MICHELLE "MIKE" OCHONICKY


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Michelle “Mike” Ochonicky is an award-winning artist whose work includes murals, drawing, illustrations, sculpture, and photography. But for the past thirty-nine years, she has carved herself a reputation as a master of the early American art form of scrimshaw.

Mike graduated with a degree in art, with an emphasis on sculpture, from Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri. She saw scrimshaw as the perfect medium to combine her love of art and history. She did additional graduate study in various media and even horticulture to enrich to her work, giving it a distinct, precise style.

Recognized as an environmentally conscious artist, Mike uses recycled antique piano keys, cow bone, deer antlers, fossilized mastodon ivory, and manmade polymers with the look and feel of ivory. Like the sailors in the late 1700s and early 1800s who devised the art, she uses no patterns, stencils, transfers, or power tools to create traditional nautical themes as well as wildlife and botanical designs.

Mike’s art has been commissioned by collectors worldwide, displayed in the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis, the White House Visitor Center, the Missouri State Capitol, and the Missouri Governor’s Mansion. This year marks her 22nd appearance in the Directory of Traditional American Crafts.

When she<’>s not at work in her tiny Stone Hollow Studio deep in the Missouri woods, she writes a monthly column promoting the arts for a St. Louis-area magazine. She also encourages young artists through her active participation in the Partners in Education and American Graduate programs.

Stone Hollow Studio, LLC
31 High Tr.
Eureka, MO 63025
Phone: 636-938-9570
Email: stonehollowstudio@yahoo.com
Website: www.stonehollowstudio.com

Michelle "Mike" Ochonicky has been selected for the following Directories:

2018
Year: 2018, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
MISCELLANEOUS
2017
Year: 2017, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2016
Year: 2016, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2015
Year: 2015, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2014
Year: 2014, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2013
Year: 2013, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2012
Year: 2012, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2011
Year: 2011, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2010
Year: 2010, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2009
Year: 2009, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2008
Year: 2008, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2007
Year: 2007, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2006
Year: 2006, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2005
Year: 2005, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
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2004
Year: 2004, 
				Category: Miscellaneous
MISCELLANEOUS
2003
Year: 2003, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
2002
Year: 2002, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
2001
Year: 2001, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
1998
Year: 1998, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
1990
Year: 1990, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
1989
Year: 1989, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
1988
Year: 1988, 
				Category: Miscellaneous, Scrimshaw
MISCELLANEOUS, SCRIMSHAW
Biography updated June 14, 2018   Photograph updated June 4, 2018  Contact information updated June 23, 2011
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