Artists and Artisans Right Here in Colorado
I am always on the look-out for locally sourced products when working on a project. Whether it’s artwork, lighting, furniture, or even accent pieces for the final details, local artisans help me bring one-of-a-kind designs to homes.
With my clients’ style and needs in mind, customizing an inspiring home is my goal in each and every project. With that in mind, I’d like to highlight some of my favorite artisans right here in Colorado.
Julie Maren Fine Art
Julie Maren received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Her wall based installations are displayed privately and publicly in the U.S. and abroad. She has galleries in Colorado, Texas, New York, and Connecticut and is based in Boulder, CO. As an artist, Maren works in multiple media including painting, sculpture, stone carving, ceramic, and wall-sculpture installations.
Ted Bradley Studio
It takes over 300 steps and several weeks to create a single porcelain ring for each very custom and very unique order. Being a sculptor and a mechanical engineer, this artist spent 12 months perfecting his process using specially formulated porcelain and the highest LED’s available. All parts are hand-finished, polished, and given a patina that adds depth and richness of color. Ted Bradley Studio is creating porcelain and LED light sculptures right here in Boulder, CO.
Delta Brick & Climate Company
Manufacturing their products from excess clay sediment from the Paonia Reservoir in Colorado, Delta Brick & Climate Company will soon be capturing waste methane from abandoned coal mines to power their kilns. They create stunning clay tile, pavers, and bricks all sustainably crafted in Colorado. The company is located in Montrose, Co and takes its name from Delta Brick & Tile Company which operated in Delta County from 1905 to 1958 and produced many of the bricks that are seen in the region’s buildings today.
Cardamom Designs was born out of a 25 year long love affair with India. Founder Kate Kellogg has been to India multiple times over the years, as a graduate student, volunteer and tourist. Located in Denver, CO, Cardamom Designs, is a lovely place to find pillow covers, placemats, table runners, and more for your home! They also design scarves and bandanas, so you might even find something to add to your wardrobe
Saltwolf believes in products that last. They build their frames out of Maple and Birch, and guarantee them for life. The seating suspension in each frame is an 8-way, hand-tied spring system that will last for decades.
Located in Boulder, CO with pieces hand-made to order by artisans in North Carolina, they make the highest quality products with the lowest environmental impact possible.
Using beetle kill pine from Colorado’s forests, Azure Furniture produces beautiful pieces of furniture and they use Greenguard certified clear seal products to protect and preserve.
The furniture is authentic, warm and natural. It’s strong, functional and sturdy, made with a passion for pure lines and a respect for the wood itself and it’s made in Denver, CO.
Driven by curiosity, spontaneity, impulse and inspiration, Lydia Riegle‘s printmaking and painting require technical skill and training. Her inspiration is found in reading, seeing, experiencing wonder, and in celebrating the inconsequential. Lydia Riegle is represented by the SYNC Gallery, located in Denver’s historic art district located on Santa Fe.
Denise Marie Stoot
Painter and visual artist, Denise Marie Stoots was born and raised in the Netherlands. After practicing as an international corporate and tax attorney, she found her gift for painting. She left Wall Street in 2010 to fulfill her calling of becoming a professional artist. Denise’s artist studio is ocated in Boulder, CO.
Art Drenched Life
Michael and Nancy Linsley are ceramic artists living in Boulder, CO. With over 30 years’ experience in the ceramic arts, they have exhibited their work at a number of galleries and retail outlets throughout Southern California and elsewhere. They work with clients to create custom architectural pieces in homes through their company Art Drenched Life.
Colorado based artist Catherine Pistone lives in an inspirational place located at the base of the mountains in Boulder with miles of hiking trails just steps from the front door. Her work is primarily inspired by the Abstract Expressionist movement, working freely, always examining new layers, movement, and bold color palettes. She often incorporates botanical imagery, birds, and animals into her work, staying mindful to keep the composition light, and approachable.
Boyd Lighting is a fourth-generation design company dedicated to creating uncompromisingly beautiful, artisan-made lighting.
For the last century, they have built a legacy of honest, enduring design. With premium materials and a made-to-order ethos, their lighting is built by craftspeople who care about every detail. From our workshop in Colorado, Boyd artisans use time-honored techniques to cut, solder, turn and hand produce every piece so that each one bears the loyal imprint of its maker.
Of course, this is just a few of the fabulous artists and artisans we have here in Colorado. To find more local artists, take a look at StudioDoorz, a great resource!
Let me know if you’d like to recommend someone; I love to find out about new sources!