"Moving to LA from Portland, Oregon, in 2010 marked a big shift in the things that inspire me. The colors of LA are so different than the colors of the Pacific Northwest, so that change alone has influenced the way I approach color in my work. I’m inspired by fine art, patterns from around the world, as well as the little details that often go unnoticed in our busy lives. Many of my patterns have evolved from things I’ve spotted as I walk around the wild chaos of LA or enjoy a quiet moment in my studio." — Erin Dollar

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"I had the dreams and motivation to work for myself, but was still trying to find my niche in the saturated jewelry market. One day, I came across an old love note given to me during one of the brightest days of my marriage. It said simply “I love you, Caroline.” At first it brought me to tears, but once I pulled myself together, it hit me: after William died, I held on to the most mundane notes simply because they reminded me of him. What if I could take these precious sentiments and put them into metal?" — Caroline

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"Son of Søren is steadfast on these principals: unique and quality products, excellent customer service and fast shipping. But beyond that, my plans are permeable. I let my goals shape-shift. And I always try to remember what Biggie said: ‘Stay far from timid. Only make moves when ya heart’s in it.’" — Suzie Sorenson

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"I use the name “gazing bowls” because the word gaze is often indicative of wonder, fascination and awe. Like a rescinding tide or desert after a rain storm, when the bowls are filled with water the color and patterns change. When I look into these bowls I feel as if they transform before my eyes, like staring at the ocean or the sky after a storm. These bowls can serve many purposes; resonant healing objects, meditation, a vessel for your favorite treasures or eye candy. My son loves to use them for our ever-expanding cabinet of curiosities." — Riley Salyards

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