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Fobots are the work of Raleigh, North Carolina artist Amy Flynn.  After over 25 years as a professional illustrator, Amy started making robots to fill the time between illustration jobs. Now, it's her passion, as it combines two of her favorite pastimes; making things and shopping. She scours flea markets, basements, internet auctions, and scrapyards for cool old junk. Amy then solders and bolts the pieces together to create sturdy, one-of-a-kind sculptures, never to be duplicated.

Each Fobot is numbered, with a copper plate on its back bearing the word "FOBOT" and its individual number. We call them butt tags. And, just like the tin man, they all have a metal heart inside.

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It’s a rich medium that offers a generous and tireless play of possibilities. Clay allows expression of the whimsical and the symbolic, sometimes simultaneously.” Ceramic figures are assembled from hand built & wheel thrown forms, Fired to cone 04, with engobes, underglaze and glaze.  I use elements of dreams, ancient lore, and tales about the mysteries of the natural world as a source for the visual aesthetic for my narrative sculpture. 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Sanders spent her early years watching her mother and grandmothers sew. Upon moving to Charlotte in 1999, she did not have a clay studio, so she began to sew. Her experiences with sewing began to breathe life in to her clay work. Patterns, textures and seams from fabrics and textiles appear in her stamped clay vessels." 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I work in black and white because I feel that it adds drama and richness and has the ability to bring out reactions and stir emotions unlike any color photograph can. When working in black and white, there’s no hiding behind a color palette, no shortcuts, and no substitute for composition and visualization. What you see is what you get in all its raw beauty. When you photograph in color, you see beautiful colors; when you photograph in black and white, you see mood, darkness and, above all, the soul of the image behind the color. Because I consider photography an art, my main objective as an artist is not simply to take a picture but to produce images that hold one’s attention long enough to rekindle memories or trigger feelings of peace and tranquility." 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He also studied at the Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Andy has developed a style of raku pottery which uses traditional forms with highly controlled design elements. Andy is also an exhibiting member of the Carolina Designer Craftsmen’s Guild. A full-time potter since 1983, Andy shows his work in galleries from the Virgin Islands to Boston, Massachusetts. Andy lives and works in Marshville, North Carolina." 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Her hallmarks are originality, craftsmanship, and use of the finest quality materials." 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For inspiration, we look to forms in nature such as waves on the ocean or rolling hills.  We try to incorporate the gentle curves and add texture and pattern to the metal so that it may look like different types of leaves or rain drops.  Each piece of jewelry is unique, even though we create several pieces with the same basic design." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Anne and Peter Hanson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "anne-hanson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:03:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:03:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13178" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [18]=> object(WP_Post)#1316 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8563) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:58:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:58:50" ["post_content"]=> string(729) "I use traditional metalsmithing techniques, such as shell forming and enameling, to create wearable pieces of art. The tools I use are specifically designed for micro shell forming, which is the art of using a hammer and forming block to create voluminous yet lightweight forms out of thin gauge metal. I most often work in copper because if its inherent qualities, such as malleability and its rich color. The vibrant enamel color combinations in my work reflect my view of the beauty of the natural world around me. I often work in series because this allows me to explore the uniqueness of each piece. No two pieces are exactly alike because each piece has been individually drawn, cut, formed, textured, and enameled by hand." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Annie Grimes Williams" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "annie-grimes-williams" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:33:53" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:33:53" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8563" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [19]=> object(WP_Post)#1317 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8460) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 18:46:47" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 18:46:47" ["post_content"]=> string(535) "My current body of work is a series of hand-cut, powder coated jewelry that focuses on pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry motifs. Because silhouettes allow me to reduce objects and images down to their most basic form, I am able to reference the history of jewelry but with a clean, contemporary aesthetic. By combining the handmade with the industrial, I am able to produce pieces that speak to the tradition of Craft while still maintaining the seductive quality that jewelry possesses." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Ashley Buchanan" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "ashley-buchanan" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:02" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:02" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8460" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [20]=> object(WP_Post)#1318 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12399) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:26:42" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:26:42" ["post_content"]=> string(1041) "I was born in England UK, and have been residing in the US since 1981. I became a naturalized citizen in 2001. I have been self-employed as a custom jeweler and designer since 1988 specializing in one-of-a-kind creations in 14 and 18kt. gold, and incorporating fine gemstones and rare minerals. I work alone, hand fabricating each piece without castings, and only use bezel setting of stones to frame and enhance each one. This technique produces a very high quality result which highlights the Gem in a unique way which is both uncluttered and classical, allowing the stone to speak as it were.

As I consider my work more of an art form than production, I exhibit it at high quality art fairs mainly in the Eastern US, though I have sold my work in Canada, UK, Switzerland and Japan. Many of these fairs have awarded me with accolades of excellence.

Finally, I would say that I strive to make each piece as beautifully as I can with great love and care, and guarantee each one equivocally.

" ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Avery Groves" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "avery-groves" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:10:19" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:10:19" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12399" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [21]=> object(WP_Post)#1319 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2531) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:55:04" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:55:04" ["post_content"]=> string(1235) "The fabric I create is flamboyant and useful. 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Jane Doub" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "b-jane-doub" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:44" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:44" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2531" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [22]=> object(WP_Post)#1320 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7462) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:15:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:15:18" ["post_content"]=> string(536) "We make creative, wearable art, one-of-a-kind pieces for today’s women.  Each piece is hand-fabricated capturing a moment of  life in metal and stones. My heritage has bestowed upon me an intense color perception and metalsmithing talents, resulting in the foundation for my art jewelry.  Hand-cut gemstones by my partner, combined in various metals with surface embellishments are how I convey my passion. A lot of thought, time and patience have been blended into each piece, creating an heirloom to be treasured for generations." 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This process involves pushing the metal into either wooden or steel dies using a variety of methods that include dapping and hydraulic pressing. The dies are pieces of wood or steel with specific shapes cut out of the center of them. The outline of the piece is dictated by the shape of the die but the depth can vary since the metal is actually formed over air. Additional techniques are employed both before and after forming to embellish the design. These techniques include various methods of texturing and piercing of the metal." 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Her pieces are very labor intensive, with layers of depth incorporating complex patterns into cast and embellished slabs that become decorative one-of-a-kind teapots and vessels. After the bisque firing, additional color and pattern is applied then clear glazed for a final high firing in an electric kiln. Teapots are a particular favorite for her because they give her the opportunity to exaggerate and amimate so many parts." 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Scraps and odd pieces are saved and moved around on my bench like parts of a puzzle with an unknown outcome. I never quite know how with each piece will volunteer to be the catalyst for a new though. It’s this excitement of the unknown, and leap of imagination that is always at the heart of my best work." 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The marbled design is achieved by floating acrylic ink pigment on methylcellulose, a substance similar to unjelled gelatin. After the desired amount of ink is applied, the design is made by dragging a comb like tool across the surface of the ink creating the marbling pattern. The fabric or leather is then laid on the surface and lifted and a print is made. Only one print is possible per inking. I have taken the marbling process to another level in applying it on fabric and leather. Since my main focus is making garments, my marbling tray measures 48” x 96”, big enough for a complete garment. An extra pair of hands is needed to handle the large size of the fabric." 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Design integrity begins with an honest approach towards materials and procession, and this means starting with high quality woods and letting their natural beauty stand out. I select woods for a project according to how and where they will be used within the object, and then use natural finishes rather than stains, so one can see the original color of the wood. Rather than adding unnecessary ornament, I use joinery and show process, as a way of showing how the piece was made or put together." 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"The dichotomy within man mimics that of nature--full of beauty on one hand and destruction on the other," notes Gray.  "In my work, however, I endeavor to convey the inherent goodness within mankind, whether quietly masked or direct." Gray's works are hand-built; she uses thrown forms, extrusions, coils, and slabs combined in different ways to create pieces that are suclptural and often ceremonial in nature.  Her works  are raku-fired with light reduction, generally sprayed with water and then put in to hardwood sawdust to cool. The result is an aged, often stone-like or metallic appearance." 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For me a successful design suggests motion and life, revealing elegance, harmony, and beauty. My pieces are created to enhance the wearer, to bring pleasure to the viewer, and to be satisfying to the senses as a dance, poem, or melodic tune are. My jewelry is crafted by hammer forging and hand shaping. One of a kind pieces, limited editions, designs developed in series, and limited production designs are all created by direct metal techniques. All designs are original and handmade in my studio. All are in 14k, 18k, and 22 karat golds. Studio assistance is as a part-time apprenticeship-like training; forging, forming, and finishing my lower price designs. An assistant will also help with the ordinary day to day tasks and operations of the studio. My joy is in designing, developing, and executing new work in gold, using gemstones for color and contrast." 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She later studied at Colonial Williamsburg with students of Norman Kennedy and attended many sessions at Penland. In the mid seventies she became enamored of kasuri, the Japanese ikat techniques used in folk textiles. Initially she learned from books and then took a workshop with Jun Tomita. In 1985 she spent three months in Japan studying with weaver Takayuki Hongo. She began working with Norman Kennedy at the John C. Campbell Folk School, and returned to Japan in 2000 for a year to teach English. She was able to work again at with Hongo and also studied sakiori (silk rag weaving) with Nonaka Hiromi. She has an MA in fibers from Western Carolina University where she is a visiting instructor in weaving and art history, and she has completed a MFA in textiles at Georgia State where she also teaches weaving. The "Crests" series grew from a series of pieces she did on waves. At some point she realized that the mountains were in motion the same way that waves were, just slowed down to geological time. She tries to present the movement of these mountains (mostly Appalachian) affected by light and season." 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They are one-of-a-kind narrative works, incorporating painterly images and occasionally words. The female figure and landscape are favorite images, combined with related objects or totems. Each piece tells a story, relates an experience or relives a memory and encourages a connection between the viewer and the work. Surfaces are richly textured, sometimes carved and finished with layers of colorants - stains, oxides, slips, under glazes and glazes, applied through multiple firings." 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The first is the expression of beauty and the way in which beauty can uplift the human spirit. The second comes from her study of Buddhism and her strong wish to create work that will give an aura of peace as an antidote tot he troubled times we live in. She is pursuing this through her most recent pieces, miniature Zen gardens, intended to function as objects for meditation." 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The finishes are painted, glazed and hand rubbed for antiquity." 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Much of my work is hand thrown, although I also integrate hand building for some of my functional ware ans sculptural forms including vase forms and lamps. I have a palette of five to seven favorite glazes that I have developed through my career and inter-mix these in a variety of ways to achieve different effects. Lately, my favorite process involves surface carving when the clay is green. I then apply a glaze inlay in the image areas, protecting these with a resist and framing these in a solid application of glaze." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Bob Meier" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "bob-meier" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:01:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:01:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13217" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [41]=> object(WP_Post)#1339 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3272) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:59:09" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:59:09" ["post_content"]=> string(1682) "The approach I take towards my creative work is simple, I connect to the child inside of me that wants to play and explore within the realms of color, pattern, design, texture and feeling. I first turned to this at age 14 when I discovered the unlimited possibilities of expression available to me through weaving. I simply turned on. I’ve been turned on ever since. What I have known since I was 14 and got fired up about weaving is that for me to create is my joy and my love of life expressing itself. I feel fortunate to know and trust this and to be able to earn a portion of my living doing what I most enjoy doing. Bobby Wells' Obituary.  Barbara Wells Johnson, 61, of Burnsville, died Saturday, January 3, 2009, after a long, courageous odyssey with breast cancer. She left this world as peacefully as she walked through it. A native of Providence, R.I., she attended Lincoln School and then went on to graduate from Mills College in Ca. While attending Penland School of Crafts, she decided Western N. C. was where she wanted to spend her life. She had a love of all things beautiful and was a gifted craftsperson and spiritual teacher. She was a member of the Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild, Piedmont Craftsmen Guild and the Carolina Designer Craftsmen. Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Robert M. Johnson, daughters, Willow Burgess-Johnson of Asheville,N.C. and Cedar Johnson of Celo, N.C., stepchildren, Tara Flemming of San Diego, Ca.and Eric Johnson of Tucson, AZ., brother, Jody Wells of West Kingston, RI, sister, Taffy Wells of Juneau, AK., grandchildren, Hazel, Naomi, Zoe, Callie, Leif, Arden, Lake, Isabelle and Thomas." 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A few years ago I began felting, and my birds and animals are now fighting it out with the puppets for studio space. My one-of-a-kind birds are made of wool, wire, yarn, glass beads & marbles. The bodies are solid wool sculpted with felting needles. I create flowers, spikes and feathers from wool and needle them onto the body. In some areas I use a resist to prevent two layers of felt from merging, allowing me to cut open the outer layer & expose the inner one. The bird is then wet-felted for several hours, which shrinks the wool and tightens the surface. My one-of-a-kind animals are needle-felted from Norwegian C-1 wool, then wet-felted for density and durability. I work in our studio in the country in Southeastern Vermont. It’s a big, open, sunny space. When the windows are open, we can hear the Green River. It is very quiet and lovely, and we are thankful every day that we landed here. Nature is both an important inspiration and a daily necessity. I continue to explore new ideas and creatures. When I wake up in the morning, the first thing I want to do is get into the studio to start working." 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Color, texture and pattern are important elements in her work. Variegated yarns help to expand the color palette and acreate movement in the designs. Using differenct textures and weave structures creates interesting surfaces. By balancing function and aesthetics, she strives to create handwoven articles which are artful and elegant." 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He selects different woods for a piece based on their natural figure and color tone. He looks for contrast and compliment resulting in a piece of furniture that is soothing and comfortable. His eye leads him to incorporate soft curves and arcs in a design, whether in the physical dimensions or within the marquetry work." 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He moved to North Carolina after college in 1994. He has worked in the custom millwork industry for 15 years. Brian has been wood turning for 6 years and teaching it for 3 years. He started making cremation urns 2 years ago and no two are the same. Brian loves working with wood and the unexpected surprise of cutting into fresh local logs he gets from tree services. The majority of his work is made from local green(wet) wood. Brian searches for unusual and interesting pieces of wood. After being turned on the lathe, it is slowly air-dried. As the wood dries, it moves creating a piece that is slightly oblong instead of circular. The surface also becomes slightly textured." 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The discoveries we make provide for us alchemic methods of developing form and imagery. The fruits of these material explorations feed our personal visions, and offer further glimpses into unknown destinations and possibilities with clay. Our studio is a collaborative environment that provides us with the support to express ourselves as individuals; more than, we could achieve singularly. We brainstorm for ideas by formulating and testing clays, glazes, surface treatments, and playing off of each other’s intuition about the materials and processes. Together we develop and share a “treasure trove” of clay and glaze vocabulary. The work that we produce is an eclectic mix of form, imagery, texture, and pattern. Ideas for the development of our pieces evolve from working with ceramic material and observing the interplay between glaze, clay and fire. The forms and imagery of our pieces are evocative of memories and experiences from our past, as well as our current interests." ["post_title"]=> string(32) "Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "bruce-gholson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:30:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:30:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1891" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [48]=> object(WP_Post)#1346 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2698) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:03:45" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:03:45" ["post_content"]=> string(783) "For over a decade now, I have been documenting the stuff of our society that we use once and throw away. Americans create more garbage, per capita, than any other culture, yet we are blind to our waste. I believe this is a function of our wealth, and the vastness of our country. We have the room to hide our waste, and the money to make more. I collect many things, among them, bottle caps, credit cards, pencils, and chop sticks. I use these everyday items to make work, which transforms the objects and surprises us. I am an environmentalist, receiving great joy from the natural world. This makes me aware of how we take what we have for granted. We are used to using stuff once and then throwing it away. We may throw it away, but my work makes me aware of its continual impact." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Bryant Holsenbeck" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "bryant-holsenbeck" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:00" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:00" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2698" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [49]=> object(WP_Post)#1347 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2563) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:35:27" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:35:27" ["post_content"]=> string(822) "Greg and Carla Filippelli have been weaving baskets and sculpture for over 30 years. Their fluid forms are a result of an original weaving style called random weave. Each piece created has a variety of hand dyed reeds and wild vines, woven into many contemporary shapes and styles. Creating both functional and decorative baskets and sculptural weavings for the wall; the Filippellis delight in working with clients and galleries to create custom pieces for home, offices and sight specific spaces. Their work is exhibited nationwide in galleries, exhibitions and internationally in the Artist in Embassies Program. 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Whether for the wall or the body, whether the material linen, silk or wool, my intent to create a well designed and meaningful object is always foremost." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Carmen Grier" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "carmen-grier" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:43:13" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:43:13" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=6540" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [51]=> object(WP_Post)#1349 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3193) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:31:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:31:56" ["post_content"]=> string(851) "My work literally and figuratively begins as a seed. I combine my passion for art and love of gardening by growing gourds and using them as my eco friendly and sustainable art medium. A background in textile design influences my work with gourds. As a textile designer, I discovered that many of the patterns I used for fabric design were fashioned after the fractal patterns repeated throughout nature. This continues to inspire my work and serves as reminder to me of our connection to everything in the universe. Once dried and properly prepared, hard-shell gourds have a texture and look of wood. The shape and thickness of the gourd help me determine the carving techniques to use. To create depth of color and vibrancy, I use many layers of colored glazes. The finished piece is sealed with several coats of polyurethane for lifetime durability." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Carol Kroll" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "carol-kroll" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3193" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [52]=> object(WP_Post)#1350 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(481) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-12 21:52:59" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-12 21:52:59" ["post_content"]=> string(506) "Carol Weeks shoots whatever catches her eye. Color and design are what attract her the most, which is why she is drawn to leaves and architecture. She enjoys creating a sense of nostalgia by capturing natural light on these forms. She comes from a long line of artistic souls and her ’paintbrush’ consists of a 35mm Pentax and Fujichrome film (ASA 50) Her subjects provide the ’paint’ and this slow speed film captures the true colors. Traditional unaltered photography satisfies the purist in her." 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My instructor was inspiring, and I found new friends as intrigued as I with the process. After several years of classes, workshops, experimentation, and an invaluable apprenticeship, I narrowed my focus in weaving to the fabric creation a mixture of fibers and textures. My hand-woven throws are made unique by the myriad of fibers used, including lofty mohair, soft Persian wool, cotton silk, linen, and rayon. Rayon ribbons add sheen, and Italian eyelash adds texture. Coordinating pillows are often piped in raw silk. I also design wraps and scarves in the same fabrics." 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The techniques that I employ are fabrication, stamping, fusing, forging, stone setting, and limited casting. Many of my pieces can be worn different ways such as earrings that have detachable parts, pin and pendant combinations and sculptures with jewelry elements hidden within them. I like my work to be viewed as wearable art and give the pieces dimension with texturing and positive and negative space. Color is very important to many of my works and so I carefully choose the stones that may go into each piece so that they enhance each other and many times the design is centered on the stones I choose. I also like to challenge the idea of preciousness by using materials not usually seen in jewelry such as glass, rusted metal, beach stones and found objects. When you take things out of context it changes people’s perception of such items." 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The designs are cutting edge with craftsmanship that focuses on function. Art that you can touch and use on a daily basis; this is the goal that I strive to achieve. The forms are very strong and color is added to enhance the details present in each of the pieces that I create. I believe that functional pottery is a form of art; it deserves as much notice and esteem as fine art. What other art can the owner interact with on a daily basis? I would describe my work as a high definition with tremendous attention to detail, complicated yet user friendly, down to earth and strikingly beautiful. It allows you to get involved and you will want to look at the details. These are sculpted vessels with functional pizzazz." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Cat Jarosz" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "cat-jarosz" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2012" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [56]=> object(WP_Post)#1354 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1294) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:50:06" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:50:06" ["post_content"]=> string(932) "After three decades of working in clay, a longing for a transparent medium prompted Catharine Brown to trade in her ceramic kiln for two smaller class kilns and a host of new expressive possibilities. Inspired by the time she spends in her Japanese garden, she began to develop painted miniature landscapes for personal adornment and decorative purposes. Her “canvas” consists of two tiny pieces of glass, sometimes no larger than 1 square inch. She paints on one or both surfaces of each piece of glass with vivid enamels, adding colors and metallic leaf through successive firings, ultimately fusing the two pieces of glass into one, creating a miniature, multi-layered “floating” world. She also casts larger 3-dimensional forms of glass. Her forms can be figurative, abstract, and nature-inspired. The finished sculptures are incased in a strong, weatherproof styrocement, suitable for use in a landscape or an interior." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Catharine H. 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The clay shows subtle shadows and picks up fine textures. The glass is such a luscious contrast with its light holding properties.” She explains, “The stone-like ceramic ‘bodies’ suggest our intrinsic connection to the earth, and the translucent cast glass faces refer to the animating spirit within all beings/matter.” Catharine’s clay-and-glass sculptures arose, she says, from a desire to add another dimension to the landscape. “My lifelong passion of gardening led me to create a stroll garden on our half acre... As the garden matured, I saw wonderful settings for sculpture. Although this work can be naturally displayed in interiors, it is intended for garden settings as well.  " ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Catharine H. Brown" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "catharine-h-brown-2" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:52:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:52:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3104" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [58]=> object(WP_Post)#1356 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2055) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:46:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:46:33" ["post_content"]=> string(729) "Sleeping birds, jumping rabbits, owls and imagined animals, these are some of the fantastical creatures that are carved and sculpted into clay wall platters, murals and tiles. 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Two techniques currently emphasized in her work are enameling and gold granulation. While she has been enameling extensively for over 15 years, recently she has focused on and is exploring the process known as granulation. She is working on a series of pieces that will incorporate both of these ancient processes." 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She lives on a ridge in TN, with treetops towering over her from the deep ravine filled with hidden paths behind her home. In her art, she translates this magical, mystical environment with colorful Pulp Paint. Appearing practically photographic from a distance, closer inspection reveals the highly impressionistic style dictated by her personal techniques with this medium. Painting on a dry background, building layer upon layer, Cratty creates a richly textured surface that invites touching. Her main tools are a Porcupine Quill and a palette knife. Pulp Paint is environmentally friendly, consisting as it does of plant fibers and pigments. The manufacturing of these paints, which Cratty performs in her studio, is ecologically sound, keeping with her wish to preserve and stay connected to Nature." 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After creating strictly functional pots for more than twenty years, she has branched into making handbuilt sculptures of larger-than life fruits and vegetables, and more recently, figurative works. Her sculptures and tiles are hand built out of stoneware clay using traditional methods such as slab, pinch and coil in various combinations. After adding texture to the clay by carving, embossing and drawing on the surface, she paints the surfaces with eight or more layers of slips and glazes, resulting in a deep rich surface quality." 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Her work features one-of-a-kind designs in sterling silver and gold and her design themes are inspired by botanical forms and plant life in South Georgia." 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Her unique pieces are award-winning and found in select collections and major galleries throughout The Country." 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Their work is evocative of the Art Nouveau era, with exceptional designs that are intricate and stunning. Chuck Kennington studied extensively with internationally acclaimed Valentin Yotkov, a master of chase repousse and techniques and creates splendid, miniature carvings out of an array of precious materials. Andrea Kennington is an accomplished Metalsmith in many techniques and fabrication. She received her MFA in Metals Design in 1994. They are both intrigued with concepts of small vignettes that are fabricated in gold and silver. Together they create inspired, narrative works that demonstrate their expertise and a diversity of techniques. The complexity of their work is exciting and unique." 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Their work is evocative of the Art Nouveau era, with exceptional designs that are intricate and stunning. Chuck Kennington studied extensively with internationally acclaimed Valentin Yotkov, a master of chase repousse and techniques and creates splendid, miniature carvings out of an array of precious materials. Andrea Kennington is an accomplished Metalsmith in many techniques and fabrication. She recieved her MFA in Metals Design in 1994. They are both intrigued with concepts of small vignettes that are fabricated in gold and silver. Together they create inspired, narrative works that demonstrate their expertise and a diversity of techniques. The complexity of their work is exciting and unique." 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He was a boater and water skier and lover of plants, with amazing azalea gardens that he and Bonnie toiled many hours crafting and sharing with so many over the years.  He had an infectious laugh and smile, inspiring and influencing many." 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Using Sterling Silver, Brass, Copper and 14k Gold the hand worked pin/pendants, bracelets, and earrings have won the hearts of many longtime loyal customers. "It seems we have touched an emotional feeling in our pieces that evokes an older kinder place in time", say Courtney. We do normal pieces: Bugs, birds, dogs, leaves, reptiles, horses, etc. but we also have fun with a bit of ironic tongue and cheek goofy pieces that appeal to an audience that is not inspired by the "normal stuff"." 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Courtney's work is hand formed from ceramic clay, fired and carefully hand painted with an eye for color, detail and great respect for quality craftsmanship." 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Each creation is a one-of-a-kind part of my soul. I approach the clay with an open idea, and work with it as it takes its own shape. My current work is spiritual and has a southwestern flair. I am working with colors that are reflected in nature and are referred to as earth tones. My prayer boxes come from an old Indian ritual where you burn bad thoughts and purge them from your soul. My treasure boxes have additions of smooth stones said to polish the soul. The Vessels that I have created are tribal and spiritual with a modern touch. I can’t explain where they came from in my mind but they came to me at a time when I needed some spiritual guidance and through making these vessels I found my own answers that I was looking for." 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["post_title"]=> string(15) "Cynthia Aldrich" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "cynthia-aldrich" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:05:47" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:05:47" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=487" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [74]=> object(WP_Post)#1372 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1463) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 21:10:21" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 21:10:21" ["post_content"]=> string(389) "The Machine Age, Form and Function, and Surrealism, all influence my designs, as does a life long fascination with science fiction. Discarded industrial surplus is where I get my most tangible inspiration. The most challenging aspect of this art form is releasing preconceived ideas and allowing the shapes to take place spontaneously while still producing a functional piece of furniture." 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Pieces are functional furniture or based on furniture forms using whimsical themes, word play & often making metaphorical statements. The shaping & carving that characterizes my work is done with power saws, grinders, sanders, carvers & chisels, refined with manual tools & meticulous hand work. Color is added with transparent dyes to accent & contrast with natural wood enhancing the whimsical statement. Hand rubbed finish, usually lacquer, completes the piece." 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All work is done "freehand" on a 2 X 72 in. belt grinder. No automated equipment (cad/cnc/etc.) is used in my work. My general purpose knives are hollow ground, while chefs and kitchen knives are flat ground. I make the sheaths from Kydex or leather. I do 100% of the work on my knives & tools." 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Since 1980 he has been a Professor of Art/Ceramics at Virginia Tech. He served as Head of the Department of Art and Art History there from 1995-2000. In 1997 he received the Distinguished Alumni Award from NAU. He is the recipient of a Virginia Museum Arts Fellowship and a SECCA-Seven artist Fellowship Award. His artworks have appeared in many exhibitions at national and international galleries. Reproductions of his ceramic works have been published in books, catalogs, and periodical articles. He has conducted numerous invited lectures and demonstrations. He is a also a juried member of the Southern Highlands Crafts Guild and a founding member of 16 HANDS, an association of artist craftsmen in SW Virginia." 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All work is made using solo blowing techniques." 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Techniques vary from blown glass and solid work, to sandblasted, neon and fluorescent glass. Our production items include tumblers, vases, paperweights and seasonal ornaments. Our larger work includes decorative plates, bowls, lamps and unique plasma sculptures to round out our wide variety of work." 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The images and ideas expressed in these pieces are a response to my environment, my past experience, and to the clay itself." 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I enjoy creating pieces that challenge the lines between two- and three-dimensional art. Glass adds the dimension of light in a way that is unique to each piece. I attempt to infuse my pieces with a sense of symbolism to make a deep impression on the viewer." 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["post_title"]=> string(14) "Debbie Noiseux" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "debbie-noiseux" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:26:45" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:26:45" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10184" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [85]=> object(WP_Post)#1383 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13133) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:03:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:03:30" ["post_content"]=> string(556) "If you ever got a breath-taking thrill upon opening the BIG box of 64 Crayola crayons, in awe of the possibilities, then you know the way I feel when I look at the world around me and consider my next dye project and how that will transform into a piece of fabric and then become a wearable item. The way that yarn holds onto color, with all the light and shadow and texture, is exciting for me.  I feel there is an endless path to combining these colorful threads and weaving them into beautiful, functional cloth that can be worn and enjoyed every day." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Deborah Bryant" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "deborah-bryant" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:09:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:09:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13133" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [86]=> object(WP_Post)#1384 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1136) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:46:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:46:08" ["post_content"]=> string(771) "Our jewelry is produced by the two of us in our home studio. Dana creates the glass “stones” and Debra designs and creates the wire sculptures that surround them. We enjoy merging our talents to enhance each other’s work. The resulting pieces of wearable art are colorful, distinctive, and affordable, and intended to be worn and enjoyed every day. The wire designs are created from either 14KT gold-filled or Argentium sterling silver using a variety of techniques: weaving , braiding, sculpting, forging, and coiling. Only hand tools are used. The glass cabochons are made by fusing several layers of dichroic and stained glass which Dana has hand cut from sheets. Smaller pieces often require additional cutting, grinding and a second firing in the jewelry kiln." 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It is a connection to spirit through nature that calls me to explore the natural surface of the gourd. I am intrigued with this form because of its association with the earth, the fact that it is provided from the ground with out preconceptions, and because of its intrinsic like over time to many historical uses. In caring for ourselves as individual souls, we create a vessel, our bodies, which connect us with our own spirit. For me, the gourd with its solid, but imperfect surface represents a spirit vessel where I can explore images of personal growth, nurturing, pain, and healing. Each gourd, as each individual, is different and imperfect, interesting and challenging." 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["post_title"]=> string(14) "Derek Hennigar" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "derek-hennigar" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:46:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:46:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5756" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [90]=> object(WP_Post)#1388 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1897) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:10:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:10:08" ["post_content"]=> string(1042) "Diana Gillispie has produced handmade tile in the Arts and Crafts tradition for thirteen years. Asheville Tile works, founded in 1996 out of the River Arts District, is now located adjacent to our house in Asheville’s Kenilworth neighborhood. My husband, and architect, Michael Robinson, collaborates on the relief designs, configures custom tile layouts on the computer, documents tile installations, and offers ongoing encouragement. Our son, Ellis, hand-presses tiles when he’s not away at college. Many talented clay artists from Western North Carolina’s extensive crafts community have worked as assistants over the years, pressing and glazing tiles and firing the kilns. Our goal at Asheville Tileworks is to enhance the homes of our clients with color, pattern and design. Our approach to design is to understand and compliment the individual aesthetic of our clients through years of experience with custom tile. Ideally, our work is about sharing ideas, forming relationships and always being open to finding a better solution." 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As a fiber artist, I have explored freeform crochet and have created handbags from up cycled upholstery fabric. 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Taking stories I loved and mixing in my personal experiences translates into my work.  I find myself expressing the absurdity of things, drawing influence from unexpected sources like the lyrics of music and nursery rhymes. All my ceramic work starts on a potter’s wheel. Then I alter by pinching, cutting and adding clay until a figure emerges. Multiple firings with underglaze, stain, oxide and glaze completes the process." 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She takes great pleasure in being tied to the long stretch of historic, artistic tradition which clay represents. She considers the content of her most serious work to be narrative, figurative, and personally symbolic in a way that will establish an intimate connection between herself and the viewer. Animal imagery in her work is meant to convey emotions of comfort and support, forces which we as humans seek to shelter and "transport" us through the journeys we must travel. She feels that her work appeals more to the senses than to the intellect. A consistent, recognizable element in her body of work is the effort to invoke the aesthetic and emotional impact of artifacts from unfamiliar cultures. Archeological artifacts are ingenuous, unrefined, mysterious, and their content is sometimes unknowable. The emotion they elicit connects us to a long and wide stretch of human artistic tradition. 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Gold, silver, copper, brass, and niobium meet mechanisms, providing her designs with unique clasps and adjustable jewel wear. Her wearable art included the wearer in the design." 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He uses the colors and forms of nature as an inspiration for developing patterns and decorations that enhance his wheel thrown forms. All the functional work is safe for use and is oven proof and dishwasher safe. The glazes are fired to 2400 F and are very durable. He thinks of his work as an art form that can be incorporated into daily flow of life. The joy that using a handmade piece of pottery brings into a person’s life has been his main reason for making pottery for more than 25 years." 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They launched their careers together and reside in the mountains of North Carolina. They are constatnly being inspired by nature, pop culture, family, and everyday life. "Our work is a collaboration between two artists: separate people with ideas that merge. We believe that live is m,ore beautiful and livable when surrounded by things made by hand. Our work is created for those who search for this quality in fine craft objects. We share this connection with those who own our work."" 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Finishes include oxide washes, terra sigillatas, slips, under-glazes, glazes, gold leafing and polychrome accents." 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He is well known for his beautiful metallic glazes. “I create personal objects that can be incorporated into the rituals and ceremonies of human life,” says Smith. He holds a master of fine art degree from East Carolina University. The ringing chalices are one of the most popular wedding gifts sold in the gallery. His work is oven and dishwasher safe." 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The subject matters that he deals with are images of urban centers to rural small towns. A big basis of his work is architecture. He paints what he finds to be visually stimulating, and what he finds to make a strong composition and design, rather than focusing on a specific subject matter. The visual stimulation, the strong composition and design are what Bordett considers to make a strong visual presence and give his audiences something to respond to, or what he personally responds to. Some of his work has a nostalgic content to it but that’s not the reason why he’s doing it, rather he is looking towards the composition of shapes that form into a whole statement." 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The word describes my love of glass to perfection. My beaded glass works are studies in texture and color relationships. I enjoy designing pieces in which colors create effects of endless variety. They are ever changing, as the works move and pick up light from different sources and angles. It is an exploration into a kaleidoscope without boundaries, waiting for the next experience of interaction as light and translucent color play amongst themselves." 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With each slice of the drawknife, every cut with a gouge, there is a split-second decision. A beautiful chair or a piece of firewood will result. I am in intimate connection with the wood; I am in intimate connection my tools, some of which I design and make myself. No jigs or power tools force my will on the wood. I’ve taken the risk. The result is an interpretation of 18th century design, stylized and refined to a modern elegance. My Windsor chairs reflect an integral understanding of the intrinsic and unique qualities of maple, poplar, hickory and oak. Split from a log, all parts save the seat are worked green and then dried -- some just air dried and some “super dried” in a kiln. Removed from the kiln, the ends of these “super-dried” parts are inserted into holes in the wetter air-dried parts where they swell like a sponge, locking the chair parts together. After assembly, five layers of subtly-brushed milk paint provide depth and unity to the design." 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["post_title"]=> string(14) "Elizabeth Lyne" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "elizabeth-lyne" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1070" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [105]=> object(WP_Post)#1403 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2551) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:58:43" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:58:43" ["post_content"]=> string(493) "When creating clothing, I consider myself a designer first, with function as a primary consideration. As an artist I want to make a visual statement but not at the expense of comfort, appearance, or ease of movement. My garments are designed to enhance the appearance of the people who wear them. If I can also incorporate an intriguing play of line and color that illustrates geometry in motion or perhaps describe with textures and soft shades a respect for grace and elegance, I am pleased." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Elsie Eagle" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "elsie-eagle" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:10:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:10:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2551" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [106]=> object(WP_Post)#1404 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13166) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:29:20" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:29:20" ["post_content"]=> string(1038) "I've had some hearing loss since childhood and developed moderately severe tinnitus so having art as a focus has been very helpful way to cope with that 24/7 condition. I enjoyed ceramics and oil painting in high school before I discovered my visual voice in photography. I continued to pursue photography in college, particularly printing. After 35 years of photography, I took a break. I studied basket weaving with Susan Laswell (Heartsong Baskets) and thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail. I also got hearing aids.  I was astonished with how busy the world is, how fractured our attention. All these endeavors recharged my creativity and influenced the direction of my art. I returned to photography intrigued with uniting the tactile elements of basket weaving with my photographic prints. The added dimension invites the viewer into the image. I strive to instill a peacefulness in each piece. Nature photography is my primary source of inspiration, but shapes, texture, and light interplay in many places, majestic and ordinary." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Emerald Estock" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "emerald-estock" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:04:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:04:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13166" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [107]=> object(WP_Post)#1405 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12413) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:20:41" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:20:41" ["post_content"]=> string(746) "Emily is a trained metalsmith and stone setter specializing in forged gold and sterling silver jewelry. Her designs are inspired by form, function and simplicity: clean, classic lines engineered to enhance the natural beauty and creativity of the wearer. Most designs begin with a single length of sterling silver or 14k gold wire, which is forged, formed and polished into a sculptural, wearable piece. While her designs may look and feel delicate, her working method leaves the metal extremely strong. Her collection also incorporates ethically sourced white and natural grey diamonds, along with other polished gemstones. She uses only enduring materials that will stand up to daily wear, and focuses on timeless design and functional comfort." 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I inspect the world in great detail and have always collected shells, seed pods, stones and interesting organic elements. My studio often resembles a laboratory with trays of collected specimens lined in rows. Whether by fear and fascination, disgust or admiration I am constantly moved by life. From the miniscule piece of reef collected on the shore to the enormous sadness evoked by the many inequalities that exist I am constantly inspired. Lamination, chasing, metal weaving, fabrication, enameling, forging, raising, forming and cast metal parts are often combined in my work in an effort to create pieces that are tactile and invoke in the wearer a sense of personal attachment. Using these techniques allows me to take small pieces of history/time and translate them into visual moments for the viewer and myself." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "Erica Stankwytch Bailey" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "erica-stankwytch-bailey" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:04:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:04:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=556" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [109]=> object(WP_Post)#1407 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(11488) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-11-23 16:32:36" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-11-23 16:32:36" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Evan Berding" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "evan-berding" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:22:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:22:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11488" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [110]=> object(WP_Post)#1408 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(9305) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_content"]=> string(668) "I make salt fired functional pottery. All of my work is thrown on the potters wheel, some of it is then altered into different forms. Some of the pieces are glazed, some are decorated with colored slips and all of them are salt-fired in my kiln. Salt firing is a process in which salt is added to the kiln at the highest temperature combining with the clay on the surface of the piece and resulting in a distinctive clear mottled glaze. Each piece will be a little different depending on its placement in the kiln. Hand-drawn iron transfer decals are applied to some of the pieces and they are fired again at a lower temperature. All of my work is intended for use." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Evelyn Ward" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "evelyn-ward" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:22" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:22" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=9305" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [111]=> object(WP_Post)#1409 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1405) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:40:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:40:22" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(36) "Florence W. 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He exhibited at Piedmont Craftsmen's  Fairs in Winston-Salem, NC through the mid-seventies. He studied pottery and wood three summers at Penland School of Crafts. He is a retired technical education administrator at the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. He completed construction of an art studio/woodshop in 2007, and has become active again in producing his own work.  He has had work in several juried and invitational exhibits, including Piedmont Craftsmen's 45th Anniversary Show, and their Exhibit at the Tea cup Museum in Sparta NC, as well as the 35th Art at the Mill show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill at Millwood, VA. His current focus is on making live-edge furniture and furnishings as well as his signature slatted vases using walnut and cherry wood." ["post_title"]=> string(20) "Frank A. Gourley, Jr" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "frank-a-gourley-jr" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:12:13" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:12:13" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2508" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [113]=> object(WP_Post)#1411 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1451) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 21:08:33" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 21:08:33" ["post_content"]=> string(376) "My work has come from a very utilitarian style to one that exemplifies grace, and movement. I continue to strive for stability between the functionality of the object created and pure sculpture form. The qualities of light, texture and shadow constantly inspire and test my creativity. These characteristics move me closer to resolving the contradiction that inspires my work." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "G. Kenneth Thomas" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "g-kenneth-thomas" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:46:19" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:46:19" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1451" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [114]=> object(WP_Post)#1412 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8478) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:33:17" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:33:17" ["post_content"]=> string(1344) "I am a Potter.  A Craftsman.  My art comes from a long term relationship between my materials, my tools and my heart.My primary material is clay, Red Clay in particular. Taking that most common of muds and learning what I can do with it is a process that began for me then and continues now. The potter’s wheel seems to me very much like a musical instrument in that practice and daily use is necessary to become truly proficient. My pots are the songs that result. Shape is the melody, pattern the lyric. Their rhythm comes out of the continuous flow of work. Some are songs I have played for many years that people still love and want so I continue to make them but always with new variations. Variations that ultimately lead to new patterns which dictate changes in the shapes, bringing it all back once again to the clay spinning on the wheel and a new cycle beginning.It is very important to me that my work be accessible to people. I don’t make pots for art galleries or museums, I make them for people’s homes. My bowls and platters look best on tables with food being shared by families and friends, planters and vases with someones favorite herb or fresh flowers. Some pieces certainly are more decorative in nature. Those are an expression of my joy in the process that hopefully becomes a part of someones day to day life." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Garry Childs" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "garry-childs" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:36:48" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:36:48" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8478" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [115]=> object(WP_Post)#1413 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2324) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:37:24" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:37:24" ["post_content"]=> string(992) "I celebrate porcelain clay, its liveliness, its responsiveness, with the vessels I form on my pottery wheel. Spontaneous and thoughtful manipulation of forms, surfaces, and attachments animate the work. Handles sweep up and out from bellies and shoulders. jars raised on feet dance in space. Surfaces appeal to the tactile sense, and smaller forms long to be held. In the kiln, flames filled with sodium decorate anticipated edges, and brighten a wide, colorful palette. I often question the relevance of living as a practicing artist in a world struggling with conflict, exploited for resources. Years as a working potter seems to develop qualities I believe may benefit: caring attention, commitment, honesty, courage, passion, hard work, love of beauty, and a willingness to get one's hands dirty. I intend my vessels to bring joy, usually a welcomed quality, with their use and presence. And I'm imagining a reality where when a hand grasps a handle, compassion arises in the heart." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Gay Smith" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "gay-smith" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:17:13" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:17:13" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2324" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [116]=> object(WP_Post)#1414 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2850) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:30:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:30:57" ["post_content"]=> string(860) "Mr. SerVance was one of North Carolina’s most accomplished woodcarvers, creating works that ranged from walking sticks to dancing dolls, from animal carvings to biblical figures. “It’s a gift,” he said, “something that comes like second nature. Nobody ever showed me how to carve. The Lord just gave it to me.” He began carving during the Depression as a child, making his own toys from discarded packing crates. He worked with fine hardwood scraps gleaned from the Thomasville furniture industry. Although he was best know for the dancing dolls he sold for decades, he was also recognized for his lifelike carvings of animals, bible figures, and for his bound slave figures, based on the chain-gang members he remembered seeing as a child in Henderson. In 1993 he received a North Carolina Folk Heritage Award from the North Carolina Arts Council." 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She performs virtually all of the photographic processing activities by hand, ranging from the printing of processed film through the selective toning and hand-tinting of images. Her most recent artistic output has been photographic montages, involving the layering and overlapping of two or more photographs. She creates an image with a dream-like quality stemming from the contrasting physical locations and related ideas or feelings. Her subject matter involves the use of landscapes, still-life and architecture." ["post_title"]=> string(25) "Ginger Jackson Williamson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(25) "ginger-jackson-williamson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:06:02" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:06:02" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=485" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [118]=> object(WP_Post)#1416 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(942) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:00:35" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:00:35" ["post_content"]=> string(803) "The natural world and Glenna Fleiner's response to it is the primary focus of her design aesthetic. Each piece of jewelry, small object or wall art is a celebration of the fragile, yet enduring aspects of Nature where endless forms, colors and textures abound. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques of fabrication, die-forming, forging, soldering and cold-joining (riveting), she crafts pieces from sheet, tubing and wire. Gold, silver, copper, semi-precious gemstones, enamels and sometimes, altered plastics and found objects, are the elements for her expressions. Ritchly-etched and milled surfaces further define her imagery. Each unique, one-of-a-kind creation is completely made by Glenna with careful attention to design detail, durability, wearability and consummate craftsmanship." 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On the covers I experiment with on-lay techniques, dyes, unusual leather grains, gold leaf, tooling, embossing, and cutting in a collage like manner. I enjoy the contrast between slow, precise, controlled work of binding a book, and the random, energetic, and immediate process of creating a cover collage." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Greg Pfaff" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "greg-pfaff" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:50:28" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:50:28" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1341" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [120]=> object(WP_Post)#1418 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2643) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:50:01" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:50:01" ["post_content"]=> string(530) "Harriet Giles weaves rag rugs and handbags by hand in contemporary designs as well as historically inspired ones. Room-size rugs are the main focus of her work, most of them commissioned on a custom basis, and woven on her twelve-foot wide wooden floor loom. Designs include densely warped bold stripes and dynamic plaids as well as subtle, intricate twills and rep weave. Manipulating the interaction of color in the warp and weft, Giles works at a level of sophistication that gives the functional a place in creative interiors." 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Henry strives to make useful pots and still loves to throw functional forms on the wheel. Mary has focused on the surface of the vessel, often painting on or carving into the pots that Henry has thrown. More recently she has been handbuilding abstract shapes, adding surface treatment to give dimension, using terra sigillata and dark stains in multi-layers. Some favorite themes come from prehistoric cave paintings, representing the birth of arts forms; female torsos transformed into teapots or vases; fish swimming across pot surfaces; and birds, cardinals, perched and interacting within separate frames." ["post_title"]=> string(27) "Henry Pope & Mary Mikkelsen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(25) "henry-pope-mary-mikkelsen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:24:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:24:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2130" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [122]=> object(WP_Post)#1420 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1750) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:34:27" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:34:27" ["post_content"]=> string(917) "Herb Cohen made his first pot at the age of six, and his fingers have been in clay ever since. No other medium satisfies his need ot express himself in a creative visual way. He enjoys producing functional pots that people can use in their everyday lives and decorative pots that can be enjoyed just by living with them. Sgrafitto, the decorative technique used on the works in his Artist of the Month show, has been employed by numerous cultures throughout the ages. A liquid clay called slip is applied to leather hard wheel thrown pots, and left to dry to the touch. The decoration is then carved through the slip layer revealing the base clay beneath. His simple elegant shapes are decorated in a manner reminiscent of the Arts and Crafts movement and a mid-century international style. His organic shapes are pared down to their simplest graceful form, and his geometric patterns have a syncopated, jazzy rhythm." 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His work is in the collection of the Asheville Art Museum and in many private and public installations. Although he works primarily in forged steel, non-ferrous metals like copper, brass, bronze and aluminum are also used. DeKoven studied at Antioch College and at Turley School of Blacksmithing in Santa-Fe. 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It is complexity of process and technique seeking that place of quiet stillness and perfection in classic simplicity of form. The mindset is one of constant striving, always pushing forward beyond the comfort zone of the known. My mother was a student of fashion design in 1940's NYC; my father was a jazz trumpeter playing the big band circuit. Early childhood in South Florida was idyllic and happy, picking fruit and avocados from nearby orchards with the other neighborhood kids, and selling it door to door in our little red wagons. The Manhattan Project brought my family to Tennessee, and my next job at age 10 was supplying a film production company with live butterflies. This entailed catching and feeding various species of butterflies, and learning how to keep them alive in captivity with no wing damage. School seemed like a prison sentence, sitting there, counting off the years. My real life was in the woods, building forts, swinging from grape vines, studying ants, collecting butterflies, and reading. At age 18, I was sent off alone on a train to Memphis for my first year of college. Within a few short years my parents had died. The tilt and velocity of the planet had shifted, and the glittering fragments and smoldering ruins of what remained became a palette of materials to draw from.... First within the constraints of graphic design, and then within my metalwork. For me, Inspiration means the breathing in of light. This includes the legacy from the very first makers of amulets and talismans to the cutting edge creators of crypto-cerebral star maps. Like the ancient Buddhist monks, I write prayers of intention and throw them into the crucible at the moment of alchemical possibility. The resulting designs are all parts of a map, to chart the trail so far, and to illuminate the path ahead." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Jackie Taylor" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "jackie-taylor" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:54:03" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:54:03" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1191" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [125]=> object(WP_Post)#1423 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1288) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:48:42" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:48:42" ["post_content"]=> string(1162) "Landscapes have long been a subject of mankind’s affection; from primitive man’s awe of standing on a hill looking out to the mysterious and majestic distance with its sensuous land forms and beautiful skyscapes to our present longing for the beautiful and soothing vistas that are fast disappearing due to our greed and lack of understanding for the need to preserve our wondrous environment. Artists and craftsmen are attempting to capture this need for our souls to be part of the beauty of nature before we bulldoze, pave over, and pollute this paradise that the Great spirit has given us. I love and need Landscapes and I hope you do too. Jak Brewer's Obituary.  Jak passed away on July 15, 2015.  He had been an exhibiting member since 1974.  Born in Baltimore, Jak grew up in Florida and received his bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida.  In 1968, he became a student of Mark Peiser's at the Penland School of Crafts, and soon thereafter set up his own studio in St. Petersburg.  Four years later Jak moved to the small mountain community of Zionville, NC, and built the studio where he worked." 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All our  vessels are made with our custom high fire stoneware clay body. The clay body is transformed into vessels using coils and slabs of clays. The coils and slabs are made from our custom made clay extruder. The slabs of clay are cut out to the vessels shapes. The slabs of clay are then scored and put together while in the plastic state. At this time coils are added to the slabs for the foot or the neck of the vessel. After forming the shapes each vessel is altered with files and rasps while it is in the hardening state of drying. When each piece is formed and altered we do the surface carving with various carving tools. At this time some vessels have handles applied and each piece is signed as it’s final step. Drying takes several days with caution to its timing. When completely dry the vessel is bisque fired in an electric kiln. This is called its first firing so it can be handled during the glazing process. After the bisque firing the vessels are glazed with various ash glazes, either applied with dipping, pouring or spraying. Firing is done in a gas car kiln that takes about 18 hours from start to finish. Cooling takes another 36 hours before slowly opening the kiln door. The glaze results with a gas kiln are always a true mystery and surprise. A gas kiln will give mixed results each firing." 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It is pleasing to me that the pieces I make will be used and enjoyed by the folks who acquire them. Pottery making is a process, a journey if you will, most times controlled by the artist or craftsmen, but sometimes directed by the material itself. It is this interplay or dialog between me and the material that still makes the work interesting to me." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "James Cornell" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "james-cornell" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:15" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:15" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1773" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [128]=> object(WP_Post)#1426 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2379) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:04:40" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:04:40" ["post_content"]=> string(598) "This Blue Ridge Mountain wood turner starts with woods native to southeastern Virginia and inlays the most exotic woods of the world. He looks for stumps, burls, or gnarled trees that have been influenced by the passage of time. His specific vision is in the design; ancient forms with a modern twist. Mother nature brings her part, the beauty of the wood figure. Ed Barnes’s part is to use the vessel as a canvas to inlay designs and introduce elements that nature never intended. Then there are the gray areas that make the viewer wonder whose hand is responsible: nature’s or the artist’s." ["post_title"]=> string(19) "James Edward Barnes" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "janes-edward-barnes" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:16:33" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:16:33" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2379" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [129]=> object(WP_Post)#1427 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(909) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:53:39" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:53:39" ["post_content"]=> string(529) "I have a Masters degree in Sculpture and Jewelry. I see no difference in the two except for the scale. The concepts are the same visually and intellectually. My basic intuitive thoughts for my work are abstracted landscapes. I use Mixed Media: Gold, Sterling, Steel, Glass, Rubber, Wood and occasionally Gemstones. The Preciousness is not necessarily in the materials, but in the idea..the original concept which I value over any material in my work. The format is usually in the circle form..Minimal, Basic, Constant..Universal." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Jan Craft" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "jan-craft" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-07 22:19:57" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-07 22:19:57" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=909" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [130]=> object(WP_Post)#1428 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1539) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:59:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:59:51" ["post_content"]=> string(1373) "I make hand-colored etchings in my basement in Tennessee.  The etchings are rather whimsical, with animals, birds and plants as the usual themes.  Some of the etchings have words in the borders as the animals and plants have conversations about one thing or another.  Twenty five years ago only a few of the etchings had words, but customers at fairs were disappointed if there were no words, so the storytelling developed. To make an etching I draw backwards on a copper plate that is coated with a wax resist using a tool that is similar to a blunt nail on a stick.  Drawing through the wax exposes the copper so when I place the plate in an acid bath, the acid etches only the exposed lines.  I clean off the wax and rub ink in the lines, wipe off excess surface ink, and print the images with a hand-turned etching press.  When the paper is dry, I paint the etching with opaque watercolor. I grew up in a military family and spent five years in the Panama Canal Zone.  I discovered both etching and hand built clay while attending Barton College in Wilson, NC and continued in clay and relief etching through graduate school at Peabody College in Nashville. I taught elementary art and continued working in clay for fifteen years until I got talked in to doing a t-shirt for our TACA fair in Nashville.  The t-shirt made me want to do etching again." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Jan Havens" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "jan-havens" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:43:07" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:43:07" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1539" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [131]=> object(WP_Post)#1429 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1316) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:01:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:01:18" ["post_content"]=> string(1056) "I choose to explore the power of subtlety in the human form through kiln cast glass. The slightest shifts within a form determine great differences in mood or expression. I pare down shapes and exaggerate isolated elements accentuating their strength - at times highly stylizing the form. I am most interested in creating a "harmony" within my pieces. I like the tactile qualities of glass and the way light comes off the surface more than the traditional beauty of the material, its glossy, smooth surfaces and light transmitting capacity. Incorporating sterling silver, fine silver, copper and steel wire into the glass produces wonderfully unpredictable, sometimes mysterious colors, never occurring the same twice. My work is greatly inspired by nature (mainly human nature), the emotions nature evokes in us.Themes I pursue in my work or the techniques used for its execution may vary and can represent any current fascination, obsession or concern where glass merely becomes the vocabulary to express something which often is difficult to articulate." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Jan Kransberger" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "jan-kransberger" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:50:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:50:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1316" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [132]=> object(WP_Post)#1430 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2283) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:25:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:25:08" ["post_content"]=> string(416) "My sculptures are hand constructed using slabs of natural and oxide colored stoneware and porcelain. The elaborate embellishment is achieved with cutouts, press blocks, stamps, slips, and hand altered extrusions. After the lengthy and painstaking construction process, each piece is slowly air-dried, bisque fired, sanded, glazed, burnished and reduction fired to 2350 degrees. Occasionally a cold finish is applied." 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My mother taught me to push the needle back through the quilt when I was four or five years old and "we" were finishing her Grandmother's Garden quilt on an old curtain frame. I took a breather and went to college majoring in graphic art and getting masters credits in printmaking. I started the Loom Room, a hand weaving studio, in 1974 and wove clothing, and interior design pillows and wall hangings for the next twenty-eight years. These products were retailed and wholesaled throughout the county. Quilting started with these wonderful scraps that I was unable to throw away. As any fiber person knows, scrap multiplies arithmetically in proportion to the business of the artist. I had to do something with these beautiful dyed silks and gorgeous cotton hand-wovens. Art quilts, with the twist of practicality, are the focus of my creative flow. In recent years these quilts have won best in show in West Virginia, Ohio, and Maryland, numerous Judge's choice awards and are in the possession of many collectors around the country and hanging in the American Embassy, Saudi Arabia. I hand-dyed and print the fabric and also used commercial fabrics to obtain the look I'm seeing in my mind. "If you could be inside my head and see what I see..." a student once wrote, I totally agree!" 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As a medium to convey a sense of timeless, tranquil order, wood seems a natural choice, a literal part of landscape." 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["post_title"]=> string(13) "Jane Jennings" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "jane-jennings" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:45:56" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:45:56" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5790" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [137]=> object(WP_Post)#1435 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2467) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:46:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:46:30" ["post_content"]=> string(637) "Complex weave structures offer seemingly infinite possibilities for design and expression in cloth. Janet Bealer's work explores these structures and the patterns and imagery that can be expressed using them, guided by the artist's particular sensibilities for color, line, texture, materials and craftsmanship. Computer drafting programs have liberated the design process, making it easier to try variations and make adjustments in a pattern or design. The process makes for a fascinating journey that often results in a series of designs, each building on the one preceding it or perhaps combining elements from different explorations." 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Her painted surfaces are enhanced with a lively brushwork of color, patterns, images and designs inspired by both nature and urban living. She strives to make each decorated surface follow the form, making a three-dimensional painting. Influences include textile design, Minoan pottery and the lively colors of Matisse. Her work is formed with function in mind and it is her hope that the viewer will enjoy the visual qualities while using her pottery in their daily rituals of living." 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I had no formal art training, but was encouraged by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg art instructor who was over all the city schools. I began painting folk art in 1964, under the encouragement of Mrs. Esten Bohannon. Also encouraged by Margaret and Guy Chesick, I applied for membership into the Piedmont Crafts Guild in 1968 and was accepted that year. Since that time I have painted over a thousand items, more usually than not by commission on a client’s antique pieces. A favorite was matching an unpainted antique chest to a very old antique painted trunk." 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She has been exploring the new magical bronzclays making sculptural jewelry. Her influences are: ancient art, dream images, and natural forms. Janet's jewelry is timeless, very durable, and easy to wear." 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I took all the life drawing I could, with summers and winter non-resident terms at the Art Students League of New York. After college I went on to the Medical College of Georgia and a earned a Masters in medical art. I had bought a Charles Brand press, which has followed me around over 40 years, and etching won out. I use photography as note-taking...much later, even years, images form and I begin drawings. I use vellum and either very soft pencil or charcoal which will transfer well to the prepared plate. I often print out the drawings on film to see how they reverse. Once on the plate I mostly work under a dazor magnifying lamp. I use 16 gauge backed zinc plate from Graphic Chemical Company and nitric acid exclusively now, and employ a hard/soft ground mix through several states for initial work. I usually use a rosin aquatint next, and burnishing after that. I use a number of printmaking papers such as zerkall book vellum and frankfurt that will take the very detailed aquatint, stipple and line I employ. If detail is not paramount I use some of the off-white Twinrocker papers such as calligraphy cream, and fine grit,and the lana royals and gravure. Some plates need double drop. I have come to prefer charbonnel inks, mixed to a sepia. For chine colle I use the smoothest calendered thin-text Twinrocker or Japanese kinwashi or unryu papers. My editions are usually 100, and all the variations go in the one edition. I enjoy the experimentation. I do all my own printing, matting and framing. My work is almost all monochromatic; I have always enjoyed the figure, I like the textures with animals, and seven years in NC are working their way into my landscapes." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Janet Warner" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "janet-warner" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:39:36" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:39:36" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1630" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [143]=> object(WP_Post)#1441 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12396) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:27:44" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:27:44" ["post_content"]=> string(382) "I sculpt cairns from various hardwoods using power saws and sanders. Some of these are fixed compositions, while others are kinetic, allowing the viewers to adjust the look. While some of these cairns are sculptures, most are lamps. I encourage customers to use their hands when appreciating my work, and I therefore spend a great deal of time in surface preparation and finishing." 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As a child I experimented with many forms of art and throughout my life that passion has grown into my profession. I originally learned artwork from my mother, Lorraine Pfeil. While in college, I made my living primarily through sculpture, crafting jewelry, and drawing portraits. My art studies lead me to San Francisco, where I earned a living as a street artist and met my future husband, Richard Sackett. My husband and I moved to Western North Carolina for its rich diversity of plants and wildlife. My enduring desire is to represent the beauty of the forest and mountains in a manner that offers to others the peace and joy I experience in creating my work. In various mediums (oil painting, bronze and aluminum sculpture, cloisonné, pottery, silk screening, block printing, etc.), I have rendered numerous images from my imagination and from the natural world. My primary medium is etchings and engravings, where I depict the natural beauty of Western North Carolina and other natural areas that have influenced my creative energy. At present I am immersed in drawing new leaves in the spring, with a special love of the native Fraser (or Mountain) Magnolia. I am also continuing to work on a number of other series, such as ‘Paths Through the Woods,’ ‘Plant Portraits,’ and ‘Full Moon,’ some of which are represented in the pictures of artwork enclosed. Through my daily mountain hikes, I strive to etch or draw my work in their natural locations. Due to the time-consuming and complex nature of etching and engraving, larger works are often finalized in my studio. It is my hope that conveying my enthusiasm and reverence for the wild world, that others may enjoy, respect, and conserve the environmental diversity that surrounds us in a sustainable, cooperative balance." 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Her sophisticated approach to design enables the same designs to be worn with casual, professional and evening wear." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Jayne DeMarcay" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "jayne-demarcay" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:00:49" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:00:49" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=915" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [146]=> object(WP_Post)#1444 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1957) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:33:45" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:33:45" ["post_content"]=> string(935) "It seems that I have always been a sculptor. For many years I "sculpted" wood, but a hand injury forced me to find a less punishing medium. I found and fell in love with clay. Woodcarving by necessity requires a disciplined process with the end result fully foreseen. But clay lets me pretend that I am in charge, and then laughs with me when I arrive at my destination holding a sculpture that I never consciously planned. My work, which includes teapots and necklace pendants as well as non-functional sculptures, is slab built from sturdy raku clay. As a sculptor, I find my hands frequently shaping female figures and faces, often in association with tree forms and animals. This triad of plant, animal, and human constitutes a sort of narrative shorthand that addresses cross-cultural issues of growth and decay. With these forms as symbols, I attempt to express my concern for our planet and my hope and fear for its inhabitants." 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They work in anodized aluminum because it offers a full spectrum of brilliant colors and varied textures. The aluminum is roller embossed with a fabric texture, then colored in an electo-chemical bath process requiring up to fifteen separate baths. The jewelry they create is enduring, vibrant and comfortable to wear." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "Jean-Pierre & Carol Hsu" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "jean-pierre-carol-hsu" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:58:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:58:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=988" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [148]=> object(WP_Post)#1446 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3065) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:56:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:56:50" ["post_content"]=> string(900) "Jen Swearington constructs each silk wearable from white silk off the bolt, and then dyes it to place the pattern on the garment and the figure. Besides screen printing her drawings and found images, she also incorporates a lot of Japanese shibori dyeing in both additive and subtractive dyeing processes. She use the scraps from the clothing to collage scarves together through artistic intuition, letting go of color theories and formulas to make unexpected, refreshing arrangements of color, pattern and texture. While her silk clothing pieces are highly individual, they are also practical. All items are preshrunk, dye-set, hand-washable, and can be worn casual or dressed up. These clothes are meant to be lived in, as they exist in a realm between trendy and timeless; they are fun and fresh year after year. Each item is signed rather than labeled, as it was made by an artist, not a factory." 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She earned her degree in metal crafting from Haywood Community College in western North Carolina. She is also a certified GIA Diamond Grader. Jennifer has exhibited her jewelry in art shows and juried events across the country, including the Smithsonian Institute Art Show. The elegance and quality of Jennifer’s craftsmanship comes from over 20 years of training and experience, both by working for other fine jewelers and creating her own works. Her experience, quality workmanship and artistic sense of design shine throughout all her works of jewelry art." 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Each piece is a one-of-a-kind handmade original. Even when I make a second piece with the same construction, they are never quite alike. Especially, the wooden elements have all the variety that nature provides. The wood is all found wood, generally trees that have fallen in storms. I use many different species of wood and my current body of work will have whatever trees I have found most recently. Once I have turned the wooden elements, I leave them indoors for at least three weeks to cure and stabilize. Then I do a final sanding and finish each piece with pure tung oil." 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I combine traditional methods with modern materials and add in new techniques that I have devised to create new patterns and fashion-forward color compositions. My work is sold by fine galleries and Museum Shops around the nation. I also exhibit and sell at a select group of fine craft events." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Jill Wagoner" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "jill-wagner" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:42:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:42:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=6919" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [153]=> object(WP_Post)#1451 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2412) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:16:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:16:22" ["post_content"]=> string(1053) "I have been carving since 1988. I consider myself a "bird" carver not a wood carver. The reason for this is that, although the birds are primarily wood, my work involves a multitude of processes to create various other habitat items which are, in most cases, not wood. I use various metals which are, in many cases, braised together, various epoxies to create some habitat materials, and even plastics to create other habitat items. I paint with both artist acrylics and artist oils and have found the painting process I use is the exact same process two dimensional artists use to create their works. That is, painting by layering and using color theory extensively in the process. My development process involves preliminary sketches, clay models, creating a pattern then the creation process. The creation process of the bird involves rough cutting the wood, basic shaping, adding detail, burning, texturing and painting. Creation of the habitat, as I have said, involves much more. All of this is after extensive research into both bird and habitat." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Jim Carpenter" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "jim-carpenter" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:43" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:43" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2412" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [154]=> object(WP_Post)#1452 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1761) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:37:39" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:37:39" ["post_content"]=> string(844) "My work is inspired by nature and guided by historical precedent. I was taught, and, now I teach my students, to look to the past for ideas and inspiration. I have always looked to China for my main source of inspiration. My love of Chinese ceramics was originally centered on the work of the Sung Dynasty. I deeply admired the great porcelain pieces of this period and they profoundly affected my understanding of form and proportion. Over time, I began to appreciate and value the work of other Chinese periods. The Chinese Prehistoric Neolithic and the Tang Dynasty caught my attention. And lately, I have begun to draw a major source of inspiration and stimulation from the teapots made in Yixing, China. I simply love making teapots. They are a challenging and demanding discipline but when mastered they can be a very satisfying endeavor." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Jim Connell" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "jim-connell" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:44" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:44" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1761" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [155]=> object(WP_Post)#1453 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1862) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:01:38" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:01:38" ["post_content"]=> string(410) "Jim Fineman’s stoneware bowls, plates, mugs, oil and electric lamps, planters, jars, vases, lanterns, votives, colanders, pitchers, honey pots, crocks, jugs, birdhouses, candlesticks, soap dishes, fountains and clocks are made in his studio on North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Glazes ranged from earth tones to rich blues and greens. Decorations include painted patterns, leaf imprints, carving and appliques." 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His specialty is onion and garlic baskets, as well as larger egg and potato baskets." 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I use the flaws that I see in the veneers to help create illusions in my pictures. All work is done with a scroll saw and vintage equipment from furniture factories. Most, but not all, of my native hardwoods and exotic veneers have come from the scrap bins of local furniture factories and donations from other marquetarians." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Jim Sockwell" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "jim-sockwell" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:11:57" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:11:57" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12409" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [158]=> object(WP_Post)#1456 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1639) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:13:26" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:13:26" ["post_content"]=> string(857) "My pots are wheel thrown, burnished, coated with terra sigillata and then bisque fired. The patterns are applied with wax resist. The pots go through a two stage firing process: a salt followed by a sawdust firing. The wax resist separates the effects caused by each process in to distinct areas giving definition to the patterns without losing the vitality of chaos. The patterns come from the subconscious. The pots represent my desire to unite the forces of nature with the forms of the subconscious, exploring and expressing the connection between the two. Salt, sawdust and the iron in the clay produce the variety of earth tones on the smooth surface of the pots. The surface of the pot is reminiscent of polished wood or stone. The simple rounded form combined with the dynamic surface elements result in a work of art that is universal and timeless." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Jim Whalen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "jim-whalen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:39:22" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:39:22" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1639" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [159]=> object(WP_Post)#1457 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12417) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:18:39" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:18:39" ["post_content"]=> string(744) "Painting on silk is like flying in beautiful skies. The dyes move and flow magically on stretched white silk. The size of the frame is determined by the garment that is being created. Watercolor brushes, French acid dye, and resists of all kinds are the vehicles for creating one-of-a kind fabrics. Manipulating these dyes with a variety of techniques —gutta resists (water-based and solvent), faux batik using soy wax, watercolor, salt, shibori techniques of folding and twisiting and alcohol, as well as deconstructed silk screen printing—assist me in creating beautiful and unique textures and designs that can move from the abstract to the realistic. Multiple techniques create complex designs and color changes that appeal to the eye." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Joanna White" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "joanna-white" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:13:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:13:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12417" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [160]=> object(WP_Post)#1458 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8533) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:50:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:50:57" ["post_content"]=> string(744) "My work is cold forming metal for spiculums; hollow acicular forms, as well as other design forms. Starting with flat metal sheet cut to my design preference, the metal is then a formed over a groove on the end grain of a wood block, or a dapping block, using cross-pein hammers. At times the seams are soldered and the pieces are then combined with other spiculums and/or gemstones set in hand fabricated 22 karat gold or fine silver bezels. Some of the forms and spiculums are formed in both anti-clastic and synclastic techniques allowing the curves to flow in different directions. In 2013, I will be adding steel to my line, fused with 22 Karat gold, using the same forming techniques. I will also be incorporating Keum-Boo on Fine silver." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Jody Ochs" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "jody-ochs" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:35:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:35:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8533" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [161]=> object(WP_Post)#1459 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2150) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:04:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:04:22" ["post_content"]=> string(1320) "Clay is my passion. Functional pottery creates a relationship between artist, object, and user unlike any other medium. I am intrigued and motivated by the idea of an art form used so intimately in everyday life. I make pots of purpose: mugs for steeping tea, platters for the perfect salmon filet, cereal bowls, sundae cups, and centerpiece vases. I make pots for the enjoyment of working alone at the wheel, the thrill of every firing, and the anticipation of every kiln opening. I make pots to express myself. My experience, emotions, and surrounding are reflected in my shapes and surface. The drifting and melting of snow and ice on a remote mountain-top, the smooth curves of the figure, and the erratic dance of a crowded bar are all seen at play in my work. Life and nature are beautiful, inspiring, and unpredictable, and I strive to achieve similar qualities in my pots. With form, rhythmic slip and intense glazing I pursue the relationship between an uncontrollable world and the people and objects influenced by it. Using fluid and undisciplined slips and glazes, my pots are what I define as "controlled chaos". The work is intended to enhance the daily life of the user with functional beauty, but also to inspire thought about objects and lives in a world that may or may not be spiraling out of control." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Joey Sheehan" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "joey-sheehan" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:23:33" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:23:33" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2150" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [162]=> object(WP_Post)#1460 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(9180) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_content"]=> string(262) "I make etchings and aqua-tints from my hand -drawn zinc plates. I then hand tint some of them with watercolors. My work explores the natural world around us. The etchings are snapshots of an intimate view of micro environments we overlook in our busy world today" ["post_title"]=> string(12) "John Furches" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "john-furches" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:30:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:30:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=9180" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [163]=> object(WP_Post)#1461 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2671) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:57:15" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:57:15" ["post_content"]=> string(524) "Since 1973, my fiber pieces have followed an evolution of color, form and function. Working primarily in wool, I have explored the textural qualities of the Scandinavian warp faced technique of the Ripsmatta weave combined with the hand dyed relationships of color. With work in both two and three dimensional levels, I created abstract, graphic, and representational pieces in both functional and non-functional areas. My work shown here is representational of my most current accomplishments. All pieces are one of a kind." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "John Gunther" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "john-gunther" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:52" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:52" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2671" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [164]=> object(WP_Post)#1462 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13184) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:53:04" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:53:04" ["post_content"]=> string(1111) "John has always been a metals guy. As a  child, he was a tinkerer, taking things apart to see how they work, and then  trying to put them back together again. His next step  was learning all about cars, beginning as a young teenager.  He made auto mechanics his profession for many years, specializing in European makes and  models. In 2001, John ventured into a blacksmithing meeting in Winston-Salem, NC to learn about this trade which he hoped to make his new profession.  As fate would have it, he soon met Tommy McNabb, a renowned knife-maker, and Tommy took John under his wing and began teaching him about the  art of knife-making.  Tommy is a tough teacher, never cutting John any slack, but all of those hard-as-steel lessons paid off.  Since 2004, John has been making knives in his own shop in Stokes County, NC. In 2009, John retired from auto repair to expand his shop and work on knives on a more regular schedule. As a Journeyman Smith with the American Bladesmith Society, John is busy in the shop, constantly improving his skills as he works toward becoming a  Master Smith." 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They range in scope from architectural, sculptural forms to smaller designer baskets. Each basket is a one-of-a-kind creation. Natural and painted hardwood strips are woven into graphic light and dark patterns and designs using complex weave structures. These distinctive works are suitable for both residential and corporate interiors. John Skau's Obituary.  John Lawrence Skau, 53, of Archdale died Wednesday, October 10, 2007." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "John L. 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They are perhaps best known for their colorful, playful “Acrobags,” which started as a happy accident. The bags have made their way into collections across the country, including the White House craft collection. Their cast pieces are a dramatic departure from the lighthearted bags. Faces and hands are used in various poses and combination to explore states of mind, relationships, and even spiritual themes. When asked why they work with glass, they reply, “Choice, chance, circumstance, seductive qualities of the material…a little bit of all of the above. We stay with glass because it feels fight. The process allows us to collaborate, start to finish. Glass is versatile and we see endless possibilities in it and through it. Hot glass responds quickly and spontaneously. We freeze its spontaneous gestures giving life to the finished piece. 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Throughout his 40 year career, love of nature and the environment have been persistent themes. His glass works range from landscape vessels, classic vase forms with delicately wrought natural elements, to whimsical frogs. His work has been shown in more than 350 exhibitions throughout the world. Collections that feature his work include the Asheville Art Museum, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery and Sculpture Garden, the R.J. Reynolds Collection, the Corning Museum of Glass, The Mint Museums and the Smithsonian Institution." 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Over the past 5 years he has exhibited extensively throughout the United States at venues including The Smithsonian Craft Fair in Washington, D.C., Coconut Grove Art Festival in Miami, FL, Lakefront Craft Fair at the Milwaukee Art Museum and the Potters Invitational at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. John grew up in Asheville, NC where he co-founded Biltmore Clay Company in 1976. He studied with ceramic artists Gene Bunker, Seth Duberstein and Paul Chaleff, and was educated at the Kansas City Art Institute and The University of North Carolina at Asheville before receiving a BFA from Alfred University (1990). His work has spanned a wide spectrum of processes, clay bodies, glazes, and styles and includes sculpture and functional objects. Most recently John is concentrating on making quality functional work and enjoys this interaction with people from all walks of life. The daily challenges of ceramic materials and techniques become rewards when he passes on his work to a receptive new owner." 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["post_title"]=> string(12) "John Russell" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "john-russell" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:44:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:44:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5870" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [171]=> object(WP_Post)#1469 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2898) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:45:34" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:45:34" ["post_content"]=> string(480) "Wood is a tactile material, and John Wesley Williams’s furniture designs are a bold and assertive exploration of that quality. This is not furniture that sits quietly in the corner. These one-of-a-kind pieces are composed of domestic hardwoods and some exotics, constructed by time honored techniques. Each piece of furniture he builds is in some way an evolution of details or ideas from pieces that came before, giving his work the energy that comes from constant exploration." 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His work draws on images ranging from classical and renaissance art to icons of popular culture, re-imagined and re-imaged by the artist’s vast understanding of art history, his fertile imagination, and unique sense of humor. Having worked in the textile industry for many years, he thinks and creates on many levels. He finds that combining a warp (used as a platform for an idea’s initial expression) and weft (to explore the initial expression’s ramifications) gives him the opportunity to express an idea that has multiple nuances and shades of the basic intent. The woven grid becomes an image that can be perceived on and through many levels. In a sense, his chosen mode of expression reflects his bi-linguality, carrying an expression back and forth between two layers for a depth that transcends a single idiom. Born in Havana, Cuba in 1924, Jose has been a naturalized American citizen since 1946. He worked in the commercial textile industry for many years, and has been a full time artist, consultant and lecturer since 1975." 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Whether sculpture or functional their lines trace and tumble through space as their movement sings the dance of life. The forging process is a fantastic format within which to explore the calligraphic lines that make up his work." 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I am intrigued with patterns I find in the nature surrounding me. I enjoy discovering ways to incorporate these observations into my work. Firing my pots in a wood and soda kiln, I am able to explore these variations of surfaces. I create wheel thrown and altered forms using stoneware and porcelain clays. With each cycle of making pots, I eagerly anticipate each firing for the surface effects between the clay, slips, wood ash and soda. Cradling a cup or bowl in hand, I welcome the user to connect with the clay through the subtle textures. I concentrate on the curve or fullness of a form, the comfortable feeling of a rim or handle, tonal variations on the surface, and the rhythms that occur in the textures. These individual elements are treated similarly to how I observe nature. At first glance my eyes are unable to focus on the variety in nature surrounding me. However, the little details are what I am attracted to, such as a leaf connecting to its stem, the softness of a seed enclosed in its shell, or the patterns of filtered light. These small components that reveal such variations are what I feel bring vitality and energy to a piece of pottery. Bringing these details into closer view, I hope each handmade piece I have created is seen and felt as being unique." 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Now she seizes every opportunity to visit far away lands - Kenya, India, Peru, the Amazon Basin, Australia, Samoa... She tries to incorporate some of the contributions that these cultures have made, blending them in new and distinctive forms using old buttons, beads, patching, knotting and embroidery techniques in her woven clothing. Along with her wearable fashions, she also designs a recycled wearable art series. She likes making wearables that have a history of having lived previous lives." 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Each piece is ground and polished then set in settings I make in gold and silver. I incorporate stones in the final composition because I have always liked the wonderful variety of many stones. Each piece is one of a kind completely hand fabricated by me. I have always enjoyed watercolors so I try to emphasize the dimension and fluidity of paint in the translucency of vitreous enamel. I finish the compositions with unusual stones from my collection." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Judy Goskey" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "judy-goskey" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:21:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:21:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11498" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [178]=> object(WP_Post)#1476 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(10194) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:56:13" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:56:13" ["post_content"]=> string(1206) "I have been working in clay for the last 20 years, beginning with the wheel but quickly moving to handbuilding. I love the freedom and unlimited possibilities of non-functional pieces and am drawn to forms which express something unexpected.  My hand-built clay "Ladies" were originally inspired by an old, wrinkled street vendor in Croatia who was tickled when my husband told her she was beautiful. The memory of her girlish smile inspired my first pieces in this series. Revealing the personality that is hidden under the headdress or behind the shawl, I attempt to unearth the simple yet elegant woman emerging from the clay. Just as our lives are textured by time and experience, layered through grief, joy, love and fear and colored by world events and personal experience, so too are my "Ladies" - textured, layered and colored.  I use a range of stains, glazes, underglazes, and oxides through multiple firings to build up the color and enhance the marks and textures embedded in the clay. I rarely start a piece with a specific face in mind. For me, the excitement begins as I see the personality emerge from the clay and culminates when the viewer identifies with an individual "lady."" 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She is an educator and studio artist and teaches at both the community and college level. Her quilts have been exhibited extensively and can be found in numerous national collections and publications." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Julia E. 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Pfaff" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "julia-e-pfaff-2" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:57:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:57:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2970" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [181]=> object(WP_Post)#1479 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(10214) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:58:07" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:58:07" ["post_content"]=> string(748) "I love using a lot of texture on clay, and I find that many common things like shells, clock parts, keys, etc., will make exceptional impressions in the clay. I enjoy combining the impressions of objects along with using parts of the real object to create a sculptural element on my work. I also appreciate the beautiful sound the rainstick will make when held in a vertical position, allowing the beans inside to tinkle down against the channel of nails stuck into the cylinder. The clay cylinders and bases are handbuilt from slabs of clay, dried, and then bisque fired; underglazes and glazes are applied and wiped off and the clay is fired to Cone 05. The found objects are glued and/or are attached to the finished clay with black waxed linen." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Julie Sewell" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "julie-sewell" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:25:30" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:25:30" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10214" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [182]=> object(WP_Post)#1480 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1577) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:05:12" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:05:12" ["post_content"]=> string(1081) "I enjoy the process of creating objects that stimulate the sense of touch with focus on utility and form. My work consists of a variety of steps from using a treadle wheel to molds, and finishing the pots with drawings, glazing and firing. I use a porcelain clay body and fire in a cone 10 reduction atmosphere. I use an inlay surface design and black slip for my imagery. My work is inspired by histories of environmental and architectural settings along with the repetition and quality of a line. The ceramic work I create is intended to be used in an everyday setting or for traditional use in the home. My recent body of work is a reflection of my studies and travels. Connecting history and contemporary influences has led my work to reflect traditional forms and cultural designs. My studies and travels have resulted in an honorary degree from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in China, as well as trips through Europe and Mexico. These experiences have helped forge my creativity and continue to push my work into new directions that combine Eastern and Western influences." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Julie Wiggins" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "julie-wiggins" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:40:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:40:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1577" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [183]=> object(WP_Post)#1481 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2030) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:43:04" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:43:04" ["post_content"]=> string(339) "I attended Indiana University, doing undergraduate and graduate study in ceramics with Karl Martz. Continuing education in ceramics and related subjects has come from Penland and Arrowmont schools, an Idyllwild School on-site course in Chaco Canyon, New Mexico and many short workshops. 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As a second generation fiber artist, she freely explores the traditional art of wet felting, the fusing of raw fibers into a textile form with soap, water, and agitation, as well as the contemporary techniques of nuno (fabric) and laminate (multi fabric layer) felting. ​She combines renewable natural fiber resources, reclaimed silk sari and clothing fabrics, and her own hand dyed silk fabrics and fibers to organically create each of her works of art. She allows the materials she uses, and influences and experiences in her life, past and present, to guide her instinctively in color and design." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Kami Watson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "kami-watson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:59:52" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:59:52" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13247" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [185]=> object(WP_Post)#1483 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12394) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:17:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:17:18" ["post_content"]=> string(736) "All of my pieces are one-of-a-kind, hand built ceramic. I use a variety of clay bodies, primarily earthenware and paperclay. I create the textures with different tools, some I’ve made myself, some I’ve purchased, such as rubber stamps, and some are found objects. These examples include a rubber trivet, a sink liner, or an interesting pattern on the bottom of a shoe. After construction, the pieces are bisque fired and finished with a variety of underglazes. I like experimenting with different underglazes and glazes to achieve bright, happy colors. The sculptures are then fired for a second time. Most of my sculptures have a matte finish. My work is primarily whimsical in nature, I like to make art that makes others smile!" ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Karen Fincannon" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "karen-fincannon" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:13:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:13:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12394" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [186]=> object(WP_Post)#1484 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3074) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:57:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:57:53" ["post_content"]=> string(729) "I can easily say that all of my work is influenced by ancient cultures and their native (by our standards today) approach to art and adornment. My clothing has a very strong oriental influence; some of my patterns stem from patterns used hundreds of years ago. Many of my hand dyed and printed fabrics are adorned with African and Central American symbols and designs. My most recent work has been more influenced by artists in the past century, especially Impressionists and Expressionists. I love to experiment with color and texture. I am using everyday sewing thread as a painter would use paint, blending and layering to create the effect of light and shadow. The play of colors against each other makes the work come alive." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Karen James Swing" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "karen-james-swing" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:53:54" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:53:54" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3074" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [187]=> object(WP_Post)#1485 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2175) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:07:26" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:07:26" ["post_content"]=> string(1608) "Growing up in spirited Louisiana gave me a sense of celebration.  I strive to make a pot that honors our daily routines with a degree of festivity. One of my greatest influences is the drawing style associated with Southern Folk Art, flattened perspective and many vantage points.  The landscape and the architectural elements found in South Louisiana have also been a strong influence in the development of my imagery.   The natural world has always been a great source for pattern; the stripes created in an empty field, the cadence created by a row of crops, a trellis full of roses or a bunch of tulips.  My interior scenes began with my memories of our family gatherings at my grandparent’s farmhouse in Southern Minnesota.  Over the years these scenes have evolved into an iconographic encyclopedia that I draw from to continue to create more stories and scenes. The sgrafitto carving technique developed in the eastern Mediterranean.  The images on their pots represented aspects of their everyday experiences.  This idea of using scenes and icons from daily life has always been an integral part of my work.  Most recently I have been taking the images outside the home and creating scenes for a variety of birds. The reductive carving method allows me to add movement to the images on the surface of my pots.  To further exemplify this notion of lively animation I use salt to glaze and activate the surface of my pots.  This firing method promotes subtle color variations in the clay and also glazes the pot.  The fire completes the process making each piece a one of a kind." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Karen Newgard" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "karen-newgard" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:22:50" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:22:50" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2175" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [188]=> object(WP_Post)#1486 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2980) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:29:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:29:46" ["post_content"]=> string(386) "Each of Karen Poetzinger’s pieces are created using traditional rug hooking methods. She uses 100% wool flannel which she hand-dyes, then cuts into strips and hooks on to a linen backing. Her favorite designs are contemporary geometrics using strong colors, or animal imagery. Her goal is to create a colorful rug or wall hanging that captures the eye and invites the viewer to touch." 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Something to share with another human being, an opinion, and idea, a dream. We believe we exist in a global society, where one action catalysts another. I exited college during a miasmic confluence of distrust and disturbance. We clung to each other in tiny pockets of community, living by idealism, hoping to effect by example. Some of us succeeded, some of us merely moved on." 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A portfolio is a collection of jewelry artworks, and since they had separate identities prior to their meeting, they thought it an appropriate name. It references their wide range of jewelry designs from dimensional mixed metal brooches to gold and precious stone jewelry and commemorative site-specific works. The two met and eventually married when their separate career paths converged in 1981 in California, where Tom was teaching at California State University at Sacramento and Kathleen had accepted a teaching sabbatical position at the California College of Arts and Crafts. After several years in San Francisco, they moved to Portland, Oregon in 1991, believing they were settling down. They eventually decided to move to Asheville, North Carolina drawn by their network of friends combined with the area’s beauty and central location. An invitation from Grovewood Gallery in 1995 to be resident studio artists cemented the decision. Since then they have continued to produce unique jewelry which they show and sell throughout the United States. Their work reflects the knowledge gained from living all aspects of a craftsperson’s life." 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Women's suits and jackets, lined and interfaced. Frequently appliqued in suede; some embellished with thread "lace". Suede and leather also cut into narrow strips and woven in combination with yarns to create a woven leather fabric. I also use the rya knot with strips of suede to create neo-20's fringed jackets and skirts." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Kathleen Weir-West" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(4) "8569" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:33:18" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:33:18" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8569" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [194]=> object(WP_Post)#1492 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2483) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:48:31" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:48:31" ["post_content"]=> string(448) "I have been making floor cloths since 1979. My designs are primarily about color and shape. I am always looking at a color and how it relates to the next color. My images come from my personal life. I am trying to capture myself in my paintings. I am influenced by the exuberance in children’s art where color is used simply for the joy of personal expression. My work continues to bring me pleasure and hopefully that is passed on to the viewer." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Kathy Cooper" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "kathy-cooper" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:12:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:12:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2483" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [195]=> object(WP_Post)#1493 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1038) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:28:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:28:46" ["post_content"]=> string(1704) "Bead weaving techniques have been used in cultures throughout the world to create beautiful pieces of wearable art. For centuries, jewelry has been made using just thread, a needle, and tiny glass beads. I combine my own weaving techniques with traditional bead weaving to develop one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces. Bead weaving provides the perfect medium to express my imagination in my jewelry. Inspiration for my pieces comes primarily from the beads themselves. Beads can be found in every size, shape, material, and color. My designs usually evolve as I play with the colors and shapes of the beads. I often weave and embellish with small beads that allow me to add unique textures to my pieces. These tiny beads also provide me with an almost unlimited color palette to incorporate into my jewelry. The colors that I choose are very important to the success of each piece. The signature component of my work is the beaded bead, where I weave small beads together to form a larger, more intricate bead. I started creating beaded beads in 2003, and I continue to create new variations. While developing a new beaded bead design, I created a unique beading technique that I call bead quilling. In this new method, the holes of the beads are exposed rather than the sides, which makes the thread a more integral part of the overall design. The flat, distinctive look of bead quilling results in unusual designs that can not be achieved through traditional beading techniques. As I look toward the future, I hope to continue to explore new techniques, pushing the boundaries of traditional bead work. I hope to share my love of bead weaving with others through teaching my techniques and displaying my work." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Kathy King" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "kathy-king" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:57:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:57:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1038" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [196]=> object(WP_Post)#1494 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7432) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:00:54" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:00:54" ["post_content"]=> string(641) "Kathy and her husband, Mike, also a glass artist, have been doing art shows and exhibiting in galleries since 1999. A native Floridian, the attention to the Arts drew them to their Western North Carolina home in the mountains several years ago. Kathy enjoys combining kiln formed glass with sterling silver, copper and gold filled wire, and her handmade sterling beads to create one of a kind jewelry. Her coiled links and free flowing style reflect her interest in the spiral form so often seen in Ancient cultures representing the Circle of Life. Her work can be found in several North Carolina galleries in addition to Piedmont Craftsmen." 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To me, this contrast brings to mind the disconnection between the two worlds of man and nature that can be so challenging to face. Highlighting and composing various elements (found objects, natural or man-made materials, specially designed clay objects) in a little window, makes us look at them in a new way, to see them as something else, or just to see them for the beauty of their design. Some tiles bring to mind my interest in insects, especially grasshoppers, which I examined growing up in SC. When looked at closely, it may be hard to determine if many insects are machines or animals. I especially enjoy the symmetry of the animal world. Other tiles show objects tied down. This is a more recent construction and I am still trying to figure out why this intrigues me. Could it represent some personal restraint, or could it reflect a feeling about our violent world situation? The summer of 2003 was a summer for snakes. Maybe it was the rain. In any case, a snake stick is an essential tool that should be in every home and workshop. These snake sticks are practical, easy to use, and allow the user to relocate snakes and vipers without injuring them." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Kathy Triplett" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "kathy-triplett" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:29:56" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:29:56" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1922" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [198]=> object(WP_Post)#1496 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2373) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:02:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:02:52" ["post_content"]=> string(463) "Keith Allen makes wood furniture, some of which he calls "fun-iture." His "serious" work tends to feature both natural characteristics of material (natural edges, sometimes natural defects), often contrasted with "plain geometry." He uses mostly domestic hardwoods and traditional joinery such as mortise and tenon, dovetails, and frame and panel. He employs inlay, occasional turning and carving, and hand applied finishes including varnish, danish oil, and wax." 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I love throwing coarse clay, stoking wood and forming strong, solid pots. My work is fired in a wood-burning kiln. A temperature of approximately 2350 degrees is reached. A violent release of smoke and ash occurs when the wood explodes into flame leaving very special “flashing” on the pots. I use pinks, yellows, and blues as accent color with these orangey-red flashings, which is a break from the traditional look of much wood-fired pottery as very few bright clear colors survive the high temperatures and the smoky atmosphere." ["post_title"]=> string(19) "Kenneth B. 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["post_title"]=> string(9) "Kim Dills" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "kim-dills" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:47:00" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:47:00" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5730" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [202]=> object(WP_Post)#1500 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(9295) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-12-18 21:11:22" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-12-18 21:11:22" ["post_content"]=> string(447) "Hand fabricated in sterling silver, these hollow & pillow forms feature roller milled actual leaf patterning, an oxidized patina & a combined softly brushed & high polished finish. All ear wires & clasps are forged & hand fabricated as well. Clean & contemporary, elemental & uncluttered, these meditations on a leaf are distilled studies of the familiar - an invitation to look again, to look closer - with fresh eyes." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Kim Thompson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "kim-thompson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=9295" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [203]=> object(WP_Post)#1501 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8949) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-06-24 19:47:07" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-06-24 19:47:07" ["post_content"]=> string(617) "Klaus Spies was born in Saarlouis, Germany. He traveled extensively through South America and Mexico where he first learned the art of goldsmithing. He pursued his craft in Berlin, Germany through the 80s under various goldsmiths and designers and in a collaborative jewelry studio in Kreuzberg. Klaus moved from Berlin to Chicago, IL in 1999 where he started Spies Design. Since then, Klaus has been exhibiting in numerous art fairs and galleries throughout the country. In 2008 he moved to Asheville in the mountains of western North Carolina where he now has a studio and showroom in the city's lively downtown." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Klaus Spies" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "klaus-spies" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:32:49" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:32:49" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8949" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [204]=> object(WP_Post)#1502 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2214) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:12:19" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:12:19" ["post_content"]=> string(178) "Kristin Schoonover works in white stoneware, creating thrown and altered functional pieces colored with mason stain and glaze in striped and gridded patterns with a graphic feel." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Kristin Schoonover" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "kristin-schoonover" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:21:09" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:21:09" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2214" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [205]=> object(WP_Post)#1503 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2104) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:56:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:56:50" ["post_content"]=> string(359) "Lambeth Marshall’s contemporary, one-of-a-kind, raku is brightly decorated. It is functional art with a Southwestern or Asian flavor.  She uses simple clean thrown and hand built forms as her canvas. They are bisqued and fired as may as five times to achieve a rainbow of colors.  Her new work is fired in cone 6 celadon glazes suing recycled copper wire." 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His business name, Tabitha Wood Works, is a tribute to Sister Tabitha Babbit who invented the Circular Saw. Larry uses domestic hardwoods and exotic South American woods to build his furniture. The simplicity and clean lines of his designs reflect the shaker influence." 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I love the challenge of looking at and listening to a piece of wood and letting it reveal to me what it should become. I have a tremendous sense of inner peace about my life and my work, and hope that those who touch the pieces of art I have created can feel this in the work itself." 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Whether a commissioned portrait of a companion animal or just one of the many “wild souls” that have touched her, each piece has a personality and mood that gives the viewer a strong sense of the inner animal. Each piece begins with the essence of another animal as every sculpture is 100% wool raised by Laura and her family. There are no armatures to support the shape or structure. What you see is between two and sixteen ounces of wool that has been dry felted with thousands of insertions by hand of a special needle.  As the shape is formed, the wool becomes more compressed and holds that shape.  Some pieces are tight and hard from this compression.  Others are still soft enough to be dented by a gentle squeeze. But all are works in process until Laura feels they have the life and essence of the animal that she wants to share with the viewer." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Laura C. 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The light, the seasons, the plants and animals found outdoors, along with the bits and pieces that I bring indoors, become the subjects of my designs. I use an embroidery technique of my own. First, I draw my design onto Penelope canvas as a simple outline drawing. Next, I paint with stitches, filling in color and shading with cotton floss, going over the same area three times or more to build depth of color. When the needlework is finished, I design a quilt to frame and extend the scene using my hand-dyed cotton fabrics. Finally, I quilt it onto cotton batting. This process evolved over years of working with cloth. I grew up watching the women in my family sew, knit, quilt, and embroider. I learned those skills from them, and I learned from their example that needlework can produce beautiful works of art from common materials." 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Her functional forms are about touch and communication through use. She considers her pieces to be sculptural objects as well as decorative objects intended to visually enhance their surroundings and each other when placed in a group. Her use of porcelain allows her a unique gestural expressiveness that subtly reveals the touch of her hand. Her forms are predominantly inspired by 18th and 19th century decorative arts, particularly utilitarian silver tableware and Sevres porcelain. Her work is also influenced by her reverence for plant forms." 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Much of my study of form comes from an eclectic look at many cultures and traditions. Working primarily in white stoneware, I enjoy creating platter and charger forms that often exceed 30 or more inches and vessel forms as tall as 4 feet. Surface for the past few years has come through pit firing using wood chips and straw in an open pit, and using oxides and ceramic stains to enhance the primitive surface with color. My goal is to create a vessel that has both a contemporary and ancient duality...with Asian, Native American and Central American influences." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Lee Hazelgrove" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "lee-hazelgrove" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:28:34" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:28:34" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10135" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [212]=> object(WP_Post)#1510 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(973) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:09:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:09:08" ["post_content"]=> string(1131) "Each piece of my work is individually hand fabricated and, as such, each piece is one of a kind. The work may be produced in a series that follows a design theme, yet every individual piece is unique to itself. I love and take inspiration from a wide variety of gemstones. Color is added with amethysts, sunstones, moonstones, citrines, peridot and a rainbow of colored stones. I particularly enjoy the effect of druzies. The metals that I use in the compositions are sterling silver, fine silver, 22k, 18k, 14k, shikudo, shubuishi, and copper. The creative process involves hand sketching of design ideas along with manipulation of individual elements of the piece, and the selection of appropriate gemstones, prior to assembly. After a 16 year career as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines, I began a second career 15 years ago learning the joy of making fine jewelry. My work is an expression of the limitless opportunities of merging design, stunning gemstones created in nature, and metals worked and shaped by my hand. The work captures the energy and beauty of the materials, and is at once, both dynamic and harmonious." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Leigh Griffin" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "leigh-griffin" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:59:10" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:59:10" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=973" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [213]=> object(WP_Post)#1511 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2537) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:56:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:56:52" ["post_content"]=> string(1163) "My lifelong love of threads began early in my life and, after growing bored with commercial kits, I began to create my own designs which I hope transcend the particulars of my own life and embrace the Universal. Some influences on my work are the colors and designs of oriental carpets, prehistoric stone monuments, the coast of Wales, the land, the rocks, and the sky wherever I happen to be. I also find a comforting connection between the immense and the very small, between the enormity of the ocean and the individual stones and shells cast up n its shore. I begin each piece by charting my design on graph paper, selecting threads, and a stone, bead or shell to use in the piece. As I get into a work, it never fails that it takes on a life of its own, and the design and colors change as the piece comes into existence. I work on even-weave linen, usually on 30-to 36-count, using predominately a traditional cross-stich, but also other approaches, including an uneven, random stich for textural contrast. By over-dyeing commercial embroidery floss I am able to obtain the subtle color changes and the added gradations that enable me to paint with threads." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "Lenda DuBose (deceased)" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "lenda-dubose" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:26" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:26" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2537" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [214]=> object(WP_Post)#1512 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3187) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:27:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:27:46" ["post_content"]=> string(563) "Lesley’s uplifting and often humorous figures captivate the viewer with beautifully modeled character faces, magnificent color harmonies, eclectic costuming and expert craftsmanship in every detail. These exquisite art dolls compliment and enliven intimate home spaces or commercial environments. Experience these masterfully created one-of-a-kind dolls with hand colored faces on silk fabric over natural stone clay heads. Ranging in size from 10” to 36” in height, each figure comes with a custom designed base or environment to enhance your chosen space." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Lesley G. 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It is an ancient craft, older than spun or woven threads. Yet it is still practiced daily, providing lovely and useful items for both modern and tribal cultures. My garments and accessories are created from the finest wools and the sheerest silks, hand-dyed, hand-felted, hand-shaped. Many of my pieces are made from US family farm wool, naturally colored and chemical-free. Each is unique, evolving from disparate elements into a miraculous whole, through the magic of felting." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Leslie Owens" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "leslie-owens" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-07-08 17:02:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-07-08 17:02:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2947" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [217]=> object(WP_Post)#1515 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2809) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:25:32" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:25:32" ["post_content"]=> string(754) "Environmental responsibility is intimately woven into the fabric of our art. Working exclusively with recycled vintage clothing, we transform countless fragments of materials into intricate, involved textile wall pieces. Sublime blending of color incorporated with dramatic use of value and elaborate metallic thread embellishment, evokes depth, motion and radiance. Currently we are compelled by the intrigue of repeating and modifying simple geometric designs. Each component is stretched and mounted on a frame, allowing multi-panel ensembles to be displayed horizontally or vertically, together or separate, linearly or staggered, square or on point. Expansive designs unfold, creating virtually an unlimited number of possible dynamic installations." ["post_title"]=> string(24) "Libby and Jim Mijanovich" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(24) "libby-and-jim-mijanovich" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:02:57" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:02:57" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2809" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [218]=> object(WP_Post)#1516 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1503) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:55:03" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:55:03" ["post_content"]=> string(561) "Lin Barnhardt’s handbuilt clay houses are three-dimensional paintings of architectural landmarks, presented from a “bird’s-eye” view. The skewed perspective, combined with trompe l’oeil effects in the finish painting have the effect of making the viewer stop and look twice. The scale, forced perspective, and slight distortions make us look at familiar things in a new way. A recent series of works based on the paintings of Edward Hopper have given Lin a chance to explore his fascination with light, and to work in collaboration with other artists." 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I am excited about the endless possibilities open to me working in clay. I find joy by exploring ideas through clay that are inspired by things I encounter in daily life, such as the movement of trees blowing in the wind and textures found in nature. Every experience in clay prompts me to think of other directions I can take. I am not intimidated by the possibility of failure, and am passionate about continuing to experiment in order to develop new ideas and techniques. I see the future, with clay in my life, as exciting." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Linda & Jim Dalton" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "linda-dalton" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:32:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:32:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1816" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [220]=> object(WP_Post)#1518 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1529) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:58:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:58:56" ["post_content"]=> string(595) "Linda Gourley’s hand-colored, whimsical prints often play on traditional turn of the century boudoir images of women at their toilette, and denizens of the café society. Her cafes and bed chambers are populated with a cast of characters that includes slightly naughty, pleasure loving rabbits and voyeuristic cats as well as humans. Other works are more spiritual in nature, suggesting ancient totems and goddess figures. She calls her newest series of prints “Garden Angels.” Whatever the subject matter, her work is filled with a celebration of the individual spirit and a sense of joy." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Linda F. Gourley" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "linda-f-gourley" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:43:36" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:43:36" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1529" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [221]=> object(WP_Post)#1519 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2337) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:40:29" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:40:29" ["post_content"]=> string(481) "I like working with porcelain because of the tactile quality clay’s pureness. My primary work deals with making functional/domestic ware and experimenting with color and surface. While experimenting with different glazes, my interest was sparked by crystalline glazes. The first time I saw a picture of a vase covered with crystals, I knew that I had to embark on this journey of uncertainty. I am fascinated with the effects of glazes, and experimenting with them challenges me." 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I want the viewer to see something else – to sense something else – something in addition to the person, object or scene that I capture. By using several alternative processes, I can give the image a soft focus, a slightly altered hue, and/or a feeling of liquidity that flows with the subject. This approach to my work adds spontaneity and surprise – the viewer is often startled to see the actual emulsion flowing across the paper much like water. I am entranced with Polaroid film and the creative possibilities it offers." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Lindsay M. 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Much of my work has a sculptural quality to it, often incorporating kinetic elements within a piece. I work mainly with sterling silver, sometimes with the addition of semi precious stones and gold. My inspiration comes from a variety of sources, ranging from things that are found in the natural world as well as those that are man made." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Lisa Colby" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "lisa-colby" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:13" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:13" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=903" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [224]=> object(WP_Post)#1522 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(11514) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:23:06" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:23:06" ["post_content"]=> string(682) "Most all of my white silks and velvets are stretched on frames and layered free-hand using various size brushes with cold water fiber reactive dye incorporating various color combinations. Process includes 1 week air cure time, 3 hour steaming and final wash out. Other techniques include shibori, hot vats, binding, resist and discharge. Pattern designing, draping, cutting, piecing, and meticulous edge stitching are the final process. Artwork applied varies from free-floating brass rings to meticulously stitched leaves which are hand manipulated to create flowers or hand tied to create vines. Most pieces are finished with glass beaded corners or scattered Austrian crystals." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Lisa Mergen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "lisa-mergen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:14:55" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:14:55" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11514" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [225]=> object(WP_Post)#1523 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3048) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:54:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:54:52" ["post_content"]=> string(1458) "I am a weaver of cloth and maker of garments. My fabrics are a blend of cotton and rayon yarns in a variety of textures and sizes, beginning with the selection of a dozen different shades of a single color. I weave several related fabrics with each warp, or collection of threads, measured out to a thirty yard length. Sometimes, I weave with a specific garment in mind, or a series of pieces, or to work with another fabric, often made by another fiber artist. Several years ago I began to inset small pieces of hand-dyed handwoven fabrics from a friend into some of my shirts, often waiting until I had just exactly the right fabric to make a garment that was greater than the sum of its parts. This success led me to further collaborations, and to appreciate the intellectual and sometimes, manual, challenge in working with others skills and colors. Currently, I work with an art quilter, a marbling artist, a spinner/knitter, and a couple of artists working in woven shibori. Thus far, all of my work is rooted in function: I make wearable, comfortable garments that are essentially one-of-a-kind, from the exhibition coats to the shirts I make four at a time: I never reproduce a fabric exactly, nor do the artists with whom I work. I look forward to, somehow, incorporating felt, handmade paper, and polymer clay into a series of exhibition pieces, in the form of this Celebration Coat. And, in the mean time, Ive got miles of weaving to keep me busy." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Liz Spear" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "liz-spear" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:54:20" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:54:20" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3048" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [226]=> object(WP_Post)#1524 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5770) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 17:55:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 17:55:46" ["post_content"]=> string(1150) "Easy wearability and function are top priorities for my jewelry designs.  The most recent body of work uses a technique I've termed "free form casting".  Molten liquid sterling silver is cast onto a variety of surfaces to achieve different textures.  The textures are not from a mold and are unable to be duplicated in exactly the same way.  Once cast, the textured metal becomes the basis for a piece.  Organic edges which occur at the time of the casting are often the jumping off points for the next idea.  Ideas for my designs often come while working the studio.  Sometimes elaborate sketches or marquettes are made, and sometimes ideas or spontaneously worked as the piece evolves.  Most of the works have woven chains, linked chains, hinging mechanisms, and hand made findings.  The stones, pearls, and beads selected for my pieces are chosen for their color, textural contrast, or to compliment the concept of the piece.  Often subtly colored stones are selected because a softer, more monochromatic statement is desired.  The pieces are contemporary, urban, and one of a kind, based on the basic elements and principals of design." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Lonni Hopkins" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "lonni-hopkins" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:46:10" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:46:10" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5770" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [227]=> object(WP_Post)#1525 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2038) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:44:02" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:44:02" ["post_content"]=> string(473) "Loretta Kaufman’s life long love of nature is the inspiration for her ceramic sculptures. It is the powerful forces within the natural world that continue to fascinate her. Giant waves crashing against boulders, a leaf changing in autumn, or a flock of birds -- all influence her work. Clay can be torn, ripped and cut. Sometimes impressions or other textures may appear on the surface of the piece. Each is used to express the energies and rhythms of the life around us." ["post_title"]=> string(29) "Loretta A. 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The jewelry is made of a combination of 14 karat yellow gold, steel and diamonds with other stones. Bob Ebendorf and Herman Junger are two of the metalsmiths who have influenced her work as well as Native American craftsmen. She uses traditional metalsmithing techniques to create work that is avant-garde in nature." 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She then earned her BFA in design from UNC at Greensboro. With the classical background of study-landscape, still life and the human figure-she went on to work in a foundry where she cast her figurative pieces in bronze. A member of the ASFD, she freelanced in the NC furniture industry designing and carving over 250 original pieces (both abstract and naturalistic) over a 7 year period. Later she painted and applied complex and interesting finishes (including metal leaf and eggshell) to a series of gourds which were sold in fine craft galleries throughout the Southeast. For the past 5 years she has been sculpting exclusively in clay." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Lou-Mitchell Courtney" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "lou-mitchell-courtney" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:02" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:34:02" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1779" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [230]=> object(WP_Post)#1528 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1623) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:08:28" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:08:28" ["post_content"]=> string(648) "Louellen Vernon-White’s charming intaglio prints depict dogs and cats in ways that reveal what she calls “their eminent position in today’s society.” “I enjoy mixing the real and the imaginative in my etchings to make an image which is true to my feelings for my subject.” One of her most popular series depicts various breeds as Guardian Angels. Each printmaker approaches the etching process in an individual way. Vernon-White uses line to create texture and shape and to suggest form. Her work has been exhibited in fine galleries and exhibitions up and down the East Coast, and her prints are in many public and private collections." 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A secondary aim is to unify the various elements within the composition to create an intimate space containing kinetic energy.  The shallow space within the box allows for certain elements to sway and thus create sound as well as movement.  Sound suggests life. I am drawn to the boundless potential and limitless compositions possible within the structure of the simple wooden box." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Louellen Vernon-White" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "louellen-vernon-white-2" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:34" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:34" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8095" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [232]=> object(WP_Post)#1530 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1120) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:43:59" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:43:59" ["post_content"]=> string(729) "Louise Norrell has lived in Athens for years and maintains a studio there that she loves to work in. She works mostly in 18K gold or sterling silver and hand fabricates all her work starting with sheet metal and wire. She gives her jewelry a lot of texture with chasing tools or embossing dies that she makes and uses in a die-forming press. Her inspiration comes from a number of different things including the lush colors, fabrics and textures of the Caribbean and the fragmented appearance of old, falling down buildings. Also, for better or worse, she is always influenced by the comics. Growing up she read every comic strip, New Yorker cartoon and every issue of "Mad Magazine" when she should have been doing her homework." 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Her creative energy also finds a home ina fascinating technique called "reticulation" which transforms the surface of her silver pieces into a creased, crepe-like texture." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Luba Warrack" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "luba-warrack" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:46:05" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:46:05" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1457" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [234]=> object(WP_Post)#1532 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(862) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:41:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:41:52" ["post_content"]=> string(487) "My jewelry is concerned with the interplay of color and form. I use contrasting geometric shapes, with combinations of gold and silver, to produce contemporary design for the body. Pins, pendants, and earrings become dynamic statements for the wearer. They exhibit a look that is clean and bold, bordering on minimalist. However, they are not simple. Each piece is built on complex relationship of details, blending texture, inlay, and surface variation, with definitive geometric shape." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Lucinda Brogden" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "lucinda-brogden" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=862" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [235]=> object(WP_Post)#1533 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2830) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:27:48" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:27:48" ["post_content"]=> string(498) "After nearly four decades of creating faux fur toys, Lucy Moore feels that her greatest achievement has been raising her four children to be craftsmen. A second generation now works with her designing, making and selling toys, blankets, pillows, puppets and coats. Their goal is to create a piece that is close enough to the real thing that the features are either authentic or a clear caricature of the original. Every design is unique, and each creation is an individual with its own personality." 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Each piece is carved and some pieces have clay applied to the vessel. I burnish each piece with a quartz stone. I allow the piece to dry for approximately one month at which time I low fire in a kiln to approximately 1400 degrees. I turn off the kiln and pull the pieces when the temperature drops to around 1000 degrees placing them either in sawdust or a combination of sawdust and horsehair to achieve the finished effect. I finish each piece with Tung Oil to deepen the color and protect them." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Lucy Clark" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "lucy-clark" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:16:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:16:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11490" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [237]=> object(WP_Post)#1535 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3005) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:38:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:38:51" ["post_content"]=> string(736) "Lynda and Beverly began collaborating in 1993, each bringing to the partnership many years of sewing experience and a love of surface design and detail. Traditional motifs in Asian art, such as the kimono, fan and objects in nature translate into their designs, as well as the Asian use of asymmetry and expressive negative space. Their images capture the beauty of the natural world: bare branches against a winter sky, water drops on new spring leaves, dragonflies flickering in the sun. Their designs are inspired by a variety of silk fabrics that are unequaled for color saturation, subtle textures and versatility. Together, they call on an intuitive creative flow of ideas, choosing elements that complement the fabric and design." ["post_title"]=> string(32) "Lynda Sanders and Beverly Dawson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(32) "lynda-sanders-and-beverly-dawson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:57:55" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:57:55" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3005" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [238]=> object(WP_Post)#1536 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(11502) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:19:09" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:19:09" ["post_content"]=> string(697) "My passion is to tell stories without words - expressing thoughts and feelings utilizing shapes that have crossed our paths for millennia as the basis of all communication. By honoring and enhancing the raw beauty of Mother Nature’s pallet of precious metals, colored stones, fossils and minerals, I allow their stories to unfold which continues with the wearer. I am privileged to mine the rare, natural Blue Moon turquoise in Nevada with the claim owner - combining unique minerals, fossils and semi-precious stones in my designs. Each piece is hand fabricated in sterling silver and karat golds utilizing traditional metalsmithing techniques and are textured with mill rolled handmade paper." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Lynn Harrisberger" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "lynn-harrisberger" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:19:10" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:19:10" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11502" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [239]=> object(WP_Post)#1537 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1108) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:41:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:41:50" ["post_content"]=> string(393) "Lynn specializes in fine jewelry, creating original designs in 14K yellow gold and sterling silver, richly embellished with a wide assortment of natural gems, pearls, and crystals. Her work is organic in theme, designed for lasting wear. She employs a variety of ancient techniques including lost wax casting, fusing, forging, marriage of metals, carving, weaving, fabrication and granulation." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Lynn Hope McNees-Sams" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "lynn-hope-mcnees-sams" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:12" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:12" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1108" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [240]=> object(WP_Post)#1538 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3262) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:55:14" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:55:14" ["post_content"]=> string(832) "Writing a biography is challenging – how do you fit 60 years into less than 150 words and make it sound interesting, intelligent, honest and humorous? Short, energetic, spiritual, creative, compassionate, blue-eyed, dedicated, fearless, and gregarious accurately describe me. For over 20 years, my art has been included in juried shows throughout America and I am represented in over a dozen books including “Anatomy of a Doll” and “Fiber Arts Design Books 2,3,4 and 5”. For over 30 years, I have shared my experiences and talents teaching ages 4 to 84. Like other forms of art I pursue, the dolls I create are born from an imagination focused on communicating with an original, personal language striving to inspire and transform. For me – making art is a daily ritual equal to loving, mothering, eating, and breathing." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Lynne Sward" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "lynne-sward" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:50:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:50:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3262" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [241]=> object(WP_Post)#1539 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5812) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 19:49:40" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 19:49:40" ["post_content"]=> string(815) "I have always found beauty in unexpected places, such as the surface of the rocks outside my studio, or the frayed wings of a well-traveled butterfly.  Using various materials including leaves, paper, insect wings, and fabrics, I press patterns and textures directly onto sterling and copper.  This process preserves the delicate texture directly onto the metal.  The abstract, organic, and textural elements from nature continue to be evident in my work.  I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree in jewelry and Metalsmithing from Illinois State university, where I graduated magna cum laude.  I currently live in the  beautiful mountains of Western North Carolina which provide continuous inspiration for my work.  My open studio and gallery is located at the Riverwood Shops in historic Dillsboro, North Carolina." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Maggie Joynt" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "maggie-joynt" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:45:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:45:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5812" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [242]=> object(WP_Post)#1540 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1393) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:37:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:37:53" ["post_content"]=> string(1086) "We live in an age where language is often deliberately constructed to disguise or distort its actual meaning. The term “Intelligent Design” when considered by an artist may describe the aesthetic or functional aspects of an object that has been created with considerable research and thought. Conversely we are increasingly hearing from groups promoting “Intelligent design” as a theory that living things are best explained by an intelligent cause rather than an undirected process such as natural selection. My works explore this play on words through imagery associated with technology, evolution and architectural environments. The works are composed of layered copper plates that have been etched in acid, cutout, patinated and mounted into overlapping compositional elements. They are based on rearranged appropriated images from historic engravings. The final compositions are a mix of social commentary coupled with whimsical imagery. My goal is to create images that are aesthetically pleasing and conceptually significant, playing off the meaning of the chosen images." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Mana Hewitt" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "mana-hewitt" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:48:07" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:48:07" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1393" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [243]=> object(WP_Post)#1541 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8557) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:57:38" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:57:38" ["post_content"]=> string(412) "I work primarily with glass. I make my own paints from mica, and reverse paint onto clear glass. I slump and fuse the glass, and lamp-work the glass. I make kaleidoscopes that have a duality to them, an optical illusion and a kaleidoscope as well. I create 3three dimensional images with front surface mirrors. My images are very clear and seamless, and meet the high standards required of discerning collectors." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Marc Tickle" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "marc-tickle" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:09" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:09" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8557" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [244]=> object(WP_Post)#1542 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13419) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-03-04 17:41:09" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-03-04 17:41:09" ["post_content"]=> string(614) "Marcia McDade McMann’s early career was spent creating editions of colorful silk screen prints of travel scenes from memory.   She used both watercolor and oil paint to study color, form and composition in preparation for the printing process. While working with the silkscreen, she began to explore ways to produce monotypes using oil pastel and oil based silk-screen ink. This process provided a more  spontaneous approach and the images produced were more personal.  She continues to follow this approach with paint and mixed media collage using oil pastels, acrylic, fabric and paper.    " ["post_title"]=> string(20) "Marcia McDade McMann" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(22) "marcia-mcdade-mcmann-2" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:58:24" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:58:24" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13419" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [245]=> object(WP_Post)#1543 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1575) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:04:32" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:04:32" ["post_content"]=> string(604) "Marcia McDade McMann’s early career was spent creating editions of colorful silk screen prints of travel scenes from memory.   She used both watercolor and oil paint to study color, form and composition in preparation for the printing process. While working with the silkscreen, she began to explore ways to produce monotypes using oil pastel and oil based silk-screen ink. 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The textures she creates are close to nature yet form an abstracted version of whatever species she is portraying. Her initial loose underpainting dictates and inspires the rest of the composition and layers. The subsequent layers of dying, steaming, painting, resist drawings and outline painting can take over a week between curing and drying. Most of her images are floral, but she is also working on a series of butterflies and moths. She makes art, like Mondrian, from "inner necessity."" ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Margaret Agner" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "margaret-agner" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:02" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:02" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2442" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [247]=> object(WP_Post)#1545 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1257) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:22:10" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:22:10" ["post_content"]=> string(783) "We live in our own baskets each with balls of yarn, a paddle and rudder; afloat in a world of unfathomable depths. To amuse ourselves we sing and fill our baskets with beautiful things, art. To keep from being lonely we throw out threads to other baskets and tie our floating worlds together. Art sings to our soul, gives us meaning and connects us to others. It’s our life thread. Work: Stew…it’s a stew of whatever gets near. Obsessions with Asian cooking, clowns, envy of my quilter friend’s colorful work, indecision over the smallest things all get tossed into the pot and boiled down to something digestible. I love to combine enamel with epoxy, epoxy with painted metal, gold with silver, reticulation with enamel. Currently I’m playing with concrete in small scale." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Marianna Womble" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "marianna-womble" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:52:28" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:52:28" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1257" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [248]=> object(WP_Post)#1546 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13253) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-15 17:16:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-15 17:16:56" ["post_content"]=> string(1284) "Becoming a crystalline glaze potter started for me in Junior College when I took my first ceramics class. In the school display case, I saw my first crystalline glazed piece, and I was just floored by it – I wanted to learn how to do that more than anything. I was told:  I took two semesters of ceramics in college, and then went on to do all of the things that good kids do – I got a degree  in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and got a job as a research scientist. I missed the ceramics classes though, and I never forgot that lovely crystalline piece. With a bit of time on my hands I got back on the pottery wheel. It was wonderful, and I thought: Marie - you’re a chemist now – surely you can figure out those difficult and beautiful glazes. Well - it turned out that I was right! The process of making these pieces is far more difficult and the firing process is extremely finicky compared to “regular pottery.” And unfortunately, the failure rate is much higher when this is your chosen art form. But the failed pieces don’t bother me much. They seem like a small price to pay for the ability to make the pieces that I really love." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Marie Wright" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "marie-wright" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:59:31" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 17:59:31" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13253" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [249]=> object(WP_Post)#1547 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2658) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:54:59" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:54:59" ["post_content"]=> string(516) "I learned the art of schreneschnitte from my German grandmother. Although I have a background in graphic art and communications, traditional scissor cutting is not taught in this country. My work, like all of the traditional “folk arts”, was self-taught. My style is reflective of the Swiss-German technique, but often employing American themes. I am an exhibiting member of several Guilds: Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. Winston-Salem, NC; The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen; and the Guild of American Paper cutters." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "Marie-Helene L. Grabman" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(22) "marie-helene-l-grabman" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:07:22" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:07:22" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2658" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [250]=> object(WP_Post)#1548 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1927) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:27:28" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:27:28" ["post_content"]=> string(396) "My current work is made from white earthenware. Basic forms are slab built or slip cast. They are altered, then put together, then altered again. I often use sewing techniques, such as taking darts and tucks and clipping curved seams, to create contours. It is as I manipulate the cool, smooth, clay that I begin to experience texture, and to contemplate the interplay between different surfaces." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Marilee Hall" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "marilee-hall" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:29:44" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:29:44" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1927" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [251]=> object(WP_Post)#1549 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1583) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:05:38" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:05:38" ["post_content"]=> string(1584) "Ceramic Artist and Tilemaker, Marina Bosetti developed a wax-resist glaze technique through trial and error, only to find out it had a time-honored history going back to the 14th Century, called cuerda seca. Influenced by both the Art and Crafts Movement and Art Nouveau, she combines the aesthetics and function of one with the linear designs and flowing curves of the other to create contemporary designs that can be used in today's homes as well as in traditional bungalows. Bosetti Art Tiles sells to both local and out-of-state customers, providing custom tile installations for murals, backsplashes, and fireplace surrounds as well as wall art. Color samples are available by mail to aid consumers shopping for field tile and counter tops. Photos or architectural plans are encouraged as part of the design process. Tiles can be used in doors or out. Marina draws her image onto the clay before going over it with a liner brush and wax resist.  She then fills a slip trailer with glaze directing it into the waxed area before using a paintbrush to move the glaze to the wax line. This thick application of glaze, after firing, creates a raised edge above the surface of the tile. That edge becomes a faux grout line, allowing glaze to pool around it, which coincidentally mimics the look of mosaic. In addition to being a Piedmont Craftsmen's Guild member, she also belongs to The Carolina Designer Craftsmen's Guild, the American Art Pottery Association, the Contemporary Art Pottery Collectors Association, Tile Heritage Foundation, and the Handmade Tile Association." 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He uses mostly scrap wood from a tropical-hardwood-flooring manufacturer. The wood comes in about 20 varieties. His time in the boating and furniture business influenced his houses’ design. “The curviness of the birdhouses, there’s some sailboat throwback stuff there,” he says. “The same with midcentury, modern furniture; you can see where I’m coming from.”" ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Mark Ellis" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "mark-ellis" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:28:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:28:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10115" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [253]=> object(WP_Post)#1551 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1691) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:23:18" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:23:18" ["post_content"]=> string(626) "I am continuously amazed by the versatility of glass as a medium for art. In some of my work with glass, I find directions away from the intrinsic prettiness of glass and move toward a thematic and compositional visual statement. While this is rewarding, it is not always an easy thing to accomplish. I enjoy the struggle. In my current work, the PostSeries, I have combined , glass cane, cast glass, blown glass, and found objects while allowing the transparent and refractive qualities of the glass to dominate the work. In my vessel series, Interiors, I am striving toward beauty in form and color. This too is a challenge." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Mark Russell, Jr." ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "mark-russell-jr" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:36:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:36:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1691" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [254]=> object(WP_Post)#1552 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1548) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:01:03" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:01:03" ["post_content"]=> string(382) "Animals seem to me to portray a joy of aliveness and a path to our hearts. I strive to bring that wonder and playfulness into my art by studying the animal’s anatomy and characteristics, and then revealing that understanding through composition, gesture, and expressive color. This enables the personalities of my creatures to radiate their own special beauty.    " ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Marsha Heatwole" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "marsha-heatwole" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:42:52" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:42:52" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1548" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [255]=> object(WP_Post)#1553 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2767) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:16:43" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:16:43" ["post_content"]=> string(1466) "Images represented in the fiber art created by Martha Matthews range from tranquil still lifes to the land as the visual sustenance of existence. She searches for a way to visually express the spiritual aspects of life in our secular culture. Seduced by the tactile beauty of fiber, Matthews turned from painting to tapestry and "drawing" with a sewing machine. "I am concerned with the shapes and colors of the positive and negative spaces, the way forms move across the picture plane, and the tensions that develop to keep the eye of the viewer involved in a balanced and interesting composition." Martha Matthews' Obituary - Martha Matthews passed away on June 16, 2015.  She had been an exhibiting member since 1988. Martha graduated from Mary Baldwin College with a degree in Art History and Painting, attended the Art Students League in New York City and was a fiber artist weaving tapestries and drawing with the sewing machine for 40 years. Her work has been exhibited in the US, Canada and Kenya and has been published in a number of magazines, periodicals and books on fiber. Martha's work is included in many private and corporate collections such as IBM Corporation, Steelcase Inc., Hospital Corporation of America, Wachovia Bank and Trust Co., The Mint Museum and the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Martha was an Elder and active member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed supporting the arts, sailing and gardening." 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I am always intrigued and fascinated by ancient cultures, their traditions and ceremonies and their strong connection to nature. Being outside surrounded by nature gives me a feeling of belonging and home. By creating a mask I can bond my passion for old cultures and nature together and create expressions of beauty in a way that can uplift the human spirit. In studying leather sculptures from the Orient and Spain and Venetian Paper Mache’ masks from Italy I found a media challenging and rewarding at the same time. The feathers I use are obtained from farm raised birds, mainly exotic chickens, various pheasants, turkey and guinea. I create each piece intuitively starting with an idea of color and shape to reflect the energy and beauty of nature." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Martina Moore" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "martina-moore" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:11" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:11" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3226" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [257]=> object(WP_Post)#1555 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1556) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:02:06" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:02:06" ["post_content"]=> string(545) "Over the past many years, my clay work has included functional pottery, sculpture and jewelry. My current pieces reflect nature: drawing and then meticulously incising images of objects such as leaves and dragonflies into my jars, platters, vases and wall pieces. I also sketch images onto stoneware slabs and cut, fold, and twist the clay as new shapes evolve. I formulate my own glazes each piece is dipped or airbrushed with 3-5 layers and accented with over-glazes and oxides. They are then fired multiple times in oxidation to 2200 degrees." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Marty Celum Biernbaum" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "marty-celum-biernbaum" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:42:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:42:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1556" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [258]=> object(WP_Post)#1556 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(958) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:03:13" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:03:13" ["post_content"]=> string(1067) "My pieces are figurative in intent and represent the relationships and emotions that shape us as we move through life. I am drawn to the imperfect as I believe in the originality and uniqueness of each hand. I want the viewer to see the evidence of my hand in my work, thus creating a personal connection between myself as the artist and the viewer. In this way, my work retains an interest and meaning absent in the "perfectly" manufactured ornaments we wear and use. Enameling is the process of applying and firing colored glass grains onto metal. In order to arrive at the finished design, many firings and applications are usually necessary. I have an extensive background in painting. The process I use to apply the enamels to the metals is very similar to painting. This involves much subtracting (grinding off) and addition of more enamel and metal to the design. After I am satisfied with the design I finish the surface so the glossy finish from the kiln is gone and it becomes very much like a painting. The surface is then protected with a hard wax finish." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Mary Ann Forehand" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "mary-ann-forehand" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:59:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:59:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=958" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [259]=> object(WP_Post)#1557 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(936) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:59:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:59:30" ["post_content"]=> string(448) "Mary and Lou Ann create jewelry fabricated in sterling silver with cast silver elements inlayed with liquid and clay polymers. They are inspired by the awesome power and potential of the atom. Chemistry, cellular structure, DNA, mathematics, spirituality, the nature of reality and our planetary travels provide the primary fodder for color, form and texture. They are drawn to exploring the void, the space between breaths or atoms, in their work." ["post_title"]=> string(33) "Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(33) "mary-filapek-and-lou-ann-townsend" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:00:04" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:00:04" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=936" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [260]=> object(WP_Post)#1558 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1519) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:57:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:57:30" ["post_content"]=> string(377) "My work reflects my response to life, which is constantly flowing and changing. My imagery comes from stored-up visual experience. I absorb my subject; forms are etched in my mind more from observation than from sketching. My purpose is to penetrate the inner reality of my subject matter, to capture its essence, and then to translate it onto paper in the most suitable media." 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I use both high-fire and low-fire clays as well as electric and raku firing methods. I paint and decorate my sculptures with a lot of color using layers of glazes, oxide washes and carving to achieve an earthy effect." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Mary Gunyuzlu" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "mary-gunyuzlu" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:10:49" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:10:49" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12401" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [262]=> object(WP_Post)#1560 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1197) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:06:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:06:55" ["post_content"]=> string(584) "Every time I create a piece of jewelry, I am striving to uncover the softness in metal. Contemporary classic designs have been at the heart of my jewelry since I first began metalsmithing. My style is expressed by using a unique combination of forging and hand fabricating. With a variety of unusual pearls, precious stones and fine gold and silver, I am able to accomplish my goal- elegant, finely crafted jewelry of the highest quality. Pieces that are unique, yet wearable. Classic designs that stay in style. Graceful lines and fluid shapes that achieve a look of simple elegance." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Mary Timmer" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "mary-timmer" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:53:37" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:53:37" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1197" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [263]=> object(WP_Post)#1561 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2908) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:49:14" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:49:14" ["post_content"]=> string(868) "The legacy of the Greene brothers and Frank Lloyd Wright are deeply embedded in Matt Zettl’s work. While some of his commissions are faithful and beautifully crafted renderings of the Arts and Crafts style, his original work beckons these influences to inform rather than dictate his designs. The happy result is a synthesis of tradition made new in original works of restrained expression. With a small box or an elegant dining room table, Zettl reminds us that fine art is not the exclusive province of museums and elite collections. In the proper hands, art finds a comfortable place in our architecture and gardens and especially in those utilitarian objects which we see and touch and use every day in our homes. In this way, Zettl is both historian and steward, keeping the rich legacy of the arts and crafts tradition vital and strong for a new generation." 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My grandparents owned the local general store. My rural upbringing gave me an appreciation for an honest day’s work, traditional craftsmanship, and well-made everyday items. Ever since I was a young boy, I have always felt the urge to create something with my hands. Drawing and painting didn’t seem right – didn’t seem useful enough. I wanted to make something lasting…something both practical and beautiful. When I came across an article in the local newspaper about an old-time master chair maker, I knew I’d found my calling. I searched him down and talked him into teaching me the craft, after learning the basics I took that knowledge and began to create my own designs. I specialize in ladder-back or post-and-rung chairs, with the same deep rural roots I have in my soul. I also took up spoon carving, where I use hand-selected crooks or bends of certain trees, to carve spoons and ladles which only grow more beautiful with use and age. I work with locally cut veneer-quality red oak logs that I split apart or rive to get the straight grain wood I need for strong chair parts. All of my chairs have steam-bent back legs and slats for comfort. Every piece I create has a spoke-shaven or hand-tooled finish. I use the traditional method of wet/dry joinery to hold my chairs together, where I super-dry the rungs before cutting a precise tenon on each end to fit in mortises in the air-dried legs. Then, over time, the legs continue to dry and shrink onto the super-dried tenons, ensuring a long life for the chair. I weave the seat bottom with hickory bark or similar material, or carve a solid hardwood seat. Each piece has been lovingly rubbed by hand with three or four coats of oil – a recipe I mix myself. This is the way chairs were made when people knew how to make chairs, not just order them from a fancy catalog. I make every piece with my own two hands, leaving behind my unique fingerprint." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Matthew Comer" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "matthew-comer" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:26" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:26" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2419" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [265]=> object(WP_Post)#1563 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(887) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:49:42" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:49:42" ["post_content"]=> string(449) ""I am consistently drawn to the patterns, textures and colors that nature has to offer us. I enjoy the way in which a simple element like a feather or a fish scale, in repetition, can become such a complex and beautiful vision. I translate these images into my jewelry by breaking the patterns down to their basic shapes and color schemes. Through the use of basic fabrication techniques, I construct each piece in layers, treating it as a collage."" ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Megan Clark" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "megan-clark" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=887" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [266]=> object(WP_Post)#1564 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(10174) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:54:42" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:54:42" ["post_content"]=> string(728) "My jewelry employs a sculptural use of .960 fine silver (metal clay), 22k gold, and semi-precious stones. Many segments are textured, dried, kiln fired, then assembled with lavender oil silver paste, then kiln fired again, for 2 hours for maximum strength, Some stones are fired in place, some have soldered, bezel wire settings. Chemical oxidation is then applied, and hand removed, to bring up the details. Some pieces are hand carved in the leather hard state, to add design details. All this work in made in my home studio by my own hands. I am utilizing Precious Metal Clay in a way that is a bit unconventional, to create pieces that are lightweight, yet sturdy, sculptural depictions of mountainscapes and moonlit skies." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Melanie Miller" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "melanie-miller" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:27:15" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:27:15" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10174" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [267]=> object(WP_Post)#1565 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5913) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 21:29:46" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 21:29:46" ["post_content"]=> string(987) "Melanie Walter discovered the lost art of pine needle basketry in the early 1990’s, when she bought a house that had over 100 long leaf pine trees on its property. She soon developed her own pine needle basket making style, incorporating many natural materials into her work including sliced black walnuts, hickory nuts, and bamboo. In 2001 she created her own business, Pine Garden Baskets, and developed a website (www.pinegardenbaskets.com) to share her work.   Over the last five years, Melanie has begun adding clay components to her pine needle baskets, taking her work into a new and exciting direction. She won a Regional Artist Grant from the Cumberland County/Fayetteville Arts Council in 2009, is a recent winner of a Merit Award from the Buyers Market of American Craft, and a Finalist for the prominent Niche Award offered earlier this year.  Her work is currently located in 35 galleries throughout the country." 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I strive to make each piece an individual expression of elegance through the use of colored stones and clean lines. In order to express my ideas, I sketch my designs out completely before any gold work is done. This process allows me to focus on the asymmetry within each piece and to plan each element with balance and proportion. I hand fabricate my work using yellow, rose, white and green gold. Using old world techniques of forging, piercing and forming, I fashion the gold using hand tools. In order to incorporate depth and expression into my work, I also utilize the lost wax process of casting. My work features unusual gem combinations and each piece is designed to enhance the characteristics, protection and beauty of the stones." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Melissa Booth" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "melissa-booth" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=850" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [269]=> object(WP_Post)#1567 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5200) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-08-22 14:31:17" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-08-22 14:31:17" ["post_content"]=> string(2028) "My interest in clothing design and construction goes back to my maternal grandmother who was an expert, albeit self-taught, seamstress.  Growing up in rural Union County, North Carolina, through watching her I learned the value and pride that comes from making something well from the best materials that were available to us at that time and place.  She did the very best that she could with what she had at hand. We now live a truly global economic environment where the finest fabrics (and the cheapest labor) are available from literally anywhere only a few short days removed.  With modern techniques in manufacturing, transportation and distribution, consumer goods are available from places whose names my Granny could never pronounce.  We, in this country, are beginning to question the wisdom, the sustainability, of these practices. It is from this perspective that I approach this new work. When you can choose anything, what do you choose?  These were my choices: to design luxurious garments using only the highest quality fabrics made from natural fibers, organically produced to the greatest extent possible, and to use only local craftspeople in their production.  The outer shells are made from felted or knitted merino wool and represent more than 75% of the value of the materials in the garment.  For the provenance of these fabrics, please follow this link  http://www.vtorganicfiber.com/. I am a ceramist by education and experience.  My work in clay reflects my interest in creating a sense of movement within each piece by merging its shape with the drawing incorporated upon it.  My work in fabric seeks to continue this theme. The asymmetrical structural line of each piece creates a focal point in the front making a streamlined appearance for the garment and the wearer producing a minimalist effect.  Balancing the strong lines of each piece is the original embroidered drawing. Classic modern design always stays in style." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Mia Tyson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "mia-tyson-2" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:48:57" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:48:57" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5200" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [270]=> object(WP_Post)#1568 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1738) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:34:03" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:34:03" ["post_content"]=> string(882) "The style I am working and moving toward, whether in ceramics, sculpture or painting, reflects life in the sense that is interwoven with many facets, chaotic but systematic and elusive – still allowing a depth for escape and solitude. My dream: to leave a part of myself encompassed in my work, so that all the excitement and joy I experienced creating the piece will not be forgotten. Mia's pieces are individual works of art, hand-designed and crafted in a process that can take from several days to several weeks to complete.  "After creating the form out of specially prepared clay slabs, I apply a thin coat of black glaze to the surface. I then carve my designs directly into the underlying clay body.  Once the original etched drawing is complete, the piece undergoes a carefully executed firing process that produces the distinct finish that has become my signature."" 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The deeply sculpted seat and flexible back make for an exceedingly comfortable chair. He can custom build chairs to fit the owner’s height, weight, and leg length. Although he works mostly with wood from his own land, he is happy to work with a tree from a purchaser’s property." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Michael Brown" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "michael-brown" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:57" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:14:57" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2406" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [272]=> object(WP_Post)#1570 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2434) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:33:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:33:51" ["post_content"]=> string(380) "Combining fine craft skills and a vivid imagination, Michael Creed creates unique furniture and functional sculptures. Primarily working by commission, he produces pieces for homes, offices, churches, schools, regional art centers and children’s museums. In the expectation of becoming valued antiques, all of his pieces are solidly made using the finest materials and finishes." 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The clean profiles of Scandinavian mid-century aesthetic is also the essence I want to capture in my work. The clay vessels and bowls are made of a high iron red bearing earthenware clay. Each piece is thrown on the wheel or hand built or a combination of the two. Glazes used are crater or matte glazes. Crater glazes are brushed on the piece while matte glazes are dipped then the pieces are fired to 1184 degrees Celsius in an electric kiln with a slow controlled cooling cycle. Often the pieces are fired multiple times. All pieces are designed to enhance home environments as well as exhibiting the beauty of flowers and floral arrangements." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Michael Hamlin" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(20) "michael-hamlin-smith" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:36:00" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:36:00" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8503" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [274]=> object(WP_Post)#1572 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(10164) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:48:30" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:48:30" ["post_content"]=> string(1045) "Michael Mikula is always looking up - examining the built environment for its patterns, forms and details to spark his imagination. Early to mid twentieth century Art Deco structures most often attract his attention for their optimism and celebration of craftsmanship and ornament as important components. Michael’s process uses multipart graphite molds as a tool to reinterpret architecture in blown glass, highlighting the visual effects of positive and negative form. Industrial architectural landscapes and the restless energy of cities point the way for this body of work, with references to the effects of time and remembrance of place. With a jazz-like sense of improvisation, Michael composes each mold from a large and growing library of interchangeable parts that he mills and hand carves. As a result, no two compositions are ever alike. Once cooled, the resulting deeply dimensional blown forms are cut open, polished and thoughtfully recomposed within an integral metal armature of anodized aluminum and stainless steel." 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["post_title"]=> string(13) "Michael Smith" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "michael-smith" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:21" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:21" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8551" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [276]=> object(WP_Post)#1574 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12403) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:24:58" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:24:58" ["post_content"]=> string(307) "Most of my work our work is functional, wheel thrown forms, ash glazed reduction fired stoneware. We enjoy carving flowers and leaves through slip covered clay, a process called sgraffito. We fire in a gas kiln, here at our Seagrove studio and participate in wood firings whenever the opportunity arises." ["post_title"]=> string(31) "Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(31) "michele-hastings-and-jeff-brown" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:11:11" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:11:11" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12403" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [277]=> object(WP_Post)#1575 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1060) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:32:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 18:32:57" ["post_content"]=> string(452) "I hand construct jewelry from sterling silver and 18k yellow gold. I collect stones and agates and add them to my work for color. My pieces are original works of art and most of them are one of a kind. Before becoming a metalsmith, I held a variety of jobs, including bartending, cooking, modeling, and teaching. My best advice is to love what you do and to give it your best energy. I love working with metal, being in art shows and being on the road." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Michele LeVett" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "michele-levett" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:57:11" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:57:11" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1060" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [278]=> object(WP_Post)#1576 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(12411) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:21:29" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-12-27 20:21:29" ["post_content"]=> string(1029) "I enjoy rescuing, revealing and preserving the inherently diverse natural beauty of fallen trees through creative woodturning with an emphasis on non-round geometric sculptural work, bark included natural edge, and burl forms.  My geometric turned work features flowing undulating lines, “sculptural art with some measure of functionality”, while my natural edge winged vases feature extensive high & low bark, elegant shaping.  With burl forms I strive to create timeless shapes maximizing the fullness and beauty of each unique burl.  And with the traditional round form I enjoy creating attractive bowls and boxes that play with light and shadow. As my work was discovered within the woodturning community, I’ve been asked to provide demonstrations and teach classes.  Teaching others to become safely comfortable with what I call “big air” turning techniques is exhilarating and fun; it facilitates a more complete mastery of tool work, which naturally opens doors to a new realm of turning imagination." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Mike Sorge" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "mike-sorge" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:12:24" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:12:24" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=12411" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [279]=> object(WP_Post)#1577 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2689) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:02:32" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:02:32" ["post_content"]=> string(1282) "Born in Japan, my esthetic was influenced by Japanese furniture, pottery, kimonos, tea ceremony and ikebana. I use textured, pleated, embroidered fabrics. I do my own shibori – Japanese pleating and dyeing techniques, to further the textured palette. Teaching various kinds of shibori and surface design techniques keeps me experimenting with new processes constantly. Beginning as a collage and quilting artist 28 years ago, I started with wall pieces, landscape pillows and delicate appliqué and beaded table runners. Working on a graduate degree in visual studies, I was influenced by sculpture, papermaking, printmaking and painting. These studies led to further exploration in three dimensional clothing, surface design and fashion design. I have been sewing since the age of 12, had take tailoring courses and continued to develop designs for myself of increasing complexity. It became evident to me that “fiber wearable” would allow me to blend art with fashion. Kimonos were a natural beginning for selling wearable art. Other jacket, dress, skirt ensembles for special occasions grew out of that period. I continue to support myself as a full time exhibiting artist. My work is represented in banks, libraries, hospitals, retreat centers, offices, and private homes." ["post_title"]=> string(8) "Mimi Hay" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(8) "mimi-hay" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:06:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2689" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [280]=> object(WP_Post)#1578 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13159) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:23:07" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:23:07" ["post_content"]=> string(622) "Nature fascinates me. My admiration and spiritual connection to it inspires me to create. Through the cycles of Earth, the universe makes sense to me. In the intricate and delicate forms of leaves and buds, flowers and seedpods, I see the complete experience of life — birth, growth, existence, aging, death, and ultimately reawakening. I love to study plants and how they grow. Each component connects to create a perfect structure. I build upon simple natural shapes to create complex, organic, and kinetic forms.  Through my work I pay respect to our Earth and the growth and transformation that is part of life." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Molly Dingledine" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "molly-dingledine" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:05:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:05:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13159" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [281]=> object(WP_Post)#1579 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2719) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:06:50" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:06:50" ["post_content"]=> string(382) "Mountains and sky, rocks, wood and water mingle to create an intriguing resource. We see, hear, touch, and taste the land that surrounds us. To pull out my abstracted memories and piece them into rhythms that evoke a response is my primary goal. Colors and natural images are a universal language and the conversations I have with these works are a constant, exhilarating challenge." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Murray Johnston" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "murray-johnston" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:04:56" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:04:56" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2719" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [282]=> object(WP_Post)#1580 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2005) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:39:14" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:39:14" ["post_content"]=> string(1058) "Art is,on its most basic level, a form of communication. My work is definitely autobiographical and I choose to create from my own experience because I can communicate those subjects with a passion. Superficially, I seem to have two basic directions; horses and women. In reality they are the same. I use a lot of personal symbolism in my work. I use horses often to represent lifes journey and to represent myself. A friend once referred to my female subjects as issue prices. It is never my intention for my pieces representing women to be in any way anti male, but only what it is like to be a woman. I work with clay because I love the fact that I interact directly with the material. There are few tools to get in the way of the creative process. I am also a closet pyromaniac. and love working with fire. The natural origins of clay appeal to me also. There are many layers to a piece of work. It may be amusement at my visual jokes, a thoughtful moment or a theme that resonates with their own life or a shape, surface or line that attracts their eye." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Nan Jacobsohn" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "nan-jacobsohn" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2005" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [283]=> object(WP_Post)#1581 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8315) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-10-18 14:43:49" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-10-18 14:43:49" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Nancy B. Prichard" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "nancy-b-prichard" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:37:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8315" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [284]=> object(WP_Post)#1582 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7586) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-22 21:09:27" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-22 21:09:27" ["post_content"]=> string(583) "In my work, I place content as the highest priority.  Narratives, personal experiences, memories, and reactions to events taking place around me are the starting point for my visual expression. Metaphor, symbolism, and word play are integral to the interpretation of my pieces. Making visual and conceptual connections between ideas and materials is fascinating and fun. I begin with sketches of possibilities and then work intuitively. I prefer to combine fiber materials (paper, fabric, reed, thread, waxed linen, vines, etc.) to provide more possibilities for creative synthesis." ["post_title"]=> string(28) "Nancy B. Prichard (Emeritus)" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "nancy-prichard" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:38:04" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:38:04" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=7586" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [285]=> object(WP_Post)#1583 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(9189) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-12-19 16:48:55" ["post_content"]=> string(266) "My functional stoneware pieces are treadle wheel thrown and then modified with hand built components made by wire faceting slabs. Surface treatments are natural ash or soda, or applied slips and glazes. The work is fired in atmospheric firings of either wood or soda" ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Nancy Green" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "nancy-green" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:30:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:30:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=9189" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [286]=> object(WP_Post)#1584 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1990) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:36:25" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:36:25" ["post_content"]=> string(846) "Clay has always served as a kind of canvas for me to decorate and paint upon.  I have been an avid gardener for as long as I have been working in clay, and garden imagery pervades my work. Porcelain was my clay of choice in my earlier work.  Twenty years ago I discovered low fired Italian maiolica techniques through workshops at Penland and in Italy.  I love the earthiness of the red clay with its brightly colored glazes, (maybe more suitable for a gardener who loves to dig in the dirt).  These pieces are functional and will hopefully enhance the table. Lately I have been experimenting with more narrative pieces in an attempt to address social issues with levity, if that's possible!  I have added overglaze enamels and computer generated decals to some of this work which is not functional and which can be seen on my website." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Nancy Herman" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "nancy-herman" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:28:18" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:28:18" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1990" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [287]=> object(WP_Post)#1585 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3203) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:34:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 19:34:08" ["post_content"]=> string(1392) "Like the child who points out that the emperor isn't wearing any clothes, my work attempts to identify real truth, to transform sight to insight and ask questions that make other ask questions.  The challenge of our existence is both to figure out the meaning of our own lives and to do work that genuinely develops us, as we develop it. My figures are constructed as nudes though my use of color, stripes and polka dots may lead some to believe otherwise.  Their "nakedness" is metaphorical of my existential inquiry.  in order to find real truth one must undress oneself in the inward sense: removing the biases and assumptions that color our perceptions and worldview. My ceramic figures begin with hand building techniques in red stoneware clay.  I cover most of the surface with a white terra sigillata, which I burnish to a buffed shine and fire at cone 04 for the first firing. I then layer slips, underglazes, stains, oxides, glazes, and underglaze pencils, firing each piece three to five times.  My imagery is influenced by Catholic statuary, ancient sculpture and Southern and Indigenous fold art.  Some of the larger pieces utilize "stages and backdrops" to create an environment or context.  Graffiti and ceramic tags are used to reference essence; the "I AM"/"I WAS HERE." Text is used for the way words and language shape our perception and to offer further context." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Nancy Kubale" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "nancy-kubale" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:51:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3203" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [288]=> object(WP_Post)#1586 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13223) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-15 16:38:29" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-15 16:38:29" ["post_content"]=> string(764) "Nancy's work is pure in form, simple in style and uncompromising in it's quality. Working in solid 14k and 18k gold, her jewelry carries no unnecessary embellishment which may detract from the elegant lines and basic forms of her designs. She uses the age old technique of forging with a hammer and anvil to create her jewelry and finds it fascinating that in a time when the world is so dependent on technology, she is in fact dependent on a skill that dates back thousands of years. Not only does the forging technique allow Nancy to create three dimensional and complex shapes, but during the forging process the gold is work hardened and strengthened by repeated hammer blows, thus creating fine lightweight jewelry that is delicate but strong and everlasting." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Nancy Ryall" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "nancy-ryall" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:01:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:01:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13223" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [289]=> object(WP_Post)#1587 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2706) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:04:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:04:55" ["post_content"]=> string(443) "Hand-dyed silk yarns are the primary material in my garments and accessories. I paint and space-dye my warps and have recently incorporated surface design techniques into my work. I especially like woven shibori because both the surface of the cloth and its structure are integral. The placement of this design element in my garment occurs with the weaving of the cloth, minimizing seams. Wearers enjoy graceful comfort no matter the occasion." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Neal Howard" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "neal-howard" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:05:43" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:05:43" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2706" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [290]=> object(WP_Post)#1588 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13139) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:06:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-01-14 20:06:52" ["post_content"]=> string(671) "I'm a fine arts graduate of The Cleveland Institute of Arts (BFA Painting/Printmaking) and Haywood Community College's Professional Crafts Program in Wood. I paint and make furniture and accessories. My Custom Made offerings are mainly furniture. I am located in Western North Carolina, ground zero for furniture making in the United States. I have an abundance of interesting Eastern Hardwoods to choose from and sources for many exotics. My furniture is all designed by me and follows simple lines and interesting materials. Among my offerings are tables, beds, chests and stand-alone cabinets. Accessories such as mirrors, benches, boxes, key racks and many others." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Neil Carroll" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "neil-carroll" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:09:00" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:09:00" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13139" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [291]=> object(WP_Post)#1589 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(878) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:46:06" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:46:06" ["post_content"]=> string(450) "Nell Chandler’s work is primarily made of sterling silver. It is then embellished with an etched brass picture and inlayed with resin. Stones or freshwater pearls or beads are sometimes added. She also uses a material called polyshrink in her work. It starts out as a sheet of plastic that the artist draws on and colors, then puts in an oven to fix and shrink the image. Her work is often narrative, exploring relationships, spirituality and life." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Nell Chandler" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "nell-chandler" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:42" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:01:42" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=878" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [292]=> object(WP_Post)#1590 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2018) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:41:54" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:41:54" ["post_content"]=> string(683) "I make pots as much from a drawing sensibility as a pottery one. Daydreaming with a pencil. Not drawing but simply doodling, then working hard to get that drawing to work as a functioning pot. Profile line is a strong attraction, a strong dictate, as are the smaller spaces within spaces. And of course that sense of animation. My pot reference is most often you and I, our bodies. It's where my cues come from: dance, people seated on a park bench, the cleavage that forms on the inside of a bent elbow. But I want to stay in the pots world--too literal and the pots seem deflated. In my studio what I hope for are pots that have qualities of sensuality, compassion, humor and risk." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Nicholas Joerling" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "nicholas-joerling" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:27:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2018" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [293]=> object(WP_Post)#1591 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2586) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:33:05" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:33:05" ["post_content"]=> string(1526) "While generally using traditional wood joinery techniques, I have added shoji panel design and construction in my furniture and wall art. Shoji are designed and used to divide, conceal, protect, or enhance an area in the home, office or patio. Fixed or moveable, shoji are built for sliding room dividers (interior and exterior), cabinet and furniture doors, freestanding folding screens, valences, light shades and sliding window covers. Typically meaning wooden sliding doors backed by a translucent paper or fabric, shoji consist of a framework and an interior field of small interwoven lattice slats called kumiko. Precisely cut and joined for a woven non-glued assembly, the kumiko provide the strength and sturdiness of the shoji, while the framework provides the basis for the shoji function (hinges, sliding feet, wall hanging structure). I use the kumiko construction process as a palette of shape and image possibilities. Drawing inspiration from nature and music, my goal with every shoji design is to portray an image as simply as possible while maintaining the shoji structural integrity. With this directive of simplicity, I am able to use the least amount of well chosen woods with the greatest amount of impact. Being an outdoor person and avid hiker has shaped my belief that the best use for wood is a tree, yet it is also my choice of material with which to design and build. It is with this reverence for the material that I work toward making the most of this precious resource after it comes to the shop." 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Instead of using a camera, she uses a flat-bed scanner and a computer, scanning flowers and manipulating the image in Photoshop. A single image can also consist of several files. Once an image is completed, it is printed on archival 100% rag paper using an ink jet printer. The prints range in size from 4x6 to 17x40 inches, and are limted to editions of 25 to 50." 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I balance a functional use with artistic design. I use many species of wood that offer an array of hues of grain patterns, which have natural aesthetic appeal. In order to reach the desired level of craftsmanship in my work, I pay close attention to detail and structural design. For instance, with many of the tables, I incorporate a secondary apron as a segue between the primary apron and the tabletop. This technique gives the impression of a “floating” top from various perspectives. I also like to create a cantilevered top by shorting the secondary apron. Although I have made some limited editions, most of my tables are one-of-a-kind pieces." 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Though I am inspired by the making of demanding forms on the potter’s wheel, the confrontation involved in successfully painting on those forms is what motivates and excites me. I don’t want the paintings to be on the form; I want them to be of the form. The imagery is an honest expression of who I am and how I relate to the world in both conscious and subconscious levels. Through the wheel, insights are gained into form; though the painting, insights are gained into my Self. Architectural Ceramics Incorporating architectural ceramics into my repertoire was a natural progression in the evolution of my work in clay from my earliest beginnings in producing functional pottery. Those functional pots evolved when I introduced color and painting into that work and also my on-of-a-kind vessels and platters. In 2002, I began making custom sinks painted in a similar palette and style as my pottery. 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I can conceptualize and finish a piece in one process. Glass is like watercolor. It needs to be in your mind ahead of time and done swiftly. If you lose a piece, you learn something and go to another. You learn to see the potential of the work and make allowances for those special things that happen when it is in process. You save the ’mistakes’ you like and correct the others." 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I often use reclaimed vintage suiting fabrics to upholster elements of the exteriors, adding warmth and wit to the industrial qualities of stainless steel. The resulting pieces are stylish, useful, and always look like they are going somewhere." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Paul Weller" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "paul-weller" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:38" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:31:38" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=9315" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [303]=> object(WP_Post)#1601 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(8515) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:45:32" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2014-01-06 20:45:32" ["post_content"]=> string(483) "I create one-of-a-kind handwoven garments and accessories made from very fine natural fibers. 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For me, no other occupation rivals the experience of working with clay, as it offers unlimited opportunities for creativity and new directions." ["post_title"]=> string(9) "Peg Morar" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(9) "peg-morar" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:23:17" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:23:17" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2159" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [305]=> object(WP_Post)#1603 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3076) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:58:42" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:58:42" ["post_content"]=> string(650) "The East Asian heritage of artist Pei-Ling Becker is unmistakable throughout the body of her work. 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We design and create all pieces, set all gemstones as well as fabricating/casting and polishing. The piece is dictated by the gemstone; the more unusual the better. Because we create mostly one-of-a kind pieces, our designs are constantly evolving and fresh." 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His art reflects his search for a balance between function and form. Using traditional blacksmithing techniques, Peter has produced pieces of his own design since 1972. His work is utilitarian and is aesthetically at home in any setting. Peter lives and works in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Building on the tradition of his craft and locale, he goes on to creatively explore the potential of the iron. Each piece is individually handmade. The process begins by heating the iron on a coal forge until red-hot. It is then pounded on the anvil and shaped to the desired form. Peter’s work retains the grace of apparent fluidity long after the iron has hardened to its lasting strength. The pieces are finished with linseed oil and beeswax; with occasional application of natural oil maintain the finish." 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She has exhibited her woven wall textiles in over 200 exhibitions and has received an artist fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council. Her work uses complex weaving structures in abstract scenes inspired by her research and travels. Over the last 20 years she has published over 90 articles in weaving, craft, and art magazines. She is finishing a book of early twentieth century Appalachian weaving centers. Through international agencies she has served as a design and craft marketing consultant in Peru, Morocco, Nepal, India, and Armenia." 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She feels challenged to create works that fit within a contemporary environment and venture beyond the strong ethnic heritage that often accompanies the medium. Because the process is determined by the innate qualities of the wool fiver, it is difficult to control the finished product. She works with a large palette, mixing and blending her fleece much like a painter." 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The contrast between sterling silver, often oxidized, and 22k gold inspires the play with textures and pattern. Fine wires act similar to lines in drawings, and the use of gold balls can be bold or very delicate, depending on the scale. The work displays luminous cabochon cut stones, aquamarines with their silky light, and tourmalines in a range of colors. The goal for each piece is to keep an almost simplicity, with the overall collection reflecting complex references between materials, colors, and textures." 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What is gained is a “still life” of patterns. This variety of interlocking shapes becomes the basis of my work. I take many photos of whole landscapes and piece them together to form panoramic scenes that recreate a portion of my world. In this series of photographs I look for possibilities. Do I have a spiritual attachment to the place? Does the photographed scene have movement, a sense of interlocking, rhythmical pattern? Does the composition entice the viewer in to wander and perhaps get lost in the at recreated world? The drawings, and the drawing stages in making a multiple, are done using no preliminary sketches or projections." 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Roberto Vengoechea was born and raised in Colombia, South America, of Indian and Spanish-Basque ancestry.  He immigrated to America as a young man, learning his craft while living in Florida.  In Florida he met his wife, June (from Scotland) and together they relocated to Black Mountain, North Carolina to be closer to the unique arts and crafts scene.

Roberto’s designs feature sophisticated, contemporary fine jewelery consisting of unique square-shank rings, cast in precious metals using fine gemstones and diamonds. His creations have often been referred to as as “Dali-esque.”

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The natural rims or edges appeal to me as a maker and through subtle manipulation bring motion and life to my work while still preserving a style that is informal. For the past few years, my main focus has been the vessel’s bottom or base and the relationship it forms with the surface that it rests upon. The “Sneaky Series” lifts the vessel on legs and lets it sneak or dance across that surface. The “Ambush Series” sweeping legs create inner tension and the vessel appears to be poised to spring from that surface. My reasons for making are many and varied. Parts of them are personal; there is also ego gratification and peer recognition, which are real, and need to be recognized; but the greatest motivation is curiosity. Every time I see a piece of wood I wonder." 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He effortlessly combines structural techniques, incorporating slab building, casting and wheel throwing. He works with clay bodies ranging from low-fire earthenware to high-fire porcelain, developing his own clay bodies and glazes to fill the specific needs of various planned projects." 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Five years in to his career, in 1980, he discovered a highly unexpected and satisfying blend of subject matter with medium (glass and wildflowers) and focused his work there. He also developed his own organic looking solid glass base which creates continuity in his motion filled sculptures. Hughes sometimes uses color to highlight certain parts of his work, but lets clear glass predominate, lending a mystical quality to the flowers, emphasizing the delicacy and fragility of our natural world. The transparent optical qualities of clear glass also challenge the observer to look more closely and to use imagination to complete the artist's creative vision." 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I can remember that while my childhood friends were playing and jumping around me I could stay quiet, lost in the beauty of my surroundings,then collecting things in my way home, and making with my hands what ever I could,that help me interpret what it was in the inside of me. Art is form in the inside, it grows and it has to be delivered, it will make an statement for itself out of your control; then people will see it and define it in many different ways." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Rosario Garcia" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "rosario-garcia" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:16:22" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:16:22" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11496" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [329]=> object(WP_Post)#1627 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(13377) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2019-02-18 19:57:32" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-02-18 19:57:32" ["post_content"]=> string(392) "I have always had a life-long fascination with color and patterns in light. I remember as a child spending hours studying clouds, the flecks and veins of mica in granite, and water flow patterns in streams. 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I first saw glass blowing at 5 years of age, and was drawn to it like a moth to a flame.  Fortune went my way, and at 13 years of age I began to blow glass. It was like running away to join the Circus. In the right place at the right time, I was pulled into what became the Studio Art Glass movement lead by Harvey Littleton.

I had the good fortune to study with some the greatest living glass blowers  and artists of the 20th century. Everyday I learn from those experiences as I work glass in my studio. After 47 years of working glass it is more exciting now than ever.

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It is a crucial means of self-understanding. I see art as the medium through which such understanding can be attained. I create art for self-satisfaction and a way of communicating with others. My art serves as a common ground for communication where each person has to bring their own identity into play in order to appreciate my work. Sammie Nicely's Obituary. Sammie died May 23, 2015. He became a member of Piedmont Craftsmen in 1997. Sammie Nicely was born in Russellville, TN. He received his B.S. degree in art education from Middle Tennessee State University with graduate studies in sculpture at the Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts in Gatlinburg. Nicely works in a variety of media. His pit-fired ceramic masks fuse Native American and African art traditions and techniques to create visual images inspired by ritual and everyday life. Nicely has extensive experience as a master teacher at all levels with a vast array of populations. Although Nicely currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA, he maintains strong ties with Eastern Tennessee. He is the co-founder of the “From Africa to Appalachia Foundation” dedicated to exposing African/African American visual and performing art to people in Appalachia. Since 1986, the foundation has presented an annual celebration and exhibition at the Rose Center in Morristown, TN." 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After graduating in illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design, I apprenticed in glass in Italy. For many years I worked primarily in leaded glass, an experience that informs my work as a jeweler. For each piece, there are essentially three elements I consider - lines, shapes, and colors. I love thinking about the way lines can guide your eye to and through a piece and back again on a prescribed path of my choosing, the lines and colors combining to create off-kilter shapes that, when viewed together, seem perfectly balanced. I revel in the actual fabrication of an object -- the blade cutting silver; the fused metal glowing mellow red, then shimmering and flowing like water; the layers of enamel changing from grains of sand, to orange peel, to molten hot; the opposite and true colors fading in so slowly. When I am creating a work of jewelry, the experience is an intimate one – I am establishing a dialog with the one person who will ultimately wear it." 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About 70% of our work is slab built, the rest is thrown on a wheel. This includes our more functional pots such as bowls of various sizes, mugs, teapots, and pitchers. Our slab pieces tend to have a more whimsical element to them, often including dramatic bends and curves. All of our pottery is high fired in electric kilns. On some pieces we incorporate the natural beauty of clay while on others we use bright colors to make a statement." 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I am intrigued by dichotomy between enormous beauty of these images and fears or repulsiveness that people often have when faced with viruses or bacteria. I love the idea of questioning our relationship with the world inside of us. In the same way as microorganism are multiplying and spreading, so are my pieces. My work is very much process driven with images and forms almost spontaneously coming as I work. I mostly work with white stoneware coated with terra sigillata. I use slip trailing, sgraffito and various commercial and custom glazes to build intricate surfaces. All my work is fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln." 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I love working with metal, and enjoy many of the traditional metal working techniques, but do not shun modern methods of working. I like to mix metals, and I incorporate vintage Bakelite in some of my work. I strive for the best design and craftsmanship I am capable of in every piece of jewelry I make." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Sharon Bailey" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "sharon-bailey" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:59" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:59" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=837" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [338]=> object(WP_Post)#1636 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2960) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:27:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:27:08" ["post_content"]=> string(382) "These pieces are of handmade felt, an ancient textile technique. Starting with dyed, unspun wool. I comb, layer, and work the fibers until they lock together. Felted pieces are then stitched together and embellished with more yarns stitched to the surface. Inspiration often comes from nature: rocks, shells, butterfly wings, etc. But these forms become something never seen before." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Sharron B. 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Each piece starts out as white silk fabric of varying textures. The silk is stretched and pinned to a horizontal frame. I then handpaint the silk using fiber reactive liquid dyes and brushes. After heat setting and washing, i then cut and sew the painted silk into my own stylish, flattering fashion statements that are distinctive, comfortable and timeless." ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Shekina Rudoy" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "shekina-rudoy" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:34:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=8545" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [340]=> object(WP_Post)#1638 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1497) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:50:12" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:50:12" ["post_content"]=> string(858) "I hold a lifelong interest in myths from all cultures. Not only are they rich in imagery, but they are also fascinating, as interpretations of the way humans have explained their own world and psyche. I am most interested in the way we anthropomorphize animals and then come full circle in using those characteristics we have attributed to them to explain our own world and psyche. However, in this case I have interpreted the myth of Daphne. She was "saved" by her father Zeus who saw her running frantically through a forest. She was trying to escape from Apollo. Zeus turned her into a tree to prevent Apollo from finding and abusing her. Becoming "wooden" or inaccessible as a reaction to assault seems to show great insight on the part of the ancient Greeks. I have done several interpretations of Daphne and will continue to come back to her in future." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Sheryl S. 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My inspiration comes from many sources. I love nature and the out-of-doors and some of my designs draw from our region’s flora and fauna. However, people also inspire me. As I get to know my customers I make pieces to suit their lifestyles. My faith in God has been an open avenue to the feeling and spirituality that goes into my work. Sometimes a moving experience will direct me in the design. It always feels satisfying when someone looks at the piece and feels the same thing I did making it." ["post_title"]=> string(23) "Shirley Taylor Marriott" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(23) "shirley-taylor-marriott" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:56:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1089" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [342]=> object(WP_Post)#1640 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1491) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:47:40" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 16:47:40" ["post_content"]=> string(829) "Stan Andersen works with earthenware clay and is concerned primarily with making utilitarian ware for the table and kitchen. He uses the majolica technique in decorating pots, and fires them in an electric kiln to cone 03. He wants his pottery to become part of the daily flow on domestic life, to contribute to the enjoyment of preparing, serving, and presenting food. He is concerned with the expression of line, color, patterns, and their relationship to the pottery forms. Because he wants his pots to be used daily, he doesn't want to give the impression that the maker has painstakingly labored over the decoration. He paints quickly and directly on the raw glazed surface, creating liquid flowing lines, splashes of color and overlaps of brushstrokes. His hallmarks are exuberance and casual spontaneity, rhythm and grace." ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Stanley Mace Andersen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "stanley-mace-andersen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:45:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:45:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1491" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [343]=> object(WP_Post)#1641 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5881) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 21:03:08" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 21:03:08" ["post_content"]=> string(1096) "Stephen Sidelinger has used his distinctive visual language for the last 30 years to investigate topics that range from common icons, to the complexities if the human condition.  An Internationally recognized book artist, his pieces have an increased beauty in series and groupings, as well as individual decorative panels.  His media ranges from multiple gouache techniques on paper, to encaustic and embroidery.  As a devout follower of William Morris, the artist makes his images to grace people's environments, to bring an intrigue of design and the enigmatic questions of fine art to their daily lives.  He is an artist/designer/educator/architectural colorist/textile artist/embroiderer and book artist.  He draws on these vast and varied disciplines to create his one of a kind, hand bound books of contemporary illuminated manuscripts, which are in public and private collections throughout the world.  All of his works have his distinctive personal vocabulary or visual language.  After twenty years of embroidery, his workmanship becomes finer and more elaborate with each piece." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Stephen Sidelinger" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "stephen-sidelinger" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:43:43" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:43:43" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5881" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [344]=> object(WP_Post)#1642 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2088) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:52:52" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:52:52" ["post_content"]=> string(1269) "We use the subtractive method of sgraffito on delicate porcelain to create a synthesis between surface and form. Our vessels are hand thrown, coated with a terra sigilatta, then carved when the coating is dry. Our designs of trees, leaves and plants are very delicate as they envelope the entire surface of the vessels. No two pieces are identical. The patterns are ever evolving, as new images and ideas present themselves. The work is influenced by a fascination with motifs from textiles, wood cuts, arts and crafts period pieces, and the vast details in nature. Stephen Lloyd's Obituary.  Stephen Lloyd, father, husband and master ceramicist, died suddenly of a cerebral edema of unknown cause on April 29, 2014. He was 46 years old, in the prime of his life, and at the apex of his career. He  attended Beloit College in Wisconsin where he received a B.A. in studio art. It was at Beloit College that Steve met Becky Haley, a fellow ceramicist and the love of his life. They married and as potters, Steve and Becky merged their considerable talents as ceramic artists to create the Lloyd Pottery hallmark style -- striking works in porcelain that were designed and thrown by Steve and carved by Becky using her intricate sgraffito technique." ["post_title"]=> string(32) "Steve (deceased) and Becky Lloyd" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(21) "becky-and-steve-lloyd" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2088" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [345]=> object(WP_Post)#1643 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7492) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:23:19" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 20:23:19" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Steve Noggle" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "steve-noggle" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:38:32" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:38:32" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=7492" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [346]=> object(WP_Post)#1644 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2547) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:57:35" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 15:57:35" ["post_content"]=> string(840) "Creating functional and decorative painted tapestries, I use paints that are mostly brush applied on to heavy canvas they’re protected with multiple layers of varnish. Inspiration for the repetitions patterns common in some of my work comes from studying my sketches of plant and animal life, geological formations and landscapes. Sometimes I create the motif through drawing and manipulating abstract shapes. I enjoy the rhythm that is apparent in repeated patterns as well as the surprise of an unexpected color or object. Many times the surface of a piece will appear to be a woven cloth or rug; at other times it will have the effect of hand painted tiles, marble, or masonry. Upon these surfaces I may paint an object that appears to be lying on the finished piece. This further enhances the “trompe L’oeil” effect of the work." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Steven Dunn" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "steven-dunn" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:08" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:11:08" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2547" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [347]=> object(WP_Post)#1645 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(11508) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:22:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:22:51" ["post_content"]=> string(743) "My work is influenced by traditional Asian ceramics, contemporary American design, typography, and street art. I try to create forms that are seductive, clean, balanced and graceful. Using typographical elements as well as references to graffiti, I create abstract compositions on my forms that mimic typography. The surface textures I create serve to exaggerate the contours of the form and help guide the eye around it. They invite the viewer to pick up the piece and investigate it. I often play with the boundaries of a pot, etching through the lip and into the foot, leaving surprises for the handler under and inside the vessel. My forms are made of mid-range porcelain and are fired to cone 6. They are both functional and decorative." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Steven Kelly" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "steven-kelly" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:15:27" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:15:27" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11508" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [348]=> object(WP_Post)#1646 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2010) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:42:25" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:42:25" ["post_content"]=> string(717) "I have only ever wanted to make a line of pots that were distinctly my own. Based upon an art degree in Ceramics from Berea College, I applied my apprenticeship experience to my own work through research I did into 17th century English slip ware. I discovered as I worked with slip trailing, my own voice emerged in combining functional pots with animated handles knobs and eventually legs. The surface decoration went from bands of pale color with simple dots, to entire surfaces encrusted with bright colors & bits of pattern drawn from nature, antiquities & other cultures. After 24 years of potting I produce a lyrical line of earthenware that is not only functional but unique & entertaining as well." ["post_title"]=> string(18) "Steven Summerville" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(18) "steven-summerville" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:26:54" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:26:54" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2010" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [349]=> object(WP_Post)#1647 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5743) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 17:21:03" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 17:21:03" ["post_content"]=> string(2030) "I work with porcelain, a wonderfully rich clay with beautiful surface qualities.  It is defined by its extreme durability and distinctive smooth white color.  I have been making pots for more than 30 years and I now work with both functional pots and other more sculptural forms.  In all my work, I use glazes which exemplify the stunning depth and brilliance that is unique to high temperature porcelain.  I work to develop a calligraphic or gestural sense of line in the details of the surface, form, and edges.  Combining all these with my affinity toward form and detail, I am working to create a blend of sophistication, beauty, and a touch of intimacy in my work.  I want to make pots that speak, meaning they have a strong visual and sensual impact, telling you what they are.   It is that sometimes in the subtle way they suggest how to be used, the simple nuance of their form, I work to make this happen in the perfect 'fit' of a beautiful cup in you hand.  It is also, in the pleasure of using well made, carefully designed, and wonderfully glazed pots of many types - bowls, trays, and platter.  I work with a wide range of forms and also make many pots that stretch beyond functional limits.  they are more personal forms in which I develop a sense of movement and gesture or a playful attitude that brings the pot to life.  This is seen in my small intimate Fleet Cups which seem ready to march forward, as well as my large bold Landscape Vases, made with strong flowing surface detail, form and line.  I believe in the passion and love of making pots, I am always striving to make that ever elusive perfect "pot in the sky" that hits all the right chords in the right way.  This doesn't describe the pots that I make but its about the way that I work - the continuum of always making more pots and embracing new ideas.  I strive to make pots that are beautiful and a pleasure to use, forms that bold and well balanced, and always a body of work that brings grace, elegance, and delight into our lives." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Susan Filley" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "susan-filley" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-07-02 15:47:07" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-07-02 15:47:07" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5743" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [350]=> object(WP_Post)#1648 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2074) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:48:15" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:48:15" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Susan Kowalczyk" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "susan-kowalczyk" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:47" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:47" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2074" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [351]=> object(WP_Post)#1649 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2759) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:14:36" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:14:36" ["post_content"]=> string(1593) "My fiber artwork celebrates texture, color and the myriad possibilities fiber offers to “paint” an image using fresh and unusual techniques. My stitched paintings meld a blossoming interest in gardening with dyed silk and free-motion machine embroidery. As the first step in a multi-step process, I utilize both traditional and innovative silk-painting techniques to apply silk dyes to different weaves of pure silk. Then, using my thirty-something year-old sewing machine as a drawing tool, I blend and mix colors by layering threads. Painterly effects are created by thousands of stitches. Texture is achieved by determining the movement of the fabric under the needle. My fiber collages are a combination of dyed and hand-painted silks, layering and needle-felting techniques. I incorporate different weaves of pure silk to “paint” the image. Each shade of color in the collage is produced by a different piece of fabric. Then, using a needle-felting technique, I assemble the work without the use of adhesives. Details may be enhanced by the use of free-motion embroidery and/or by bobbin embroidery. I have long been fascinated with layering as a method to enrich both surface and meaning. I have used my work to explore the effects of layering fabrics, threads and yarns in order to create depth, rich color and texture in both my stitched paintings and collages. Movement and flow of color play an increasingly important role in my work, as do shadows and reflections. The imagery is inspired by landscapes and gardens encountered during my travels, and by favorite photographs." 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She enjoys the surprises that result from working without a definite plan. She received her BFA from Mississippi University for Women, her MA in education from Delta State University, attended the Penland School of Crafts, and studied at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Her work has been shown in more than forty exhibitions across the country including all the southeastern states." 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With skill that comes from thirty years at her craft, she fabricates richly detailed and profoundly personal jewelry drawn from myth and legend and inspired by the beauty of nature. As a metalsmith, she is always challenged to manipulate rigid but malleable materials in to a form and surface that is tactilely satisfying and invites the viewer in to her story. Each piece is unique, often designed around an exceptional stone or fossil. Figurative works derive personality from faces she carves from bone and fossil ivories, then stains to enliven. Careful attention to craftsmenship and a subtle range of surface textures, colors and play of light are her goals as an artist." 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My work is comprised of found recycled papers that I embellish with paint, antique beads, semiprecious stones, and hand turned findings I create from 14k gold filled wire and sterling silver wire." 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This collage of clear, black and dichroic glass is placed in a kiln and fired at about 1400° Fahrenheit. They turn into red hot viscous liquid, melting, flowing and fusing into one thick solid piece of glass. The layering of colored glass, separated by clear glass, gives the finished work great depth. The intense, dynamic colors are achieved by using the interference colors of dichroic glass which compels you to look deeply into the piece while observing the changing hues as you move across it, giving the piece the illusion of movement." 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Married to an entrepreneur, and now a mother of two, she is constantly working to keep taviametal a perfect match for her and her family. Sharing studio space with other metalsmiths and artists, Tavia thoroughly enjoys being at her studio creating her one-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry. Working closely with clients, she loves designing custom jewelry - engagement rings, wedding bands, memorial objects, etc. - creating the perfect item. Inspired by the dichotomies in life, by memory, by texture, and by nature, Tavia designs and creates each piece of jewelry using carious techniques, including lost wax casting, cold and hot fabrication, die-forming, etching, raising, and stone-setting. Expressing her style of elegance with an edge, Tavia's jewelry continues to enhance and refine as she grows through life." 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I use a myriad of techniques in bookbinding, leather-working, metal-smithing, and metal-etching. The interplay between the combined mediums of leather, metal, and paper, gives each piece a distinguished and timeless appeal." 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While I am committed to the development and promotion of my career through galleries and exhibitions, my pottery is meant to be placed in people’s homes, not on gallery pedestals. An object of small scale allows a work of power and substance to be incorporated into the household environment. It assures the role of facility and brings beauty to the commonplace." 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I have been working with clay since I was a child and am thankful to be part of a family that has such a rich history of naturalists and artists. My current body of work reflects my love for nature and concern for all living things. I derive a great sense of fun exploring the diverse personalities, forms and behaviors of animals of all kinds and always cherish wild encounters with those I am blessed to see and experience firsthand. My creative process often begins with my personal experiences in nature. My eyes and mind are ever watchful for appealing natural patterns in found objects, such as the casing of a seed, a shell or pebble. A collection of these tokens can be found in my studio as inspiration for textures and even tools. With the keen eyes of a scientist, the heart of an artist and a touch of humor, I strive to capture behavior, movement and emotion in my pieces.

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Each hammer stroke slowly coaxes thin sheets of metal into strong but delicate-looking organic forms.  My work expresses tremendous visual movement, reminiscent of a Frank Gehry structure." 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She makes jewelry, wearable narrative pieces, and small sculptures.  Currently, cellular structures, small botanicals, visual tension, spirals, and journey stories fascinate her. Theresa has a BS in Science, Technology, and Culture from Georgia Tech and a BS in Criminal Justice from Georgia State University. She studied metalsmithing at the Spruill Center for the Arts and the Pratt Arts Center in Seattle. Her interests in science and story continue to inform her work. Theresa lives near Atlanta, but not too near." 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As an observer, I am fascinated by the harmony and ever-changing interactions in the nature. I integrate shape and images of nature but not limited to the universe, plants, algae, and minerals. Most often, I work with different kinds of metals to reflect the images inspired by the nature’s form and colors. By incorporating and adding my imagination to the nature’s vitality, I am able to create new ‘life’ with another image in my work. In the form of my work, I pursue to embody its most natural form. In the process of creating my work techniques such as hammering, fusing, fabricating and soldering are used to represent each metal’s characteristic and texture as much as possible." 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My work has been featured in all major cutlery publications and is displayed at 8-10 shows per year. BRITTON knives are in use throughout the world...most notably as part of the issue to the palace guard detachment in Ivory Coast, Africa." 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He works in a technique know as millifiore (a thousand flowers), using over 500 different colors of clay to create carefully designed loaves which are sliced in to sections, shaped and finished into individual pieces, then glazed and fired three separate times. An MFA trained artist, Garvin looks at the world in detail, noticing intricacies, contrasts, and rhythms of color to inspire his designs. He has been creating jewelry for more than thirty years." 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I love the rich interactions, surface depth, and subtleties that can be achieved by layering and overlapping multiple glazes.  I begin by drawing with glazes to establish basic patterns and a framework for spraying and layering additional glazes.  The airbrush allows for fine shading and larger guns provide for softer transitions between colors." 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The work changes from year to year, but its classical origins are self-evident with every change." ["post_title"]=> string(33) "Tom Suomalainen (Founding Member)" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "tom-suomalainen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:28:04" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:28:04" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1988" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [371]=> object(WP_Post)#1669 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2884) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:41:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:41:56" ["post_content"]=> string(700) "I have considered art furniture to be unnecessary if all one seeks is a place to sit, eat or lie down. One buys art furniture because it adds more than pure function to their environment. Building on this notion, some years ago I attempted to develop a series of pieces with elements that drew on Jungian or spiritual themes such as a balance in life, transcendence and self-awareness. I called this series Secular Icons. I was fortunate at the time to receive a grant from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts that enabled me to build most of the pieces and show them in a number of venues. Since then, my work has taken numerous paths, but the influence of secular icons always lurks in the background." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Tom Wessells" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "tom-wessells" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:00:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:00:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2884" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [372]=> object(WP_Post)#1670 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2777) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:19:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 17:19:53" ["post_content"]=> string(523) "A fiber artist whose specialty is handwoven wool and mohair home accessories and wearables, Tomi is widely recognized as an accomplished weaver and teacher. She has marketed her work nationally through galleries and craft fairs. Wachovia Bank, RJ Reynolds, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine among others have collected her wall pieces. Her pillows have been shown in House Beautiful and Home magazines. Tomi holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Management from Salem College and has been honored with a PCI Sherpa Award." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Tomi Melson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "tomi-melson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:03:23" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:03:23" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2777" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [373]=> object(WP_Post)#1671 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1426) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:58:29" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 20:58:29" ["post_content"]=> string(506) "Tommy McNabb’s knives are expertly crafted for people who appreciate superb handling characteristics in elegant custom-made knives. Each knife starts with a functional design in which every line achieves a specific purpose. Beauty and function are an integral part of the design, and painstaking care is given to each step in the creation process to ensure a maximum blend of style and performance. The final product is a strong, beautiful cutting tool that works as a natural extension of your own hand." ["post_title"]=> string(12) "Tommy McNabb" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(12) "tommy-mcnabb" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:47:01" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:47:01" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1426" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [374]=> object(WP_Post)#1672 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(3008) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:39:56" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 18:39:56" ["post_content"]=> string(545) "My work is primarily in the medium of handwoven tapestry although I have begun to mix other elements with tapestry (as in "Cryphonectria Parasitica"). I have grave concerns for the environment and human interaction with it. The images that I weave are based upon those concerns. I choose both "healthy" images--organically grown fruits like the apples shown, and "unhealthy" ones--like the cryphonecteria parasitica (chestnut blight). I also make images about the result of the use of Agent Orange in the Vietnam Conflict (Operation Ranch Hand)." ["post_title"]=> string(14) "Tommye Scanlin" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(14) "tommye-scanlin" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:55:06" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:55:06" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=3008" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [375]=> object(WP_Post)#1673 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(4385) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-06-20 16:53:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-06-20 16:53:57" ["post_content"]=> string(525) "Tomoo Kitamura studied ceramics under Fujia Sakuma, Mashiko, Japan. Early in his career was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant from the Arts and Science Council, Charlotte NC. His work is collected through out the United States and his ceramic sculptures have been included in exhibits at the Mint Museum of Art, Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Kentucky Museum of Art & Craft and Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington DC. His work has also been published in Ceramics Monthly, Dec. 2003 "Quiet Voice, Loud Statement"." 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Currently I am working with low-fire primarily, with a good degree of mold work. This includes press molding with slabs and casting. Much of my work is assembled by stacking parts and adding feet as well as playful knobs and handles. My work has evolved from a simple approach to a more layered and complicated process involving sqraffito and painting, both free form and deliberate. I have a whimsical approach to both form and surface treatments, yet my work still remains primarily functional." ["post_title"]=> string(19) "Trista Depp Chapman" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "trista-depp-chapman" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:36:15" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:36:15" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1726" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [377]=> object(WP_Post)#1675 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2076) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:49:51" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 18:49:51" ["post_content"]=> string(924) "Tyrone and Julie Larson have been practicing studio potters since 1966. Tyrone does most of the wheel work, while Julie concentrates on glazing, painting, and designing new pieces. The life of their clay work has evolved over the years with several dramatic changes. They respect the intuitive spark, and go where the process sends them. Their most recent work refers back to Julie’s Italian heritage. She has personalized a very old European technique of painting directly on the raw base glaze with a heavy application of colored glazes in a manner similar to slip-trailing. The layers of glaze fuse during a single high firing, with the layered glaze thicknesses resulting in a raised effect. The porcelain clay body achieves a refined surface and form, and enhances the brilliance of the colors. " ["post_title"]=> string(21) "Tyrone & Julie Larson" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(19) "tyrone-julie-larson" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:34" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:25:34" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2076" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [378]=> object(WP_Post)#1676 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(843) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:38:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 17:38:11" ["post_content"]=> string(854) "Wearable and sculptural jewelry is created by incorporating sterling silver, bronze, copper, gold, and many other materials. The fusion of the ancient past and modern society is the focus of the work. Inspiration for forms and concepts of the jewelry is pulled from ancient functional and sacred objects of many cultures. Interpretations of ancient objects and symbols such as the abacus, mandala, papoose, and spiral are integrated with forms influenced by the modern society and architecture that we exist in today. The artist utilizes fabrication methods such as lost wax casting, forging, fold forming, conventional and innovative stone setting, soldering, and Ethiopian book binding as tools to create metaphors to study present society. The artist creates a conceptual bridge to span the gap of time, joining the past to the modernization of today." ["post_title"]=> string(11) "Una Barrett" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "una-barrett" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:44" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 20:02:44" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(58) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=843" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [379]=> object(WP_Post)#1677 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(11524) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:20:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2017-01-10 20:20:11" ["post_content"]=> string(720) "My life as a ceramic artist reflects my formal training as a textile designer. My work is often inspired by fashion; from clothing to accessories. I create clay vessels that might seem “wearable”; this will appeal to people who can see beyond the usual. Using stoneware clay slab technique, I am looking for ways to elicit surprise and create vessels that fool the eye. I custom design patterns for shapes, "pockets" and flaps. Various shades of clay are used and left unglazed on the outside for a "leather" look. Metallic glaze is used on a clay zipper, clasps or buckle, my intent is to entice the viewer to come take a closer look. Perhaps tempt them to touch my pottery to make sure it is all made out of clay." ["post_title"]=> string(10) "Verna Witt" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(10) "verna-witt" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:18:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:18:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=11524" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [380]=> object(WP_Post)#1678 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1265) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:43:11" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:43:11" ["post_content"]=> string(215) "The work by the Veronica and David is a collaborative vision of innovative, intuitive, one-of-a-kind original art that combines traditional flat glass techniques, lampworking, fusing, kiln-carving and found objects." ["post_title"]=> string(26) "Veronica and David Bennett" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(26) "veronica-and-david-bennett" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:52:14" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:52:14" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=1265" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [381]=> object(WP_Post)#1679 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2553) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:00:02" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-19 16:00:02" ["post_content"]=> string(235) "My work is comprised of fine handwoven fiber. I incorporate into these weavings, small found objects that find a home in the subtle piece. My work is quiet, and causes the viewer to look closer, be still, and enjoy a not so busy space." ["post_title"]=> string(17) "Vicki Vigee Essig" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(17) "vicki-vigee-essig" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:10:13" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:10:13" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2553" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [382]=> object(WP_Post)#1680 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(10234) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:59:44" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2016-01-13 16:59:44" ["post_content"]=> string(719) "First and foremost I am a weaver. Using silk, bamboo & cotton, most of my work is functional fabric for clothing and accessories. Occasionally I stray into the world of art, weaving impressionistic landscapes or "reweaving" text to explore worldly or spiritual concepts. Most of my work is hand-dyed in a process related to the ancient art of “ikat.” White yarns are sequenced and stretched on a table where designs are dye-painted onto the unwoven yarns. The patterned yarns are blended with solid colors to create a variety of color effects, then handwoven on a floor loom. Final finishing may include sewing, hand-knotting, stitchery and/or framing. I personally execute all details of the weaving myself." ["post_title"]=> string(16) "Vickie Vipperman" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(16) "vickie-vipperman" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:24:16" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:24:16" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=10234" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [383]=> object(WP_Post)#1681 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(5837) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 20:23:23" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-12-08 20:23:23" ["post_content"]=> string(973) "My work is a reflection of life.  The pieces are memories of people, places, and things I have known,  In the small faces I can see members of my family, people I once knew, and even myself.  The figures are frequently perched on the roofs of houses where I lived as a child or in boats where they look for those who have gone.  I create environments where memories and dreams merge, where the line between fantasy and reality isn't so clear.  The work tends to be whimsical with a slightly dark undercurrent.  My sculptural forms are hand built using low-fire clay.  The surfaces are decorated with stamped words and a variety of finishes, including oxides, under glaze, and glaze.  My art is collected both nationally and internationally.  In 2008 I was commissioned to paint Pop Art inspired murals at the Venue in London, England.  My sculptural work has appeared in the publications: 500 Dolls, Contemporary Ceramics, Contemporary Dolls and Ceramics Monthly." ["post_title"]=> string(20) "Victoria Rose Martin" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(20) "victoria-rose-martin" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:44:51" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:44:51" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5837" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [384]=> object(WP_Post)#1682 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(2241) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:15:37" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 19:15:37" ["post_content"]=> string(553) "Often I’m asked why are all the faces so serious looking? My answer is the face is a caricature of my own face, an image I’ve used in my artwork for over 30 years since being in college. The serious look is to remind us not to take ourselves too seriously because everyone else can see how ridiculous our self-importance makes us look. What about the bird? What is this? You writin’ a book or something? I don’t know, they’re just for fun. I make them and where they find purchase is where they go. You got anymore questions talk to my lawyer." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Vincent Sansone" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "vincent-sansone" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:20:35" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 19:20:35" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=2241" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [385]=> object(WP_Post)#1683 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1558) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:01:55" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-18 17:01:55" ["post_content"]=> string(927) "Most of my work is derived from nature and/or my surroundings, which includes the space as close as my backyard to the space of infinity. I try to impose my own order on that which I know already exists. Wood has been a special affinity through the years and has been the point of departure for me in the creation of most of my work. I feel most comfortable working with a fragment of nature. Virginia Ingram's Obituary.  Virginia Ingram passed away on January 22, 2015.  Over the years she has been active in the Winston-Salem arts community via the Arts and Crafts Association (now the Sawtooth School for Visual Art), Associated Artists, the Gallery of Fine Arts (now SECCA), Artworks Gallery, and Piedmont Craftsmen, Inc. She received her Masters in printmaking from UNCG in 1965.  She became an exhibiting member in 1968.   In 2004 she was selected as the Sawtooth School's "Artist of the Year"." 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This groundwork inspired me to build my own home in 1978. During this process, I used many of the techniques and ideas that are evident in my craft work today. I used recycled materials such as old windows and doors, and a floor that is over one hundred years old. I took wood from the forest for large beams, even a maple tree for a central post. After this, I turned my attention to woodworking with a renewed emphasis and vigor. I was inspired by crafts I saw in galleries and thought that the experience I had using natural materials as well as recycled ones might lead to some interesting creations. After reading a number of books on birdhouse construction, I began moving my designs away from the predictable and into more creative and individual pieces. The wood I find provides the basis for the products I create. My goal is to produce pieces which possess rustic beauty and functionality, while in the process giving new life to old, unusual, or discarded materials." ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Walt Cottingham" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(15) "walt-cottingham" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:06:03" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:06:03" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(60) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=13147" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [387]=> object(WP_Post)#1685 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(7422) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "2" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 19:57:57" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2013-01-02 19:57:57" ["post_content"]=> string(327) "Warner Whitfield's designs are influenced by diving in the shallow clear waters of Florida and the Caribbean. Combined with his dance instructing career many of his designs and compositions, particularly those involving the Latticino technique, are reminiscent in feeling of underwater coral reefs and the rhythm of the dance." 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I use small pieces of flat sheet and round wire to forge shapes that are used in my wearable sculpture. I combine polished and brushed finishes to create depth as well as strength. Stones are used to accent the work, and are not the focal point. The overall theme of the work is an ode to the fertility goddesses in all women." 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["post_title"]=> string(11) "Wendy Allen" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["ping_status"]=> string(6) "closed" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(11) "wendy-allen" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:48:22" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2019-06-06 18:48:22" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(59) "http://piedmontcraftsmen.org/?post_type=artists&p=5677" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(7) "artists" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [391]=> object(WP_Post)#1689 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(1178) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "3" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:02:10" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2011-05-17 19:02:10" ["post_content"]=> string(748) "My edges are uneven. I am not perfect. I embrace the beauty of my imperfection. In many cultures throughout the world it is considered a sign of humility to leave one element of a work imprecise. Absolute perfection is the realm of the creator. In weaving, a straight, even edge is often considered the thing to strive for. I enjoy playing with the accidental. Some of my pieces revolve around accidents. As a child I watched my grandmother demonstrate intuitive painting to her students. She would close her eyes and scribble all over the canvas and then spend the next several hours coaxing forms and images out of the tangle. Using sculptural techniques of bead weaving, I create freeform shapes and textures out of tangles of beads and threads." 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After getting wet moldy gourds from the field, she waits up to a year for them to begin to dry completely. As they sit in her studio, they begin to make their personalities known, and she begins to envision the poppies, roses, and lilies she will eventually engrave, carve and paint on to their surfaces. All of her work is drawn freehand then pyro-engraved into the gourd. The painting is done with acrylics and many layers of transparent glaze to deepen shades and tone." 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She is fascinated with the relationship between the modeled form and the polished block from which it emerges. Her works also create an unusual dynamic between the weight and mass of the figure and the crystal’s translucence. William Bernstein is drawn to the possibilities of both surface imagery and form in glass. He was drawn to glass as a medium because of the sheer joy of glassworking, the sensuous softness of hot glass, its speed, grace and the rich historical association with the vessel. He is known both for his vessels with fauvist-like face imagery rendered in vitreous enamels and for his lively, good natured dancing figures with goblet heads. Katie and Billy also collaborate on their easily recognizable “face” goblets, glasses and pitchers." 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It was a fund raising activity for my temple that got me into polymer clay in 2004.  It is a long story with lots of twists and turns.  In 2007 I opted to do art/craft full time.  I used to worked as an environmental researcher in Oak Ridge, TN for 6 years so you know I glow in the dark! Polymer is durable when handled properly.  It should be kept from pointed or sharp objects that may scratch or cut the surface.  It is flexible to a certain degree and is unlikely to break (but not impossible) when dropped.   A long period of exposure to alcohol may do some damages to polymer, hence it's better to put the jewelry on after spraying hair products and perfume.  I have never done anything special to clean the polymer except rinsing it with water when it starts collecting dust." 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Yvonne Fox Dobyns Arritt died on August 26, 2008. Wife of Nolan Arritt; mother of Cindy Dobyns and Barbara Dobyns; grandmother of Megan and Rhys Howard. Also survived by step-children, Susan Arritt, Debbie Arritt, Jenny Groh, and Dan Arritt. Yvonne grew up in Schenectady, NY, the daughter of a math professor at Union College and a painter. She attended Indiana University, where she studied French and metalsmithing and graduated with honors. She taught French and art and came to the area in 1958. She was active in the community, establishing a Montessori school, teaching, and watching countless swim meets for her children and grandchildren. She was an accomplished metalsmith who was an original member and past-president of the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, and she was active in the Society of North American Goldsmiths and the American Craft Council." 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Artist Name Art Medium Member Since Gallery
A. Todd Smith Clay 1996 2 Images
Addison Paige Fiber 2005 1 Images
Adrina Richard Clay 2014 4 Images
Akira (deceased) & Larry Blount Mixed Media 1989 4 Images
Al Spicer (deceased) Wood 2011 5 Images
Alan Hollar Wood 2002 4 Images
Aleta Chandler Clay 2012 8 Images
Ali Wieboldt Jewelry 1986 7 Images
Alice Schlein (Emeritus) Fiber 1971 4 Images
Alicia Williams Wood 2016 8 Images
Amy Flynn Mixed Media 2017 8 Images
Amy Goldstein-Rice Clay 2002 6 Images
Amy Sanders Clay 2006 4 Images
Andrew Goliszek Photography 2008 4 Images
Andy Smith Clay 1991 2 Images
Ann Harwell Fiber 2002 7 Images
Ann Van Every Clay 2002 4 Images
Anne and Peter Hanson Jewelry 2019 4 Images
Annie Grimes Williams Jewelry 2014 4 Images
Ashley Buchanan Jewelry 2014 4 Images
Avery Groves Jewelry 2018 6 Images
B. Jane Doub Fiber 1992 4 Images
Barbara & Robert McLaughlin Jewelry 2013 8 Images
Barbara and Rick Umbel Jewelry 2002 8 Images
Barbara Bayne Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Barbara Buckingham Mixed Media 2000 4 Images
Barbara Chadwick Clay 2007 4 Images
Barbara McFadyen Jewelry 1986 4 Images
Barbara Polin Fiber 2004 4 Images
Bayley Wharton Wood 1996 5 Images
Becky Gray Clay 1976 3 Images
Ben Dyer Jewelry 1987 10 Images
Beth Ross Johnson Fiber 1981 4 Images
Beth Tarkington Clay 2004 8 Images
Betti Pettinati Longinotti Glass 2013 6 Images
Betty Helen Longhi Jewelry 1976 13 Images
Bill and Jayne Harris Clay 2000 0 Images
Bill Stewart Clay 2006 4 Images
Blaine Avery Clay 2013 8 Images
Bob & Patti Stern Mixed Media 2015 6 Images
Bob Meier Clay 2019 4 Images
Bobby Wells (Deceased) Mixed Media 1973 4 Images
Bonny Hall Fiber 2017 8 Images
Brad Tucker Clay 1987 8 Images
Brenda McVey Fiber 1987 0 Images
Brian Bortz Wood 2005 4 Images
Brian Guhman Wood 2019 4 Images
Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke Clay 1985 4 Images
Bryant Holsenbeck Fiber 1979 4 Images
Carla & Greg Filippelli Fiber 2005 4 Images
Carmen Grier Fiber 1995 8 Images
Carol Kroll Mixed Media 2011 8 Images
Carol Weeks Photography 2003 4 Images
Carolyn Glazener Fiber 1996 5 Images
Caryn Hetherston Jewelry 2014 4 Images
Cat Jarosz Clay 1999 8 Images
Catharine H. Brown Glass 1976 3 Images
Catharine H. Brown Mixed Media 1976 2 Images
Cathy Kiffney Clay 2003 7 Images
Celia O´Kelley Jewelry 1996 4 Images
Chery Cratty Fiber 2008 8 Images
Chrissie Callejas Clay 2003 3 Images
Christina Lemon Jewelry 2004 7 Images
Christine Colombarini Clay 1992 4 Images
Christine Kosiba Clay 2012 8 Images
Chuck & Andrea Kennington Metal 1998 4 Images
Chuck and Andrea Kennington Jewelry 1998 4 Images
Chuck Heath (Emeritus) & Sue Heath (Deceased) Wood 1988 1 Images
Cindy Billingsley Clay 2005 4 Images
Clyde Gobble (deceased) Clay 1971 4 Images
Courtney & Lee Peterson Jewelry 1990 3 Images
Courtney DeYoung Jewelry 2019 4 Images
Courtney Tomchik Clay 2016 9 Images
Cynthia Aldrich Clay 1992 8 Images
Cynthia Wynn Metal 1995 4 Images
Dale Lewis Wood 2017 8 Images
Danny Robinson Mixed Media 2017 8 Images
David Crane Clay 1989 6 Images
David Finck Wood 2007 4 Images
David Russell Glass 2015 8 Images
David Voorhees Clay 1998 4 Images
David Wilson & Loretta Forde Glass 1996 4 Images
Dawn Enochs Clay 1986 3 Images
Dawn Hinesley Jones Glass 2019 4 Images
Debbie Noiseux Jewelry 2016 8 Images
Deborah Bryant Fiber 2019 4 Images
Debra Perry and Dana Marnell Jewelry 2011 4 Images
Debra Toth Mixed Media 2002 4 Images
Dempsy R. Calhoun Metal 1971 4 Images
Derek Hennigar Wood 2012 8 Images
Diana Gillispie Clay 1982 4 Images
Diane Leshin Fiber 2006 3 Images
Diane Lublinski Clay 2008 11 Images
Diane Peck Clay 1991 4 Images
Dina Wilde-Ramsing (emeritus) Clay 1988 2 Images
dORY Brown (deceased) Jewelry 2004 8 Images
Doug Dacey Clay 2006 8 Images
Ed and Kate Coleman Clay 2019 4 Images
Ed Byers & Holden McCurry Clay 2008 4 Images
Eddie Smith Clay 1964 5 Images
Edward Bordett Printmaking 2002 2 Images
Edward Brinkman Clay 1968 0 Images
Eleanor Wirth Jewelry 2001 4 Images
Elia Bizzarri Wood 2008 6 Images
Elizabeth Lyne Jewelry 2005 6 Images
Elsie Eagle Fiber 1980 0 Images
Emerald Estock Mixed Media 2019 4 Images
Emily Triplett Jewelry 2018 6 Images
Erica Stankwytch Bailey Jewelry 2005 8 Images
Evan Berding Wood 2017 8 Images
Evelyn Ward Clay 2015 8 Images
Florence W. Illman (Founding Member) Metal 1964 0 Images
Frank A. Gourley, Jr Wood 1967 8 Images
G. Kenneth Thomas Metal 2002 4 Images
Garry Childs Clay 2014 4 Images
Gay Smith Clay 1995 8 Images
George SerVance, Jr. (deceased) Wood 1966 3 Images
Ginger Jackson Williamson Photography 1991 4 Images
Glenna Fleiner Jewelry 1992 5 Images
Greg Pfaff Leather 1987 2 Images
Harriet Giles Fiber 2006 3 Images
Henry Pope & Mary Mikkelsen Clay 1991 7 Images
Herb Cohen Clay 1968 1 Images
Ira DeKoven (deceased) Metal 1981 4 Images
Jackie Taylor Jewelry 1994 5 Images
Jak Brewer (DECEASED) Glass 1974 4 Images
James and Shirl Parmentier Clay 2008 4 Images
James Cornell Clay 1992 1 Images
James Edward Barnes Wood 1996 4 Images
Jan Craft Jewelry 1984 3 Images
Jan Havens Printmaking 1991 4 Images
Jan Kransberger Glass 2008 8 Images
Jan Richardson Clay 1996 2 Images
Jane Ferree Metal 1985 0 Images
Jane Frenke Fiber 2014 4 Images
Jane Goco Wood 1988 4 Images
Jane Jennings Mixed Media 2012 8 Images
Janet Bealer Fiber 1998 5 Images
Janet Belden (Emeritus) Clay 1986 5 Images
Janet Fischer Metal 1972 0 Images
Janet Graven Tourtellot Mixed Media 1968 0 Images
Janet Harriman Jewelry 1979 4 Images
Janet Warner Printmaking 2008 4 Images
Jason Green Wood 2018 6 Images
Jay Pfeil Printmaking 1993 4 Images
Jayne DeMarcay Jewelry 1992 3 Images
Jayne Harris Clay 2000 8 Images
Jean-Pierre & Carol Hsu Jewelry 1986 4 Images
Jen Swearington Fiber 2007 8 Images
Jennifer Jenkins Jewelry 1989 4 Images
Jennifer McCormick Mixed Media 2012 8 Images
Jerry Maxey Fiber 2015 8 Images
Jill Wagoner Fiber 1994 8 Images
Jim Carpenter Wood 2008 4 Images
Jim Connell Clay 1988 2 Images
Jim Fineman Clay 1974 7 Images
Jim Fineman Fiber 1974 6 Images
Jim Sockwell Wood 2018 6 Images
Jim Whalen Clay 2010 7 Images
Joanna White Fiber 2018 6 Images
Jody Ochs Jewelry 2014 8 Images
Joey Sheehan Clay 2010 4 Images
John Furches Printmaking 2015 8 Images
John Gunther Fiber 1991 4 Images
John Hege Metal 2019 4 Images
John J. Geci Glass 2005 4 Images
John L. Skau (deceased) Fiber 1994 4 Images
John Littleton & Kate Vogel Glass 1986 4 Images
John Nygren Glass 1969 4 Images
John Ransmeier Clay 1998 2 Images
John Russell Wood 2012 8 Images
John Wesley Williams Wood 2007 4 Images
Jose Fumero (deceased) Fiber 2 Images
Joseph Anderson Metal 2000 7 Images
Joy Tanner Clay 2008 8 Images
Judi Gaston Fiber 2003 4 Images
Judith Kidd Fiber 1991 0 Images
Judy Goskey Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Judy Robkin Clay 2016 5 Images
Julia E. Pfaff Printmaking 1991 4 Images
Julia E. Pfaff Fiber 1991 8 Images
Julie Sewell Mixed Media 2016 8 Images
Julie Wiggins Clay 2010 4 Images
June Kapos (deceased) Clay 1971 2 Images
Kami Watson Fiber 2019 4 Images
Karen Fincannon Clay 2018 6 Images
Karen James Swing Fiber 2001 3 Images
Karen Newgard Clay 2004 8 Images
Karen Poetzinger Fiber 2006 4 Images
Kate Groff Fiber 1981 8 Images
Kathleen Doyle & Tom Reardon Jewelry, Metal 1979 5 Images
Kathleen Master Jewelry 2013 8 Images
Kathleen Master Mixed Media 2013 8 Images
Kathleen Weir-West Fiber 2014 4 Images
Kathy Cooper Fiber 1984 4 Images
Kathy King Jewelry 2008 4 Images
Kathy Lightcap Jewelry 2013 8 Images
Kathy Triplett Clay 1989 4 Images
Keith Allen Wood 1996 4 Images
Kenneth B. Sedberry Clay 1984 4 Images
Kerry Gonzalez Clay 1993 2 Images
Kim Dills Mixed Media 2012 8 Images
Kim Thompson Jewelry 2015 8 Images
Klaus Spies Jewelry 2011 4 Images
Kristin Schoonover Clay 2006 4 Images
Lambeth Marshall Clay 2002 7 Images
Larry Bohannon Wood 1974 4 Images
Larry Favorite Wood 2011 7 Images
Laura C. Frazier Fiber 2014 8 Images
Laura Gaskin Fiber 2011 5 Images
Leah Leitson Clay 1997 4 Images
Lee Hazelgrove Clay 2016 8 Images
Leigh Griffin Jewelry 2011 8 Images
Lenda DuBose (deceased) Fiber 2005 4 Images
Lesley G. Keeble Mixed Media 1998 4 Images
Leslie Hiatt (emeritus) Fiber 1989 0 Images
Leslie Owens Fiber 2010 6 Images
Libby and Jim Mijanovich Fiber 2004 4 Images
Lin Barnhardt Clay 2000 7 Images
Linda & Jim Dalton Clay 2005 8 Images
Linda F. Gourley Printmaking 1985 2 Images
Linda Whitt Smith Clay 2003 2 Images
Lindsay M. Kromer Photography 2004 4 Images
Lisa Colby Jewelry 2004 4 Images
Lisa Mergen Fiber 2017 7 Images
Liz Spear Fiber 1996 4 Images
Lonni Hopkins Jewelry 2012 9 Images
Loretta A. Kaufman (Emeritus) Clay 1988 8 Images
Lori Warren Jewelry 2002 4 Images
Lou-Mitchell Courtney Clay 2003 9 Images
Louellen Vernon-White Printmaking 1979 3 Images
Louellen Vernon-White Mixed Media 2009 0 Images
Louise Norrell Jewelry 2002 8 Images
Luba Warrack Metal 2005 4 Images
Lucinda Brogden Jewelry 2001 4 Images
Lucy and Thomas Moore Fiber 1971 4 Images
Lucy Clark Clay 2017 8 Images
Lynda Sanders and Beverly Dawson Fiber 1996 4 Images
Lynn Harrisberger Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Lynn Hope McNees-Sams Jewelry 1973 8 Images
Lynne Sward Mixed Media 1991 0 Images
Maggie Joynt Jewelry 2012 8 Images
Mana Hewitt Metal 2008 9 Images
Marc Tickle Glass 2014 8 Images
Marcia McDade McMann Mixed Media 1993 4 Images
Marcia McDade McMann Printmaking 1993 4 Images
Margaret Agner Fiber 1991 8 Images
Marianna Womble Jewelry 2008 4 Images
Marie Wright Clay 2019 4 Images
Marie-Helene L. Grabman Mixed Media 1991 7 Images
Marilee Hall Clay 2003 4 Images
Marina Bosetti Clay 2008 8 Images
Mark Ellis Wood 2016 8 Images
Mark Russell, Jr. Glass 1982 2 Images
Marsha Heatwole Printmaking 1988 7 Images
Martha Matthews (deceased) Fiber 1988 4 Images
Martina Moore Mixed Media 1991 4 Images
Marty Celum Biernbaum Clay 2001 8 Images
Mary Ann Forehand Jewelry 2003 1 Images
Mary Filapek and Lou Ann Townsend Jewelry 2005 5 Images
Mary Goslen (Founding Member) Printmaking 1963 4 Images
Mary Gunyuzlu Clay 2018 7 Images
Mary Timmer Jewelry 2008 8 Images
Matt Zettl Wood 2010 5 Images
Matthew Comer Wood 2008 4 Images
Megan Clark Jewelry 2011 8 Images
Melanie Miller Jewelry 2016 8 Images
Melanie Walter Mixed Media 2012 8 Images
Melissa Booth Jewelry 2010 4 Images
Mia Tyson Fiber 1997 8 Images
Mia Tyson Clay 1997 4 Images
Michael Brown Wood 2007 4 Images
Michael Creed Wood 1988 4 Images
Michael Hamlin Clay 2014 4 Images
Michael Mikula Glass 2016 8 Images
Michael Smith Fiber 2014 4 Images
Michele Hastings and Jeff Brown Clay 2018 6 Images
Michele LeVett Jewelry 1993 4 Images
Mike Sorge Wood 2018 6 Images
Mimi Hay Fiber 2010 4 Images
Molly Dingledine Jewelry 2019 4 Images
Murray Johnston Fiber 1996 1 Images
Nan Jacobsohn Clay 2004 4 Images
Nancy B. Prichard Fiber 1987 0 Images
Nancy B. Prichard (Emeritus) Mixed Media 1986 8 Images
Nancy Green Clay 2015 8 Images
Nancy Herman Clay 1977 6 Images
Nancy Kubale Mixed Media 1996 8 Images
Nancy Ryall Jewelry 2019 4 Images
Neal Howard Fiber 1990 8 Images
Neil Carroll Wood 2019 4 Images
Nell Chandler Jewelry 1996 6 Images
Nicholas Joerling Clay 1988 4 Images
O’Neal Jones Wood 2010 7 Images
Pam Brewer Clay 2013 8 Images
Pat Pilchard (deceased) Photography 2003 4 Images
Patricia Taylor Fiber 1992 3 Images
Patrick Fullwood Wood 1998 7 Images
Patrick L. Dougherty Clay 1987 8 Images
Patrick Robertson Mixed Media 1995 4 Images
Pattiy Torno Fiber 2002 4 Images
Paul Bendzunas Glass 1984 3 Images
Paul Weller Metal 2015 8 Images
Paula Bowers Hotvedt Fiber 2014 4 Images
Peg Morar Clay 1986 4 Images
Pei-Ling Becker Mixed Media 2000 1 Images
Penny Atkinson-Potter & TJ Potter Jewelry 2016 8 Images
Penny Truitt Clay 1993 4 Images
Peter O´Shaughnessy Metal 1975 4 Images
Peter Rose Clay 1989 3 Images
Phil Chapman (deceased) Clay 2004 4 Images
Philis Alvic Fiber 1975 3 Images
Rachel Nicholson Fiber 2004 4 Images
Rachel Smith Clay 1998 8 Images
Ray Jones Wood 2017 8 Images
Regina Imbsweiler Jewelry 2006 4 Images
Richard Mayberry Printmaking 1986 0 Images
Richard Montgomery Clay 1989 4 Images
Rikki Taylor Clay 2010 8 Images
Robb Helmkamp Wood 2013 8 Images
Robert Kopf Wood 1973 2 Images
Robert Levin Glass 1976 4 Images
Robert Patterson Wood 2018 6 Images
Roberto Vengoechea Jewelry 2000 4 Images
Rodger Jacobs Wood 1994 2 Images
Roman Rebilas Wood 2012 8 Images
Ron Propst Clay 1968 1 Images
Ronnie Hughes Glass 2002 5 Images
Rosario Garcia Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Ruthie Cohen Jewelry 2009 7 Images
Sally Bowen Prange (deceased) Clay 1964 1 Images
Sam Stark Glass 2019 4 Images
Sammie Nicely (deceased) Clay 1997 1 Images
Sandra McEwen Jewelry 2008 4 Images
Sandy & Ann Batton Clay 2008 4 Images
Sandy Adair Fiber 2010 7 Images
Sasha Bakaric Clay 2014 9 Images
Sharon Bailey Jewelry 2010 8 Images
Sharron B. Parker Fiber 1983 8 Images
Shekina Rudoy Fiber 2014 4 Images
Sheryl S. Baker Clay 2004 4 Images
Shirley Taylor Marriott Jewelry 1966 4 Images
Stanley Mace Andersen Clay 1980 4 Images
Stephen Sidelinger Fiber 2012 10 Images
Steve (deceased) and Becky Lloyd Clay 2011 5 Images
Steve Noggle Wood 2013 7 Images
Steven Dunn Fiber 2001 1 Images
Steven Kelly Clay 2017 8 Images
Steven Summerville Clay 2010 8 Images
Susan Filley Clay 2012 8 Images
Susan Kowalczyk Clay 1980 0 Images
Susan Levi-Goerlich Fiber 2010 8 Images
Susan Lightcap Mixed Media 1992 4 Images
Susan Webb Lee Fiber 1986 4 Images
Susannah Ravenswing (emeritus) Jewelry 1974 4 Images
Suzan Scribner-Reed Jewelry 2016 8 Images
Syed Ahmad Glass 2016 8 Images
Tavia Brown Jewelry 2013 8 Images
Terance Painter Clay 2013 8 Images
Teresa Graham Salt (emeritus) Fiber 1987 0 Images
Teresa Merriman Mixed Media 2016 8 Images
Terry Gess Clay 1995 6 Images
Terry Ostovar Clay 2011 8 Images
Theresa Kwong Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Theresa St. Romain Jewelry 2019 4 Images
Tiara & Tai Kim Jewelry 2015 8 Images
Tim Britton Metal 1975 3 Images
Tim Garvin Jewelry 2005 4 Images
Timothy Sullivan Clay 2013 8 Images
Tom Clarkson Clay 1989 4 Images
Tom Suomalainen (Founding Member) Clay 1964 4 Images
Tom Wessells Wood 1997 5 Images
Tomi Melson Fiber 1973 8 Images
Tommy McNabb Metal 1991 7 Images
Tommye Scanlin Fiber 2008 4 Images
Tomoo Kitamura Clay 2002 4 Images
Trista Depp Chapman Clay 2006 4 Images
Tyrone & Julie Larson Clay 1972 2 Images
Una Barrett Jewelry 2010 6 Images
Verna Witt Clay 2017 8 Images
Veronica and David Bennett Glass 2006 8 Images
Vicki Vigee Essig Fiber 2000 1 Images
Vickie Vipperman Fiber 2016 8 Images
Victoria Rose Martin Clay 2012 8 Images
Vincent Sansone Clay 1996 2 Images
Virginia Ingram (deceased) Printmaking 1968 4 Images
Walt Cottingham Wood 2019 4 Images
Warner Whitfield Glass 2013 11 Images
Warren Moyer Clay 1990 1 Images
Wayne Werner Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Wendy Allen Fiber 2012 9 Images
Wendy Seaward Jewelry 2006 8 Images
Whitney Peckman Mixed Media 2007 4 Images
William and Katherine Bernstein Glass 1969 3 Images
William Nash Wood 1991 2 Images
Wiwat Kamolpornwijit Jewelry 2017 8 Images
Yvonne Arritt (deceased) Metal 1997 4 Images
Zan Barnes Clay 2016 7 Images