We get to know each artist and their story and share that with customers so people are buying in a more examined way and feel connected. 

Objects with Meaning

We get to know each artist and their story and share that with you. We believe that when people are buying in a more examined way you feel connected to objects in significantly more meaningful ways. 

The conclusion of our series of farmhouse paintings by Jean Jack.

Curated by Design

The Poet and/the Bench edit of emerging and independent designers and artists reflects our passion for discovery and a considered fascination with narrative, taste and a devotion to craft.

Shop our curation. We feature more than 60 artists and designers across jewelry, home goods, fine art and apothecary goods. These are bespoke, 1-of-a-kind, limited edition or small batch collections–uncommon, never mass. A majority of our artists are from the San Francisco Bay Area, most are women, and a good selection of our artists are Black, Indigenous, people of color (BIPOC); Latinx; AAPI (Asian and Pacific Islander); and LGBTQ artists.

A community hub–where art, design, objects and conversation mingle.

About Our Name

Jeffrey’s vintage jewelry bench is a powerfully present icon of his craft and our symbol of all makers’ tools for creating: the painter’s canvas, the textile designer’s loom, the potter’s wheel, the materials that become things…

Our mission—narrative’s ability to connect through thoughtful investigations of craft, subjects and inspirations—is the poetry, and about people and the appreciation of beauty.

Poet and/the Bench is our platform—online and at our flagship store in Mill Valley, CA—to introduce emerging and independent artists, muses and uncommon discoveries, and give them a voice. And for you to be linked to stories in a way that makes it all more personal.

Jeffrey’s vintage jewelry bench is a powerfully present icon of his craft and our symbol of all makers’ tools for creating: the painter’s canvas, the textile designer’s loom, the potter’s wheel, the materials that become things

Visit our Shop!

HOURS
Mill Valley Shop Location

WINTER
Tuesday-Saturday 10:30-5:00
Closed Sunday-Monday

Ecommerce
Always Open

11 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
415-569-4383

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Get Linked with Permanent Jewelry at Poet and the Bench

We now offer custom fit permanent jewelry bracelets without a clasp that we join on your wrist at Poet and/the Bench in Mill Valley. Our "Together" link chains celebrate a moment... with yourself or others! #getlinked #doittogether
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Downtown Mill Valley Small Business Holiday Bash. December 1, 2022

Join us! Small Business Bash

December 1
5-8pm
Celebrate our 7th Anniversary + Small Business Bash throughout Downtown Mill Valley with participating Shops, Galleries and Restaurants
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Conversations with an Artist: Metal Atelier

Anna Butwell of Metal Atelier practices sand casting in her jewelry collection. She tells us it gives her the ability to experiment with one form in multiple ways, which can accommodate slight idea changes on the spot. We love the results and excited to introduce you to this Berlin-living cool jewelry artist!
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