Meet our New 2024 Artists! Ryan Lewis - Blacksmith Artist - Knife Maker
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by Lorena Patzer
1w ago
Ryan Lewis - Forged Metal Black Smith Bio - Hi, I’m Ryan Lewis, a former firefighter, electrician and blacksmith who makes custom knives sheaths, holsters, and weight kits. I started my blacksmithing career back in 2004 from my garage in Elk Mountain, WY. Throughout the years I taught myself the trade and became obsessed with perfecting my craft and learning new skills. Overtime, my skill and passion for knife making has transformed into a business, Forged True Smithing LLC. In 2016, I was invited on the History Channel show Forged in Fire, where I learned some valuable skills from master cr ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Nicollette Kailiebe - Repurposed Leather Apparel and Accessories
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by Lorena Patzer
2w ago
Bio -Nicolette was born in Jackson, WY and moved to Laramie to attend The University of Wyoming in 2008. In 2013, she graduated with Honors with a B.S. in Business Marketing with a focus on Consumer Behavior and Psychology. After graduating, Nicolette turned down a corporate career and moved to the Mendocino Coast, California, to work sales for a small art company, Siobhan Silks. Working alongside Siobhan, Nicolette honed her ability to sell artwork directly to customers at art shows or to upscale gallery buyers. Inspired by Siobhan’s approach to wearable artwork, in 2015, Nicolette created a ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Laura Hunter - Jeweler and Metal Smith
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by Lorena Patzer
2w ago
Laura Hunter is a full-time jeweler and metalsmith who lives in Casper, Wyoming ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Taylor Davis - Polymer Clay Jewelry
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by Lorena Patzer
2w ago
Taylor Davis - Polymer Clay Jewelry Taylor Davis Bio - Taylor is originally from Dallas, Texas, where she grew up working in various art forms. For college, she went to the University of Wyoming, where she studied Outdoor Recreation and Tourism Management with the Haub School. Here she learned how to think critically about the world around her and take her understanding of nature beyond aesthetics. During college, she started working in polymer clay and by the time she graduated, she had developed a skill set where she merged the medium with her love for the natural world. Statement -Tayl ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Danica Lamb - Tiny Bones Jewelry and Floral Displays
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by Lorena Patzer
2w ago
Danica Lamb Bio - Danica Lamb is a Cheyenne resident that enjoys being outdoors, specifically hiking and backpacking. She grew up in a military family and had several different residences during her childhood, however, it was a move to Alaska in 2015 that really impacted her deep love of nature, exploring the outdoors and foraging. While her degree is in Human Resources and Management, Danica has always had a creative streak and dabbled in many forms of creating over the years. Most recently in early February of 2023, Danica starting her own small business, Tiny Bones & Things, and can b ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Erin Bentley - Engraved Functional and Artistic Glass Pieces
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by Lorena Patzer
3w ago
Erin Bentley engraves functional and artistic glass pieces that focus on Wyoming themes, organisms, and culture. Bio - Erin Bentley is a PhD student in the Program in Ecology and Evolution at the University of Wyoming, where she studies the evolution and genetics of wildflowers in the genus Penstemon (Beardtongues) and art/science education. Born and raised in Green River, Wyoming, she is a fifth generation Wyomingite. Art/Science outreach is an important part of her graduate education, and she recently completed a residency in the Arctic, where she hunted for microbes and made international ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Kevin Shimkus - Archer Woodworking -Wyoming Inspired
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by Lorena Patzer
3w ago
  Kevin Shimkus is a Laramie resident who works for the University of Wyoming by day, but operates Archer Woodworking by night.  Bio - Kevin Shimkus is a Laramie resident who works for the University of Wyoming by day, but operates Archer Woodworking by night. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Kevin spent a great deal of his childhood in the Adirondacks where he would hike, camp, and ski with his family, including Archer- his grandfather and the future namesake of Kevin’s company. Kevin went on to Texas A&M University where he earned his doctorate in physiology after studying ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Rose Gardner -Visual Artist -3 D Mixed Media
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by Lorena Patzer
3w ago
- Rose Gardner Bio - Born and raised in Laramie, Rose is a working visual artist and graphic designer with a completely irrelevant but delightful masters in economics and BAs international studies and religious studies. She spent her adult life spread across Wyoming, South Korea, North Dakota, Oklahoma, working in various fields from marketing to accounting in between school before returning to Laramie. Rose must have accidentally offended a petty minor deity as her life was turned upside down when she started experiencing extreme chronic pain and nearly lost her life in a totally bizarre chao ..read more
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Meet our New 2024 Artists! Rick Walters - Rick Walters Productions - Photographer
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by Lorena Patzer
2M ago
Bio -Rick Walters was born and raised in western Nebraska. He attended the Universities of Nebraska and Wyoming obtaining his BA in Photojournalism. His career includes working at newspapers, tv stations, independent film production and the University of Wyoming as photographer, cinematographer, entrepreneur, producer/director and photographic technician. His work has been published in magazines including Wyoming Wildlife (4x) and on Wyoming Public Television, and large prints adorn walls in the Laramie Hilton Garden Inn and the University of Wyoming College of Business. Now retired, he conti ..read more
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Valentine's Day Gifts and Art Created by Wyoming Artists and Artisans!
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by Lorena Patzer
4M ago
It's the season of love! Looking for a gift for that special someone, such as a partner, sibling or friend? Come and check out our collection of gifts and art, all created by a Wyoming Artist!  We've got heart shaped ornaments, great cards, prints, photography, original art in all styles, sizes and price points! Best off all our art is completely unique, from our Artists!   To view more eye-catching prints and art from our Wyoming Artists, please visit www.worksofwyoming.com   " Stone Bowl " Utah Alabaster Bowl Artist: Jerry Wood   " Steamboat " Multipurpose Olive Wood Sa ..read more
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