Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Gifts Made of Glass

Gallery at Marina Square has quite an assortment of gifts made of glass—from suncatchers, to ornaments, to tiny vials, to dishes, vases, globes, even jewelry! Unique, handmade gifts you won't find anywhere else...

Glass ornamental balls

Monday, April 7, 2014

CRAFTS CLOSEUP • Bonnie Werring

Gallery at Marina Square Presents
a “Close Up” of

Bonnie Werring

Bonnie Werring
Bonnie Werring started in stained glass in 1980 and tries to make at least one window a year. She only does it for fun and usually gives it to a charity to raffle off. She enjoys going through her glass inventory and visualizing a scene using some special piece. She has a lot of glass! This piece was to be raffled off for the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center at this year’s Orchid Show April 4-6th at the Arroyo Grande Regional Center.

Stained glass window © Bonnie Werring

Bonnie’s studio
Bonnie got hooked on fused glass in 2009 when she joined a fused glass class and within two hours created 10 pairs of earrings and a few necklaces. Bonnie already had most of the tools, just needed a kiln. She took more classes at the 2010 Las Vegas Glass Expo and came home with lots of ideas and more glass.

View from the studio
Bonnie’s “studio” is in the garage. She has the 3rd parking space since her boys are grown and living in Shanghai, China and Redwood City, California at the moment. The guys at Miner’s were kind enough to build her an open storage box for her 2' x 2' pieces of glass and she uses it for a table too. Every time she visits a studio on the Open Studios tour she wants to come home and be more organized, but it doesn’t seem to get done. Bonnie also has a great view and can watch birds at the feeder while she’s working.

Fused glass piece, before firing...
... and after

In addition to stained glass windows and fused glass windchimes, Bonnie also makes glass jewelry.

Earrings by Bonnie Werring
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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Ceramic Gifts

Looking for a beautiful ceramic piece? Gallery at Marina Square has plenty to choose from...

Wednesday, February 12, 2014


Gallery at Marina Square Presents a “Close Up” of

Rick Carter

Rick Carter
I’m Rick Carter, and I love making things out of wood! I retired from 45 years behind a desk and traveling on airplanes in 2010 and within a few months I was in my garage making sawdust nearly every day. I must admit that I am a bit obsessive about it. I tend to think about my current project or the next thing I am going to make even in the middle of the night! I source my hardwoods from a local Paso Robles dealer, or sometimes online. I design all my own work and try new things continually. Recently I’ve started a series of decorative bowls that are made from a mix of several different woods. Hopefully others will find them as pretty as I do!

My favorite situation is when someone asks if I can make a custom item to fit their needs. That energizes me to do my best work so they will be happy. My reward is when people love my work.

Boxes © Rick Carter
Butter dishes © Rick Carter
Checkerboard box © Rick Cater
Cutting board © Rick Carter
Co-sleeper © Rick Carter
Kaleidoscope bowls © Rick-Carter
Ships clock © Rick Carter
Trivets © Rick Carter
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Sunday, December 1, 2013

Wooden Gifts

Gallery at Marina Square has several artists who work in wood—here are some of the beautiful gifts that they make:

Creche © Lois Pruitt

Boxes & trivet © Rick Carter

Puzzle, decorations, candle holder
© Lois Pruitt

Cutting boards © Rick Carter

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Holidays Are Coming!

Gallery at Marina Square has lots of ornaments, cards, and gift items for the holidays just around the corner... here are just a few examples:

Fabric pumpkins
Glass ornaments 

Glass ornaments

Wood miniature treasure chest

More ornaments...
Lots of ornaments...

Stoneware mugs
Assorted gifts
Iron door stops

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Garden Items

Gallery at Marina Square has a large selection of items for your garden, among them an assortment of cast iron and bronze garden ornaments:

Friday, March 15, 2013

Boxes and Coasters

We have so many wonderful things at the gallery—among them are various boxes and coasters. Stop by and see what kind of unique treasures you can find for your home or for somebody special.

Assorted boxes
Coasters and coaster sets
More boxes

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Holiday Gifts

Looking for a special gift for a special “someone”?

Gallery at Marina Square has a huge variety of unique and hand-made gifts!

Don't forget to check out our “garden cart” just outside the back door to the gallery!

Miniature print, candy plate, ceramic tile, seed packet, coaster, glass
paperweight, necklace, candle holder
Small wooden box, iron angel, glass window medallion,
mosaic birdhouse, jigsaw puzzle, handmade soap,
iron house plaque
Wooden serving board, coaster set, votive candle, miniature
glass vial and glass vase, glass paperweight, glass salt
and pepper shakers
Miniature painting on easel, wooden Christmas decoration,
necklace, miniature oil on canvas, hand-painted box,
candle with glass holder
Holiday cards, necklace, charm bracelet, glass star
ornaments, wooden Christmas plaque
Tile coaster, miniature framed print, champagne glass
with coaster, glass cat decoration, cloth doll,
necklace, glass ornament, paperweight
One-of-a-kind T-shirt, vase, hand-painted silk scarf