In Ruth's own words: "I am happy to introduce you to my art and my passions. My love of creating jewelry has been a journey of many years. The bulk of my work is now in the realm of traditional Silversmithing skills. I also have many years of experience using and teaching Precious Metal Clay and Classical Wire Wrapping.
In my Silversmith work, I love to use unusual, beautiful natural stones which I get from some of the best lapidary artists in the U.S., for the creation of one of a kind settings in silver and/or copper.
I also have a passion for teaching the amazing versatility that Precious Metal Clay (PMC) offers, and the precise finessing of wire, to build beautiful classic settings in the art of Wire Wrapping."
Ruth is a very adventurous soul, whose life experiences have included:
1) swimming as a mermaid in underwater shows at Weeki Wachee Springs in Florida
2) working with the Flipper dolphins at Miami Seaquarium
3) living in Hawaii, setting National age-class records in P...
Laurel's art has always consumed her life and living space. Over the years she has discovered that the better organized she is, the easier it is to produce art. In her adolescent years her studio consisted of her bedroom in her parents' home. To her mothers horror, the room was covered in speckles of airbrush paint, giant stacks of papers, canvases and all manner of unorganized art supplies that had no place to be stored. Since those days, every new space she moves into is evaluated, not for the size of kitchen, or value of neighborhood, but for its use as a functional art studio.
Straight out of college she found the cheapest apartment that had the biggest living/dining room square footage so she could get the largest workbench possible. That workbench was a full sheet of plywood, 8ft by 4 ft, which was held up by paper drawers. It consumed the room, and in the corner she had the tiniest loveseat that none of her friends ever wanted to cras...
If you have been by Splash in the last few weeks, you may have noticed the cute bees buzzing around in our window. While it may seem out of season, we have our reasons... Specifically: a special Valentines event, where you’re invited to “BEE our Valentine!” (See what we did there?)
We’ll have a Valentine card making party, accompanied by delicious chocolate samplings from Honey Love Chocolates! Join us Saturday, February 10th, from 12-3:00. You can make a card for that special someone while you enjoy sampling yummy chocolates (and - of course - our wonderful art).
(And don't forget - you can always check out other upcoming events by visiting our website or following our Facebook page! There's lots of fun planned for the coming months - so swing by and say hello!)
Splash Artists at Hands on Children’s Museum
Splash Gallery Artists have teamed up with the Hands on Children’s Museum, with the common goal of sharing local art with people of all ages. Currently on dis...
Happy New Year from Splash Gallery of Olympia! 2017 was our best year to date, and that's thanks to all of you!
Highlights of 2017 included: being voted "Best Art Gallery of Western Washington" through the King 5 contest, a spectacular Spring Unveiling, chocolate tasting, and the Holiday Boat parade party. Thank you from all of us at Splash Gallery - it was a wonderful year with all of you!
We are looking forward to an even better 2018. We took a few days off to spruce up the gallery (it looks pretty fantastic, if we may say so). We re-opened January 4, with regular hours. We are open Tuesday - Sunday on the boardwalk. We look forward to seeing you. Oh, and be sure to check out our upcoming events! Lots of fun activities are on the way.
January: SALE SALE SALE
Looking to brighten your dark winter days? Join us for our annual Studio Sale January 4th-28th. Find great prices on wonderful, local art, directly from our artists!