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Brenda Barceló
     Email: essencematpilates@gmail.com
My art has always been the product of a passion, an inner thirst that moves me to create.  I have been a woodcarver most of my life.  At the age of 9, back in Uruguay, my country of birth, I carved my first wooden mask.  It was a very small and painted matte black.  Other masks followed, which I gave away to friends and family.  After exploring ceramics, clay modeling, drawing, painting, tapestry, and other media, my natural tendency drew me back to wood, balsa wood to be specific.

Why balsa?  Fellow woodcarvers and close friends have asked me why I've chosen balsa wood, when it's so fragile and difficult to detail.  They have encouraged me to try harder woods, stone or metal, but somehow, I've always stuck with balsa wood.  Balsa provides a wonderful integration of the malleability of clay and the beauty and permanence of wood, without the hardness or coldness of stone.  I love its lightness, its pure and even coloring, its smell, its feel to the touch.


Belle Rustique
Artisan jewelry by Bonny Doon author/designer Suzanne Barrett
(831) 427-2275

    Email: sjb1441@comcast.net
Website: www.BelleRustique.com
Belle Rustique Belle Rustique Belle Rustique
Offering a gallery of one-of-a-kind designs to complement the unique personality of the wearer.

Wild Iris Studio Sarah Borgeson
Wild Iris Studio (831) 423-3447

    Email: sarah@wearwildiris.com
Website: www.wearwildiris.com
Sarah is a jewelry designer who has been in business for 20 years, 14 of them in Santa Cruz.  She creates fashion-forward collections of glass and stones, changing the designs seasonally to keep up with clothing styles and colors.  Visit her website for more information.


Suzanne Elliot - Home Portraits

    Email: SueElliott@sbcglobal.net
Website: www.SuzannesArt.net

Joy is the word that describes what my art process gives me.  Painting transports me to another world.  I paint in oils focusing on the "plein air" tradition of painting out doors in the landscape.  The plein air painter must work quickly to capture the essence of the scene before light and weather changes occur.  Most paintings are completed in one session using California Impressionist style with rich color, loose brushstrokes and emphasis on capturing the effect of light and shadow.  I write small stories or poems to go with each painting as I believe this adds to the viewer's enjoyment of my artwork.

Art Glass

Therese Baisinger
Art Glass


Website: www.baisingerstudio.com

Stained Glass

Polly Bettencourt - Dragon Art Stained Glass
Custom Stained Glass Windows


    Email: polly@dragonartglass.com
Website: www.dragonartglass.com


The Bonny Doon Garden Company Teresa Sabankaya
The Bonny Doon Garden Company (831) 457-2905

    Email: teresa@bonnydoongardenco.com
Website: www.bonnydoongardenco.com
1520 K2 Pacific Avenue, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Teresa has been doing floral design for weddings, special events, and home and office subscription services since 1999.  Her style portrays the rustic elegance of her surroundings found at home in her Bonny Doon garden.  Her company, The Bonny Doon Garden Company, brings elegant floral design services right to your home or place of work.  Visit the website for more information.

We are now in the Kiosk in front of Bookshop Santa Cruz downtown!
Come by and say hello, and get a special "Dooner Discount"!


Close Cloud Charlotte Lyons
Quilting in Bonny Doon (831) 426-8513

Quilts and quilt classes for adults and kids and everyone. Please read my interesting story inside...


Fire Station Ceramic Mural Shanna Kuempel
Empire Tile Works (831) 426-5670

    Email: postmaster@empiretileworks.com
Website: www.empiretileworks.com
Shanna Kuempel was commissioned for Bonny Doon's first public art project, the ceramic mural at the new fire station. Reproductions of this mural are available as Art Greeting Cards. Shanna and her husband, Mark, operate a local custom ceramic art tile business producing single and framed tiles, murals, furniture, fountains, and other items.