About the Artists

Glynis Takalo is a self-taught artist who has worked in a number of mediums throughout her life. She found her passion for fluid art and gourd artistry and that opened the creative floodgates. Her part-time hobby has become a vocation.

She has always been surrounded by art. Her grandparents were an inspiration with their ceramic creations and her mother painted and did folk art.

Her artistic influences are Van Gogh and Dali with their bold colors and abstract imagery.

Born and raised in Detroit, she moved to California in 1987 and quickly became a true west-coaster. Pacifica has been her home since she moved here with her partner in 1999. 

She uses the medium of color to illustrate how subtle and dramatic changes can affect people emotions.


Joanie Waters is the designer of the jewelry and lighthouses. She has always been interested in arts and crafts from a very young age. She started stringing beads and necklaces and wanted every new craft she saw. She was hooked, and this was just the start of her journey.


At the age of 16, she got the opportunity to work for the Pacifica recreation department and was excited about all of the different avenues in the field of arts and crafts. She loved the ability be able to make anything into whatever your heart desired.

She got interested in doing lighthouses made of clay pots and jewelry from Glynis's drippings. They decided to join together to experiment on ways to recycle the drippings from Glynis's art.