The Ringling Museum Store hosts a variety of trunk shows, bringing you the very best from local and international artisans. The Museum Store is located in the Visitors Pavilion and everyone is invited to drop by and shop these unique collections; no Admission is required.
Cancelled: Sugar, Sand, Silver
March 27 @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has been cancelled.
Kim Schmeits learned the art of metal-smithing while earning her degrees in fine arts. She received her post-grad in paintings conservation in Antwerp, Belgium and has lived and worked in Europe, Mexico City, and the U.S., always gathering artistic inspiration from her travels along the way.
Working exclusively with sterling silver, natural stones, pearls, and sea-glass, each of Kim’s pieces is hand-crafted in her Sarasota studio where she creates casual yet elegant pieces that flow easily from daytime to evening wear.
Elle Terry Leonard Ceramics
April 10 @ 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Owner and Principle Designer at Architectural Ceramics, Elle Terry Leonard has spent her career creating ceramics. Having learned the art of ceramics in international locations, and
taught internationally, she now works and teaches in Sarasota and the surrounding region.
“My main artistic focus is large scale site specific commissions in clay for residential and corporate clients. But in between the large exacting work I relax into the garden. It started with a favorite rose bush that grew beautiful fragrant roses but with short stems. I could never find the appropriate vase for a simple pick from the garden. So I made one for myself, then gifts for gardening friends then gifts for friends of friends who gardened. I want to show the malleability of wet clay, the touch of my hand. Each vase is purposely different from the next. They are a homage to the big little things in life.”