A Space for Inspiration: The Studio for Arts and Works

I’m lucky to be in a collaborative space for creative professionals and professional creatives at the Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) in Carbondale, Colorado. The building was remodeled from a chainsaw shop into artist studios and minimalist, industrial-style offices on a modest budget using non-toxic, salvaged and recycled materials wherever possible.

I love being integrated in a space that fosters positive creative and collaborative energy. I’m always inspired by the work, passion and work ethic of the other artists and creative professionals here.They provide feedback on design, business, and general tasks like setting up a show. And there’s a gallery to show work and enjoy other artist works during special events throughout the year.

See the images below for work from other artists here at the SAW:


Stanley Bell: www.stanleybellstudio.com
Stanley Bell works in various media, including painting, drawing, printmaking and metal sculpture. Bell’s work draws from a range of sources including pop culture, graffiti, outsider art, illustration and design.

Anne Goldberg: www.goldbergpottery.com
Anne Goldberg has been playing with clay since childhood. Today, she makes wheel-thrown ceramics in her studio at S.A.W. (Studio for Arts & Works) in Carbondale, Colorado.

Lea Tyler: www.tylerware.com
Lea Tyler produces luminous hand-painted wooden bowls. Excited and inspired, she reciprocates energy, new colors, new designs, and new products!

Kevin Passmore: www.UPSKI.com
Upski is a small locally owned company based in Colorado. We design and manufacture equipment for wind mountaineering.

Avi Arenfeld: www.aviarenfeld.com
Avi Arenfield designs ceramics that can be used daily, or during a special occasion. She strives to make pots that people can use, enjoy and contemplate.

Lyla Goldstein: www.lylagoldstein.com
Lyla Goldstein is a studio potter living and working in Carbondale, Colorado. She received her BFA from New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and exhibits nationally, currently showing in the ArtStream Nomadic Gallery and The Clay Studio of Philadelphia.

Tyler McGinn
Tyler’s work incorporates his interest in patterns, language, doodles, and found imagery. The majority of his work is executed on flat ceramic slabs or ’tiles’. This format allows parallels between the original and the end product.

Natasha Seedorf: www.natashaseedorf.com
Natasha is currently living in Aspen, CO and teaching jewelry and metalsmithing at the Colorado Mountain College.