Sustainable art, is important art.

Studio Lauren currently uses approximately 90% locally sourced, handmade and/or female-owned business art supplies. She is working towards using only small-shop art supplies in order to be completely transparent about everything that is used to create her art.

handmade watercolors


Boulder Colors specializes

in repurposing food waste

for pigment to make their handmade watercolor paints. It is female & family-owned

in Boulder, CO. 


Chi Pigments specializes in metallic watercolor paints created with ethically sourced Mica. It is owned by the artist Clarity Chi & is based in the Netherlands. 

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Cozmick Creations specializes in handmade metallic watercolors. The company is owned by the artist Laura Matthews and is based in Denver, CO. 

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Ruby Mountain Paint Co. specializes in non-toxic paints made with a handmade all-natural watercolor binder. It is a female owned business based in Fort Collins, CO. 


artist brushes

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Peggy Dean, the owner of the Pigeon Letter focuses on cruelty-free paintbrushes that work for watercolors and calligraphy. A portion of all proceeds is donated to wildlife conservation nonprofits. 

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Natural Earth Paint is a female owned business that focuses on non-toxic and earth friendly art supplies for both children and professional artists. 


clay tools


Collin Garrity, the founder of Garrity tools originally trained to make wooden instruments by hand, which eventually transitioned to pottery tools. Garrity Tools has over 20 handmade wood pottery tool options.


A female-owned and family-operated company that specializes in handmade pottery and underglaze transfers. 


vintage frames

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tutorial videos

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