Artist Profile

Greenstone Studio

Medium: Silver / leather / dichroic glass

Description:  Fused silver, fine silver, leather combined as wearable art

Denise Rathbun ~~ greenstone studio I’ll begin with one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite artists: “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understands the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life” ~John Lennon All my life I have been blessed with a positive attitude, a love to make people feel good, and a deep urge to make and give! Greenstone Studio evolved out of something as simple as that. My husband and I have raised our three daughters on our farm, my nest is not quite empty yet, but my urge to get going on making and giving is driving my spirit. I’ve dabbled with many mediums in my life and love them all, my favorites that I incorporate into my jewelry consist of fine silver art clay, base metal clay, sterling silver, leather, fused glass, natural gemstones and the softness of wool, and silk fibers. I am a self-taught artist that continues to learn and grow with inspiration dancing all around me. All of my art is a process from scratch. This is a very important aspect in creating any piece as I believe the journey is just as important as the process. Working with all the different mediums allows for versatility and endless design possibilities. The feeling I get when I see a finished piece after hours or sometimes days of work always amazes me and keeps my inner creative fires burning. My wish is that when someone wears one of my handmade pieces, or feels the smoothness of leather and writes or draws from deep within their souls , or wraps themselves in a warm soft hand felted scarf that they feel a deep sense of feeling good about themselves from the inside out! Earth without Art is just “EH” Enjoy~~ denise

Tour Location: Union Station


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