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About Us

James Johnson and Carole Isenhart, husband & wife full-time artist team, whose studio is located in the country near the Mississippi River near Fulton, Illinois. As Indigo Turtle Art, James creates original porcelain designs ~ finished jewelry & components. Hand-painted one-at-a-time, each piece is fired 3 - 4 times creating an item which is lightweight, durable and will never fade or tarnish. Carole creates beaded and Kumihimo braided necklaces which compliment James porcelain. Carole also handles multiple e-commerce sites, social media, marketing, photography, customer service and more.

Attention jewelry designers, our popular porcelain cabochons & components are perfect for your wire/metal work, beadwork or mixed media projects. Ask us about quantity & teacher discounts if you would like to use our porcelain in your designs or in a class you teach. Availability from current stock varies, custom orders welcome! During studio season (December - January and April -  May) custom orders may take 6 - 8 weeks to complete.  During show season (February - March and June - November) custom orders may take up to 14 weeks to complete. We've purchased a medium sized kiln to go with our small & large kilns to help us process special orders faster, please contact us with your ideas & timelines we'd love to collaborate with you! Finished jewelry is available to purchase on Amazon Handmade and finished jewelry and cabochons are available on Etsy


In their spare time James rides his bicycle for fun and as his main transportation when not traveling to a show, he also enjoys yoga at their local Y. Carole enjoys multiple crafts from sewing & crochet to woodworking & painting and going for walks.


We are currently collecting photos which show how other jewelry designers use our porcelain components in their jewelry designs, we'd love to include yours in our photo albums & social media posts! If you'd like to be included, please e-mail a high resolution, clear, well lit, close up of the jewelry item(s) you created using our porcelain components to indigoturtleart (at) hotmail (dot) com. Please include your name, your business name and any additional details which our customers might find interesting.