KEYSTONE, Colo. — A safe space to work and create is vital for artists. For Abbe Gold, a mosaic artist, that space is a studio designed by her husband. The studio was completed in December 2019, just a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Gold’s home studio sits in a Summit County neighborhood where Dillon blends into Keystone, with wall-to-wall mountain views. From the home, you can see trails for bicyclists and walkers, as well as a lake for fishing, paddle boards and boats. Denver is an hour to the east.
Walking into Gold’s workspace, moving clockwise through the room, her studio reflects the beginning, middle and end of her creative process. At first it was hard to miss her late father’s elegant wooden glass shelves that took up the whole west wall. Once filled with law books, the gallery is now occupied with Gold’s seemingly endless number of plastic gelato containers holding different stones, ceramics, glass and other materials used to create her art.