Visitors Guide to
Studios, Shops, & Private Galleries
in St. Charles County, Missouri
in the Middle Mississippi River Valley
   
Please note that many of the art studios have limited hours or are open by appointment only. 
   

Foundry Art Centre Artists
520 N. Main Street
St. Charles, MO
636-255-0270
The Foundry Art Centre has 20 working art studios where visitors can watch the creative process and buy art directly from the artists. All artists go through an annual jury process to become a Foundry Art Centre artist. The Centre’s a artists work in a variety of mediums of fine arts and fine crafts including ceramics, textiles, jewelry, all kinds of sculpture, glass and more.
Jody Williams
Studio 2-3
  Williams is a predominantly a self-taught artist, photographer, designer and gardener. Her favorite subjects are botanicals ,the ones that grow around her in nature, in one of her garden plots or encountered on her travels around the country and the world. Botanically inspired photography, fine art, fine craft, and graphic art await you here.
Jim Carlson
Studio
4
636-723-2236
  Jim Carlson's ceramics ans pottery is unlike any other - with a dash of whimsy in each piece. He enjoys hand building pottery, throwing on the wheel, and combining the two methods to produce unique pieces of art. Jim also teaches children and adult pottery classes in his studio.
Natalie Rupp
Studio 5
  Rupp is inspired by nature and architecture, and takes in her surroundings to capture my vision while creating art. Most subjects come from her hometown of St. Louis and other personally meaningful places.  Churches, especially, are architecturally appealing to her and part of the unique landscape of the city of St. Louis.
Chris Sharp
Studio
6
  Chris is a self-taught illustrator of over 200 children's books for both large and small publishing companies and co-owner of Smart Kids Publishing headquartered in San Diego, CA. He is busy working on children's prints, posters, more books and other funny stuff now under the Ahha Studios banner. Chris primarily works in pen/ink and watercolor as well as acrylic and pencil, for both traditional and digital material.
Lisa Sisley-Blinn
Studio
7-8
  Lisa is currently exploring the intersection of technology and fine art, using the mediums of painting, printmaking, photography and digital imaging. Recent work combines liminal spaces and the interplay of digital generative systems. Her work is held in private collections around the country.
Lisa Hinrichs
Studio 9
  Lisa works primarily with fabrics and also offers monthly workshops and private instruction in felting and other fiber related topics..
David Coleman
Studio 10
  Award-winning photographic artist David Coleman’s film camera has been replaced with a digital one and the darkroom takes the form of a computer, photo-editing software and an inkjet printer. “With digital photography, I can create my work on a much more complex and enriched plane." Dave has had his digital work accepted to numerous juried exhibitions.
Sallie Day Mogerman
Studio 11
  Sallie Day Mogerman's oil portraits are a favorite at the Foundry Art Centre. Sallie works in oils and graphite and from both life and photographic sittings.
Spring Hansen
Studio 18
  Spring Hansen's work has been published nationally and locally in magazines and she has received national honors for several of her pieces. Along with her love for fine art, Spring enjoys sharing her gifts and talents to capture fine art portraiture for the vibrant high school senior, treasured family portraits and pampered pets.
Jie Chen & Ting He
Studio 19
  Jie Chen and Ting He specialize in original Chinese watercolors and calligraphy. The gentle line quality and calculated brushwork really makes their artwork stand out.
Lisa Hinrichs
Studio 20
  Lisa works primarily with fabrics and also offers monthly workshops and private instruction in felting and other fiber related topics.
Laura Hohn
Studio 21
  Laura creates pieces that are wheel thrown stoneware with an emphasis on bright colors, subtle details, and textures. Most of her work is functional and includes dishware, wine chillers and serving platters. They are all food safe and lead free, and can be used in the microwave, oven, and dishwasher safe.
   







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