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Amelia McIsaac (Flowering Heart Homestead) and Susannah White (Carapace Farm Puppetry) have been making felt for decades.They work with fleece from their own family flock to create felt objects for children and families that reflect their respect for the craft and their love of the work. They enjoy sharing their enthusiasm with others.

Amy Marks has been creating mixed media mosaics  and wearable art for the last 10 years, she was a founding member and first President of the New England Mosaics Society.  She studied with many distinguished mosiac artists and her work has been juried into many exhibitions across the Northeast.  She has taught widely and her work can be found in numerous museum gift shops as well as other venues.

See more at www.amymarksmosaics.com

Chris Campbell has been a Studio Potter in Raleigh, NC since 1991. Her career in color began after she attended a workshop taught by Jane Peiser, a famous North Carolina colored clay artist. For over 25 years she has been creating her work using her own custom colored porcelain. Her experiments with color blending, hand building techniques and pattern making have defined her style. Her Artwork is included in the collections of the SAS Institute, North Carolina State University and “Clayworks” Australia.

See more at www.ccpottery.com.

Dmitri Wright is the Master Artist/Instructor for Weir Farm National Historic Site, the National Park dedicated to American Impressionism. Wright, in the tradition of John Henry Twachtman, founder of the Cos Cob Art Colony, is the first artist-in-residence instructing and lecturing at the Greenwich Historic Society, the birthplace of American Impressionism. He instructs at Silvermine Art School and privately. In the U.S. and Europe he gives workshops and museum tours on “How to be an Impressionist” in addition to being a judge for art shows. Wright’s most recent solo exhibition was at the Mattatuck Museum Waterbury, CT, Fall 2017.

See more at www.dmitriwright.com

Ginny Eckley learned to sew at the age of 8 from her neighbor, who happened to be the Mayors wife! She continued learning sewing and tailoring through college and combined her sewing skills with a Fine Arts degree. In the 1990’s, she became fascinated with art quilts. She is the author of two books, on art quilt techniques, which gave her the opportunity to teach and exhibit throughout the U.S., Canada and Japan.

Learn more at www.fabricpaintings.com

Harry Kunhardt & Meredith Nichols live and work in West Shokan, NY where they are partners in 28a Clay. They both graduated from Skidmore College and have been firing their work in wood and salt kilns. They create beautiful, thoughtful pots for daily use in the home. Their work can be found in local galleries, and most recently they were in the Philadelphia Museum Art/Craft Show as noted “Emerging Artists.”

See more at www.28aClay.com.

Jeff Oestreich began his pottery studies at Bemidji State University in northern Minnesota. He later studied at the University of Minnesota with Warren MacKenzie. Upon graduation Jeff moved to England to apprentice for two years with Bernard Leach at the Leach Pottery in St. Ives, Cornwall England.

Upon returning to the U.S. in 1971, Jeff  set up his pottery in rural Wisconsin, later relocating to Minnesota. He exhibits and conducts workshops nationally and internationally. He is a recent  recipient of a McKnight Foundation grant as well as a  Jerome Foundation grant allowing him to exhibit and teach in England, Scotland, Wales, New Zealand and Australia.  In 2010 he toured South Africa to teach workshops and jury their national clay exhibition.  Jeff recently returned from his third residency at the Leach Pottery.

See more at www.jeffoestreich.com

Jennifer Allen received her BFA from the University of Alaska and her MFA from Indiana University. In 2008 the National Council for Education in Ceramic Art recognized her as an “Emerging Artist”. Among other awards she was a receipient of a Taunt Fellowship at The Archie Bray Foundation. She currently teaches at West Virginia University.

See more at www.jenniferallenceramics.com

Josh DeWeese is a ceramic artist and educator, currently an Associate Professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman. DeWeese served as Resident Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, Montana from 1992-2006.  He holds an MFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred. He has exhibited and taught workshops internationally and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

See more at www.joshdeweese.com

Kate Missett is a ceramic artist who uses many different color techniques in her sculptural vessels. She is the Visual Arts Director at West Side YMCA and teaches at Greenwich House Pottery.  Her work is represented by Carter Burden Gallery in NYC. She has taught and exhibited nationally.

See more at www.katemissett.com and www.persimmontree.org/v2

Laura Pierce was taught by Master Weaver Norma Ingles and has been weaving for 30 years. Inspired by nature, Laura enjoys weaving household textiles and wearables in a variety of fibers and sharing her knowledge with others.

Linda Schultz has an MS in Art Education and a Certificate of Completion from the prestigious Art Farm Gallery for Studies in Chinese Brush Painting. She has studied with Professor I-Hsuing Ju and Leigh Wen for more than 20 years. She has further studied Chinese Brush Painting with master painters in the city of Jan Ying, China. Her work is in many private collections and galleries. Linda teaches Chinese Brush painting privately and has given numerous demonstrations.

Lisa Chicoyne is a teaching artist living and working in the New York City area. She began working with paperclay in 1999 as a natural result of her research and intrigue with materials. She considers her work visual poems and is interested in the subtle traces life’s experiences leave. She earned her MFA from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro and her work has been represented in group and solo exhibitions across the country.

See more at www.lisachicoyne.com

Marsha Davis is a professional jewelry instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching beaded jewelry ranging from pearl knotting and stringing to seed beadwork to macramé, crochet, and weaving. She has been on the faculty of The 92nd Street Y Jewelry Center since 2000, teaching four classes per week, and previously for The Craft Students League.  Ms Davis has also taught workshops for The American Craft Museum, Museum of Art and Design, The American Museum of Natural History, Newark Museum Arts Workshop and numerous other venues in the NYC area.  She has had one of her designs published in The Art of Beaded Beads (2006) Lark Books.

Randy Brodnax is currently teaching at Cedar Valley College, Dallas, TX. A dedicated teacher and storyteller, Brodnax is known to cook up a mean gumbo and an entertaining yarn while making beautiful pots. A master Raku potter for more than 50 years, he has been featured in countless books and magazines and has given hundreds of workshops.

Don Ellis is currently Assistant Professor of Ceramics at San Juan College in Farmington, NM, and has been a ceramics educator since 1986. He is known as a master of Raku and Copper Matte glazes and has spent over 20 years mastering his special techniques. His work is featured in Alternative Kilns and Firing and Mastering Raku.

Born and raised in Northwestern New Jersey, Renee LoPresti holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University and currently works as a studio potter in residence at Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, TX. Renee was named one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists in 2017.  She shows her work through numerous national juried and invitational exhibitions.

See more at www.instagram.com/renee lopresti

Rita Schwab was born in Germany and came to the U.S. on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1973. She received her BFA from the University of South Florida and her Masters from Florida State University. She lives and works in Englewood, FL where she teaches and exhibits widely.

Learn more at www.ritaschwabfinearts.com

Sarah Saulson lives in Syracuse, New York and has been handweaving since childhood.  She teaches textiles in  the School of Design at Syracuse University and at conferences and guilds nationally.   She also has the privilege of working with traditional Mayan Handweavers to help them better their lives through weaving and dyeing.

Learn more about Sarah at www.sarahsaulson.com

Susan Beecher is a nationally recognized studio potter whose work has appeared in more than 80 national juried shows over the past 28 years. She has taught workshops and weekly classes at art centers throughout the Northeast, Florida and California.  Her work has appeared in many articles and eight books. A book exploring her work was published by Catskill Press: Susan Beecher: Wood Fired Pottery.

See more at www.susanbeecherpottery.com.

Susan Bogen is a Studio Potter maintaining studios in NJ and the Catskill Mountains. She has taught ceramics at The Art School at the Old Church, Demarest, NJ for over 15 years. Susan works in both porcelain and stoneware. She has exhibited in various national juried shows. Her work is currently in many galleries & shops.

Tania Kravath works in clay and bronze and exhibits at the Ceres Gallery in New York City. She maintains studios in Manhattan and in West Hurley, NY.  She was an art educator in New York City for 30 years. Most of her work is wood-fired and explores the connection between form and emotion and explores themes of relationship and community.

See more at www.ceresgallery.com