My original designs are mainly constructed in the copper foil method of stained glass, also known as Tiffany style. Each piece of glass is cut, ground, then wrapped with a copper foil tape. The solder adheres to the copper foil and that’s how the piece is held together.
My styles range from geometric to abstract incorporating materials not usually found in stained glass art such as geode slices, mineral specimens, vintage glass jewels and thrift store finds. Continue reading “Cheryl Stippich”
I create fine woodworking from the Arts and Crafts movement, with a slant toward Asian influence. Being creative in my woodworking designs and a day in the workshop is a relief from the exasperating world. It always puts me in my “happy space.” For me, expressing my craft in smooth flowing designs with the natural beauty and character of the wood is a key choice in my work. My projects are made to be touched and will bring warmth into your home. Continue reading “Tom D. Sims”
“I try not to be too philosophical about my photography. Simply stated, I look for unique qualities of form, intrinsic beauty, and visual interest in my subject matter and attempt to combine the artist’s inner vision and craftsmanship to produce a photograph of the subject that commands interest and attention.” Quoted from Tom Atkins. Continue reading “Tom Atkins”
I have been a photographer for over 30 years. I have worked commercially in advertising, but really enjoy the fine art side of the medium. While working full time at a marketing/advertising career, I studied photography at both New York City’s School of Visual Arts and New York University at night and learned my craft at the feet of some well known photographers. All of my images for sale are limited editions of not more than 50 each. Continue reading “Sue Hershey”
In 1984 I put down my paintbrushes and picked up soft throwable balls of clay. Working with clay is very “process oriented.” Using stoneware clay, I work from wheel-thrown components. Beyond the throwing – mesmerizing and meditative as that can be – there is the quality of mark making and creation of form. Working with clay for over 30 years, I have a decided interest in the quest for problem solving when making more complex forms. Alongside the creating of interesting clay pieces is the challenge of glazing and firing the work to best advantage. I have enjoyed working in a variety of firing types – oxidation, reduction, and wood fired. The resulting work incorporates references to the landscape and often has gesture and animation with which to intrigue the viewer. Continue reading “Sue Grier”
I have resided in Brevard, NC, with my husband, Jerry, since 1968. We have one daughter, Ashli Arnold Crump, who lives in East Flatrock, NC.
From 1968-83, I was a language arts & art teacher. Prior to turning to designing and making jewelry, I was passionate about two-dimensional art, which evolved into a BFA in art from UNC-Asheville (1985). In 1990, I took my first silversmithing class and soon thereafter, a wire wrapping class. I have since gone on to become one of the most sought after wire artists in the area. Continue reading “Sonia Arnold”
In the quest to emulate the colors, textures and patterns that I observe around me and out in space, I utilize both ancient and contemporary techniques to create my designs. These include torch soldering, forging, bezel setting unusual stones in handmade bezels, producing chain maille, utilizing chasing and repousse, wax carving, lost-wax casting, and making cold connections. Often these are combined with the use of a hydraulic press or miniature pulse-arc tig welder to skillfully create timeless designs in 14k and 18k gold, sterling silver, titanium and mixed metals. Continue reading “Ruthie Cohen”
I work in a burnishing technique with the colored pencil. It involves using the white color pencil to change values and hues. Ink is done in several ways: stippling (small dots), hatching (parallel lines), strokes (lines spaced in short or long ways). Scratchboard is created with the use of an Exacto knife, carving out areas to make different values. Continue reading “Rose G. Haynes”
My pottery is inspired by the historic folk and art traditions of Western North Carolina. My folk style pieces include face jugs, ring jugs, and sculptures. Traditional wood ash glazes add natural colors to my work. Continue reading “Rodney Leftwich”
My work is a simple attempt to spread the word that the animals around us are a special gift. I do this through a combination of imagination, bold color and humor. We must never forget that “all animals draw breath from the same source as we do.” They are mystical, spiritual, and as Jonathan Balcome states: “Animals take pauses. Their worlds, like ours, have stretches of tranquility, moments of pleasure and eruptions of joy.” Enjoy those animals around us, care for them; they will give us great peace and happiness. It is my hope that my work will bring a smile to your face and joy to your heart. Continue reading “Peter Chumbley”