Introducing some of the artists and fine handcrafters behind the art of Stone Creek. Click on "Gallery" to view a collection of their work, or "Shop" to see current items available online. This is not all inclusive of what is available in store.
Julie Caird is a dynamic and multi-talented artist. You can find her work throughout the shop, from the hand-painted glassware to the beads and jewelry. She is the face of Stone Creek, as well as an artist, and showcasing the incredible talents of the area is a passion of hers.
Stone Creek Artists and Fine Hand Crafters
Between the happenings of life, Joanne Kraft has found her passion, or perhaps compulsion, in art. It's been a lifelong journey for her, mostly self taught through books, workshops and just doing it. She's also done some teaching, sharing her passion and hoping to get someone else fired up. She works in watercolors, oils and pastels, wherever inspiration takes her. Most recently, she has taken a new turn with acrylics and has found working with this new medium to be very exciting. Joanne strives to do something that is satisfying to oneself and hopefully, give others who view her paintings some enjoyment.
Karen started out making laundry soap just like her mother did. Karen’s soap got things cleaner than any store-bought products. More recently, she branched out into hand and body soaps. She has made hand-milled soaps and through the years has tried different recipes, tweaking them along the way util it was just right. She has settled on the recipe for her rustic loaf bar soaps, now available at Stone Creek. She uses only all natural ingredients: olive oil, palm oil, coconut oil, shea butter, essential oils, and all natural colorings. Karen’s soap is good for you, good for your skin, and good for the planet! You’ll love it!
Mary Ann creates charming children's greeting cards that will add a smile to any child's face. She also crafts ceramic tile coaster sets to adorn your home and office. These coaster sets are perfect for gift-giving. Especially nice for a housewarming or hostess gift.
Kyle Althaus, a central Minnesota wood artisan, creates functional works of art with exotic woods from across the globe that many of us have never heard of. From cribbage boards to coasters, from bowls to shaped trays, Kyle can not "Keep it simple". After all, if it was simple, everyone would be doing it.
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Diana came from a close family with busy hands and feet. She remembers her father making music and custom cars with mom making clothes and all of us dancing! Later there were motorcycles and horses, squash and marathons and lots more dancing! Her life has always been active and so has her creativity. She sees her art as a continuos journey though this colorful life that inspires her. She hopes it inspires you too.
Local artist Pat Nelson finds inspiration for her paintings from the rolling hills, farm country and lake areas of the region. Her watercolors are usually begun in an outside location that has captured her with its beauty of color, mood, light and form. Photographs of the time a painting was begun assist her in the completion of the paintings later in her studio if needed. She has been a student of Elizabeth Hood Anderson, Annandale and Patricia Riley, Buffalo and other Minnesota and Tucson Arizona teachers. Pat has exhibited and sold her paintings and note cards at many local events.
New to Stone Creek, Betty brings her creative creafting abilities to us, offering decor and practical items for the holidays.