlass

    SilverCoastSeaGlass said 7 years ago

    Sweet Mini dress with cowl neck

  • staroftheeast

    staroftheeast said 7 years ago

    Awesome to see all these workspaces and lovely faces!

  • QWorks

    QWorks said 7 years ago

    v inspiring article! very interesting! all talented artists, well done!

  • gilstrapdesigns

    gilstrapdesigns said 7 years ago

    I really enjoyed reading this article I've always loved the open artist studio interviews. It's so interesting to see where and how we all work and our own little workspaces.

  • Steampunkitis

    Steampunkitis said 7 years ago

    Love seeing all the great work spaces. I am inspired to get organized.

  • minusplusminus

    minusplusminus said 7 years ago

    Very inspiring article! Thank you. +++

  • leighmade

    leighmade said 7 years ago

    Great article! Love reading about others who enjoy making things with their hands.

  • littlelioncreations

    littlelioncreations said 7 years ago

    Love it! Can't wait to have my own room that I can call "my studio" =]

  • treeoflifestudio

    treeoflifestudio said 7 years ago

    It is wonderful to see artists in their work spaces.

  • ReDFindz

    ReDFindz said 7 years ago

    Truly inspiring article. I love the stories of modern day artists and what inspires them.

  • GalleonGal

    GalleonGal said 7 years ago

    many colorful tactile and wonderful hand crafted items here. love the rabbits, cameo and unique clock

  • 1elegantlady

    1elegantlady said 7 years ago

    I like to see that there are other artisans out there. I sometimes feel like I'm alone in my studio/ But I still love to work in it. I also like to see where others work. We are all sooo different arent we?

  • jodieflowers

    jodieflowers said 7 years ago

    So inspirational!

  • heatherfuture

    heatherfuture said 7 years ago

    Oh yay! Some of my favourites here! Great great great article!!!!!

  • ArtMadeByTammy

    ArtMadeByTammy said 7 years ago

    Awesome Post!! I love seeing these Beautiful faces behind their amazing creations.

  • Raceytay

    Raceytay said 7 years ago

    What a fabulous post, Jen. Thank you for your hard work in brining us this behind the scenes peek at other artists within the community. It's so very interesting to see how others work and hear about their experiences.

  • remantics

    remantics said 7 years ago

    Fab article, thanks!

  • mygoodness

    mygoodness said 7 years ago

    I want to see more, more, more! Seeing the artisan at work in his or her work environment transmits pure energy to the rest of us looking for inspiration! more, more, more....

  • ThongbaiTatong

    ThongbaiTatong said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article, Jen!! Well done! So nice to learn more about other artists. Lots of creative energy and inspiration here. And thanks so much for the feature!

  • blindspotjewellery

    blindspotjewellery said 7 years ago

    Congratulations!! Many favotites here!

  • Auka

    Auka said 7 years ago

    great article! Maria, I've loved the new use of the "paella". ;-DDD

  • newhopebeading

    newhopebeading said 7 years ago

    Beautiful pieces!

  • stonedglass

    stonedglass said 7 years ago

    What a fun peek into other studios, and a great variety of crafts! I agree, there is nothing better than a handmade item, either as a gift or just for yourself!

  • designlab443

    designlab443 said 7 years ago

    Love the peek into other artist's worlds, thank you for sharing!

  • seaoats

    seaoats said 7 years ago

    love love love seeing people and their studios. so inspirational...thanks for sharing!

  • ElderArc

    ElderArc said 7 years ago

    Wonderful article! It's fascinating to take a look behind the scenes. :)

  • MetalRocks

    MetalRocks said 7 years ago

    Wish my studio was near as organized as these! Glad other's have it much more together. There is hope!! Love the insight!

  • rachaelbrooke

    rachaelbrooke said 7 years ago

    I love the idea of a virtual studio tour - thanks to all you wonderfully talented artisans for letting us take a look inside your space. Very inspiring as I get ready for our annual studio tour here in Madison, WI.

  • Laminated

    Laminated said 7 years ago

    Thanks for reminding me that a great space to create need not be huge! My office space is shared with our clothing in our walk-in closet and fabric is cut on an extra large mat on our bedroom floor!

  • italiacraft

    italiacraft said 7 years ago

    Great article! Nice choice of artisans. Very inspiring!!!

  • CourtneyandChristine

    CourtneyandChristine said 7 years ago

    Great article. I like when you can put a face on the artists' work. Inspiring. Thanks!

  • monkeyminddesign09

    monkeyminddesign09 said 7 years ago

    Love it! Boy I really need to show my work space a little love and organization.

  • thesittingtree

    thesittingtree said 7 years ago

    Great article, Jen!! Thanks so much for the wonderful photo of my yarn, too:)

  • EvesLittleEarthlings

    EvesLittleEarthlings said 7 years ago

    Great article Jen!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 7 years ago

    That's really great to see artists of the team! Thanks for the article

  • silverknots

    silverknots said 7 years ago

    Wonderful Article Jen! I'm not alone!

  • Earmark

    Earmark said 7 years ago

    this is a great article! Well done Jen! I love this team! Everyone is sooo talented!!

  • terminy

    terminy said 7 years ago

    Beautiful stories!!!

  • barby303

    barby303 said 7 years ago

    Great piece! Loved seeing other studios and what people enjoy creating.

  • Furiousdreams

    Furiousdreams said 7 years ago

    I was involved in a move from the northeast to the south as this article went 'live'. It was a wonderful surprise to find it during my transit back to Atlanta. Thanks so much Jen and Etsy - the Artisans Gallery Team is a highly talented and generous group!

  • Torann

    Torann said 7 years ago

    Love this.....I love seeing other peoples studios so much I run a blog called 'Where people create'! :) thanks for sharing!

  • NancyvdBoom

    NancyvdBoom said 7 years ago

    I came back to watch this again. I know some of these fine artists. They are great and their items too ;-)

  • MetalAdornments

    MetalAdornments said 6 years ago

    Lots of great stuff! I just added mine. They aren't anything great like these though. http://www.flickr.com/photos/31155830@N03/?savedsettings=5793846509#photo5793846509

  • LAZEJEWELLERIES

    LAZEJEWELLERIES said 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing this insight.

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