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Paula J. Haymond

Wood, metal, glass

Artist Paula Haymond at work

Haymond grew up in Indiana and attended Butler University, where she earned her Bachelors and Master’s degree in psychology and psychometric assessment.  She later attended Indiana University, completing her Doctor of Education degree in counseling.  In 1982, Haymond moved to Houston, Texas, as an administrator at a children’s hospital. She was licensed as a psychologist in 1988, after which she went into private practice specializing in vocational rehabilitation and neuropsychological testing.


In 2010, Haymond began working full time as a wood turner/ sculptor, fulfilling a lifelong love of crafting and woodworking. Curiosity and drive for creating, led her to an artist in residence rotation at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft in 2011.  While at the center, she was accepted into membership at Archway Gallery, the oldest artist-owned and operated gallery in the country.  Her accomplishments as a wood artists were rewarded in 2012, when two of her vases were juried in by Catherine Anspon of PaperCity Magazine in the Houston Visual Arts Alliance 30th Juried Member Exhibition.


Since then, Haymond has continued to be acknowledged for her innovative and unique style of wood sculpture.  Her work was featured on the front cover of April 2013 Woodturning Magazine followed by full page photograph of her piece “Lost Language” in the December issue of American Association of Woodturners magazine.  Haymond has been on the cover of the Rancher Newspaper, and has conducted live demonstrations on the Debra Duncan Morning Show and the Sunday Morning News Hour on KPRC, Channel 2.  She has enjoyed solo and group exhibitions at Archway Gallery as well as at Kam’s Chinese Restaurant and the Carl Jung Center of Houston.    Haymond has demonstrated her methods of working with wood at the Gulf Coast Woodturners Association, Southwest Association of Woodturners regional symposium and Virginia Woodturners Symposium.


Haymond and her works in wood and brass could be seen at the Arizona Fine Art Expo, 2017 from January through March 2017.


In late 2017, she and her partner of 35 years moved to northern coast of California.  She was an active member of the Coastal Highway Art Collective of Point Arena, California 2017-2020.  Both in 2017 and 2018, she was an active demonstrator at the American Association of Woodturners, trade show for MDI Woodcarvers.  She also worked as a videographer for the AAW symposium in Portland. 


Since moving to California, Haymond has had a solo exhibition at Coast Highway Artist Collective in May 2019.  She has participated in two seasons of Art in the Redwoods at the Gualalala Art Center, winning first place in sculpture in 2019 and first place in woodworking in 2020.  she has been an active board of directors member of the Gualala Art Center since 2019.  She currently shows her diversity of works at the following galleries:  The Discovery Gallery,  The Dophin Gallery and the Artist Collective of Elk. 

Directions to Studio #21 at 45881 Sunset Drive, Anchor Bay. Turn on Sunset Drive across from the Anchor Bay Campground and proceed 1 mile. As you go, keep left at the fork. Watch for the Tour signs: they'll get you to the door.

Studio Tour Hours:

 August 26-27 September 2-4
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


This Studio will be closed Labor Day Monday

For everyone’s safety, pandemic protocols of masking and distancing are observed.

No Public Restrooms

Pets Welcome

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