Always so thrilling to work this color scheme...the contrast of carved wood against that purple is so lovely! Looking forward to finishing up tomorrow and see it off to it’s new home! ... See MoreSee Less
First Friday is here! The studios at RUCKUS Makerspace are open and buzzing with excitement...lots of fun things in the works for this evening! Stop by and say hello, grab a drink, snacks and perhaps some artwork. 🙂 Would love to see you! ... See MoreSee Less
Grateful indeed...a day spent catching up on some ink artwork, TedTalks (learning about EMDR, whoa!), a bit of Gene Keys reading and entertaining the pups when they fly into their fits of pent up energy due to not having much outdoor time thanks to the -16 wind chill. And this sun...SO grateful for the light and added warmth in the house! My polar vortex friends, how are you spending your day?? ... See MoreSee Less
Come join me this Saturday afternoon/evening at Chateau Thomas Winery: The Vineyard Room and I’ll show you how to etch mandalas (along with simple design elements that will really set them off!) onto two wine glasses that you can take home! Wine tasting included in the ticket price! A link with all the details can be found in my bio! ... See MoreSee Less
I love this place and these people! Greeks On 16th is ALL about community, art and love...do go check them out! <3
Thanks for the share, RUCKUS Makerspace! <3We ❤️❤️❤️seeing our makers work everywhere in the community. Checkout the installation by @jamielocke_art in @greekson16th ... #makersgonnamake #commercialrealestate #keepindyindie #localartist #indymakers ... See MoreSee Less
New! Wine Glass Etching Class at Chateau Thomas Winery! Break out of your normal Saturday afternoon/evening routine, grab a partner and join us at Chateau Thomas for a DIY inspired wine glass etching class! ... See MoreSee Less
New! Wine Glass Etching Class at Chateau Thomas! Break out of your normal Saturday afternoon/evening routine, grab a partner and join us at Chateau Thomas for a DIY inspired wine glass etching class with Jamie Locke!
Dear Dominican Republic, you have a special place in my heart. Thank you for your beautiful beaches, salty waters, never ending sunshine, perfect temperatures, beautiful people and incredible food. ¡Hasta la proxima vez! ... See MoreSee Less
Sending love and wishes for a magical holiday! Heading home tomorrow after a beauty filled week here in the Dominican Republic! Excited to kick off another year of creating, collaborating and growth! Thank you for your support, kind comments and purchases over this last year...I feel incredibly blessed and so very grateful! ❤️🥰 ... See MoreSee Less
Happy Full Moon Solstice, friends. May all the good you manifest be realized. 🌞🌕 Deep peace of the running wave to you. Deep peace of the flowing air to you. Deep peace of the quiet earth to you. ... See MoreSee Less
Two more meditation benches are off for some Zen making. It’s been a big week in the studio as I finish up holiday orders and prepping for my final show of the year this Saturday! I’m out of the country beginning Tuesday so if you’re looking to shop with me for last minute gifts, this Saturday ( AGF Presents: Holiday Makers Market at The Irving here in Irvington, 10am-4pm) will be the last opportunity! Otherwise, do consider a gift certificate that can be tailored to your budget...I’m always so happy to work with your loved one to create a one of kind piece just for them! Link to my store is in in the comments! 🙂 ... See MoreSee Less
So incredibly honored to share that our #indyangelwings project was named “Best Photo Op” by Indianapolis Monthly! It makes our hearts so happy to see Indy and those traveling through interacting with them! Check out #indyangelwings on Instagram to see all the winged beauties! And! To celebrate, we are creating a special holiday edition set of wings to be revealed at Megan Jefferson’s new studio space at the Harrison Center! It’s a one night only winged event so stop by, say hello, get your wing photos and check out Megan’s beautiful new space just off The Underground, in Studio #42 from 5-10pm on Friday, Dec. 7! @ DeveloperTown ... See MoreSee Less
Somedays I need to set work aside and bring to life the ideas/designs I carry around in my head. Today was one of those days, with measurements and somewhat of an idea of what I was doing 😉...a Butsudan for our out-of-commission fireplace was created. 🥰 Behind the scenes in the studio up in my Stories! 🙂 @ Jamie Locke Art ... See MoreSee Less
***All classes are now SOLD OUT! Looking forward to seeing you all on December 2nd! ❤️
Come join me Sunday, December 2nd for this year's last Glass Etching Class at Sun King Brewing Company!
Classes are limited to 8 participants per session and tend to fill up quickly! I'll be creating holiday-themed mandalas and designs for this special holiday edition! You'll walk away with two 12-oz glasses which would make a fantastic handmade gift(s) for the holidays! 😉
"Jamie Locke is a master of her craft and taking a class with her was a really fun and eye-opening experience. I’d had the opportunity to see her working on a regular basis at the Ruckus Makerspace and her flawless use of Dremel tools, made the process of etching in glass, wood and other surfaces look almost easy. When I had the opportunity to take a glass etching class with her and use a Dremel tool for the first time, it really reinforced how skilled she is because it required a great deal of precision and spatial awareness, but also empowered me because I had to jump right in and was learning a new skill and Jamie provided really positive guidance throughout. I came away with a product that I felt fairly confident about and my interest was piqued as to how else I might be able to expand upon this new skill. Jamie is welcoming and humble and was a joy to learn from!" -Emily Scott ... See MoreSee Less
One of my favorite parts of making meditation benches...the reveal of the incredible beauty that is walnut when I apply my favorite beeswax and orange oil wood finisher! Smells and looks divine! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
While it feels too early to be talking about the fast approaching holiday season, I wanted to send out a gentle reminder that if you’re considering commissioning a custom carved mandala or meditation bench for a loved one, please get with me this month to secure a spot in queue for guaranteed delivery in time for the holidays. 😘🤗 This is always my busiest time of the year and am so grateful and honored that you include me in your merry making! ... See MoreSee Less
The making of the Greeks On 16th Carved Mandala! It's been a big two weeks and installing this piece was the icing on the cake...or, the pineapple on the pizza! 😉 Such a satisfying feeling seeing my work in it's new home! If you're in Indy or will be visiting, be sure to stop in and check it out, along with all the other magnificent art, inside and out, that this place hosts! I hear the pizza is pretty fantastic too! 😉 Big thanks to Ryan and Rebecca Kramer Kitto, so loved working with you both! And! Congratulations...looking forward to the grand opening! <3 ... See MoreSee Less
This carved mandala, measuring a little over 3 feet by 6 feet is my largest to date...and after 47 hours carving time, it is now complete and ready for install tomorrow morning! I can’t wait to show you all what the owners of @greekson16th envisioned when commissioning this piece! ... See MoreSee Less
And this guy...so awesome. Despite the huge stack of tickets he purchased to win this mandala, his ticket number wasn’t called. But! Not wanting to throw in the towel, he thought it would be worth asking the woman who had won it if he could buy it from her! Seeing how much he loved this piece, she happily obliged. I mean...wow. The awesome thing (aside from that amazing moment) is that Ryan had commissioned me last month to create one of the largest pieces (which I start tomorrow!) I’ve carved to date for his restaurant that will be opening early November! Talk about feeling the love. ❤️Greeks On 16th, so glad to have been in the right place at the right time and that I have a friend in you!
Interested in trying out a Pi Style Meditation Bench? Specifically, one made and carved by yours truly? 😉 Come by my studio tomorrow evening during your First Friday outings and give this bench a go! If you meditate, this bench can be a game changer. And if not, this may be just the thing to set you on your way! While this bench is the only one in stock (and available for purchase tomorrow evening should you fall in love!) I’m now taking commission orders (limited to 10) for the month of November. PM me for details. 🤗❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
What a stunner of a day at the USA TODAY Network Wine & Food Experience with the fantastical people at Grateful & Co. House! I spent the day doing some live carving, meeting lovely people and feeling so very grateful for the opportunity to do so! Thank you to those who stopped by with kind words and for claiming a wine glass, T or carved mandala! I appreciate your support, smiles and cheers! Thank you to Grateful and Co. for having me, you are some oh so fine humans!
Coming up this Saturday! I was invited by Grateful & Co. (lifestyle arm of USA TODAY) to create a mandala in their space during the IndyStar Wine & Food Experience happening in Clay Terrace! I’ll be carving this piece live on site and will have other carved mandalas and etched wine glasses (of course!) on hand! If you’ll be attending, do stop by, say hello and watch this piece come to life!
And, according to Indy Star, I'm one of best things to do/see/eat (please don't eat me!) while at the event! 🙂
What an incredible week in Italy! Thank you for all the must see suggestions while we were in Rome and Florence! While we loved exploring Rome, Florence had our hearts from the moment we stepped on to those sweet, curvy cobblestone streets! The food, wine and people are something to be experienced for sure! Can’t recommend it enough! Looking forward to getting back in the studio tomorrow! Until then, ciao! ... See MoreSee Less
Working on a Pi Style meditation bench in which the legs are more centered and the bottoms are completely rounded allowing for infinite number of positions! So comfortable! (This one is spoken for, but if you’d like one of your own, feel free to send a pm for info on how to order!) ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Super excited to see this beeeaautiful check-in desk in it’s new home at Breathing Space Yoga + Meditation! Loran at Bohall Design & Fabrication outdid himself...this is a work of art! Honored to have had a small part in making this desk come to life!
#Repost @bohalldf ・・・ Almost there! @breathingspaceyoga s reception desk is almost buttoned up. A couple intern parts and it will be ready for business. Thank you @jamielocke_art for #collaborating with me on the project and creating the beautiful mandala for the front. I really enjoyed spraying the @generalfinishes milk paint. This is a 1/1 of halcyon blue and coastal blue. Special thanks to @warner_steel_sales For shearing and taking care bending the sheet steel for the desk. #walnut white #steel. ... See MoreSee Less
“Home is where your story begins.” Some more carved home arrows heading out to help celebrate the purchase of new homes with my kick ass realtor wife who is coming up on 25 houses sold in her first year of real estate! I love witnessing the love and dedication she puts into helping others find their dream home...and I love that I can help be part of the happy making at closing! 😘❤️ ... See MoreSee Less
Cutting this mandala has my wheels turning...imagine something like this hanging in a window...or on a wall...or with stain glass behind it (do I know any stain glass artists?? Collaborate?)...oh, the endless possibilities! In the meantime, looking forward to seeing it added to the check-in desk @bohalldf is making for @breathingspaceyoga! ... See MoreSee Less
Last pass for this CNC’ed mandala! Super excited about contributing this piece to what will be an amazing check-in desk designed and built by @bohalldf for the new build out space at @breathingspaceyoga! ... See MoreSee Less
The #digindy manhole covers are now in place all along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick! You can find the manhole cover I created on Washington Street in front of Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery! @ Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery Citizens Energy Group... See MoreSee Less
I’m thrilled and honored to have been nominated for IndyStar's 2018 Best Things in the Best Visual Artist and Best Art Studio categories! ❤️
Today is the last day to cast votes for your favorites...so many fantastic people, places and things to choose from! While it would be just lovely and humbling to be named Best Visual Artist, I’m really all about the possible opportunities that could present itself should results turn in my favor! So in that spirit, I’d love and appreciate your vote! 😍
Links to vote for each category will be posted in the photos below! ❤
*Also, my lovely wife was nominated for "Best Realtor!" I know she'd love and appreciate your vote as well! ❤ (Link in comments below!) ... See MoreSee Less
Another year and another Carved mandala off to the Indiana Youth Group (IYG) Art Auction, now in it’s 18th year! I’m thrilled to help support the work the organization is doing for LGBTQ youth of Indianapolis. Money raised during the auction goes toward providing programming and safe environments to empower teens through social and leadership programs, support services and community service. The art auction takes place August 11th at CCIC.
You’ll be able to plant your foot in a catfish’s mouth. Commune with torch-wielding cat mermaids sporting “MOM” tattoos. Cross from Fountain Square to White River State Park in less time than it takes you to unlock a Bird scooter (which could be back now, by the way).
My IndyStar story about the 20 manhole covers that will soon catch your eye on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick:
Harrison Center Citizens Energy Group Arts Council of Indianapolis Indianapolis City Market Jamie Locke Art