DADS AND GRADS SHOWCASE
All purchases will be available to pick up at the Gallery within 2 business days. Shipping is also available for most items.
David M Bowman Studio, Metal Artists
"I have worked with my father, who is a self-taught metalworker, since I was quite small. For most of my adult life we have continued to work together, teaching and learning from each other, expanding our craft and range of techniques, and learning from, critiquing, and honoring each other's sense of design and craftsmanship. I cannot imagine having a better father or partner in craft and art." - Reed C Bowman
Bill Burch, Glass Artist
Peter Howkinson, Wood Artist
"I consider myself a maker and by far the best 2 things I have ever made are my children. I am the proud father of son Will and daughter Kate. Kate made me even prouder when she gave me grandkids, Luke and Evie. I do have a passion for working with wood, but being with family is the best thing by far."
Larry Probst, Jeweler
"I always escaped into the world of nature growing up, which led to a fascination with rocks, minerals and crystals. That blossomed into a part time retailing of such until I then pursued turning mother nature's creations into jewelry. I did production bench work for a decade in the Virgin Islands which gave me the basic skills of silversmithing. My fascination with unusual stones, fossils, minerals and crystals is featured in my creations: simple things that focus on the stone itself."
Mark Schatz, Glass Artist
"I actually got started as a glass artist entirely due to my children--Gracie and Bennett. Back at the end of the last recession, they could see that I was very frustrated in my architectural work, because there was so little design involved. As a Chanukah present, they gave me a series of 3 classes in glass fusing at Stained Glass of Marin. I got hooked immediately, and with their encouragement I've continued to learn new techniques and develop my own style as an artist, working in this medium. I love it, and it's proven to be just the creative outlet I need. Now they call it my Glass Therapy, when I get the opportunity to go to the studio to create new work."
James Scott, Wood Artist
"I have four daughters and seven grandchildren. I am working on a long-term project to make for each of my grandfather's descendants, one of my boxes with a special memento in the lid: a small piece of the persimmon wood that I brought to California from my grandfather's farm in Tennessee many years ago. I spent all of my summers there growing up, and my grandparents were a very important influence in my life. Even though Grandpa died many years before any of my grandchildren were born, I hope that my little gifts will create some kind of a bond, through me, with their rural Tennessee ancestors."