I am a native Californian , started in the Graphic Arts field while attending Orange Coast College and Long Beach State University. I taught Graphic Arts for six years high school level, at the same time we started running our own pottery business during the summer. My wife and I opened Funk's Gallery first in Sutter Creek and then in Jackson,Ca.. We sold stoneware pottery, expanding my work into metal for garden and home decor and Barbara expanding into fiber art. We added landscape photography, something we enjoyed and excelled at. Retiring from our Gallery 21 years later we will continue selling our art work on etsy and the world of art shows.
Indoors or outdoors this metal work made of heavy steel can add a nice touch in your home. All my work is hand cut and every piece is one of a kind. A stock photo is used since each piece is individually hand-cut, no two are completely alike. Items will have slight variations in detail and rust pattern.
These metal garden yard art pieces are beautiful even in the winter when plants are dormant. Display near a water feature, pond or fountain in the garden for a fun look. I also design lamps and furniture for your indoor decor.
Fine Art color photography signed by John Funk or Barbara Funk are available on canvas or semigloss photo paper. The canvas prints are gallery-wrapped or stretched and framed using a rustic barn wood frame. The semigloss photos are dry mounted on foam board and then archivally matted and ready to frame.
All Pottery is formed by throwing on the wheel or rolled out into a slab and then formed. I formulate all my glazes and fire all work to stoneware temperature.
Hand stenciled fiber art, home decor with nature and wildlife designs. Natural fibers are hand painted, and will vary slightly . All the work is done in my studio and produced by me. Designs are inspired by nature, using wildlife for a great cabin look. I also will be including spring summer and fall, and the holiday designs.