Art Port Townsend – Haden Starbuck

Jewelry and wearable fibers

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Studio

Mystic Beach Studio
4250 Elmira Street, Port Townsend
360-643-1100
Mail to: PO Box 1573, Port Townsend, WA 98368
MysticBeachStudio@gmail.com

Artist Demonstration

Silver-smithing from start to finish.

Driving Directions

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From center of Port Townsend:

  • Take Sims south and turn right on Sheridan.
  • Drive 1.2 miles (2nd stop sign) to Hastings and turn left.
  • Drive south 1.3 miles and turn right on Cook.
  • On Cook Ave. drive .06 miles and take left turn on Elmira Street.
  • Studio is on the right just past the mail boxes. Additional parking beyond driveway.

Driving towards Port Townsend on Highway 20:

  • Left on Jacob Miller
  • Drive through 2 stop signs to Hastings
  • Right on Hastings.
  • Next left turn onto Cook Ave.
  • On Cook Ave. drive .06 miles and take left turn on Elmira Street.
  • Studio is on the right just past the mail boxes. Additional parking beyond driveway.

 

Artist Statement

Jewelry
I started making jewelry because I love rocks, especially local beach fossils & agates . Over the years I have found many aspects of jewelry making that appeal to me, but I'm still most passionate about setting rocks in silver. All my pieces are hand fabricated in sterling silver, copper or brass.

Felting
I grow some of my fiber & I dye most of it too. Felting is a process that involves making wool attach to itself with the aid of soap, water & agitation. I like to say that I annoy wool for a living. Felting is a very old way of making fabric. It has many possibilities in that 3 dimensional items can be made seamlessly or flat fabric can be sewn into your desired form. Many techniques can enhance the wool's ability to hold texture. It's a medium that lends itself well to having a loose agenda. I think felting will hold my attention for years to come!

Dyeing
My love of color leads me naturally into creating color. I start with primary colors & black; then start blending. I generally dye the materials before I use them, but sometimes I create the piece & then dye it.

My work can be found at: Front Street Gallery, Poulsbo; Bainbridge Island Museum of Art; and Mad Hatter & Co, Port Townsend

Studio is open by appointment during the remainder of the year.