Shopping on the OBX

The Studio 12 gallery is filled with an array of hand crafted items representing Outer Banks artists and beyond. To help you with your holiday shopping lists we have put together a list of great gifts for $25 and under found  in the Studio 12 gallery.  Some of these items are also available on our website but if you can’ t find them listed there you can always call us and we are happy to ship to you or the the recipient!

Hand Blown Glass Globes  – These beautiflly made blown glass globse will look great on the Christmas tree or hanging in a window to reflect the sunshine.  The globes come in bright blue and amber and will certianly be treasrued by ocean lovers! $25 each

Hand Painted Metal Picture Holders by Rebeccy Duffy. These colorful and whimsical sculptures are a bright addition to any desk and an easy way to display photos of family and friends! Rebecca’s designs include octopus, crab, mermaid, and a surfer girl and surfer boy. $15 to $29

Soaps and Lotions – made from the finest ingredients like shea butter and oatmeal as well as brightly colored glycerin soaps in such colors as peach, cobalt blue and purple that have fun shapes inside them such as dragonflies and lighhouses! hand crafted lotions and soaps will look great in nay bathroom and will certianly be appreciated by anyone ready to get rid of those winter dry hands!  Soaps are $8 with lotions ranging $5 to $15

Photography by Betty Horan

Photography Prints – beautiful landscape shots of the Outer Banks have been captured by two photogpahers that we have in the gallery Dan Waters, and Betty Horan. Choose from 8″ x 10″ prints for $22 or note cards for $5.  Cedar wood frames are availble to finish off the prints made by Studio 12 owner Gary Schena

Glass Fusion Jewlery– designed and created by Studio 12 co-owner Carolyn Schena. She makes earrings, pendants, bracelets and rings in such a vast selection of color and color combinations that no two pieces are ever alike, ensuring that you receive a unique piece of work every time.  With earrings priced at $22 each and pendants ranging $24 to $29 they are a great deal for original art work.

Hand Sewn Aprons – Made with loving detail each apron by Carol Powell seems to have its own story whether it is the vintage handkershief pockets or the reclaimed cloth. Her Aprons are classics that will certainly make the cook look good if not cook even better! Priced at  $18 to $22 each you can get one for a loved one and yourself!

Clay Christmas Ornaments – Gary and Carolyn, owners of Studio 12 were selected to design and ornament for the 2011 White House Christmas Tree Lightining Ceremony. There high relief designs reflect all that is cherished about coastal life, including sea turltles, lighthouses, seashells and more.

White House Ornament

Each ornament comes from one White House Ornamentof the Schena’s hand carved molds and is hand painted. Choose from several differant designs with lots of color combinations as well as the 2011 White House ornament in classic white. Chrismtas ornaments by the Schena’s range $16.00 to $25.00


Candles– what better way to send a little light into your loved ones life than with hand crafted candles.  Made on the Outer Banks, Corolla candle company specializes in their clear see through gel candles that have a whole world of beach treasures inside.

Gel Candles

Light one up and bring the beach alive! When not lit jsut put the jar top back on, which is also filled with shells and you have a great decoration for the room. At $18 to $25 dollars each they make great teacher, pet sitter and babysitter gifts!

Copper Wall Art – Made by a patented process developed by husband and wife team Kendall and D Crews, Water fired copper wall art adds such warmth to any wall.  The pieces are great for indoors or outdoors as the copper is sealed and or patined for added color.  There are many pieces to choose from inlcuding and entire sea turlte family form Papa to baby as well as sand dollars, fish and dragonflies.  Baby Seaturtles are $10 and Sand dollars $22

Fun and colorful bowls – can be filled with all kinds of things from ice cream and candy to paperclips or jewelry.  These flip flop and cupcake bowls are a colorful way to say thanks and will surely add a splash of color to anyones life!


Many of the items listed can be purchased via our website but for those that aren’t yet on our webiste just give us a call and we will be happy to serve you over the phone!  Happy Holiday Shopping from Studio 12!


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About Carolyn Schena

Studio 12 is a working studio and gallery owned and operated by husband and wife artists Gary and Carolyn Schena. The Schenas' art work includes pottery, glass fusion and mixed media. Located in Avon, North Carolina on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, studio 12 welcomes all ages to paint pottery, make mosaics or try glass fusion. The Studio 12 gallery is filled with hand Crafted American art with a focus on North Carolina Artists.

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