Welcome to the Studios at Bristol...
where creativity blossoms through interactive learning.This beautiful space nestled alongside Clear Creek on The Silver Thread Scenic Byway is home for unique studios and galleries. In 2008, sisters, Teri Didde Inman and Kathy Didde Killip, became inspired to create The Studios at Bristol in the building that for 26 years had been home to The Bristol Inn Restaurant. Giving space to display decorative arts and crafts was not the only reason for this new venture. It became the mission of The Studios at Bristol to allow both artists and visitors to learn through interactive, educational exchanges using the creative process to empower their expression of creativity. Visiting with artists and craftpersons while they create their art and craft allows a better understanding of the process and builds an appreciation in the mind of the viewer.
UNDERBRUSH LTD. STUDIO, since 1977, features nature inspired designs by Kathy Killip in the form of natural wreaths, angel ornaments, photography, photo-notecards, fused glass, jewelry and Demdaco gift products including Folk Heart™ santas, snowmen & angels; Vintage Virtues® figurines of children; and Wildflower Angels® and Silversong® angels. Kathy uses her talent for combining pattern, texture and color to create her distinctive designs. She designed for Hallmark Cards Inc. for a decade and was one of three founding artists for Demdaco. She offers a rich variety of products that she has designed.
SLICKROCK STUDIO GALLERY features wood art for the home and garden by Rocky Wilson. Uniquely designed benches, loveseats, headboards, tables and bowls hand hewn from juniper and pinon pine from the four corners area spotlight Rocky’s talent for finding unusual pieces of wood and then creating distinctive furniture with them. Natural stone surfaces accent bench and tabletops. Beautiful burls which Rocky has carved out into massive bowls are one of a kind centerpieces.
THE LOFT GALLERY features artworks by local artists. Beautiful nature photography by Bob Seago is offered in framed artwork, mounted artwork and notecards. Vi Koch creates quilt art with images inspired by nature. Woodworking, by J.B. Norton, in the form of cheese trays, tables, and bowls featuring burl wood are products that J.B. enjoys creating. Beautiful surface designed fabrics by Darlene Danko have been fashioned into distinctive jackets. Mary Hoeksema’s watercolors are famous for their crystalline design and fluidity that balance realism, abstraction, nature and spirit. Western bronzes by Bill Chappell are also featured in the gallery. Visit Website
THE WORKSPACE GALLERY features functional pottery by Micheal Smith, western and Asian themed functional pottery by Ron Taylor, felt supplies by Handbehg Felt, gallery photographs by Kathy Killip and giclee prints on canvas by various western artists. Workshops are held in this space for jewelry making, felt embellishing and wreath making directed by Kathy Killip.