Featured Artists at The DUKE and IWe are delighted to introduce you to some of the very talented artists highlighted in our store
Astrid Schumacher is a Swiss born former fashion model who designs unique jewelry and fashion accessories deeply inspired by travel to India and Indonesia.
Astrid began her fashion career as a manager for Dieter Meier, the famous musician, conceptual artist and upscale retailer, at his En Soie stores in Zurich, Manhattan, New York and Palm Beach. Later, she worked in New York City for fashion designer Rubin Chapelle, whose designs adorn Sharon Stone, Sarah Jessica Parker and Gwyneth Paltrow.
Her designs first caught the eye of New York City boutiques and it’s famous artist street markets,then spread thru Yoga Festivals. The word has travelled quickly. Astrid Schumacher Designs can now be seen in stores and yoga studios through out the United States and in Zurich, Switzerland.
Babette Hartman’s background as a sculptor has influenced her approach to the conceptual and textural qualities of her work as a jewelry artist. Her pieces are fabricated in her studio in Santa Fe and are one of a kind works of art.
Collected throughout the United States, Japan and Australia, her pieces reflect her love of ancient civilizations and their symbolism. Her work connects us to the mysteries of the natural and spiritual world and has the power to inspire us in our daily lives.
Babette Hartman has dedicated her collection to the magical symbolism of the ancient world, reviving it and remaking it to meet the needs of the 21st century woman.
Each piece is handmade with the desire to beautify and inspire the wearer. She hammers, carves, torch patinas and solders to create her inspirational talismans.
Anne Marie Werner-Smith
Anne Marie fashions beautiful hand-sculpted plates, embossed with antique doilies. She is also praised for her wonderful depictions of saints, suitable for indoor or outdoor use. Her fountains are calming and serene, often used with her delightful frogs or turtles.
Peggy Lee Baker
boho chic jewelry
Local jewelry designer Peggy Lee Baker creates exquisite necklaces & bracelets made from natural diamonds, vintage and antique beads, fossilzed bone, & Tahitian pearls.