Monthly Featured Artists

Each month, we feature some of our artists up at the front of the gallery. Usually 3 to 4 artists are featured for the month as well as Artwalk. These artists bring in new work at this time.
 
 
 
 

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Jerry Lyman


   Jerry Lyman, the creator of Buckhorn Crafts came to the area in 1964 with his wife Karen. In the early 1970's, Jerry began experimenting with antler art by making a cribbage board for his father, after seeing an unusual cribbage board on display in Canada. Each spring, antlers are shed from deer, elk, moose and caribou. This painless process enables the animals to grow larger, more majestic antlers. Having always enjoyed the out-of-doors, Jerry willingly scours the mountains to collect fallen antlers for his unusual creations.

   Since his retirement, he spends even more time collecting the antlers. Jerry cuts, carves, drills and polishes the antler into many creative items, including one-of-a-kind cribbage boards, jewelry and buttons. The newest items added are fireplace and grilling tools. Many of Jerry's creations are enhanced by pen and ink sketches done by Karen.
   Mother Nature determines the beauty of these pieces of antler art. Several factors affect the color and texture of antlers. The first factor is the food and minerals available to the animals during the six-month growth period. Good conditions result in larger and more solid antlers. The second factor depends on where the antlers were shed, and how long they have been on the ground. In wet areas moss and algae growing on them penetrate the antler providing the green and pink colors that are sometimes found. In dry areas the color is bleached from the antlers, weather checks appear and some take on the color of the soil. The third factor is if the animal sheds the antlers near a squirrel's home, the critters will take advantage of the calcium and leave chew marks. All of these factors contribute to the beautiful colors and textures seen in the hand-crafted product. By filing, sanding and polishing these pieces of antler, the beauty provided by Mother Nature is richly enhanced.


Contact Information:

360-297-7575
Email:mitzer@centurytel.net


Patricia Thomas


   Patricia Thomas of Clear Vision Photography, addictively photographs scenes throughout the Pacific Northwest. She grew up in Washington State and has explored the local forest, mountains, and Pacific Ocean all her life which helped produce a passion for capturing its beauty. Her constant pursuit of finding hidden gems and stunning scenes produces an active and current flow of images; from waterfalls to ocean sunsets and everything in between.
   Products range from large to small framed or gallery wrap images, matted images of multiple sizes, cards, and calendars.


Contact Information:
www.clearvisionphotography.com


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