Artworks Studio is a working art studio, making space, and retail store in Carroll, Iowa serving the creative needs of Western Iowa. In the Making Space, we provide a working studio space for you to gather with family or friends and be creative. You can book your own art experience or register for one of the classes we post.
Our store carries a wonderful variety of art supplies and papers, plus, odds & ends for upcycle or mixed media projects for creative people who are looking for quality art supplies. Our staff is knowledgeable about all the supplies we carry with first-hand experience. If we don’t have what you need we are happy to help you find it!
Our Gallery Space is full of hand crafted and unique pieces that are made right here in Iowa by Laura, two of her sisters, her daughter, and some of her friends. Our Carroll store features paintings, sculptures, pottery, soaps, jewelry, fused and stained glass, all occasion cards, and mosaics created exclusively for the Artworks Studio Gallery.
Laura Comito is the heart and soul of Artworks Studio. Since 1982, Artworks Studio, in one form or another, has been a part of Laura and the creative community in Carroll, Iowa. Laura embarked on a life-long passion for art when as a young child, her mother gave her a set of coloring markers and then drew a house that looked like a house. After that secret was revealed, there was no stopping Laura in her quest to create. Artworks Studio is where Laura creates her Terra Bella Jewelry line and other original works in all types of media.
If you can't make it to Carroll, Iowa, you can shop for Terra Bella Jewelry in my online store.
In 2000, Laura’s younger sister, Cecelia, was a frustrated lawyer in Chicago looking for more creative outlets. Laura encouraged her to take a basic drawing class and bought Cecelia her first Moleskin sketchbook. Cecelia studied drawing, watercolor, mixed media, and fused glass, while continuing to work as an attorney in Chicago and Washington, D.C. In 2017, Cecelia moved back to Iowa to join Laura at Artworks Studio, where she explores various media, including painting, sketching, fused glass, and mixed media. She considers herself a recovering attorney and has been retired from the practice of law since September 2018. Cecelia's paintings are available at Artworks Studio and www.CeceliaComitoArt.com.