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New Year Whimsy!

Island Home and Garden is now carrying the creations of Beth Allison Gripenstraw, a talented Santa Cruz artist who uses different media to produce bright, whimsical merchandise.  We have a selection of ceramic earrings – mainly tropical fish – in brightly glazed colors (all different) and tableware.  The ‘treasure jars’ and platters feature turtles and tropical flowers, again glazed with Beth’s signature vivid colors. Her newest line of ceramics are sea urchins with detailed markings in pastel hues. We are pleased to be the first store in Santa Cruz to carry her latest design! Barb and Robyn wish all their customers the happiest New Year and the very best in 2014.   Share...

Jim Fox Pottery

Just like a year ago, Jim Fox, from the Russian River area, appeared in his truck with a huge assortment of pottery vases to choose from. He told us that over the years, his clay work has evolved from the Raku process, to playing with glazes using metallic additives. The result is some very colorful vases of all shapes and sizes, influenced by being fired with zinc, copper, and nickel droplets. We also chose two lamp bases which will look extremely decorative in a home setting. This pottery makes wonderful gifts, and the vases lend themselves to the tropical flowers we carry at Island Home and Garden! Share...