For that special item of beauty to adorn your home or give as a gift, visit Studio 137 at Woodville Lofts & Studios, where you can discover, learn about and purchase works of art from our collection. Here you will find a significant inventory of surprisingly affordable vintage American and European prints in excellent condition, many of which date from the 19th Century; and assorted, personally-selected craft - some local, some regional, but all Southern.
Our beautiful and rare prints, done with exquisite artistry and in vibrant, often hand-applied color, feature images of birds, mammals, plants, eggs and shells. Printmaking techniques represented include engraving, lithography and chromolithography.
Among the artists represented are the painter John James Audubon, in prints from the original Octavo edition of his series Birds of America (1840-44); and the engraver William H. Lizars, in our assortment of prints from Jardine's Naturalist Library. Audubon visited Woodville during his sojourn in St. Francisville in the 1820's. In the lush forests of this region he found more than 26 of the species which he documented and painted for the series.
As affordable alternatives to original, vintage prints, we offer reproductions of select originals, done on archival paper in various sizes, all priced at under $35.
Most of our craft items are both functional and decorative. Materials include wood, glass, fabric and fiber. We have quilts by Mary Liberty, hand hewn bowls by Dunbar McCurley and sculptures in mixed media by Anne Campbell. Works by Mississippi potters Conner Burns, Brian Nettles and Mark Rigsby are included; as well as glass by John Geci and ceramics by Courtney Martin, both from North Carolina. Tennessee potter Anderson Bailey adds his soft palette to functional covered jars, vases, sugar bowls and creamers, salt and pepper shakers and cups. New Orleans potter. Mark Derby brings his unique technique to beautifully and richly colored platters and tiles.
Come in and browse our collection. Let us tell you about the works and their artists. Or contact us by phone or email for further information.