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

Toy trucks © Dorsey Dunton

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

Monday, July 2, 2012

Gifts for the Home

Looking for a special gift for your own home... or for someone else’s? Gallery at Marina Square has all kinds of beautiful gifts... stained glass window medallions and hangers, windchimes, decorative tiles, wooden boxes, trivets and baskets, coasters, glass platters and bowls, decorative ironware for outside or inside, candle lanterns, ceramic mugs, bowls and vases, handmade soap, little mosaic bird houses, tiny glass vials... and much more!

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

Monday, March 5, 2012

CRAFTS CLOSEUP • Sandy Christey

Gallery at Marina Square Presents a “Close Up” of

Sandy Christey

Sandy Christey
Sandy Christey designs jewelry and paints on silk.  Sandy enjoys putting vibrant colors together. Sandy says that art is also a meditation for her. She incorporates gems and pendants from around the world in her jewelry, to visualize world peace. She calls it “Healing Art Jewelry.” Semi-precious stones are thought to have healing properties and as she is an RN, that’s a concept that truly resonates with her.
Necklace © Sandy Christey

Necklace © Sandy Christey

Necklace © Sandy Christey
Necklace © Sandy Christey

Sandy also loves painting on silk. The silk is stretched on a frame and provides a surface for the vibrant colors to be absorbed. Since she is inspired by nature, Sandy includes flowers in most of her scarves, purses, and glasses cases.

Hand-painted silk scarf
© Sandy Christey

Hand-painted silk scarf
© Sandy Christey

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Gifts for Kids

Gallery at Marina Square even has some great stuff for kids—from puzzles to soft toys, cards to poems. Come check it out!