He who works with his hands is a laborer. He who works with his hands and his head is a craftsman.  He who works with his hands, and his head, and his heart, is an artist.

– St. Francis of Assisi

La Bonetto Studio is located in the desert community of Joshua Tree, California.  With a slightly off-the-beaten-path location, it lends itself naturally to the diverse and eclectic flare that people around the world have come to love about Joshua Tree.

More than just a studio, La Bonetto Studio is a destination location.  There is the studio itself, but the property also includes art installments and outdoor yard art that make visitors want to meander around to soak it all in.

At La Bonetto Studio, we showcase artists of varied mediums and creative styles whose pieces convey energy and passion to the viewer.  As a creed, we applaud the Inner Artist behind every artist’s expression.

If you are looking for unique original art, and would enjoy the backdrop of spectacular panoramic views, then include a visit to La Bonetto Studio on your next trip to Joshua Tree.

For more information, use the form on the Contact page or call 760.218.4406.

~ Open by appointment only ~

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.

– Steve Jobs, Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Apple, Inc .

Eric Banas, a local Joshua Tree, CA artist has always pursued art and music and his artistic inclination is a natural source of inspiration for others.  His creative outlook on design, attention to detail, and love for the refined images of life have been motivating factors throughout his life.  A love for his environment and natural surroundings forged his respect and integrity in the use of reclaimed materials in his craft.

Before the conception of La Bonetto, Eric spent 10 years as the lead artist and Finish Manager for The Mueller Turner Company (specializing in the design, manufacture, and installment of fine furniture, casework, and architectural details).

Prior to his time with Mueller Turner, Eric spent 3 years under artist John Vugrin on an extensive project in the high desert of California.  Eric’s precision is evidenced in his flawless execution of the designer’s specifications for the highly acclaimed metal fabrications at the home of artist Bev Doolittle.  The home is considered the pinnacle of organic architecture and is the genius of famed architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg.

Beverly Doolittle Fence

Eric Banas, along with his wife and sons, enjoys artistic outlet from music to artwork and considers each new project a blank canvas with endless potential. Developing artist workshops and collaborations are reflective elements of our vision for La Bonetto.

If you are interested in custom artwork or would like to contract our services for finishing, metal work, or would like more information on a variety of other ways we can help you achieve your designing needs, please contact us.

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