Dear (Contact First Name),

Artizan LogoI have always like the month of May.

It somehow marks for me the true beginning of Spring, with flowers and trees in full bloom. We enjoy the "inbetween" temperatures that bridge late Winter to early Summer, and begin the transition of returning our outdoor lifestyles.

We also celebrate motherhood in May. Thanks to all the wonderful women who play such an important part of my life, and yours!

So as we begin this month, I wanted to share some of the new pieces in the Artizan collection. We've acquired new artists whose work is both interesting and appealing, as well as some new jewelry items just right for Spring and Summer.

We'll also be offering some existing merchandise at sale prices - an Artizan first!
Clayton P. King
Artizan on Bull
Artist Spotlight: Peter Driscoll 
 Peter Driscoll

Scrimshaw is the art of engraving on Ivory. Peter continues to practice this art in the traditional manner of the whalers of 200 years ago - working completely by hand, using a sailmaker's sewing needle to engrave original designs on Antique Ivory Piano Keys, Mastodon and Woolly Mammoth Ivory.


Grand PianoColumbia, SC is where Peter calls home. He has created (and sold) more than 2,000 pieces of original scrimshaw. This includes over 100 juried and open regional and national fine art and craft shows, as well as hundreds of privately & corporate commissioned works.


Through his art he hopes to preserve the nearly lost art of Scrimshaw. By creating only original pieces, as well as teaching others through workshops, lectures, and hands-on demonstrations, Peter passes the knowledge of scrimshaw on to others. He also works in other mediums such as sculpture, photography, and drawing with graphite and pen & ink. Justin says, "I believe this helps to extend my choice of subject matter, and expand my creative boundaries."


Black Coin Pearl necklace
Black Coin Pearls
Chocolate Pearl necklace

Freshwater Chocolate Pearls
South Sea Baroque necklace

South Sea Semi-Baroque Pearls