Tools of the Trade

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s the real women that I meet along the way that originally inspired the idea of sculpting my clay cowgirl figures.  Every now and again I like to share a bit of the true stories of the “cowgirls” I have come to know, capable women venturing into non-traditional territories and fighting the odds to make their way.

I am privileged to work down the hall from an incredible woman, artist, and craftswoman who truly knows her stuff.  Originally an architect, she came to Taos NM to work with the Earthship Biotecture groups that build and design sustainable structures before designing and building her own off-the-grid home, now doing most if not all of the maintenance and repairs on that home.  To make her living she started and runs her dynamic and versatile furniture and upholstery business.  Hardly credited for her finished work that regularly appears in magazines featuring notable Taos homes, she not only creates unique individual pieces from scratch for private spaces, but takes on hotel projects here and across the country hiring part time help for some of those mammoth undertakings!

Skilled in a variety of crafts, my personal collection of her work includes the exquisite headboard for my queen sized bed, a lovely leather ottoman with tufted leaf details, a collection of designer fabric pillows, a fantastic leather purse, and a number of sweet hand knitted and felted stuffed animals purchased for gifts.  She always has the right tools, and when I’m stuck on a project I am so lucky to have her right down the hall to advise me on fabrication, construction, and all manner of other subjects including love and life!Movie A Dog’s Purpose (2017)

She’s not riding horses off into the sunset, but she can wield every tool of her trade like the fiery lasso of Wonder Woman!  Visit us in the Arroyo Seco Community Center Studios and work with this amazing woman to create your own one-of-a-kind custom showpiece for your home!Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download

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