Welcome, come in & look around, we're glad you are here!

Please message us for the availability of items shown in the galleries but not listed in the store.
Due to the pandemic & staff shortages, all carriers are experiencing package backlogs and  delivery delays. 
Please order gifts early and expect shipping delays. 
We appreciate your patience!
We are working from our home/studio & can ship in 1 - 2 days. We can ship directly to your
gift recipient and include a short message. 

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 that is lightweight, durable, and will never fade or tarnish. Carole creates beaded and Kumihimo braided necklaces that complement James' unique porcelain pendants. 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/metalwork, beadwork, or mixed media projects. Ask us about wholesale & teacher discounts if you would like to use our porcelain in your designs, kits, or in classes you teach. Availability from current stock varies, custom orders welcome! Custom orders may take 6 - 14 weeks to complete depending on our show schedule and when the order is placed. We have a medium-sized kiln and a small to help us process special orders faster, please contact us with your ideas & timelines we'd love to collaborate with you! 



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 hobbies from sewing to remodeling and going for walks.

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