Represented Artists

Noah Arvidson

Noah Arvidson

Wood Craft

For Noah Arvidson and his wife, living and traveling in a tiny house on wheels meant finding beauty in the small things that make a house your home. This lifestyle of living small inspired a dedication to crafting superior-quality items for your home that are both functional and beautiful.
Owner and operator, Noah Arvidson, developed a passion for woodworking in his former hometown of Chicago. He developed his skills at Logan Square Woodworks, named for the neighborhood in which he and his wife, Kate, lived for 10 years. But Noah went to college in Durango, Colorado and always wanted to return. So after packing their bags and taking a year-long expedition around the country in their tiny house on wheels, Noah and Kate settled in Durango and opened Animas Craft Woodworks. The name is an homage to the area Noah fell in love with over 20 years ago and where he has finally returned to put down roots and make beautiful, quality, custom woodwork.
Jesse Crawford

Jesse Crawford

Wood Craft

Southwest Handmade is a contemporary heirloom furniture design and woodwork studio based in Durango, Colorado. Founded in 2017 by Jesse and Jaci Crawford, our work is the collaborative process of creating original and meaningful lifestyle pieces crafted from the highest quality natural materials.
Angelo Stancampiano

Angelo Stancampiano

Wood Craft

Making live edge furniture has become my passion.  I have been a carpenter for the past 27 years but really focused in on milling local hardwood trees and making furniture in the last few years.  I used the sawmill originally to help create timbers for post and beam structures in the mid 2000’s I was building.  Then, in 2014 I had the opportunity to mill a large maple log that I saw being removed from a city street in Durango and acquired it.  That was a real eye opener for me.  I’ve always enjoyed seeing the inside of trees that I milled, the different grain patterns, figuring and character that each tree has is unique, just like each one of us brings our own unique perspective to life.  I began asking arborists to let me know if they were taking out any hardwood trees I could use for milling and also had good luck finding a few rare black walnut trees that had died on a farmers ranch that we milled together and shared.  I am pretty well obsessed with turning these local trees into works of functional art and allowing the trees to speak for themselves.  I embrace custom projects and build many unique pieces for clients depending on their taste and needs.  I’m committed to sustainable practices and use only the highest quality non toxic fillers and finishes.  My shop runs on 100% solar electricity and I create art you can truly feel good about!
Animas Artisans

Animas Artisans

Wood, Concrete, Metal

Dylan McClain and Dalton Bevill started Animas Artisans in the spring of 2022. They strive to bring people’s visions to reality in their artisan design and fabrication studio. Both of them have years of experience working with steel, concrete, and wood. They have discovered the infinite possibilities that can arise with a knowledge of a wide variety of materials. Dylan, a Durango native, is a mechanical engineer with a passion for problem solving and design. Dalton, originally from Nebraska, grew up on a ranch and has a love for working with his hands. They consistently work side by side pushing each other to learn, grow, and explore new possibilities.
Jenn Rawling

Jenn Rawling

Artist

Jenn Rawling is a studio artist from Durango, CO who focuses her creativity on painting, print making, song writing, & medicine making.  She is inspired by natural forms, botanicals, being outside, & the elements. She also hand prints her designs on useful goods such as tea towels, shirts, aprons, & tote bags.

Susan Vandenberg

Susan Vandenberg

Pottery

 I have loved clay and making pottery from the time I was a little kid…guess that first sniff of PlayDoh as a preschooler really got me hooked!  But I’ve always collected teapots and plates and interesting ceramic objects from yard sales, thrift stores and ultimately started collecting pottery from potters whom I admire.  I first starting taking classes in college as a hobby and loved taking workshops over the many years with renowned artists whom I admire such as Julia Galloway, Sunshine Cobb, Steven Hill, Lorna Meaden, Adam Field, and Jill Hinkley, to name but a few.  I enjoy creating fun, funky, and functional pottery that will bring a smile to those who use them. 

Anne Beach

Anne Beach

Artist

Anne is a self taught mixed media artist who embraces the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi;
a way of living that focuses on finding beauty in the imperfect and peaceful acceptance of the
impermanent.
Anne loves to reclaim, repurpose and re-love small furniture pieces, frames, lamps and trays
with a strong inclination for chairs. She appreciates inspirational words and whimsical images.
She’s passionate about art and community; served as executive director for arts focused
organizations for many years. Now she contributes her event planning and orchestration skills
to the Cortez Cultural Center.