Red Step Studio handcrafted terracotta tiles


Tile Organizations
Artisan Tile Northwest
Diverse group of local handmade tile artists. We are currently about 45 strong, and host an annual handmade tile festival in the fall. The 2013 show will be held at the Center for Urban Horticulture in Seattle of October 5th. The Show Sechedule page will have more information closer to the date of the show. Artisan Tile NW is now on Facebook!
Tile Heritage Foundation
Founded in 1987, the foundation is dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation of ceramic surfaces in the United States.
Artist groups and galleries
Downtown Poulsbo's Front Street is host to many galleries and shops–it's a fun area to explore. I've been a member of this artist coop since November 2018. The Front Street Gallery is located at 18881-A Front St. NE, and open Friday–Monday 10 am to 6 pm, and Tuesday–Thursday 11 am to 3 pm. Facebook and Instagram.
Founded in 2018, this group of 14 printmakers are active in supporting each others explorations in various methods of printmaking, putting on group shows, and active in the Wayzgoose Kitsap steam roller annual Labor Day printing event.
Collective Visions Gallery
A stellar group of West Sound professional artists showcase their art in the heart of downtown Bremerton. I showed my tiles, relief prints and paintings here since 2003. I left the gallery in 2021 after 18 years of active membership. Check out their First Friday art walk-5 to 8pm. The gallery is a short walk from the Bremerton ferry dock. Look for them on facebook and instagram!
Some of my favorite Artists
Richly textured conceptual and abstract encaustic painting
Using relief printmaking, letterpress type and acrylic paints, Meredith creates charming originals and now a greeting card line through her company Stubborn Twig Design.
Shane Miller
Exquisitely crafted photoetched jewelry and boxes with rich narrative content


Graphic designer, amazing landscape painter and fine art instuctor. Just published  Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice
  Karen Johnson
Beautiful photomontages from a talented graphic designer
Leslie Newman
Delighful illustration
Spectacular interior murals and decorative paintings
Obadinah Heavner
Whimsical and original illustrator working in clay, pencil, and paint
Iskra Johnson
Calligraphy and gesture based icons and illustration at its best
Sandy Haight
Beautiful illustration and fine art watercolors
Jere Smith
A painter with a wicked sense of humor and flawless painting style
Sue works creates stunning one of kind 2D and 3D artwork woven with cedar harvested with reverence on her forested property. A lifelong collector of vintage buttons, 
Sue creates a popular line of button necklaces and earrings.
With a background as a fiber artist and silver jeweler, Haden is currently creating  online courses for "using creative play as your compass". Check out
Potter who redefines the word COLoRFul in her hand-thrown and handpainted functional Egg & I Pottery
Woodblock Prints by Paula Gill
Five limited edition moku hanga (Japanese water-based woodblock printmaking technique) prints are available on this site, inspired by the Oregon and Washington coasts. 

River Series
Several of my woodblock prints inspired by Cascade and Olympic Mountain river water are shown on the Collective Visions web site. Also shown at this site are some river tile murals from the same series. Email me directly at if interested in purchasing.
Clay Supplies
Ceramic supplies, great customer service and invaluable technical advice for all things related to clay