The Forest to the Sea Nature Store has permanently CLOSED.
We are sorry that we had to close our wonderful Forest to the Sea Nature Store. We were not able to make a profit and as a nonprofit organization we have a responsibility to discontinue activities that impact our programs. The store was located on the corner of First and Main Street in downtown Guerneville.
All of our merchandise is either sold at the Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve Visitor Center or the Sonoma Coast Visitor Center in Jenner.
Our online store also has new merchandise being added daily and we ship quickly.
Members of Stewards receive a 20% discount on store items, seminars, tours, and special event tickets. All proceeds go towards stewardship and education programs in YOUR State Parks.
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Featured Artists - You can purchase pottery made by Pond Farm students in our online store
Gills Rock Pottery | www.gillsrockpottery.com
"I first started making pottery when I was a second semester junior at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. I knew early on I was involved with something I would be doing for a very long time. It was during that time I was introduced to the pottery and teachings of Marguerite Wildenhain, a Bauhaus trained potter. I would go on to study with Marguerite at her school, Pond Farm, located in Guerneville, California. Her wisdom and inspiration had a profound effect on the direction my life would take.
Deneen Pottery | www.deneenpottery.com
"We are a second generation family business established in 1972 by Peter and Mary Deneen in Saint Paul, MN. While our early days were in a two-car garage, today we occupy over 17,000 sq/ft and employ over 50 skilled craftspeople. Our goal has remained unchanged: create functional, beautiful, hand-thrown stoneware for our clients."
- Peter and Mary Deneen, Pond Farm students
Peter Deneen began his lifelong journey with ceramics while studying pottery at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. During this period he also began attending Marguerite Wildenhain’s Pond Farm School (located in northern California) in 1968. Peter went on to earn his M.A. from the University of Iowa in 1971.
During this time, Peter caught the inspirational fire of the Bauhaus movement of Walter Gropius in Post World War I Germany. The main thrust of the Bauhaus “was to create an environment which would nurture the bond between art, industry and trade through education; to insure the cooperation of industry and artists in the field of mass production.”