Cheryl Stippich

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”

Tom D. Sims

Tom Sims
Tom Sims

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”

Sue Hershey

Sue Hershey
Sue Hershey
Sue Hershey

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”

Sue Grier

Sue Grier
Sue Grier
Sue Grier

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”

Sonia Arnold

Sonia Arnold
Sonia Arnold
Sonia Arnold

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”

Rose G. Haynes

Rose Haynes
Rose Haynes
Rose Haynes

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”

Peter Chumbley

Peter Chumbley
Peter Chumbley
Peter Chumbley

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”

Nancy Rosenthal

Nancy Rosenthal
Nancy Rosenthal

My interest in art began with stained glass and acrylic painting.  It wasn’t until I took a wheel-throwing course that I fell in love with creating in clay.  I continued to develop my abilities for several years, working under the respected and talented sculptor, Rosalia Riera.  Nature inspires me and my love of wildlife has given me endless sources for expression in my clay work.  I let the clay tell me what it wants to become. Continue reading “Nancy Rosenthal”

Nancy E. Richards

Nancy Richards
Nancy Richards
Nancy Richards

Through my paintings I hope to convey the wonder and sense of joy that I find in humanity and in the natural world that surrounds us.  I love the vivid colors of alcohol inks, a fluid medium that creates surprising and spontaneous textures and expressions.  I also paint with acrylics, watercolors, gouache, pastels, and oils, selecting the materials that best convey the abstract or representational subjects that interest me.  Pattern and repetition are sometimes enhanced in my mixed media pieces that incorporate printing techniques, painting, and collage elements.  My goal is to engage the viewer in a visual dialogue that encourages and delights.

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