Carolyn Hazel Drake is an artist & art educator based in Portland, Oregon. I met Carolyn back in 2014 when I used to live and have shop up there in the Pacific North West. She has been a customer & supporter of Dea Dia since then and we have had a major customer crush on her. Her practice melds textiles and porcelain with modern and minimal sensibilities and folk art imagery. Carolyn has a show on view at Guardino Gallery in Portland. Her work can be viewed and purchased through their site & if you're in Portland she can lead you on a (socially distanced) tour.
Marlene Taylor is the Ventura-based creator behind the new Desert Rose Hat Co. We were thrilled when she reached out to Dea Dia and wanted to collaborate and borrow jewelry for her first photoshoot. Desert Rose Hat Co. went live today and we had a chat with Marlene about her personal style and inspirations and favorite Dea Dia Jewelry pieces.