IRIS & OAK, GALLERY & GIFTS
Art, pottery, gift items, products for the home, delicious consumables and everyday luxuries for yourself.
When you shop at Iris and Oak, you are not only walking out with an excellent product, but also making a strong statement about your values.
You are supporting fair wages for artists and craftspeople (many local), eco and socially responsible practices, organic, and a small (female owned) business.
My name is Katie Walsh, and I am the proud owner of Iris and Oak Gallery & Gifts in Stockholm, WI.
Growing up on a dead end, gravel road just outside of Stockholm, I spent much of my childhood barefoot and outside, lost in creativity. Both of my parents were working artists with workshops in the backyard. My sister and I were homeschooled for our early years, and my best friend lived just up the gravel road, exactly two hills and a pond away. It was a pretty darn good way to grow up!
Fast forward to 2020, and I am now the mom to two wild, smart and wonderful boys, 2 dogs and 3 chickens. A Registered Nurse, backyard gardener, foodie, lover of live music, Lake Pepin and good/ genuine people. I always dreamed of opening my own gallery and putting my values into tangible products to share with the world. Life has a way of pushing off those tucked away dreams; college, marriage (and divorce), work, having babies, homemaking, laundry (always so much laundry)... it seemed the “whimsical dream” was what I would think of while rocking a sleeping baby, weeding the garden, or driving to the grocery store in a rare moment of quiet. It was never a reality, but something for “another year”.
Well, here we are! The time is now, and I am taking the leap. The time may never be “perfect”, the house may never be fully cleaned and we don’t know how many “next years” we will get. I hope you will enjoy the brand that I have created with Iris and Oak. A brand of authenticity, craftsmanship, and quality. Where everything on the shelves is fair trade, ethically sourced and eco-friendly (and much of it, local). Please look for information on each product- you will see the real people and stories behind the work. Whether it is my blacksmith father’s beautiful handmade iron work (Robert Walsh), Diane Millner’s exquisite, functional pottery from the most picturesque studio tucked a few miles up the road (Stockholm Pottery), local honey, maple syrup, tea or coffee. I have worked hard to source only the best to present to you.
Art, gift items, products for the home, delicious consumables and everyday luxuries for yourself. When you shop at Iris and Oak, you are not only walking out with an excellent product, but also making a strong statement about your values. You are supporting fair wages for artists and craftspeople, eco and socially responsible practices, organic, and a small (female owned) business.
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world”- Mahatma Gandhi
Happy shopping, I am glad you are here :)
Friday -Monday 11-5pm
Stockholm, WI 54769
Phone: (715) 495-9121