About us

Welcome to Twisted Turtle Studio - Crafting Excellence, Inspired by Tradition

Twisted Turtle Studio stands as a beacon of artisanal excellence, proudly crafting each piece with passion, dedication, and an unwavering commitment to quality. Founded and meticulously operated by Christy Rector, a native of Madison, Wisconsin, our studio embodies the essence of American craftsmanship.

From a tender age of 8, Christy's affinity for art ignited a lifelong pursuit. With an unyielding dream to helm her own creative sanctuary, she seamlessly merged her love for art, glass, and metal into the vibrant tapestry that is Twisted Turtle Studio. The studio's name pays homage to Christy's cherished Cherokee Native American heritage, infusing every creation with a profound sense of cultural reverence.

Driven by an unyielding commitment to quality, Christy honed her craft in metal smithing through self-taught mastery. Each piece that emerges from Twisted Turtle Studio bears the hallmark of meticulous artistry, meticulously crafted by hand, imbued with a soulful essence that captivates the senses.

While Twisted Turtle Studio proudly stands as a small, locally rooted, and woman-owned establishment, it is not without the collective effort of family. Christy's two sons contribute their talents, infusing every aspect of our operation with a sense of familial warmth and dedication to excellence.

At Twisted Turtle Studio, we are proud to say that our products are made in the United States. We believe in more than just crafting beautiful objects; we uphold the values of authenticity, integrity, and tradition. Every piece we create is a testament to our unwavering commitment to delivering exceptional craftsmanship, steeped in heritage and imbued with a timeless allure.

Experience the artistry, embrace the tradition, and join us in celebrating the beauty of handcrafted excellence at Twisted Turtle Studio.

Welcome to a world where passion meets purpose, and creativity knows no bounds.