meet our staff

The Artisan Gallery Staff

(top row) Lauren, Heidi, Jack (bottom row) Vanessa and Chloe

Having enjoyed the past 22 years raising our three wonderful sons, I'm now enjoying a little "me" time. The results: I'm having a great time with my horses and enjoying the support of my family who can play along with my dream of being a cowgirl.

I love clothes and I love helping women find that perfect outfit or that perfect piece for their closet. I am constantly searching second hands shops for fabric that I can reuse in my designs (Shopgirl Studio). I love the idea of making something new out of a well loved garment...honoring its past life and creating a new one.

After closing up the gallery for the night, I wear a lot of different hats: writer, painter, and jazz musician. If all goes according to plan, I'll eventually retire and open a hat shop.

Whether I'm editing photographs, cutting my own hair, molding papier-mâché theatre props or brewing kefir at home, I aim to create a life full of serious bravery, playful curiosity, kind collaboration and confident personal style. I look forward to greeting you at The Artisan Gallery!


The Artisan Gallery gives me a chance to focus on details; the beauty of objects and the relationships sparked between humans and art. I love to observe and analyze the ways that people interact with different types of media. Outside of the AG, I teach a class called Critical Media Collective, where teens take a closer look at pop culture and analyze their own media habits.