meet the artists
SeaGem Studios was created when two artists joined forces.
Re' Howse, a wildly spirited beach bum from California
and Stephanie Donaldson, a sun kissed beauty from the South
are the creative souls known as SeaGem Studios.
It all starts with Stephanie's pride and joy, the Purple Penguin art company.
Re' was teaching art classes and running the art gallery at the Houma location.
One day while they were playing with clay, they made some
ceramic oysters inspired by their
mutual love of oysters.
That first year they gave away ceramic oyster ornaments to local
shoppers in Houma during the Rudolph Run and sold a few in the gallery.
Next, they brought their line to Crescent City Cooks in
the French Quarter who bought their first creations of oysters and platters.
The rest is history.
Stephanie is all about the flow.
She now focuses on design, glazing mastery, kiln firings and running the staff.
Re' is the people person.
She handles the sales, deliveries and continues to make oysters
in the wee hours of the morning when the studio is quiet.
We couldn't do it without our amazing staff of young artists!
shout out to Tyla, Kristen, Tifani, Erin & Lindsay
not to mention our studio cat........ Violet (aka circus cat)
SeaGem Studios ceramics are handcrafted with love in our pottery studios in
Thibodaux, LA as well as Mathews, LA and Labadieville, LA
by Stephanie Donaldson and Re' Howse and fellow artists at The Purple Penguin Art Company