Kindred Artisan Shop embodies the lost art of craftsmanship—featuring local artists who specialize in using reclaimed and recycled materials. You will find a wide array of media from glass and metal jewelry, handcrafted clothing, toys, felted hairpieces, bags, hats, bath and body products using the finest natural ingredients and even some local gourmet favorites.
Heather Rafferty • Handcrafted Clothing
Nicole Seaton • Flameworker
Glass, Seaton believes, is like time: it is fluid and mutable. In the art of flameworking, hours melt by as imperceptibly as minutes, and time drips, warbles and flows on its own accord. The secret of glassblowing might very well be the secret to happiness: never stop moving. One of the main tenets of glassblowing is to maintain a steady, constant movement. If motion ceases, the glass will slump! The objective of art is to evoke feeling and emotion, and each JavaFlame piece has a story and distinct symbolic value.
Denise Kowal • Soap Maker
Ted Koutz • Metalworker
Shelley E. Rike H.H.P., C.P.I., L.M.T. • Heart Beat Groove
Born with an innate desire to dance and a deep awareness of the body’s ability to heal itself, she embraced a lifelong adventure of studying as many holistic healing modalities as possible. She has lived and studied around the globe learning many modern and ancient healing practices. She has integrated these practices into her own interpretation of an intuitive holistic practice that she teaches through integrative movement classes, workshops, urban and destination retreats, and her private family practice in San Diego.
She studied at Fort Lewis College and the Silver Sword Academy of Healing Arts in Durango, CO. Graduating as a holistic health practitioner. Her internship was in trauma and pain rehabilitation and then moved on to work with professional athletes for peak performance understanding a full spectrum of different bodies. She then moved to Santa Barbara and opened Metamorphosis, an integrative wellness center. There she continued the study of many different modalities of yoga and pilates as well as studying advanced craniosacral and somatic emotional release. She found how easy it was to combine these practices into her own intuitive modality. Realizing there needed to be a body, mind, soul connection that became the foundation of her approach.
She sees and understands a connection with nature and has a passion for discovering and preserving ancient natural healing practices. She has integrated craniosacral therapy with myofascial, structural integration, thai massage, rolfing, subtle energy therapy and reflexology to create a conscious bodywork modality of her own that supports the initiation of her clients bodies to balance themselves. Her movement therapy is a combination of yoga, pilates, dance and moving energy to create her own style of watching the way the body moves and fine-tuning posture and function. This along with study of herbs, Ayurveda and Chinese medicine principles, whole food body type nutrition and vibrational medicine she has created a holistic complementary approach. She uses her understanding of nature and the body to make natural remedies combining herbs, flowers, and nature essences with homeopathy and aromatherapy.
She consults medical facilities about integrating alternative healing practices and continues to write the curriculum for integrative holistic medicine and movement continuing education. In her free time she travels the globe with her four year old son discovering nature and creating art.
Cesarina Vaughn Pulleyn • Mixed Medium
Cesarina Vaughn Pulleyn has been an artist for as long as she can remember. It was back in high school where she was highly influenced by her wonderful teacher Loni Albin. It was here that she learned an appreciation for all mediums. Thankfully life and circumstances has given her wonderful opportunities to try different avenues of art. She currently enjoy designing products and painting and considers herself a mixed medium artist because she loves all art forms and can never decide which one will move her next to try and create.