Get To Know
Dixie Cartelli is the artist at Sanctuary Studios. She holds a Bachelor of Art with a Minor in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and has been actively creating ceramics for over 10 years. Each day she works to make pieces that their owners will connect to and cherish. Whether it’s your morning coffee mug, the flower pot for your Great Grandma’s begonias, or a sculpture proudly displayed in your home…she cares about creating meaningful pieces that will be used and treasured daily.
As the wife to an active duty U.S. Navy sailor, she created Sanctuary Studios as a way to create a sustainable livelihood doing something that brings her fulfillment- while regularly PCSing (moving on military orders) from place to place. Having experienced just a small measure of the sacrifices service members and their families make everyday, she
decided that a portion of the proceeds from each purchase from her shop will be contributed to the Hope For The Warriors® organization. See below for more information on Hope For The Warriors®.
Away from the studio, Dixie enjoys gardening, hiking, going on walks with her husband and their dog Isabelle. As well as visiting museums and art galleries, goings to shows or concerts, or taking weekend road trips. She is always up for a good cup of coffee and some dark chocolate while she perpetually watches Gilmore Girls reruns.
About Hope For The Warriors
Hope For The Warriors was founded by military families aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC in 2006 as they witnessed, firsthand, the effects war imparts on service members and their families. Hope For The Warriors has remained grounded in family values as the organization expands both the span of programs offered and the number of wounded, family members, and families of the fallen assisted.
The leadership of the organization remains in the dedicated hands of combat veterans and military family members. Together, our board of directors, staff, and volunteers work tirelessly to serve those who have sacrificed so much. The integrity of our organization is paramount and therefore our representatives are as honorable and noble as our mission and the people we serve.