High Style Crafting in the Radzat Barn Studio
I am continually amazed by the legions of Sonoma County moms I encounter who wield a baby on one hip, tote a bucket of chicken feed on the other, and sport a paint brush tucked behind one ear. Today’s featured mamas manage to balance creative endeavors with raising children and chickens, while also taking on incredible stints as mom-preneurs. Meet sisters Ashley Radzat and Kayse Hofland, known for their streaming creativity and high style. Then come along for a visual tour of the crafting opportunities these sisters offer in their incredible barn studio setting.
Ashley and Kayse
With a mother known as “Curator of Enchantment,” it is no stretch to say Ashley Radzat and Kayse (Radzat) Hofland have creativity in their veins. I can just picture Ashley and Kayse as babies in some old, English pram, looking on as their mother scoured flea markets for vintage French letters, crystal door nobs, or sterling silver spoons. “It’s hard to explain what my mom creates,” says Kayse speaking of Marilyn Radzat’s famous, mixed-medium art pieces. However, Marliyn’s art is a hot feature with renowned artist publications such as Stampington and Company’s “Art Doll.”
Growing up under the wing of an artist who knows how mix, match, and create the fantastic, clearly inspired these girls. If you ever visited their “I’m a Little Teapot” shop in Railroad Square, you’ll be nodding your head in agreement. Remember the gorgeous milk glass cake stands, glittering chandeliers, and gorgeous velvet dresses? Part party venue, special occasion dress store, and gift shop, “Teapot” was a true resource for parents looking to offer memorable experiences to their children.
Sono-Ma Soiree photographer Mariah Smith captures an enchanting moment at a Radzat styled “Teapot” party here:
Not long ago, Ashley and Kayse sold Teapot and moved on to other endeavors. Ashley, a trained Waldorf teacher, spends much of her time creating in the classroom while Kayse dabbles in interior design. Both ladies are also raising girls – Ashley is mother to two daughters and Kayse has three daughters of her own.
Welcome to the Radzat Barn Studio
Ashley and Kayse continue to find ways to channel their creativity. A few months ago, they helped their mother move into a barn studio where all three ladies find space to create.
The barn’s first floor is filled with the tools and collected treasures – all artfully arranged by Kayse, of course. You’ll find vessels filled with vintage buttons, collections of antique keys, an enormous kiln, and ample curiosities and wonders waiting to manifest the imagination.
The Radzat ladies welcome Sono-Ma and guests to explore the barn and try out a crafting experience at our upcoming “Delight Night” soiree. The ladies will ask for a $4 supply fee in exchange for the opportunity to create a stylish, button ring.
More Barn Studio Crafting – Just in Time for Mother’s Day!
Ashley and Kayse invite you to come craft in their barn studio via upcoming workshops as well. “We hope to get dads and kids to sign up for a Mother’s Day gift making workshop,” says Ashley who explains she’s discovered how to make wire and pearl bird’s nest necklaces moms are sure to love. “Moms are welcome to join in, of course,” Ashley affirms when I ask about moms who may want to make gifts for their own mothers.
Register today to save your seat for this Saturday workshop session. Details follow:
Pearl Necklace Craft
May 5th, 2012 @ 10:30am
35.00 (space held with a NON REFUNDABLE Holding fee of $10)
Contact: Ashley 707 570-9218 or email@example.com
Marilyn and her daughters plan offering more workshops in the future. Past workshops included making these whimsical chairs and trees:
Would you like to take a tour of the Radzat barn studio? Our next soiree takes place in this incredible, barn studio setting. Here is a preview of what guests can expect:
April 26th Sono-Ma’s Soiree theme is “Delight Night.” Instead of highlighting a feature artist, this event encourages you to take center stage. We’re providing a playful crafting experience led by the Radzat sisters.
Moms attending the event can expect royal treatment. We’re offering up delicious tastes, raffle prizes and more.
Savor conversations while enjoying a mini-treatment from Bellies N Bloom and Beyond.
Meet photographer Mariah Smith and walk out with a fantastic photography offering. (On-site portraits for moms-to-be!!)
We expanded our April 26th Soiree (Delight Night) RSVP list to include 65 guests as we immediately sold out. Hurry now to get your name on the waiting list.
April 26, 2012