Welcome to FUN FOLK ART


Fun Art.  That defines my art. My mixed media consists of Jewelry, Fused Glass, Wood, Leather, Ceramics and Oven Baked Clay ( fimo & sculpey). I paint scenes  onto my own Music Boxes, work in Tile and Fabric Art, and Paint. Cat Toys, Various Dolls and Other Creatures, and whatever else I can create with my hands. I get my ideas from art I see in galleries, fairs, museums, art shows and other artists, plus art  from places I’ve traveled to.

I also taught Folk Arts and Crafts to men and women in recovery and Veterans to broaden their ideas of what they can create with limited resources. Sometimes we painted objects, or made books or deconstructed art to make something else, as is often the case in found objects. I’ve included some examples of their art on this site under Art Classes.

I work from my studio in Gold Canyon, Arizona, and in the Fired Arts Building at MountainBrook Village. You’ll find more information on my upcoming art events page, whenever I am in a show.

I hold both B.A.’s and M.A.’s in Art Education from San Francisco State University, where I focused on teaching art to adults.

I was a participating artist in the Marin Open Studios held every May, in Marin County, CA.

I was an artist with Mark Drive Studios in San Rafael, CA, previous to arriving in Arizona.

I also entered my art in the Marin County Fair annually and won in many categories.

Presently, I volunteer as a Director of a program with the Mesa Art League Veterans Program called Healing Through Art, at the Mesa Active Adult Center in Mesa, AZ.

I also teach Arts & Crafts Classes at Hope Women’s Center in Apache Junction, AZ.

I head the Jewelry/Beading Group and teach various wearable arts classes at Mountainbrook Village in Gold Canyon, AZ.

Celeste Parcell





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