Bainbridge Working Studios Hosts Summer Show and Sale

"Summer on Madrona Lane," oil painting by Millard Davidson of Davidson Studios
“Summer on Madrona Lane,” oil painting by Millard Davidson of Davidson Studios

Four Bainbridge Island artist studios will open their doors to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 9-11 as part of the Bainbridge Working Studios Annual Summer Show and Sale. A total of 13 artists will be featured at the four host studios — Davidson Studios, Erthwerks, Mesolini Glass Studio and Rolling Clay Studio.

Bainbridge Working Studios connects the public with Bainbridge artists who work in a variety of media. Founded in 2013 by mosaic artist Raquel Stanick and woodworker Cecil Ross, the nonprofit has the mission to educate, inspire and provide an opportunity for people of all interests to see art and artists in their element.

Fused dishes by Mesolini Glass Studio
Fused dishes by Mesolini Glass Studio

Bainbridge Working Studios is an independent, grass-roots group of professional artists who live on Bainbridge Island and make their living through their art. In addition to the summer event, the organization has a winter show on the first weekend in December. Most of the group’s studios are also open by appointment throughout the year.

Not to be confused with the Bainbridge Island Studio Tour, this event is hosted by full-time working artists with studios on the island, as a way of connecting working artists and their studios with the public.

The self-guided event is free. A map of the studios is available online at

Participating studios and showcased artists:

"Skull" by Kathy Mitchell of Erthwerks
“Skull” by Kathy Mitchell of Erthwerks

Davidson Studios

9000 NE Hidden Cove Rd

  • Linda Davidson, bas-reliefs botanical; and Millard Davidson, oils (studio owners)

Mesolini Glass Studio

13291 Madison Ave NE •

  • Gregg Mesmer and Diane Bonciolini, Glass Art for Living (studio owners)
  • Bill Wentworth, Poulsbo; organic sculpture in stainless steel and bronze
    Jerry Davis, Bainbridge Island; unique interior lighting
    Asha Kent (Temple Gardens), Kingston; garden luminaries


13100 Sunrise Drive NE (between Day & Knight Rd.)

  • Kathy Mitchell, (studio owner); sculpture and sagar/raku
  • Jackie Reed (Cracked Rabbit Studio), Bainbridge Island; sculpture, pottery and raku
  • Don Truscott (Flying Pig Pottery), Bainbridge Island; functional and fun stoneware pottery
"Cone Cat and Dog" by Jane Schupay of Rolling Clay Studio
“Cone Cat and Dog” by Jane Schupay of Rolling Clay Studio

Rolling Clay Studio

11236 NE Sunrise Drive •

  • Jane Schupay, studio owner; pottery, hand building, sculpture
  • Pamela Dick, Fractal Creations, Poulsbo
  • Roberta Beery, Hansville; oil paintings
  • Greg Relaford, Poulsbo; functional ceramics
  • John Herrling (Misty Hollow Woods), Port Angeles; turned wooden vessels
  • Karen Chaussabel, Bainbridge Island; paintings