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Here at Red Ginkgo Designs, we're convinced that life is just too short to be surrounded by things that don't make you smile or have a great memory attached to them! Sometimes, the simplest things we use throughout the day (like the pen for your grocery list, your key chain, or the earrings you wear to just hang out with friends!) are the best way to keep those smiles and memories handy AND express our individual styles.

Although we use very different materials and methods to create art, we're both inspired by the ability to take a raw product (wood, antler, glass, broken china, silverplate, etc.) and create something beautiful and functional out of materials that might otherwise be discarded. In other words, we “reduce, reuse or recycle up.”

Mike is an accomplished woodturner who enjoys creating “practical art.” His bowls,…

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  • Joined September 1, 2011

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native woods, exotic woods, antler, corn cobs, acrylic, stained glass, broken china, wire, copper foil, silverplate, great ideas, inspiration, original designs

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About

Here at Red Ginkgo Designs, we're convinced that life is just too short to be surrounded by things that don't make you smile or have a great memory attached to them! Sometimes, the simplest things we use throughout the day (like the pen for your grocery list, your key chain, or the earrings you wear to just hang out with friends!) are the best way to keep those smiles and memories handy AND express our individual styles.

Although we use very different materials and methods to create art, we're both inspired by the ability to take a raw product (wood, antler, glass, broken china, silverplate, etc.) and create something beautiful and functional out of materials that might otherwise be discarded. In other words, we “reduce, reuse or recycle up.”

Mike is an accomplished woodturner who enjoys creating “practical art.” His bowls, pens, key chains and other small turned items are a beautiful way to add art to everyday tasks. He enjoys finding and working with native woods, but occasionally also creates using woods imported from around the world, antlers and even corncobs.

Becky enjoys creating stained glass and “heirloom” jewelry from pieces of broken china. While her search for the original china pieces feeds her antique shopping habit, some of her favorite creations have been from “family china pieces” that have been handed down through several generations.

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