In addition to our “day jobs” creating top-quality canvas and fabric items for your home, boat, camper, furniture, and so forth, we continue to enjoy bringing to you a variety of art and practical items in our Joplin Store.
Here’s an update on some of the new things you can find in our store. Click on an image for a larger view.
Ceramic Wall Hangings
In this new selection of wall hangings, I am working with a new selection of colors, and I am using driftwood, crystals, linen threads, and silver wire, and I am bringing other aspects of our beautiful surroundings into my work. These pieces may be used in or outside.
The “Natural State”
I started making various sizes of our wonderful state for special orders. In each of those items, I have highlighted various resorts, Lake Ouachita, farming areas, and home towns. Now I am getting requests for other states from customers. Funny how some things get started.
Tables by David Kimball
These incredible tables are created by David and Charlee Kimball. The tables are created from from wood David cuts and drys in his own kiln. The couple meticulously creates these stunning pieces of art. From lettering, staining, and construction, they are really something.
Oil Paintings by Gigi Buhrow
Some oil paintings from Gigi Buhrow. Gigi lives in Hot Springs but spends many hours on Lake Ouachita, enjoying sun rises and sunsets. She has a great love of painting goats. They really speak to her with their sweet quirky faces.
Odds and Ends
We also offer some decorative items in our store that are not locally made. This assortment is always changing so stop by from time to time to see what wonderful new items we have.
A selection of my decorative and functional ceramics is always on hand and is always changing. All of these pieces are high fired and can be used as serving pieces, vases, platters, etc., or just for décor. I hand form the pieces in a free form way, and they usually take their own shape. I find this is a very relaxing and enjoyable way to work, compared with my day job of following patterns and being precise about every project.
Knives from Mike’s Collection
We have an ever-changing selection of custom made, new, and vintage knives. The prices are all over, so there is something for everyone.