Today is 1st Thursday. Join me in Downtown Santa Barbara this evening. Galleries, restaurants and stores will be open.
Photo by Paul Wellman - @sbindependent
@downtownsantabarbara @visitsantabarbara #gratefulsb#thedurls#shoplocalsb
The Yes Store has closed for 2017 but don’t worry we will return in November 2018. A big thank you to everyone who came out and shopped at the Yes Store this year. We wouldn’t be able to continue each year without your support. — Here are our top nine Instagram posts from 2017 — Have a happy New Year 🎈🎊
Wood & metal worker Gary Montalbo has a great assortment of one-handed tongs made from various hard-woods that are great to use for salad, pasta and stir fry Gary also makes copper metal ‘Swirls’ to hang indoors or out. They rotate in a breeze and create an optical illusion of a glass ball moving up and down. They look great hanging in an entryway, on a porch or in a tree in your yard. All of Gary’s items make wonderful gifts - find them at The Yes Store
Joel Hoffman of Santa Barbara Cutting Board Company has a great selection of cutting boards, bottle openers, refrigerator magnets, christmas tree ornaments and other items from hardwoods finihsed with food grade mineral oil. Check them out at the Yes Store - 627 State Street #santabarbaracuttingboardco
Photography by Meadow Rose @meadowrose Meadow Rose is an accomplished photographer who shoots for several local magazines. Here in the Yes Store she is showing her photo art prints on wood. These are amazing quality photographs on natural wood with the beauty of the natural wood grains showing. Come to the Yes Store and see these in person - we are OPEN daily 10am-9pm through December 23 and from 9am-5pm on December 24th.
Jean Nietsch -@lunaglassworks Jean uses glass to fabricate her beautiful ornaments, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and other accessories. About her work, Jean says: "When I was a child I fell in love with the way the light play’s with glass. Over the past couple of year’s that love turned into Luna Glass Works. I love designing my constantly evolving, one of a
kind pieces. I am so excited to share them with you!"
Come in to the Yes Store to see more and come soon as December 24 is our last day
Steve Mori makes beautiful detailed porcelain ceramics and his glazes are truly stunning! In his own words: “At 16 years of age, I remember selling firewood and homemade pottery wheels to save enough for firebricks to build a gas fired kiln. With the help of neighbors and family we had a full pottery studio built in our backyard before I was a senior in high school.. As that teenage guy, experiencing the joy of creativity from clay in a ceramic’s class at San Marcos High some forty years ago was all it took. Sinking my hands into clay was great then and it still takes me to that special place. My desire is to bring enjoyment to the user by providing a full functional piece while allowing me to explore my artistic style…”
Come see jewelry by Laura Giordano of Imagination Canyon at the Yes Store. She meticulously crafts handmade jewelry, specializing in fine silver pieces made from metal clay, bronze and copper and enamel pieces paired with beautiful beads of vibrant colors. #imaginationcanyon
Jess Conti @jesscontileathergoods creates custom leather bags for men and women, wallets, jewelry and made to order, custom pieces. "I love the custom pieces: creating something in collaboration with a client, exactly the way they envision it, which gives them the ability to use it seamlessly every day. This is inspiration in its rawest form. A well-made custom piece can be with you a lifetime and I want you to love it!"
Teresa Pietsch Photography @teresapietsch Teresa is a photographer who creates fine art photographs exclusivly with an iPhone 6. Her coastal scenes have been captured exactly how they were 'placed on sand' by wave action. The images were then enhanced with mutiple iPhone filters to gain the unique soft and sandy texture. Teresa's printing process applies ink to Fine Art paper in a creative and beautiful process called gliclée. Each print is on Hahnemühle Photo Rag® paper, (archival white 100% cotton paper), and uses Epson incks (archival for 90 years.) Come in to the Yes Store and see Teresa's beautiful iPhone-ography work in person.
Lindsey Cossman - @dancingflameglass Lindsey specializes in handmade glass jewelry, including bracelets, necklaces, and earrings using a technique called lampworking in which she uses a torch to shape glass into her finished products. She even infuses local beach sand into her glass. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted by Lindsey in her studio in central California. Pieces are available in many dazzling colors -- come to the Yes Store to pick out the perfect piece for yourself or a loved one.
Linda Sweatt features a line of hand-painted silk clothing and accessories. It is very similar to water color, but on silk. She paints vibrant colors in simple yet elegant designs with watercolor brushes on white silk. Linda says: “My mission as a Goddess/Artist is to capture the essence of powerful women and to show through the use of color and fabric our joy, beauty and wisdom. With my wearable art, I hope to engulf you in your own personal power; unlimited creativeness and fulfillment of your dreams!" Come to the Yes Store and try something on today!
Lisa Brown of @twistedsistersjewelry This is Lisa’s first year in the Yes Store - come see her work and give her a big welcome! She creates unique handcrafted jewelry including earrings, bracelets, necklaces and pins using a variety of metals, such as fine silver, sterling silver, copper and gold-filled wire and sheet. She also uses a variety of gemstones and minerals. Her work is made from techniques like fusing, fold-forming, forging, etching, air chasing and wire manipulation. Seriously - come check them out.
Elaine Hyde is an internationally known glass artist. She began her career in 1969 at The Brooks Institute of Fine Arts in California. After graduating with a BFA in 1972 she worked and trained at the Pilchuck Glass Center under the direction of Dale Chihuly. At the time, the now-famous school was in the second year of operation. In 1974 she opened her beach side studio in Santa Barbara. One of the very few women working in the male-dominated field of blown glass, she has attained a reputation for her exquisite perfume bottles and signature silver lustre glassware.
ARTIST STATEMENT The current focus of my work is to combine blown glass vessels with precious metals and gemstones The glass base is made first then the tops are cast and fabricated to complement the piece and achieve a total sculptural design. The glass is blown, and sometimes iridized with an acid solution to create an opalescent sheen. All of the metal is sterling silver and 14, 18, and 22 karat gold. I utilize both wax casting and soldering techniques. Some vessels contain wearable elements incorporated into the design. These can be worn as jewelry. I design and make all the glass and metal elements in my pieces. #ElaineHyde#elainehydeglass
Check out these metal sculptures by Barbara Larson (Barbs Art Metal) at the Yes Store. Barbara makes animals, flowers and other things from torch-cut metal. They make great decorations for your home or garden!
Ellen Turner - Fantasies in Glass Stained glass artist Ellen Turner was born in Germany, where she received her education. She was schooled at “Hil-Bur Fashion College” for dress designing in Karlsruhe, Germany. In 1974 she moved to the Santa Barbara area. After raising her three sons she continued her love for designing - but in a different direction. After taking classes for stained-glass she fell in love with the art of stained glass and continued to pursue it professionally. She has participated successfully in the popular Santa Barbara “Yes Store”, as well as the annual “Artwalk” at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Her work features an extensive colleciton of one-of-a-kind stained glass pieces, all of her own design, and completely handcrafted with love and care and of highest quality.
Jeweler Gayle Minjarez is our assitant manager on Mondays. Her reticulation process creates undulating mountain landscapes that adorn her jewelry. The texture is created after annealing the metal to bring the fine silver to the surface, and then with the torch working across the suface the flame magically creates the wonderful landscape textures. Gayle also adds color to her pieces with individually hand dyed aluminum metal. The aluminum is dip dyed with layers of resists and drawings and steam sealed to create permanent colored paintings to add interest to her jewelry. She sets the aluminum as stones in bezels or rivets the paintings to sterling frames for her pendants. Each piece is one of a kind. #gayleminjarez
John La Pointe is our Friday manager.
John has been a full-time studio potter since 1977 when he married his wife Noreen and they established their studio near Lompoc, where they both work in clay. John’s current body of work evokes the mood of early 20th century American Art Pottery. His vessel forms are thrown on a the potter’s wheel and enhanced with trailed slip patterns, applied clay modeling, incising and piercing. #americanartpottery#artpottery
Dane Venaas is an artist-craftsman who has been completely involved with ceramics for the past 40+ years. Following studies in Engineering and Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he took to ceramic art with a passion. Dane established a new Pottery program for UCSB Living Arts where he continues to give instruction and to experiment and grow as an artist. His current work centers around functional vessels for the home, including dinnerware, unique vases and handmade sinks. He exhibits his work throughout California, and his pieces are in private collections across the United States. Dane's glazes reflect a sense of movement, depth and color related to abstract expressionism. Each piece is different, yet connects to a common theme. In his own words, “My development as an artist is an evolution of forms and surfaces. Through working and reworking of forms, I gain an intuitive sense of control. Through submitting these forms to the fire, I make the leap into the unknown. The best work is born of the process. Sucessful pieces have a life of their own, a presence that is undeniable and enduring.” #DaneVenaas
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Lapis Lazuli is our Featured Gem of the Month! It is a potent stone for protection and a powerful tool for transformation. Ancient Egyptians used Lapis in burials and believed it to help guide the spirit in the afterlife. Across Europe the ancients used Lapis for protection and believed it could counter the will of evil spirits.
One of my absolute favorite Stones... 💙
Lapis Lazuli is for the traveler, the explorer of worlds and of consciousness! .
Lapis along with every other blue colored bead is 20% off for the month of September!