Bear Creek Studio and Greenhouse
The jewelry artist that works inside the Bear Creek Studio grew up on a Northern Montana wheat farm. The exterior of the studio is clad in custom fabricated shingles that are also pieces of family history. Old grain bin doors, panels from the cabs of old combines, even a discarded mailbox were repurposed into the exterior skin of the building. Inside, the studio holds the tools and materials for inspiration, motivation and creative effort. The artist says, “I love the studio, it welcomes me out to get to work”.
The Greenhouse is constructed almost entirely of recycled materials and uses the same shingle cladding technique as the Studio. The metal shingles are made from discarded steel toilet partitions salvaged during the renovation of Bozeman High School.