The Studios

The Studios

Providing a creative space to work, educate and share our love of art. We pride ourselves in cultivating a rich atmosphere for creative innovators.

Within the Studios we house artist's studios and provide classes in Fused Glass, French and Pilates. Fill out our contact from to learn more!

Meet our Studio Artist's :

Jayne Smoley, Kiln-formed Glass

Throughout my years as an artist, I have worked in many mediums,  however I found my true passion when I fulfilled a life-long dream of working with glass. It is through this deep love for creating artworks from malleable objects that I am able to bring you one of kind objects that reflect the light and love that I hand craft into every piece.  Thus far my journey in glass has included instruction with Bullseye Glass in Portland OR, Pratt Fine Art Institute, Seattle WA. and extensive personal study and experimentation. 

My work is currently represented by several galleries in Oregon in addition to our own Studio Gallery.  Past exhibits include Maude Kerns Art Center, Eugene OR. The Justice Center in Portland OR. The University of Oregon and many private collections throughout the world.

 

Gigi Lassen, Professor and Mixed metal jewelry, Acrylic painting

Gislene Gigi Lassan was raised in the south of France. She moved to Los Angeles in 1978, taught French then founded “France Exchange School”, a language school that proudly received “The Family Choice Award”.
In 2014, Gigi and her husband Allen relocated to beautiful Florence Oregon. Gigi was finally able to continue and fulfill her dream: Create a French inspired jewelry Collection.
Gigi’s collection is a beautiful and inspiring recycled art named “Avec Le Temps.” (With Time).

 

Tamarah Philips, Oil and mixed media



Phillips has been interested in art all her life since she was caught drawing on the walls and floor with lipstick. Her art has come a long way from then to now. Art and writing capture much of her free time when not working at Bon Jour.  Patterns, light and darks, in ink, watercolor, colored pencil  and especially oil set Tamarah’s unique otherworldly style apart from other artists.  These distinctive pieces often depict women’s faces. Her images tell a story, “human figures changing into something magical: dancing, nymphs, and hidden symbols.” Influenced by Daisetsu Suzuki, she strives for her art not just to be technical, but to grow from her unconscious creations.  Inspired by working with bright, vibrant color Phillips says of her work, “Wherever the muse speaks, I follow.”

 

Carol Prendergast, Pilates at the Studios

Carol C. Prendergast received her doctorate in education from Columbia University in New York City and was fortunate to have enjoyed a rich and rewarding 30 year career as a professor and nationally-recognized expert in developmental and family-centered care for infants.  When the time came for her to close that chapter, she sought out a new career that would fulfill her love of teaching and helping others.

Once Carol was introduced to Classical Pilates she knew it was just what she was seeking. She was drawn to the benefits of the multi-faceted practice that offered a way to strengthen your core and entire body combined with a mind-body connection. As a certified Peak Pilates® instructor, she delights in seeing the transformation of her students as they gain strength and confidence, and experience the power in their bodies.

 “Every moment of our life can be the beginning of great things” - Joseph H. Pilates