Lisa

About Lisa

Lisa Bayne’s life and career have always been a mix of art and commerce. With a love for all things textile, she started her career as a fashion designer. After holding executive positions at several great retail companies, she figured out that she really wanted to marry her passion for art with her professional marketing skills. In 2007, she joined the board of directors of Artful Home and was named CEO in 2008. In addition to her work, she is a serial knitter, a serious foodie, and an incurable collector.

curious about kantha

I am an admitted sucker for beautiful textiles. A glimpse of a quilt, a suggestion of a tribal rug, or the promise of some intricate embroidery has sent me to bazaars, galleries, and museums. Therefore, when I first met Mieko Mintz and saw her clothing created from kantha quilts I was curious and excited. Why did Mieko’s jackets look so much more interesting than [...]

in love with techno

If it is possible to do, I’ve fallen in love with a fabric, a fabric so different from what I’ve normally been attracted to that I’m surprised, yet hooked. As a child of the 70’s, I’m surprised to see myself smitten with a synthetic fiber, and must admit that I was originally skeptical when introduced to it. Yet, I am currently contemplating giving away [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|articles|4 Comments

30 years of celebrating and supporting art and fine craft in america

In 1985, our company was formed with one specific mission: to help artists and fine craftspeople across America to sell and show their work to a national audience. At a time when there were few venues in which artists could show their work outside of regional art shows, this concept was revolutionary. Originally started as a publisher producing Guild Sourcebooks, the company has evolved [...]

seeing the world differently

For me, the ultimate power of art is its ability to frame the world in such a way that we, the viewers, see the world differently after viewing the art than we had before. Over the past days, I've had two wildly different experiences in San Francisco, both of which transformed spaces and transformed the way I saw those spaces and the surrounding world. [...]

By |April 19th, 2015|articles|1 Comment

you asked, we listened

Ever since we began to sell women's apparel, I have been flummoxed about finding the right shoes to show with our clothes. I've borrowed from my own closet and purchased a few pairs to use, and as a result, our Customer Care team has received frustrated calls and emails from apparel customers asking one question: "Where can I get those shoes!?" Finally, we can answer, "Right here!" [...]