Our Team

When I was young I imagined myself living in the woods with a jeep, a boxer, and some kind of vague welding machine (because I didn’t actually know anything about welding machines…or welding for that matter).  And then, somehow, I ended up as a banker.  But now I find myself older… with an SUV, a border collie, a strange little black terrier, a cat, birds and a really awesome butane torch.  And I live in the woods…in the mountains.  Close enough!  I’m not sure what I thought I was going to weld in my vision, but I must have known that eventually I’d fall in love with metal.  After experimenting with painting, pottery, and a variety of other mediums, I started playing with copper and discovered that, in spite of what we think about metal as solid, rigid, and industrial, it is in fact lovely, malleable and friendly if you just know how to “talk” to it.   That was about 10 years ago and I’ve been working with copper and mixed metals ever since.   My creative inspiration is grounded in the idea that the greatest joys come from the simplest things.  My pieces are, therefore, based on common things from nature that we tend to overlook and simple shapes that, when combined, make elegant statements.

Jamie Belongia

OWNER/DESIGNER

Jamie Belongia

"That's me...the one with the awesome butane torch and the animals, who also happen to be the rest of my employees.  They each have a unique skill and I don't know what I'd do without them!  Check out their bios to see just how hard they all work for you."

Richard Parker

Quality Assurance

Richard Parker

If it can survive Richard Parker it can survive your home.  She subjects all things in the studio to the rigors of being pushed off workbenches, stepped on, and nuzzled…and she does it all for you.  She is completely dedicated to her craft.

Beetlejuice

INTERN

Beetlejuice

One-year old … eight pounds…in charge of general mayhem…and doing a darn good job of it!  We’re expecting great things from this little marvel, but until then, Beetlejuice spends her free time (well…all of her time) wiggling, kissing people, and wreaking havoc.

Tillie

SECURITY

Tillie

Thirteen year veteran of keeping track of things… all things…all the time…because she’s a Border Collie.  It’s what she does.  And napping… she does that too.

Harold T. Monkey

DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

Harold T. Monkey

Former Facebook celebrity, grassroots politician, and blogger, Harold has recently come out of retirement to be our Director of Marketing and Public Relations.  Look for some great promotions, sales and riveting blog posts from Harold.  Harold spends his free time promoting world peace and advocating for fair rights for stuffed animals.

Shippy & Ceevers

SHIPPING & RECEIVING

Shippy & Ceevers

These two are suspected of engaging in an interoffice relationship, but they’re still a crack team at getting your purchases out on time.  No one can beat their flight times and your packages can be tracked every step of the way!  When they’re not working, these two participate in a local choral group and give flight lessons.