You don’t even need a bouquet to feel like Spring is approaching when you have one of these botanically inspired vases from Mary-Melinda Wellsandt. Multiple shapes and sizes of vases, cruets and stemware can be found with whimsical, ribbon-like or floral designs in rich, tropical tones. New pieces have been added to our inventory with [...]
“These are too perfect, they aren’t really inlayed by hand, are they?” This is one of our most frequently asked questions here at Childhood’s End, and we are always proud to answer, “Oh yes, they are!”.
What started out as a hobby for a teenager has developed into a successful and rewarding business for woodworker, Randy [...]
Bold patterns and subtle brushstrokes are totally different, but equally as impressive in one of our newest lines from Shoreline potter, Sam Scott. Best known for his patterns of leaves and soft lines in warm browns and denim blues, it’s hard to believe that he is just as accomplished with the contemporary feel of his [...]
Back in the gallery, is a artist you may remember from the Women Painters of Washington exhibit we hosted last March. Throughout the show, we asked our customers and artists to vote for their favorite piece, and Randena Walsh’s pastel, “Conversation” tied for first place out of 66 pieces! Naturally, we were excited to feature her [...]
Known best for his contemporary abstract impressionism in the media of pastel, watercolor and gouache, Olympia artist Bill McEnroe is still keeping us guessing. Inspiration for his latest pieces is drawn from his interest in pictures he recently saw of frescos in old Italian churches damaged during WWII. Having little money for restoration after the [...]
Did you receive some new jewelry over the holidays, or have some family heirlooms that you cherish? Are you tired of shuffling through little cardboard boxes and tiny pouches trying to find a certain piece? It’s time to give that jewelry the respect it deserves by giving it a gorgeous, new, organized home. We have [...]
Happy New Year to all of you who supported us for over four decades now! We are looking forward to another year of bringing creativity and imagination into your lives while supporting American artists and their work.
All the best to you and yours in 2014!
The gallery will be closed January 1st and 2nd. Regular [...]
Or, should we say gifts with a repurpose? Childhood’s End is proud to note that several of our current artists are not just talented, but environmentally conscious as well. You will be able to find jewelry crafted using old watch parts, repurposed copper wire, the seeds from the acai berry and even a line [...]
Did you know several of our favorite gallery jewelers are from right here in Olympia? Jeff McKenzie is best known for his casting of the North Coast Collection designed by Paul Wagner, but his own pieces of reticulated silver and gold with precious stones are flying out the door. Fair Portia’s Gina Vitale is known [...]