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WA&A editors select their favorite objets d'art


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February | March 2015       Written By WA&A Staff      

Saddle Leather Cot by Garza Marfa Versatile and thoughtfully designed, the Saddle Leather Cot by Garza Marfa strikes a balance between contemporary and classic. Using materials such as welded steel and saddle-grade leather, the…

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August | September 2012       Written By WA&A Staff      

Green Wave Teapot by Fred Stodder  Fred Stodder began studying ceramics at age 16, and the end results are eye-catching centerpieces sure to brighten any room. Take for example, the Green Wave…

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June | July 2017       Written By Shari Morrison      

Wagon Suites by Conestoga Wagon Company Just picture it: the Milky Way a shimmering blanket in the night’s sky, the unmistakable smell of campfire smoke, the wind rustling the leaves…

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June | July 2015       Written By WA&A Staff      

Western Wonder Woman Bracelet by Ben Nighthorse Campbell For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being a wonder woman (or a mother), Ben Nighthorse Campbell has created this super - heroically beautiful piece. A…

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April | May 2013       Written By WA&A Staff      

Felt Animal Sculptures by C.B. Bissell Self-taught artist C.B. Bissell combines natural elements to create his unique sculptures. He finds twigs and stones for the animal’s legs and head, and the…

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Fall | Winter 2010      

Jewelry by Alana Leigh  Alana Leigh adds elements of the sacred into each and every piece of      jewelry she creates. From her selection of semi-precious stones — each of…

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Fall | Winter 2011       Written By WA&A Staff      

Abstract Berries Dipping Dish by Hope Johnson  Inspired by plant forms ranging from leaves to flowers and berries, ceramicist Hope Johnson combines organic shapes with vibrant colors in a most modern…

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Fall | Winter 2009      

The Ranch Boss by Cowboy Cauldron Part of our affinity for the Cowboy Cauldron, we’ll confess, is the fantastic story of its origin. Mike Bertelsen grew up in the West…

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June | July 2012       Written By WA&A Staff      

Oopsy Doo by Rose Hamner  For starters, everyone should own a gorgeous piece of art called Oopsy Doo! Fiber artist Rose Hamner weaves her humor, humility and incredible talent into each…

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April | May 2017       Written By Shari Morrison      

Sky B Airplane Bed by Circu  For the little one whose hero was Leadbottom in Disney’s “Planes,” we found the perfect bed. Can you imagine the dreams to be had…

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August | September 2013       Written By WA&A Staff      

Sunrise by Larry Marley As a woodturner for nearly 20 years, Larry Marley’s technique involves cutting and gluing hundreds of pieces of wood together to create a form that he will turn…

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April | May 2016       Written By WA&A Staff      

Diamond Cuffs by Todd Reed Leave it to Todd Reed of Boulder, Colorado, to create these matchless beauties. At a young age he was introduced to the world of fine…

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Summer | Fall 2008      

Coppered Antler Chandelier from Metro Cowboy Lighting For a cowboy look that is, well, just a little more metro, a little more sexy, Metro Cowboy Lighting creates these antler chandeliers…

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October | November 2014       Written By WA&A Staff      

Low Gus Tecate and Little Big Sky by Montecristi Hats  Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and founded in 1978, Montecristi Custom Hat Works offers the finest designs in cowboy…

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Summer | Fall 2011       Written By WA&A Staff      

Covered Cake Plates by Two Tone Studios The prestigious Rhode Island School of Design is where Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz met as graduate students. Now the two, as a couple,…

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Spring | Summer 2009      

Signature Board by Buff Brown A fine furniture maker by training, Buff Brown was captivated by slabs of unused wood that were too beautiful for the burn pile. He was…

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Spring | Summer 2011       Written By WA&A Staff      

Slip-Carved Porcelain by Theresa Gong    For Theresa Gong, clay is a durable canvas onto which she can express ideas about form, structure, rhythm and beauty. Her delicate lines and intricate…

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Winter | Spring 2010      

The Aspen Grove by Glenn Gilmore  Because we like to think we have evolved beyond our inner caveman perception of fire as the source of all life, artist Glenn Gilmore…

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December 2013 | January 2014       Written By WA&A Staff      

Schenck in the 21st Century by Amy Abrams As a 24-year-old artist, Billy Schenck worked in New York City amid Andy Warhol’s entourage and the Pop art scene. During that time,…

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February | March 2017       Written By Shari Morrison      

Scoop Ice Bucket from Nambé Make an artistic statement at your next party. Nambé,  a popular name in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where the company began, has grown in prestige;…

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February | March 2016       Written By WA&A Staff      

War Vest Table by Robert Seliger It was a dream that began Robert Seliger’s War Vest Table. The dream was so real, he says, that he could see every color and…

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Summer | Fall 2010       Written By WA&A Staff      

Etherton Chaise by Arroyo Design To help pay for graduate school, Arroyo Design founders Stephen and Elaine Paul restored historic houses in downtown Tucson. The closet deficiencies in the beautiful old…

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August | September 2017       Written By Shari Morrison      

Turquoise Barware by Doug Magnus We love the sky blue stone of the Southwest. And where else but Santa Fe, New Mexico, can you find such a stunning silver-and-turquoise shot…

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August | September 2014       Written By WA&A Staff      

Frank Lloyd Wright on the West Coast by Mark Anthony Wilson  Between 1909 and 1959, Frank Lloyd Wright designed 36 structures on 28 sites from Southern California to the Pacific Northwest. Thirty-four…

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December 2012 | January 2013       Written By WA&A Staff      

Bowie Knife and Sheath by Chuck Barrows Wild Rose Trading Company creates hand-crafted leather goods and frontier trappings using designs and methods from the 1740s through the 1920s. Owner Chuck Burrows…

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April | May 2015       Written By WA&A Staff      

Montana’s Charlie Russell from the Montana Historical Society We have good news for those who love Charlie Russell’s storytelling. In addition to his iconic drawings and sketches, the artful letters he wrote…

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April | May 2012       Written By WA&A Staff      

Swizzlestix Flowerburst Spring Pillow by Marcia Copeland Originally a card designer, Marcia Copeland’s biggest inspiration is her “love for all things retro-modern and [her] passion for creating bold and colorful designs…

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October | November 2016       Written By Shari Morrison      

Oombrella by Wezoo Clément Guillot, a former publicist for French television, has, with the help of his team, designed an extraordinary umbrella. The Oombrella, or the “unforgettable umbrella,” is a…

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December 2015 | January 2016       Written By WA&A Staff      

Leon Gaspard: The Call of Distant Places by Forrest Fenn and Carleen Milburn Renowned art dealer Forrest Fenn, along with co-author Carleen Milburn, have released Leon Gaspard: The Call of Distant Places,…

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Winter | Spring 2009      

Safari by Trudy Evard Chiddix “My travels inspire me,” says Trudy Evard Chiddix; the artist often incorporates the images and artifacts she discovers on her journeys into her glass and…

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October | November 2013       Written By WA&A Staff      

Carved Eagle Feather by Tom Dean Tom Dean is a self-taught artist working with exotic woods from his home in Great Falls, Montana. This black Eagle Feather was carved in exquisite detail…

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Spring | Summer 2008      

Recycled Glass Countertops from Vetrazzo Believing that they have a responsibility to do more than just use recycled materials, Vetrazzo has managed to solve an environmental problem by creating a…

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August | September 2016       Written By Shari Morrison      

Feather Bow Ties by Brackish  These feather bow ties, conceived by Ben Ross as a gift for his groomsmen a few years ago, are the ultimate statement for the modern…

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Summer | Fall 2009      

Contemporary Craftsman Triptych by Ann Wolff From highly contemporary to traditional European designs, Denver artist Ann Wolff creates custom leaded glass for a variety of installations. She has created commissioned…

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Winter | Spring 2011       Written By WA&A Staff      

Blue Sink by Rafael Gevorkian Self-taught glass artist Rafael Gevorkian is an imaginative genius. Born and raised in the Middle East, Rafael had a career as a mechanical engineer designer before…

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June | July 2013      

Birds on Bumps by Jennifer Schinzing Jennifer Schinzing’s glass and sculptural work has a significant avian influence, and her Birds on Bumps series is no exception. These plump little birdies…

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June | July 2016       Written By Shari Morrison      

Voyage Handbags by Material Things Designing handbags for more than 20 years, Janet Chico uses a variety of appealing fabrics to create classic bags with contemporary flair. “The fabrics I work…

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December 2016 | January 2017       Written By Shari Morrison      

Pottery Flask by Charmae Shields Natseway A member of the Yellow Corn Clan from the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, Charmae Shields Natseway creates exquisite seed pots, pyramid boxes and, in…

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April | May 2014       Written By WA&A Staff      

Geometric Vases by Eshelman Pottery Paul Eshelman creates contrast in his expertly crafted ceramics by leaving portions of his vessels unglazed, juxtaposing the toothy texture of the stoneware with a sleekly…

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August | September 2015       Written By WA&A Staff      

Yukon Yak by Alpackarafts Handcrafted Alpackarafts of Mancos, Colorado, has established itself among the leaders of packable rafts worldwide. Creator and owner Sheri Tingey and her crew make whitewater worthy…

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December 2014 | January 2015       Written By WA&A Staff      

Pot Rack by Hammerton Hammerton melds frontier elegance with the simplicity of nature in this charming pot rack. Available in several finishes and customizable with different types of foliage, this space…

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October | November 2012       Written By WA&A Staff      

The Bobtanical Series by Bob Kliss Whimsical in character, with bright colors and a unique, organic design, the Bobtanical Series by Kliszewski Glass reminds us of the dynamic beauty of nature.…

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Spring | Summer 2010      

The Landscapes of James Reynolds by James Reynolds California native James Reynolds, who passed away earlier this year, was a painter of the old school. A World War II veteran,…

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June | July 2014       Written By WA&A Staff      

Paperback Bookshelf from suite NY Created as a tribute to the book, the Paperback Bookshelf displays a palette of color while keeping things organized. Designed by Studio Parade, the medium-size shelf…

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February | March 2012       Written By WA&A Staff      

Pillows with Pizzazz by Tona Blake Texan Tona Blake and her daughter-in-law Joncee Blake (wives of artists Buckeye Blake and Teal Blake, respectively), call their creations travel pillows. These charismatic down-filled, festively…

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