Domain Events

Fun, Fascinating, Talented: Meet the Artists in November, December and January!

Plan now to attend our next three “Meet the Artists” events at Domain!  Coming up on November 21st is jewelry artist Doug d’Souza.  On December 19th, meet pop/folk artist Hugo Porcaro.  Mixed media artist Peggy Wollins will appear on January 16th with her menagerie of fish, birds and other creatures.

Our “Meet the Artists” events occur on the third Saturday of each month, featuring complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz, and coinciding with Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.   Make a night of it in Gulfport every Third Saturday!

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Meet the Artist: “Flame-Chased Metal” Sculptor Kevin Webb

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant "flame-chased metal" geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios

Kevin Webb poses with two of his giant “flame-chased metal” geckos in front of his 10th Avenue West Studios.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will feature “flame-chased metal” artist Kevin Webb during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, October 17th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport). Webb’s metal “creatures” incorporate his own signature method of coloring and curing, resulting in bright, swirling hues. Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered during the event as well as live jazz.

A school of "flame-chased metal" fish by Kevin Webb

A school of “flame-chased metal” fish by Kevin Webb

Working out of his own 10th Avenue West Studios in the Bradenton Art Village, Webb crafts a metal menagerie of Florida wildlife, including fish, crabs, geckos and turtles. He developed his signature coloring process when a friend who worked with copper enameling was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease and could no longer safely use a kiln. He attempted to develop a method of “cold enameling” for her, and though the experiment was unsuccessful, it resulted in the “flame-chased metal” process he has used on his art work ever since. With a torch, each piece is colored with a mix of polymer enamels and epoxy sealants, with a high gloss finish achieved from the curing process. The art works are weather-resistant and can be displayed indoors or outdoors. Webb uses recycled materials as much as possible, including roofing metals, wine bottles and fencing wire. Webb’s art work is available in galleries throughout the country. Domain Home Accessories & Gallery is the exclusive retailer of his work in the Tampa Bay area.

A "wino fish" by Kevin Webb

A “wino fish” by Kevin Webb

Since March 2001, Domain Home Accessories has offered unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” was added in 2012 to the adjacent space and now showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

A "flame-chased metal" crab by Kevin Webb

A “flame-chased metal” crab by Kevin Webb

“Meet the Artists” events at Domain occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk. For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086, dan@igc.org; or visit DomainHomeAccessories.com.

A "flame-chased metal" sea turtle by Kevin Webb

A “flame-chased metal” sea turtle by Kevin Webb

To see a few more examples of Kevin’s work, click HERE.

Watercolorist Shares Art & Openness About Parkinson’s

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will welcome watercolor artist Ron Czerniec during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, September 19th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport).

Czerniec relocated to St. Petersburg earlier this year and began offering his work at Domain very recently.  This will be his first appearance at the Gallery.  Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered during the event as well as live jazz.

While raising his family in Northern Virginia, Ron Czerniec pursued a successful career as a high-level financial officer with USA Today for 23 years.  He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 2006, which necessitated his departure from the newspaper operation in 2008.

Since that time, he has passionately pursued his creative outlet of watercolor painting, in which he had only dabbled in previous years.  He has become a prolific watercolorist, including many depictions of Florida scenes he has captured since moving to St. Petersburg.

Czerniec has also passionately pursued outreach, education and advocacy for Parkinson’s for the past several years.  His forthcoming book, “A Life Interrupted –  Invaluable Lessons Learned in my Dance with Parkinson’s,” details his own journey with Parkinson’s and offers help and hope for others living with the same or other chronic, “life-interrupting” conditions.

Czerniec explains, “I call Parkinson’s ‘a perfect marriage; it never quits, is always there for you and increases its devotedness to you over time.’ Like a perfect marriage, there are good times, bad times, hope, sadness, happiness, emotional times and real learnings.”  Domain offers both original works and prints by Ron Czerniec.  The artist donates 10% of all proceeds from his art work to the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

Since March 2001, Domain Home Accessories has offered unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” was added in 2012 to the adjacent space and now showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at Domain occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.

Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086.

Click HERE to see more examples of Ron Czerneic’s paintings.  And please LIKE US ON FACEBOOK.

Vote For Us!

PLEASE VOTE for Domain Home Accessories & Gallery! Our business is nominated for the 2015 Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Awards in these categories under Goods and Services:

 Best Store Staff
 Best Homemade Crafts Gallery
 Best Handcrafted Jewelry
 Best Home Décor

Please click here to go to the online voting site. Vote as often as you wish.

There are also several other great Gulfport businesses, places and events for you to vote for in other categories. We appreciate your support!

Friendly and Fascinating: Artist John DeGiorgio at Domain This Saturday!

 

Artist John DeGiorgio

Artist John DeGiorgio

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will welcome artist John DeGiorgio during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, August 15th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport).  DeGiorgio is a recent transplant to Gulfport and began offering his work through Domain earlier this year.

It will be his first personal appearance at the Gallery.  Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered during the event as well as live jazz.

"Once Upon" expresses a Surrealist attitude.

“Once Upon” expresses a Surrealist attitude.

John DeGiorgio creates images that present themselves to him both in actuality and in imagination.  He works in graphite, colored pencils, charcoals and other media, primarily on paper.  He has also worked in painting and murals.  In New York, he was fond of capturing quick candid portraits in the city’s subways.

Male figure study with exaggerated shoulders

Male figure study with exaggerated shoulders

His figure studies range from models to people on the street to friends.  Other works include faces and bodies and body parts amid surrealist landscapes. His guided “journeys” for people exploring art and creativity include one-night group “Paint Dates,” as well as more intensive multi-week self-portraiture projects called “Shedding the Mask.”  Domain offers both originals and prints by John DeGiorgio.

"Partners in the Vortex" by John DeGiorgio

“Partners in the Vortex” by John DeGiorgio

To view more examples of John’s work, click here to view a photo gallery with other examples.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.

Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information on this event, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086; or visit our Facebook page.

Meet Jewelry/Home Accents Artist Joan Patterson in her First Personal Appearance at Domain

 

"window lizards"

“window lizards”

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will welcome Jupiter, Florida artist Joan Patterson during its next “Meet the Artists” event on Saturday, July 18th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. (3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport).

Patterson’s jewelry and home accents have been offered at Domain for many years but this will be the first personal appearance by the artist.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered during the event as well as live jazz.

Joan's turtle fan pulls have proven to be one of the most popular items of hers offered at Domain.

Joan’s turtle fan pulls have proven to be one of the most popular items of hers offered at Domain.

Scotland native Joan Patterson nourished her creative growth as a child with countless visits to the museums of Glasgow.  In the early 1990s, following a vacation to Miami, she relocated to Jupiter, Florida where she still resides.  After self-taught study and work in stained glass, she progressed into three-dimensional forms that have evolved into the jewelry and home accents that are now her signature pieces.

A mermaid choker

A mermaid choker

Her work primarily incorporates copper and glass, with inspirations from nature, Art Deco and Art Nouveau styles.  Additionally, some of her pieces incorporate limpet shells which her sister collects from Scottish beaches and sends to her.  Patterson’s jewelry includes bracelets, earrings, chokers and pendants.  Her home accents include night lights, fan and lamp switch pulls, window decorations and tabletop clocks.  She shows her work in numerous art shows throughout Florida.

An intricate fish fan pull

An intricate fish fan pull

To view more examples of Joan’s work, click here.

Artist Joan Patterson

Artist Joan Patterson

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, greeting cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

Charles' commercial graphic art work includes this imaginitive scene in the Gulfport Art Walk logo.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information on this event, contact Diane Bragg, (727) 302-9299.

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Florida Woodcarver Appearing This Saturday

 

Sea turtles by Daniel "Abrahan" Flores

Sea turtles by Daniel “Abraham” Flores

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Florida woodcarving artist Daniel “Abraham” Flores.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, June 20th, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

Daniel “Abraham” Flores is a Florida native who currently resides in Panama City Beach. His fascination and love for the outdoors, where he encounters sun, sand, fish, birds and other creatures inspire much of the subject matter for his art. The lore of the sea also inspires his works depicting whimsical mermaids.

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel "Abraham" Florees

Marine birds and wildlife are favored subjects of Daniel “Abraham” Flores.

Most of his pieces are carved and sculpted on recycled wood salvaged from construction sites, lumber yards and mills. He also applies his signature carvings to vintage furniture. After being carved, the pieces are painted, and then thickly layered with protective lacquered finishes. His art works are often mistaken for polished ceramics due to their texture and sheen. Most wall-hung pieces are suitable for display in protected outdoor areas.

Flores offers his art work at numerous outdoor festivals and markets. Since his introduction to Domain visitors three years ago, he has developed a significant number of local collectors and has proven to be one of the most popular artists represented there.

To see a few more examples of Daniel’s work, click here.

This vintage bureau has been updated in the signature style of Daniel "Abrahan" Flores.

This vintage bureau has been updated in the signature style of Daniel “Abraham” Flores.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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Meet Ceramic Artist Laurie Landry This Saturday!

Artist Laurie Landry is pictured here with one of her shell totems.

Artist Laurie Landry is pictured here with one of her shell totems.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature ceramic artist Laurie Landry and her work.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, May 16th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

Artist Laurie Landry was born near Minneapolis, where she spent most of her first 46 years of life.  After living briefly in the mountains of Northwest Georgia, she relocated to St. Petersburg in 2013.  Her lifetime fascination with art was noticeable when as a child she eschewed dolls and favored crayons, Etch-a-Sketch, Lite Brite and Spirograph.

A parrot and magnolia bud are featured in this Laurie Landry totem.

A parrot and magnolia bud are featured in this Laurie Landry totem.

She was in her thirties when she focused her creativity on clay, working and learning under the guidance of well-known artists.  She has gone on to teach ceramics to school children and has exhibited her work and earned awards in numerous art galleries, shows and festivals, including local events such as Art Festival Beth-El and Florida CraftArt Festival.

Birds are a principle inspiration for Landry, as well as plants, shells, fish and other objects and creatures she has encountered in her gardens and treks through nature.  The totem is a favored form consisting of stacked smaller pieces, each thrown, altered and painstakingly hand-carved.  Each smaller piece on the stack conveys its own character and statement, while the combined totem creates another statement of its own, perhaps a remembrance of one image after another as seen on a journey.

Landry’s work also includes functional stoneware and porcelain pieces, including cups, bowls, vases and jars rendered with a hand-carved “sgraffito” technique.

Laurie Landry's collection includes sgraffito cups, bowls, plates and jars, as well as stoneware pieces, each with intricate hand-carved designs.

Laurie Landry’s collection includes sgraffito cups, bowls, plates and jars, as well as stoneware pieces, each with intricate hand-carved designs.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery has only recently begun to show Landry’s work and is pleased to offer this opportunity for its customers to meet her and discover her work.  She will offer additional pieces for one night only during the event.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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Meet the Artist: Derrick Johnson of “Stankin” Studios, Saturday April 18th

A "Stankin" fish by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” fish by Derrick Johnson

 

Derrick Johnson stands beside a set of his "Stankin" doors.

Derrick Johnson stands beside a set of his “Stankin” doors.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport “Funk” artist Derrick Johnson.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

A "Stankin" Aqua-Boogie creation

A “Stankin” Aqua-Boogie creation

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport “Funk” artist Derrick Johnson.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, April 18th, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.

Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre will be offered as well as live music by jazz saxophonist Henry Ashwood.

A "Stankin" chest of drawers by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” chest of drawers by Derrick Johnson

Popular local artist Derrick Johnson works out of his own “Stankin Studios.”  The “stankin” expression was derived during a musician friend’s gig when the word came out of nowhere to describe a particularly passionate and funky moment during the session.  Johnson describes, “When ‘stank’ hits your face, it’s the same as having beauty hit you.  You go ‘OOOOO-Weeee!’”

Johnson’s “stankin” art is a whirl of color and shapes applied to a wide array of objects and materials, including furniture, sunglasses, ironing boards, jewelry, wood, doors, walls and metal.  Johnson located to Gulfport from Baltimore in 2004.  He has participated in a variety of outdoor markets and art festivals and his work has been shown at venues including Leepa-Ratner Museum of Art (Tarpon Springs) and Divine Excess Folk Art Gallery (Bradenton).  He frequently paints objects on commission.

A "Stankin" bird (with an especially big beak!) by Derrick Johnson

A “Stankin” bird (with an especially big beak!) by Derrick Johnson

For the last few years, Domain has offered pieces in his series of framed metal sculptures resembling three-dimensional “funk” aquariums he calls “Aqua Boogie.”  For the “Meet the Artists” event, Johnson will be offering a much wider variety of art works and painted objects for one night only.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, earning a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.  Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org;

or visit our Facebook page.

"Stankin" switch plates and outlet covers by Derrick Johnson

“Stankin” switch plates and outlet covers by Derrick Johnson

Meet the Artist this Saturday: Reverse Painted Jewelry by Jane Carpenter

A colorful garden-inspired scene is reverse painted inside a heart, and embellished with sterling silver birds in this piece by Jane Carpenter.

A colorful garden-inspired scene is reverse painted inside a heart, and embellished with sterling silver birds in this piece by Jane Carpenter.

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to feature Gulfport artist Jane Carpenter and her colorful reverse-painted jewelry. This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, March 21st, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport. Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz will be offered.

Jane Carpenter’s bright and whimsical jewelry is inspired by her “menagerie” of animals, as well as the garden and sea. Each of her pieces includes meticulously-rendered reverse paintings on clear Lucite, created using tiny brushes, applicators and even toothpicks. The reverse painting technique dates from the 4th century. Carpenter’s jewelry, including earrings, pins, pendants and necklaces, is mounted on embossed and embellished sterling silver. Her other art works include paintings on Masonite and Plexiglas, as well as pen and ink on paper.

Portrait of the artist Jane Carpenter wearing a "mystic hand" necklace she created.

Portrait of the artist Jane Carpenter wearing a “mystic hand” necklace she created.

Carpenter earned her BA and MFA in art, with an emphasis on jewelry. She has spent many years plying the art show circuit throughout the country. After discovering Gulfport in the early 1990s and finding it “quaint, welcoming and full of artists,” she began living here as a “snowbird,” then moved fulltime in 1994. Her jewelry is a recent addition to the offerings at Domain. She will be showing several additional pieces for one night only during this “Meet the Artists” event.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers. “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.

“Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk. Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings. Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene. Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient. Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.

For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org; or visit and LIKE our Facebook page.

Bright colors and the artist's sense of whimsy are reflected in this caterpillar pendant.

Bright colors and the artist’s sense of whimsy are reflected in this caterpillar pendant.

Click here to view photos of some of Jane’s other pieces.

Then join us this Saturday to meet Jane and see many of her other pieces up close.

 

Tent sale this Saturday!

Visit us before/during/after Gulfport's City-Wide Yard Sale and Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes this Saturday! Our tent sale merchandise will be deeply discounted, including art work, home décor, mirrors, cards, bath & body, lamps and more.

Visit us before/during/after Gulfport’s City-Wide Yard Sale and Pink Flamingo Tour of Homes this Saturday! Our tent sale merchandise will be deeply discounted, including art work, home décor, mirrors, cards, bath & body, lamps and more.

Hundreds of New and Collectible “Bari Ware” Ceramics: Join Us This Saturday

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Pottery artist Bari Precious

Domain Home Accessories & Gallery will host a reception to welcome visiting pottery artist Bari Precious and highlight a large cache of new work by the artist.  This installment of Domain’s monthly “Meet the Artists” events will take place on Saturday, February 21st, 6 until 10 p.m. at 3129 Beach Boulevard South in Gulfport.  Complimentary wine, hors d’oeuvre and live jazz will be offered.

The colorful and functional pottery of Bari Precious has been a hit since it was first offered by Domain four years ago.  It is now regularly collected by a large number of clients.  This new selection of pieces will offer a chance for guests to add to their collections of “Bari Ware” and will be sure to attract new collectors.  Domain is the only retailer offering her ceramics east of the Mississippi River.

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari's Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

A welcoming sign stands at the entrance to Bari’s Precious Pots Studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri

Working in her “Precious Pots” studio in the rural outskirts of Springfield, Missouri, she produces a variety of stoneware pottery that is art with practical applications in the home.  Her hand-painted designs and glazes display a sense of tribal, geometric or nature-inspired influences.  In addition to vases, pitchers and mugs, she creates bowls, plates, platters and dishes that are specifically designed to be safe for use in ovens, microwaves and barbecues.  Domain also offers copies of some of Bari’s favorite recipes which can be made and served using her stoneware pottery including baked brie, brownies, banana bread, honey-mustard chicken and baked fish.

Bari's pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

Bari’s pottery is largely functional, including lovely pieces that can be used for baking and serving.

Bari Precious was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia and became interested in working with clay from an early age, going on to study sculpture at the Vancouver School of Art.  She left school to embark upon other adventures, including farming and communal life, and then travels through Europe, Asia and the Middle East during the 1970s.  She nurtured her fascination with Iran by spending time there teaching art and English, and later returning to work with archeologists by building a kiln and reassembling excavated pottery.  On return to the U.S., she raised her family for several years before reentering university studies and earning a B.F.A. in ceramics.  Her studio, gardens and home in the Missouri countryside are comfortable spaces where visitors are welcome to stop, share tea and peruse her “Precious Pots.”

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Bari Precious stands next to a large selection of her pottery.

Click HERE to enjoy some photos of the artist and her work.

Established in March 2001, Domain Home Accessories offers a variety of unique art, décor, lighting, jewelry, cards, home goods and more, and has earned a reputation as one of Gulfport’s most respected retailers.  “& Gallery” opened in 2012 in the adjacent space and showcases the work of over 40 local and regional artists.  “Meet the Artists” events at “& Gallery” occur during Gulfport’s popular Third Saturday Art Walk.  Artists and artisans line the sidewalks of scenic Beach Boulevard on Art Walk evenings.  Independent shops and boutiques, live music venues, street performers, and Gulfport’s many popular restaurants are all part of the lively Art Walk scene.  Parking in the waterfront village is free and convenient.

Free trolleys are available for visitors parking in remote sites for transportation to and from the hub of Art Walk.  For more information, contact Daniel Hodge, (727) 366-4086 or email dan@igc.org.

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