MARK & LYNN GARDNER
Our passion for art began for each of us
at a very early age.
While Mark became a jewelers' apprentice
right out of high school in Scottsdale Arizona,
I was majoring in graphic art at a small college
When we met 23 years ago our love
of silversmithing and pottery “sealed the deal” and we have been collaborating
on our work ever since.
About 5 years ago I discovered
torch fired enamel and was fascinated
by watching the powdered glass melt
into vibrant color on copper.
Mark jumped in and started setting those pieces in beautiful sterling silver settings.
We are both involved in the design process
and bounce ideas off one another to create
our unique pieces of small artwork.
Life is too short not to wear art
and we make each piece knowing
that the right person will come along
and be enamored with their purchase.
Nothing pleases us more than to be approached by someone wearing our work.
We both share a love of pottery and find time to switch from silversmithing to getting our hands dirty with clay.
Recently having moved to Sandpoint we are finding new inspiration in the beauty
of this area.