Ed Martin's new studio
It was a nice surprise to get an email from my old friend Ed Martin letting me know that he and several other local artisans have recently opened a new studio/gallery (cleverly called Ed Martin Fine Art ) at 1515 South Fifth Street in Springfield.
Ed has been selling his beautiful jewelry and glass work around town and across the country at art shows for many years - but he's ready to be off the road and thus the new space. His email tells me he's shifted his artistic focus in a new direction --- and is now making custom cabinet doors, tile, cabinet knobs, dishes and more architectural pieces. (He used to make beautiful vessel sinks -- I wonder if he still does.)
The new gallery features Ed's work along with that of Darrin Miller and several other artists -- there is a whole room dedicated to jewelry and other accessories. Its all for sale and ready to be wrapped up for Christmas. If these photos don't make you want to stroll through the gallery I don't know what will.
The gallery is open Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11-6, Saturday 10-4 or by appointment.
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