About the Artist
LATISHA BAKER, ARTIST/WRITER
I am a handmade creative business based in Oakland, CA. , the owner, is a self-taught artist, who is a mother and wife and has involved her family in a variety of aspects of the business. The business has been in operation for 20 years as a part-time creative business; however, the company is now a full-time venture.
My work consist of wearable art, stationery and original fine art. The primary medium is a primitive technique called pyrography (firewriter), also known as, wood burning or pyroetching. I use a variety of recycled and purchased wood, including birch, cherry, mahogany and walnut to create the business' designs and artwork. The art is eclectic and unique, differentiating itself from the competition. I pride itself in providing great customer service. The experience the customer has is unique as the business focuses on educating the customer on the creative process behind each piece, the types of wood used, method and how the wood is preserved.