Welcome to Made in Mariposa.
Our member are artists, crafters, and other producers whose products are made in Mariposa County.
Our members represent the variety that is Mariposa County. We have painters, photographers, jewelry & pottery makers, quilters, woodworkers, etc. We also have ranchers and farmers who produce meats, vegetables, flowers, native plants, and other produce. To cover the variety of products our members offer, we use the term "producer".
Mariposa Native Plants Nursery & EcoCreations
As an avid recycler and repurposer, Beverley integrates those values in her craft work. Her craft business, EcoCreations, uses repurposed materials as much as possible. Whether making denim pet toys, yard art, fabric decor, or other items, Beverley hunts at yard sales and thrift stores for most of the materials she needs.
Beverley started her craft work in 2010, when she lived in San Jose. A group of friends decided to start a quilting group, making lap quilts to donate to hospitals. Over the years, she expanded her sewing into making pet-related items such as denim dog and cat toys, pet beds, etc., and then into fabric home decor and machine embroidery. She has recently begun making yard art and working with manzanita.
In 2019, Beverley and her partner Ron started Mariposa Native Plants nursery (mariposanativeplants.com). Initially, they sold only California milkweeds to help restore the monarch butterfly population. But, getting requests from local neighbors for pollinator plants, they expanded their nursery at Midpines Summit to now carry over 100 varieties of native California plants.
From the Barn
Mountain Mud Company
Squirrel Werx Crafts
Lorna Fear, a wearable-art maker in Mariposa, has been honing her skills since 1985. Her stay-at-home mom, an accomplished seamstress, small business owner, and avid flower gardener, introduced the young girl to a variety of fabric arts. Lorna experimented with several forms of artistic expression while employed in the San Francisco Bay Area, in escrow and then in high-tech. Fabric arts provided a much-needed outlet.
During weekends spent at her parents' place, Lorna grew to love Mariposa's Old West vibe. Resembling the set of a favorite cowboy movie, Mariposa's historic downtown sparked a creative flame. She began to make wearable art pieces that mimic what's found in our gardens, window boxes, and old photographs. Jewel-tone handbags dangle like blossoms from flowering vines. Butterflies alight on Lorna's anklets and boot bling. Freesias and pansies adorn French barrettes. Her uses of simulated barbed-wire create distinctive armlets. Charm bracelets depict farming and ranching life, cattle drives, and even stagecoach robberies!
Mary A. Foster
Homemade Cards Ink
Mariposa Candle Studio
Usona Rocks & Jewelry
Tori is a Mariposa native, born at the local JCF Hospital. Her interest in jewelry-making started when she was about 10, doing beadwork. But what inspired her interest in using her hands to create, came from experiences with her family.
Tori initially lived on her family's farm on Usona Road, next to the farm of her mom’s parents. At a very young age, she watched her grandfather do repairs and make things to use on the farm. Her millions of questions were patiently answered and explained as he worked.
When she was 8 years old, Tori’s father left the family and her mother became ill. Tori went to live with her aunt and uncle in La Puente, CA for awhile. While there, she got hands-on experience In the family electronic repair shop. After school she would help clean and repair clocks, electric razors, toasters, etc.
After Tori returned to her live with her mom, they moved to Merced to live with her father’s mother. Her grandma had a business machine repair shop and, as before, Tori jumped in to help and learn. She mostly cleaned typewriters and 10-key adding machines, and changed typing ribbons. Tori was about 9 or 10 years old.
Her love of working with her hands drove her to take various shop classes in high school and college. She also taught herself to use a loom. Tori is also a member of the Mariposa Gem and Mineral Club.
Layrz By Grace Oslek
Rusty Spur Studio
Art & Life In The American West, Through The Lens
Charles Phillips, a long-time Mariposan, enjoys the process of taking photos to record the light and color of Nature’s canvas and to preserve western traditions for future generations.
Charles specializes in western/nature scenes and photojournalism. His work has been seen on national TV news media numerous times, in international magazines, as well as in the Kodak Times Square Gallery in NY multiple times. His work has also been used by National Geographic for the National Day of The Cowboy.
Locally, his photographs can be found not only at Made in Mariposa, but in various other stores, as well, including the Sierra Artist Gallery.
Rusty Spurs Studio
Stone Fly Maker
D&L Glass & Gourds
D & L Glass & Gourds is a joint venture between husband Dave Smith and his wife Laura. Dave is a self-taught stained glass artist who began perfecting his craft around 2009 when their new home needed some beauty for their windows. His enthusiasm for glass work expanded from there with windows, hanging glass items, and decorative pieces circulating to family and friends in the area and out.
Laura retired in 2016 and felt she needed a craft to keep her busy and occupied, so picked up a class in gourd painting, which quickly became a passion. Dave and Laura were avid scuba divers and travelers in their younger years so it's not unusual to see ocean and travel scenes depicted in their work. Laura spent time with the Pueblo Indians in New Mexico so much of her work shows some southwestern flair.
Both joined Made in Mariposa in 2016 and have been showcasing their work since then in the MiM store at the Visitor Center and now in the new MiM store in downtown Mariposa. Come in and see their beautiful pieces and maybe take one home for your own windows or tables, or to share with a friend.
The Misty Oak
The Misty Oak
Vicki D. Thomas
Mariposa artist, Vicki D. Thomas has enjoyed many decades painting in acrylic and watercolor, loving the transparency of watercolors as they blend one into the other, creating pleasing shapes and new colors. Her vividly painted flowers and floral still-life pieces are her favorite subjects. Many images have appeared on various giftware items such as teapots, tea infusers, tapestries and music boxes. She also has prints and cards in her inventory.
Included in her collection are multiple images of Yosemite National Park.
The artist enjoys painting children and adults and is known to have an attraction for fantasy and whimsical themes. Her experience drawing people comes from many years as a fashion illustrator when she had a freelance business in Los Angeles. There, she also taught watercolor to young people and adults.
Vicki has exhibited and sold at numerous galleries, art shows, and is involved in art competition where she has received awards in juried shows. She is an active member of Yosemite Sierra Artists (Oakhurst) and enjoys the camaraderie and shared information from the other members.
Vicki is also a young adult fantasy writer.
Visit her web for more images and information: