the jackson twins
our entry in the 2008 Western Design Conference at Jackson Hole, Wyoming and her sister piece
Jackson Mesquite Coffee Table
10ft 4 inches L x 2ft 8 inchesW x 1ft 6 inches H
Sister Mesquite Coffee Table
9ft 2inches L x 2ft 6 inchesW x 1ft 6 inches H
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Over Sized Coffee Tables
Mesquite with turquoise inlay
Mesquite no turquoise inlay
We met the most wonderful artists this year at the Western Design Conference and wanted to share their information.   For the full list of artists check out

Photos coming soon!!

Our artist friends

The 2008 Western Design Conference
This group has such a wonderful collaboration of artists creating leathergoods,  furniture and more!! They were handing out Chocolate Buffaloes that helped us ALL get through the days of standing!!

Bill opened everyones eyes to the fact that that arena held an amazing amount of creative vision and dreams brought to reality.

The dresser that Dan dreamed up and executed to the finest of details was exquisite!!!

Richard won the Best Accents Category  and we hope he will still consider creating a glass top for one of our curvy bases.

These two are the most talented young couple we have seen in a long time!!! We wish we had the energy to keep up with them  we would have loved to stayed out late with them.

What can we say Al is the reason we heard about WDC and exhibited in Cody the first time. We are honored to be at the same show as him. It was a pleasure to get to know Mary and Roxie this year.

Dave and Peggy were such wonderful people to meet. We think Dave must be a little nuts to be able to put so much time and detail into the door that won Best Woodworking!! It was intricate and mind boggeling!

The similarities between Lou and Jim are scary but it had to be the reason we felt like we had known the Vilona's for years.(mac & ketchup?) Jim's work is magnificent on an international level and we truly look forward to working together in the future.

To be truthful we met Kimberly & Dave in Cody. We missed Dave this year but enjoyed so many laughs with Sarah.  We loved the Owl and find it interesting that her choice of animal always ends up as a totem for our show/trip!!!

Jerry! Jerry !! Jerry!!! You made us Laugh!!
We can't wait to see the headboard and whatever else you come up with in the years to come!!

Scott was so easy going and laid back!! We are looking for a nice piece of mesquite for him to carve and create.

We met Mike and Julie at WDC in Cody and they are just as nice as we remembered them. The Copper Wall Sconce was a piece of Art.

Les and Tauni are true professionals and so much fun. Les's work is amazing and we know he is a rising star!!

We first saw Cappy's work  2 years ago in Jackson and were inspired. Seeing Lou and Cappy together is such a funny sight the long and short of it!! We look forward to seeing Cappy in Texas.

We love Sonny's work and his spirit. Cheryl's favorite creation of Sonny's is Miss Maleah  4/7

The historical value of Mike & Sharon is significant but the entertainment / hysterical value is even higher we hope to catch the underwear show one day!!

These two soft spoken, talented artist's blew us away with their generous offer of extra Fashion Show tickets so that we could drag Shawn along. It was great getting to know them.

Stephen picked Lou's brain about photography and the best equipment
to photograph furniture with.

We were fortunate enough to end up in front of Stephen's booth so we got to watch as lots of woman played dress up and tried on his fabulous furs and the master of sales showed us all how to do it!!! We look forward to his visit to the shop in November.
If for no other reason we feel like we attended this years Show so that we could meet and get to know Tim & Maureen.  An amazing wood artist and his wife an artist, photographer, writer we both felt an artistic- spiritual connection that we have rarely if ever felt.  We were so surprised to find our photos on their blog: timshoptalk
Check out Maureen's artwork:click here
I know I made a pest of myself at Jacque's booth I really could not help myself looking at all the creations she makes from broken bits of pottery.

The Buffalo Collection at Scenic Mesa
Donna Doye ,Peter Cleary, The Kendell Family,
Mic Kendendall , Julie F. Littlefield, Cigdem Aritan
PO Box 370 Hotchkiss CO 81419

Fifield's, The Studio
Bill & Sandy Fifield
PO Box 366 Conifer CO 80433

Fine Ideas Furniture
Dan Rieple
14250 State Hwy 83 Larkspur CO 80118

Fusio Studio
Richard Parrish
6693 Lynx Lane Bozeman MT 59718

Glasshorse Studio
Ona Magaro & Ira Cuelho
PO Box 712 Columbus MT 59019

Hones Design Studio
Al Hone
7254 South 320 Benjamin UT 84660

Intricate Wood Carvings
Dave & Peggy Ganley
1028 E 3rd St Whitefish MT 59937

James Vilona Sculpture
Jim & Cheri Vilona
P.O. Box 19559
Boulder, CO 80308
Phone 303-444-2363 

Lazy K Studios
Kimberly Bowen
41906 London Dr. Parker CO 80138

Legendary Heirloom
Jerry Van Vleet
38951 Kerr Dam Polson MT 59860

Lone Peak Carvings
Scott Strikwerda
14684 S. Heritag Bluffdale UT 84065

Mike Dumas Copper Designs Inc
Mike & Julie Dumas
124 Otra Dr.  Ivins UT 84738

Nature's Forms
Les & Tauni Powers
14074 Stone Canyon Dr  Draper UT 84020

Old Stones Furniture
Cappy White
PO Box 3971 Pagosa Springs CO 81147

Red Nations Art
Sonny Tuttle
PO Box 388 Lander  WY 82520

River Crossing Inc.
Michael & Sharon Guli
PO Box 127 Bellvue CO 80512

Roman X Bar Ranch
Paul & Phyllis Evans
4349 S. Happy Nampa ID 83686

Stephen Kitto Woodworking
Stephen Kitto
47 E. 450 S. Victor ID 83455

Stephen's of Colorado
Stephen Sanders
PO Box 881749 Steamboat Springs CO 80488

Timothy's Fine Woodworking
Tim Carney & Maureen Shaughnessy
3025 East Bozeman Helena MT 59601

Western Vintage Revival
Jacque Smiley
313 Falcon Road Altus OK 73521

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