About Us


Griffey- The Sidekick

Griffey has many passions in life. He really enjoys treats, looking at squirrels, carrots, long walks, playing with his dog friends, belly rubs and naps. 

He's a good boy. 


Alex- The Artist

 My driving force in life is art, in all it's forms and I wear many hats as an artist- I'm a photographer, painter, teacher, art therapist and craft enthusiast. I live and breathe art.  I have been a teacher for over 10 years, workshop style is my Jam, and I love sharing my knowledge and skills with others.  

I first got into soap making in 2018 and from there I decided to create an eco friendly and sustainable skin care line. I am very passionate about soap, as funny as that sounds, but it's been all consuming these past few years. Each creation is it's own unique piece of art. 

My other joys in life include my dog Griffey, my boyfriend Anthony, baking, rock climbing, hiking, and generally anything outdoors! But don't get me wrong, a night in lounging on the couch watching Netflix is right up my alley. 

The name By Wysteria originates from my middle name... Wysteria. I wanted a place to include all my artful creations and classes, so I created By Wysteria. It has this old world feel to it which pairs well with an Apothecary, and is whimsical and nature inspired, just like me. 



Drop us a line!

Better yet, see us in person!

Feel free to send me a message. I am available for commissions as well as for classes and shows. I always love to hear what viewers think of my work. I look forward to hearing from you.  

Alex @ By Wysteria

Urbandale, IA 50322, us

(515) 490-8689


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09:00 am – 05:00 pm