Artists of Sonoma



Sonoma Art Directory


Ann Leech
Leech Studios
jewelry artist, printmaker

At Leech Studios, Phil and Ann create jewelry designs with silver, gold, and select stones. Ann is a native of Indiana with a degree from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art & Architecture. Ann is also an interior designer, painter and printmaker.

Barbara Tocher
jewelry artist, ceramic artist

Barbara Tocher creates jewelry with ceramic beads, ceramics, sculptures and candles. Her jewelry often contains elements from Africa and the Middle East.

Christine Gonzalves
artist, jewelry artist

Christine Gonzalves has been a Sonoma Valley resident, jewelry artist and mixed media artist since the early 1970’s. She is currently the President of the Arts Guild of Sonoma. Christine’s roots are in photography and ceramics. She works with encaustics, etched metals, cast silver, textiles and precious stones. Her art can be found year round at the Sonoma Art Guild off the Sonoma Plaza.

Erika Schmitt
artist, jewelry artist

The artist Erika Schmitt describes her works, “Vessels of The Soul” as “the depth of movement through the stillness of form.” Erika was born and raised in Delaware and attended art school at Kutztown University, Pennsylvania.

Hetty Herman-Minsk
jewelry artist

Hetty Herman-Minsk is a California artist of handcrafted, custom-designed fine silver jewelry pendants and earrings that are embellished with garnets, sapphires and pearls. She is also a weaver and ceramicist.

Isabelle Posillico
jewelry artist

Isabelle Posillico designs and creates individual art pieces with the ability to stand on their own, a balance of beauty and function. Using recycled golds with a precise composition of gemstones, she forms, constructs, and solders each piece into wearable art.

Kristel Phears
jewelry artist, photographer

Kristel Phears is an artist of fine jewelry and also a photographer, who has a store on Etsy and accepts custom orders for everyday or bridal occasions. Her favorite materials are gold, sterling, fine silver, gemstones, natural stones, copper, and crystal. She also creates fine art photography of the natural world.

Maggie Henry
The Painted Spirit

Maggie Henry is an acrylic and watercolor painter, and a collage and mixed media artist. Her Etsy store, The Painted Spirit, offers her mixed media art and watercolors.

Melinda Talbot
Blue Banana Studio
jewelry artisy

Melinda Talbot creates original jewelry designs with semiprecious stones, sterling silver and workable metals.

Michelle Hoting
jewelry artist

Michelle Hoting creates jewelry and small metal arts with organic designs in recycled silver and stone.

Phil Leech
Leech Studios
jewelry artists

At Leech Studios, Phil and Ann create jewelry designs with silver, gold, and select stones. Both are natives of Indiana with degrees from the University of Cincinnati, School of Design, Art & Architecture. Phil also creates wood and metal sculptures, pottery and architecture.

Rochelle Byrne
Sonoma Jewelry Art
jewelry artist

Rochelle Byrne offers handcrafted metalwork, crocheted and beaded Jewelry from her Etsy store, Sonoma Jewelry Art: handcrafted, distinctive jewelry, necklaces, bracelets and earrings. “We pride ourselves in using only the finest materials and we recycle and reuse whenever possible.”

Stacy King
jewelry artist

Stacy King is a jewelry artist and owner of TheDriftHandMade at Etsy. She makes Bohemian and Southwestern style jewelry with stamped Sterling Silver, brass, Turquoise, Poseidon Variscite, and other semi-precious stones.

Tammi Young
French Robin Designs
jewelry artist

Jewelry designer Tammi Young creates gold, silver and gemstone earrings, necklaces, and bracelets.

textile artist, jewelry artist

Theodora Elston is a textile artist who creates fiber arts and jewelry. She is known best for floral depictions in fiber. Theodora has been featured in Ornament magazine and the Fiberarts magazine, and her work is in the Smithsonian Museum.

Victor Ries
metal artist, jewelry artist

Victor Ries (1907-2013), the metal artist and jewelry designer, emigrated from Berlin, Germany to Northern California during World War II. He was one of the metal artists and teachers of the Pond Farm Artist Colony in Sonoma County. He is recognized in the Jewish-American Hall of Fame. He taught at the College of Marin, the California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland and Saint Mary’s College in Moraga.

jewelry artist

Yvonne Giambrone-Martin has been designing and creating jewelry in Northern California for over forty years. Known for their mechanical elements, Yvonne’’s creations are “”miniature kinetic sculptures.””