LOCATION: CARMEL, CA
“I am a strong believer in the power of shapes and symbols. I work where imagery in the disciplines of design, art, and meditaton overlap.”
Fascinated by patterns, shapes, and visual structures which bring the viewer into a meditative and expansive state – Marilet too, finds herself comforted by the imagery that appears while painting, and the use of all-natural materials helps further ground the work. She views her work as a way to contribute goodness into the world, and into people’s homes and lives.
Marilet holds a BFA in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of Boston and a Professional Designation Degree from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Her studies also include two years of Industrial Design at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City and two years of Interior Design at Boston Architectural College.
She has had years of training as a fine art printmaker and is a juried member of the California Society of Printmakers. Her work is in various private collections.
Originally from South Africa, Marilet lived in Argentina and Mexico before moving to the US. She currently lives and works in Carmel, California.
FINE ART + CERAMICS
LOCATION: MONTEREY, CA
Vanessa Cowdrey is a multidisciplinary artist and educator living and working on the Central Coast of California. Her practice utilizes printmaking, painting, photography, and ceramics to create two and three-dimensional inquiries about place, time, and materiality. With a background in design, architecture and agriculture, her works incorporate natural materials at both ends of the production scale, from globally mined and industrially processed to sourced and collected by hand.
Her practice is rooted in curiosity where she pushes materials in new directions, appreciating discarded substances for their unknown potential.
Vanessa is the Ceramics Tech at Monterey Peninsula College where she manages the ceramics studio and kilns.
LEAH CABARDO BY TIDE
CONSCIOUS BODY CARE
LOCATION: CARMEL, CA
Much like the ebb and flow of the Ocean, we too experience ebb and flow in our lives. BY TIDE is gentle wellness. We are a purveyor of thoughtfully designed conscious body care and provisions, sourcing the highest quality and most efficient botanicals and raw materials to support your seasonal ups and downs.
It started with the artisan method of soapmaking and has continued into a deeper dive into the world of herbalism, aromatherapy, and natural perfumery.
Blending both her East Coast style sensibility and a love of the West Coast’s natural abundance, Leah created BY TIDE to encourage slow living, exploration and play, and thoughtful rituals to support all seasons of our lives. BY TIDE is made in small batches in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
LOCATION: CARMEL, CA
We celebrate color and simple design. For us, paper is permanent, and style is foundational.It's been over a decade since Alissa left a career in the corporate world to open the doors to her studio. And life has taken this studio many places, including a garage in Mt. Washington, Los Angeles, and a warehouse in Marina, California.
But, no matter where she is, Alissa is motivated by making beautiful paper products that connect. She believes that paper enhances our experiences with ourselves and one another. Her collection and custom work reflect her love of simplicity and color palette.
Today Alissa lives in Carmel, California with her husband and three young kids. Together they run a neighborhood restaurant, aptly named, Stationæry. Her work has been featured in New York Magazine, Goop, Martha Stewart, and C Weddings.
LOCATION: CARMEL VALLEY, CA
JBovert is a textile artist and weaver working from her studio located on an alpaca farm in Carmel Valley, California.
Jessica makes durable and thoughtful handwoven textiles meant to elevate the everyday experience. Working on multi-shaft looms, each item is one of a kind and made by hand. Biodegradable yarns such as linen, hemp, cotton, and alpaca are sourced from mills with high ethical standards to ensure quality and sustainability.