Here you can see the leaf taking shape on the anvil. A lot of very hard work, and an impressive demonstraton.
Next I visited Daniella Woolf, an encaustic and fiber artist. Encaustic is painting with beeswax, usually over an image of some type. It creates an unusual look, and she combines it in many ways with some of her fiber work. I found it really interesting.
Debra Calkins and Cheryl Kamera are both also fiber artists - Debra working with mostly cotton fabric, threads, and found materials to make wall pieces, and Cheryl dyes and creates devore and felts, making scarves and clothing. She also had an incredible garden.
My final stop was Lynn Mizono, who creates wonderful clothing from fleece and silks. Her home was completely open to us, and it was amazing. She used a lot of unusual materials - concrete countertops, acrylic sinks with lights in them, painted plywood tiles on the floors.
This is one of the sinks - it is in the bedroom, and behind it is the shower - no doors, you can just walk into the opening on either side of the sink. There was a japanese tub next to the shower, and a door that leads into the powder room, to share use of the toilet. Lots of great design ideas!