Artists of Sonoma



Sonoma Art Directory


Charles B. Cobb
woodworker, furniture designer

Charles B. Cobb makes furniture and artwork out of steel and wood, including floor and table lamps, cabinets, chairs, desks, hall entry pieces, handrails, and tables.

Greg Zirbel
artist, photographer

Greg Zirbel is a Northern California photographer and folk artist, known for detailed birdhouses and bird feeders. Many of the birdhouses are replicas of prominent landmarks, historical buildings and wineries throughout Sonoma County. His photography is about the natural beauty of Northern California and the Wine Country in particular.

Hugh Buttrum

Hugh Buttrum masters woodturning, a form of woodworking that is used to create wooden objects such as bowls and housewares using a lathe.

James Gray
Studio Gray
sculptor, ceramic artist, woodworker

James Gray is a sculptor and ceramic artist who creates artwork and furniture in stone, wood, resin, and mosaic. He attended the School of Classical Woodcarving in Denver, and now has a studio in Sonoma County, California.

Jan Schultz

Jan Schultz, Sonoma County artist, is known for vintage and re-purposed welded metal sculptures, and yard art.

Jerry Kermode
Wood Turnings

Jerry Kermode describes his art as “woodturning: artistic and functional.” He scouts out native wood, and turns them into organic vessels that emphasize the natural grains, using lathe and sandpaper. Partner Deborah Kermode administers the final finish with steel wool and beeswax. Jerry has a background in carpentry and Victorian home restoration.

Martin Munson
artist, sculptor

Martin Munson’s metal art contrasts natural and man-made forms. He uses a combination of forms and materials in his furniture and artworks, often working with the recycled or second hand. Martin has a M.F.A. in Sculpture from Southern Illinois University, and B.A. in Sculpture from Sonoma State University. He also attended the Academy of Art College in San Francisco.

Michael Palace

Michal Palace is a wood artist who specializes in “Furniture with a Story”. His furniture designs are often made with sustainable, recycled and eco-friendly woods.

Ralph Ramirez

Ralph Ramirez, the craftsman and wood artist, produces “one-of-a-kind decorator and functional bowls, vases, platters, and vessels turned from beautiful Northern California woods; maple burl, redwood burl, black oak burl, walnut burl, and many others.”

Rick Butler

Rick Butler is a metal artist whose interest in welding led to his current interest in making metal totems, garden sculptures and garden panels. He often uses dissimilar metals, and organic materials in his artwork.

Rod Surber
Salvage Woodworks

Rod Surber makes bowls, chalices, goblets, vases, boxes, kitchenware and other wooden gift items in functional and sculptural designs. His wood turnings are hand-crafted from locally salvaged timbers.

sculptor, mixed media artist

Susandra Spicer-Philpott is a Sonoma County artist of sculptures and abstract assemblages, using metal and mixed media.

wood artist, sculptor

Takayuki Zoshi creates wood sculpture, wood carving and spiritual images. His art career extends over 30 years, is rooted in the Buddhism tradition, and transcends it.

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.

artist, sculptor

Vincent Malcolm is known for his original, handcarved sculptures on reclaimed California wood. He was born Jamaica and has been carving and whittling all of his life..