A Recent History of Visiting Artists

  • Dorothy Field | British Columbia | Spinning and Altering Paper

    Dorothy Field | British Columbia | Spinning and Altering Paper
    Using traditional konnyaku, non-traditional tapioca, dried pigments, crisco and Dolph's magic mix, participants in a two-day workshop will crumple, fold and otherwise alter the surface while maintaining the feel of paper. Paper spinning will be taught using both traditional and non-traditional methods to achieve results from fine to relatively coarse. No papermaking experience is required. This workshop is especially recommended for collage artists, book artists, paper artists and art teachers.
  • Ann Matlock | Johnson City, TX | Painting on Silk Warps

    Ann Matlock | Johnson City, TX | Painting on Silk Warps
    Through the direct application of light-fast silk dyes to a silk warp, ithe warp can play an exciting role in the weaving process. This workshop taught student-artists a variety of low-tech methods of printing and applying color to warp which can be enhanced through weaving. Matlock has developed new ways to apply dyes, and each workshop students will be encouraged to find individual ways to work with the resulting color through appropriate weaving techniques and threadings.
  • Ronda Coryell | Oakland, CA | Introduction to Granulation

    Ronda Coryell  | Oakland, CA | Introduction to Granulation
    Ronda Coryell, a goldsmith and jewelry designer, is currently the studio manager for the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts where she also teaches granulation, casting, and anticlastic raising. Her work has received national recognition, and in 2002 Ronda was the First Place Winner in the Saul Bell Design Award Competition sponsored by Rio Grande.
  • Shuji Ikeda | Berkeley, CA | Making Tsuchi-kago: Handbuilt Woven Ceramic Baskets

    Shuji Ikeda  | Berkeley, CA | Making Tsuchi-kago: Handbuilt Woven Ceramic Baskets
    Shuji Ikeda, born in Okayama, Japan, came to the United States in 1973. He attended Holy Names College before transferring to San Francisco State University where he majored in film making, graduating cum laude. He has been awarded the certificate of Professor from the Ikenobo Ikebana School in Japan, the oldest Japanese school in flower arranging, and teaches classes at his studio in Berkeley.
  • Endo Suanda | Indonesia | Music, Masks, Puppetry and Dance of Indonesia

    Endo Suanda | Indonesia | Music, Masks, Puppetry and Dance of Indonesia
    A beloved cultural spokesperson for his homeland of Indonesia, Endo Suanda is a leading Ethnomusicologist who studied at the University of Washington and who has taught classes and performed worldwide. As a respected expert in gamelan music and topeng masked dance of Indonesia, has lectured, taught, and performed throughout the world.
  • Rachelle Thiewes | El Paso, TX | Body Ornament: Concept and Design

    Rachelle Thiewes | El Paso, TX | Body Ornament: Concept and Design
    Rachelle Thiewes has been a professor of Art Metals at the University of Texas at El Paso since 1976. She balances her academic life with an active career as a studio artist. Her jewelry has been widely exhibited both nationally and internationally, and is in the permanent collections of the American Craft Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian Institution, the National Museums of Scotland, and the Royal College of Art, London.
  • Victoria (Tory) Hughes | Albuquerque, NM | Intensive Intro to Polymer Clay

    Victoria (Tory) Hughes | Albuquerque, NM | Intensive Intro to Polymer Clay
    Victoria (Tory) Hughes received her BA from Smith College, PA. She exhibits and has taught workshops in the use of polymer clay as an art medium for over 20 years. Hughes is author of the book Polymer – The Chameleon Clay and videos, Mastering the New Clay with Tory Hughes, a 15-volume series. Her work has been published numerous magazines.
  • Sylvia Alotta | Chicago | Building a Paper Mould and Deckle

    Sylvia Alotta | Chicago | Building a Paper Mould and Deckle
    One of the most important pieces of equipment for the papermaker is the mold and deckle. Construct a simple quality version of a production brass screen mold. Sylvia Ramos Alotta has an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College and a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 1995 she received two patents for a creative journal system called “underaps” as proprietor of designalotta. She resides in Chicago and is a bookbinder for the Paper Source.
  • Jason Collingwood | Colchester, UK | Blockweaves in Rugmaking

    Jason Collingwood | Colchester, UK | Blockweaves in Rugmaking
    Jason Collingwood began studying weaving with his father, renowned weaver, Peter Collingwood, in 1987. Jason's rugs have been exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Collingwood spends eight to twelve weeks per year teaching rug weaving techniques in the United States and Canada.
  • Emily Martin | Iowa City, IA | Secret Belgian Binding and Laced-in Binding

    Emily Martin | Iowa City, IA | Secret Belgian Binding and Laced-in Binding
    Emily Martin earned an MFA in painting from the University of Iowa in 1979. Since then she has been producing narrative paintings, sculpture and books. In 1995, Martin began the Naughty Dog Press, producing books using text either alone or in combination with visual imagery. Her books are in public and private collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She teaches at the University of Iowa Center for the Book and in workshops around the country.
  • Jeffery Dell | San Marcos, TX | Mezzotints

    Jeffery Dell | San Marcos, TX | Mezzotints
    Jeffrey Dell grew up in Oregon, but has lived in Minnesota, Pennsylvania, New Mexico, and Venice, Italy. He received his MFA from the University of New Mexico, and currently teaches at Texas State Univeristy-San Marcos. Before coming to Texas, he was a two-year fellow at the Scuola Internazionale di Grafica in Venice, Italy. He exhibits prints and drawings regularly in Houston, Austin, Portland and Italy.
  • Arline Fisch | San Diego, CA | Textile Techniques in Metal

    Arline Fisch | San Diego, CA | Textile Techniques in Metal
    Arline Fisch, Professor of Art (Emerita) at San Diego State University, first published her landmark book Textile Techniques in Metal in 1975, with revised editions being published in 1996 and 2001. Recently retired from her university post, Fisch now focuses on exhibiting as an artist and jeweler, and frequently lectures and conducts workshops in the US and abroad.
  • Kathryn Finnerty | Pleasant Hill, OR | Impressions: Form and Surface Integration

    Kathryn Finnerty | Pleasant Hill, OR | Impressions: Form and Surface Integration
    Kathryn Finnerty has a MFA from Louisiana State University and her BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She has also studied at Sheridan College of Applied Arts and George Brown College of Applied Arts, Ontario. She has been an associate professor at the University of Manitoba as well as a visiting lecturer at such institutions as Ohio State University, University of Alaska, and Alberta College of Art & Design. Finnerty is a studio potter and the co-owner of Plesant Hill Pottery in OR.
  • Jack Brockette | Dallas, TX | Pajagi

    Jack Brockette | Dallas, TX | Pajagi
    Jack Brockette is a native Texan who has worked in the fiber arts for the past 50 years. He is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he received an MA in Art Education with a concentration in Fibers. Brockette spent 40 years as an educator in grades K-12 and at the university level and has been a visiting artist throughout the US.
  • Olivia Primanis | Austin, TX | A Sampling of Repairs for Historical Bindings

    Olivia Primanis | Austin, TX | A Sampling of Repairs for Historical Bindings
    Olivia Primanis received her training through an apprenticeship in hand book binding & book conservation beginning in 1974 w/ Jean Gunner at Hunt Botanical Library, Carnegie Mellon University. Since 1990, Primanis has been Senior Book Conservator at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center in Austin. She lectures on general conservation& preservation subjects relating to library & museum materials as well as specific topics, such as mold, disaster recovery, & photo album structure/history.
  • Beverly Mangham | San Marcus, TX | Found Object Sculpture

    Beverly Mangham | San Marcus, TX | Found Object Sculpture
    Beverly Mangham is a studio artist exhibiting work in galleries and shows throughout the US. Mangham has served on the faculty of the Austin Museum of Art for 10 years and has taught workshops at numerous institutions, including Sierra Nevada College, Metchosin International Summer School for the Arts Foundation, and Anderson Ranch Art Center. She is also Artist-in-Residence for the Utah Arts Council.
  • November 8th, 2005 Barbara Becker Simon | Cape Coral, FL | Clasps & Findings in PMC

    November 8th, 2005 Barbara Becker Simon | Cape Coral, FL | Clasps & Findings in PMC
    Barbara Becker Simon has been a goldsmith and teacher for over 35 years. Presently she is a Senior Instructor for the Rio Rewards Precious Metal Clay Certification Program. In 2001, her necklace, Winter earned the Grand Prize in Millennial Metal, The Art of Precious Metal Clay, held at the Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield, CT. Her work appears in Creative Metal Clay Jewelry: Techniques, Projects, Inspiration by CeCe Wire, and The Art of Metal Clay by Sherri Haab.
  • John McGuire | Geneva, NY | Nantucket Nesting Baskets

    John McGuire | Geneva, NY | Nantucket Nesting Baskets
    John McGuire is considered one of the country's leading authorities on traditional New England style basketmaking. He has authored four books on the subject as well as an instructional video. His work is exhibited worldwide and his teaching venues have included Australia and Tasmania. Recently, McGuire was honored by the Peters Valley Craft School as a "living cultural treasure" in the United States.
  • Andy Cooperman | Seattle, WA | Portals

    Andy Cooperman | Seattle, WA | Portals
    Seattle-based metalsmith and jeweler Andy Cooperman specializes in rings and brooches. The recipient of an NEA Fellowship, Cooperman exhibits his work nationally.
  • Leah Leitson | Asheville NC | Artist's Work

    Leah Leitson | Asheville NC | Artist's Work
    Workshop and public lectureby well-known ceramic artist from Asheville, NC, whose porcelain pieces often take their inspiration from plant forms.
  • Jerry Bennett | Philadelphia PA | Paper Clay Workshop

    Jerry Bennett | Philadelphia PA | Paper Clay Workshop
    Resident artist at the Philadelphia Clay Studio, Bennett has taught workshops and exhibited nationally, and is particularly know for his work with the innovative material of paper clay when used to make hand-built functional pottery.
  • Jan Wutkowski | Wilmington NC | Millinery Skills

    Jan Wutkowski | Wilmington NC | Millinery Skills
    Having studied millinery with Waltraud Reiner at the Melbourne, Australia, School of Millinery, Wutkowsky has taught old-world hatmaking -- with contemporary sensibilities -- since 1998.
  • Cynthia Marsh | Clarksville TN | The Autobiographical Map: Literary Letterpress

    Cynthia Marsh | Clarksville TN | The Autobiographical Map: Literary Letterpress
    Cynthia Marsh is a narrative visula artist and the director of the Goldsmith Press & Rare Type Collection at Austin Peay State University, TN, where she is also a professor of art and design. She has been on the faculty of UCLA and the Otis College of Art and Design. Her two-day workshop will be held in conjunction with Gemini Ink.
  • France Scully Osterman | Bucks County PA | Ruby Ambrotype

    France Scully Osterman | Bucks County PA | Ruby Ambrotype
    In a special one-day workshop, students will learn the wet-plate collodion process to make a half plate ambrotype self-portrait on stained "ruby" glass, using a period camera and lens. Osterman is a professional photographer and writer who holds a certificate in Photographic Conservation and Museum Studies from the GEorge Eastman House, where she has been a guest scholar.
  • John McGuire | Geneva NY | Shaker-Inspired Cathead Basket

    John McGuire | Geneva NY | Shaker-Inspired Cathead Basket
    John McGuire is considered one of the country's leading authorities on traditional New England style basketmaking. He has authored four books on the subject as well as an instructional video. His work is exhibited worldwide and his teaching venues have included Australia and Tasmania.
  • Deb Stoner | Portland OR | Making a Spectacle

    Deb Stoner | Portland OR | Making a Spectacle
    Stoner has taught and lectured worldwide, including at Haystack, Penland, the Oregon College of Arat and Craft and the National College of Art and Design in Dublin. During this workshop, students will explore the design and function of spectacles and create a pair of eye-glass frames.
  • Cynthia Consentino | Northampton MA | Large Scale Figurative Sculpture

    Cynthia Consentino | Northampton MA | Large Scale Figurative Sculpture
    A 3-day workshop led by Consentino covers hollow construction techniques for building large-scale ceramic works. Consentinis is an adjunct faculty member at the Holyoke Community College and has taught at the University of Massachusetts, the Oregon College of Art & Craft and other institutions around the US.
  • Jim Croft | Santa, ID | Making Art Tools By Hand

    Jim Croft | Santa, ID | Making Art Tools By Hand
    Jim Croft has practiced traditional hand technologies, especially those used in working with wood and fiber, since 1970. His efforts to rediscover and substain the best historic structures and materials, focusing on recycling and using local materials, naturally led to tool making.
  • Ilona Romule | Riga, Latvia | Porcelain Slip Casting

    Ilona Romule | Riga, Latvia | Porcelain Slip Casting
    Ilona Romule has received international recognition with her slip cast porcelain figures. A frequent symposia artist at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary, and at the Art Centre Zvartava in Latvia, Romule has also been a featured artist at the Guldagergaard Ceramic Research Center in Denmark. Her works have been shown at the 6th International Contemporary Porcelain Triennial in Nyon, Switzerland; the 2nd World Ceramic Biennale in South Korea; and the 1st International Trien
  • Hollis Chatelain | Hillsborough, NC | West African Influenced: Painting With Dyes

    Hollis Chatelain | Hillsborough, NC | West African Influenced: Painting With Dyes
    Hollis Chalelain was born and raised in Pennsylvania, but lived 14 years of her life overseas in Switzerland and in four West African countries. Chalelain started her career as a textile artist in Africa, her interest sparked by the richness and beauty of African fibrics. Her work can be found in public and private collections in Europe, Asia, Africa, South and North America.
  • Akihiko Izukura | Kyoto Japa | Exhibition, Gallery Talk, Class and Ceremony

    Akihiko Izukura | Kyoto Japa | Exhibition, Gallery Talk, Class and Ceremony
    Akihiko Izukura has a passion for weaving and dyeing that stems not only from his family background (his ancestors created kimonos and obis for the Japanese Imperial family for centuries), but also from his profound interest in achieving harmony with nature. The designer works mainly in silk, transforming thread into hand-woven, “wind-like” fabrics. Izukura’s raw materials are silk cocoons which produce both a fine silk thread and a coarser raw silk, which is hand-dyed with colors made only fro
  • Matthias Ostermann | Montreal, Quebec | The Narrative Tile

    Matthias Ostermann | Montreal, Quebec | The Narrative Tile
    Matthias Ostermann, born in Germany, has been a working ceramist since 1975 and now lives in Montreal, Canada. He specializes in low-fire, tin-glazed techniques in functional domestic ware, and sculptural and architectural wall tile. He has taught and lectured around the world including in France, Australia, Germany, New Zealand and the Netherlands. His work is shown internationally and is included in many permanent colections.
  • Mitch Lyons | Philadelphia, PA | Clay Monotype

    Mitch Lyons | Philadelphia, PA | Clay Monotype
    Mitch Lyons earned his MFA in Ceramics from Tyler School of Art, and his BFA in Graphics from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. His clay monoprints can be found in numerous private and public collections throughout the United States, including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Woodmere Museum, American University and the University of Delaware. He has taught at West Chester University, Moore College of Art, Rowan University, Alfred University, and the University of Delaware.
  • Marne Ryan | Anaheim, CA | Patterning & Fusing Sterling Silver

    Marne Ryan | Anaheim, CA | Patterning & Fusing Sterling Silver
    Marne Ryan has enjoyed a rich and prolific career as a jewelry and holloware designer and manufacturer. Ryan teaches Masters Symposium classes at the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco, CA. She has received international recognition for her work, including awards from DeBeers, Rolex, and the Japanese Pearl Association.
  • Jason Collingwood | Colchester, UK | Plainweave: An Introduction to Rugmaking

    Jason Collingwood | Colchester, UK | Plainweave: An Introduction to Rugmaking
    Jason Collingwood began studying weaving with his father, renowned weaver Peter Collingwood, in 1987. Jason's rugs have been exhibited widely throughout the United Kingdom, Europe and the United States. Collingwood spends eight to twelve weeks per year teaching rug weaving techniques in the United States and Canada.
  • Deb Sharpee | DeForest, WI | Diamond Rag Weaving

    DEB SHARPEE is a rug weaver who has taught workshops in the techniques of rag weaving throughout the U.S., as well as at local and international conferences. Her articles on the subject have appeared in Weavers, Handwoven and The Crafts Report.
  • Shanna Leino | Harrisville, NH | Late Coptic Binding

    Shanna Leino | Harrisville, NH | Late Coptic Binding
    SHANNA LEINO integrates historic binding methods with new book forms; at the moment, her focus is on small books with covers of carved bone. She also produces simple hand tools for binders and craftspeople. Shanna has taught workshops for the Garage Annex School for Book Arts, Wells Book Arts Summer Institute, The Center for Book Arts and Penland School of Crafts.
  • Julie Kipa | New Zealand | Ta Moko and Tapa & Nora

    Julie Kipa | New Zealand | Ta Moko and Tapa & Nora
    Julie Kipa is an active painter, ta moko (tattoo) artist, multi-media installation artist, designer and writer in her native New Zealand
    During her residency, Kipa will be available to give school workshops for middle school and high school students to examine Polynesian design elements, specifically tattoo designs, through painting and printmaking.
  • Robert 'Boomer' Moore | New Marshfield, OH | Altering Wheelthrown Forms

    Robert 'Boomer' Moore | New Marshfield, OH | Altering Wheelthrown Forms
    ROBERT ‘BOOMER’ MOORE holds his BA from Montana State University, Bozeman and his MFA from Utah State University, Logan. He is currently an instructor and Ceramic Technician at Ohio University, Athens. His recent workshops include The St. Petersburg Clay Company, FL; Texas Tech University, TX; Wesleyan University, DL; and NCECA Pre-Conference in 2005.
  • Diane Banks | Harrisonburg, VA | Mixed Media and the Sculptural Form

    Diane Banks | Harrisonburg, VA | Mixed Media and the Sculptural Form
    DIANE BANKS is an Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of Foundations at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University. She has had residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and most recently at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. She is a recipient of an NEA grant in Sculpture and her work is in the collections of the Renwick and the Mint Museum, among others.
  • Sonia King | Dallas, TX | Advanced Mosaic

    SONIA KING received a BFA from California College of Arts and an MBA from Southern Methodist University. She is a founding member and Past-President of the Society of American Artists. King is an instructor in mosaics at the Creative Arts Center of Dallas, teaches advanced classes internationally, and authored of Mosaic Techniques and Traditions.
  • Kristen Kieffer | Baldwinville, MA | Ornately Functional: Form & Surface

    KRISTEN KIEFFER holds a MFA from Ohio University, Athens, a BFA from NYSCC at Alfred University, NY and an Associate Art Degree from Montgomery College, MD. She is a Ceramic Instructor at Worcester Center for Crafts, MA and has been a Studio Potter in Baldwinville, MA since 2003. Recent workshops and lectures have included those at the Peters Valley Craft Center, Rhode Island School of Design, Sierra Nevada College, University of Wisconsin-OshKosh and University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth.
  • Robert Bede Clark | Columbia, MO | Wheel Forming

    ROBERT BEDE CLARK holds a MFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, and a BA from Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, FL. He has taught at the University of Missouri-Columbia since 1992. His work was included in the 2007 NCECA Clay National Biennial Exhibition and is also in the collection of Ichon World Ceramic Center, Korea; the Taipei County Yingko Ceramics Museum, Taiwan; and the Tainan National College of the Arts, Taiwan, among numerous others.
  • Emmanuel Montoya | Oakland, CA | Two-Block Color Lino-Cuts

    Emmanuel Montoya | Oakland, CA | Two-Block Color Lino-Cuts
    EMMANUEL MONTOYA is a native Texan, now residing in Oakland, CA. He holds a MFA in printmaking from San Francisco State University. Montoya teaches at colleges, public schools and community art centers throughout the Bay Area. He was a SSAC Guest Artist in 2003, working with teens.
  • Radcliffe Bailey | Creative Collaboration

    Radcliffe Bailey | Creative Collaboration
    Visiting artist Bailey will lead a collaborative print project, creating prints about family and future. Attendees bring photos of family and ancestors, which will be incorporated into prints using color and black and white copies, and using chine collé and monotype to bring them together. Together, the group will produce an edition of three prints: one for Bailey, one for the McNay and one for the Southwest School.
  • Bonnie Stahlecker | Plainfield, IN | Versatile Binding with Embellished Leather Cover

    Bonnie Stahlecker | Plainfield, IN | Versatile Binding with Embellished Leather Cover
    BONNIE STAHLECKER uses the format of the book to tell a visual story. She uses time periods ordered by the sequential nature of bound pages to give abstractions of thought tangible form. Her work often contains hidden messages, layering of images, or a push towards the third dimension by utilizing the folded pop-up structures.
  • Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez | Henrietta, NY | Surface Embellishment

    Juan Carlos Caballero-Perez | Henrietta, NY | Surface Embellishment
    JUAN CARLOS CABALLERO-PEREZ, a native of Mexico City, Mexico, came to the US in 1986. He received his MFA and BFA at Rochester Institute of Technology School for American Crafts where he is currently an Associate Professor in the Metals Department. Caballero-Perez was winner of the 2006 NICHE Award for jewelry, and his work has been included in many publications and two recent Lark Books: 500 Bracelets, and 500 Pendants, among others.
  • Cheryl Gallagher | San Francisco, CA | Concrete Casting

    Cheryl Gallagher | San Francisco, CA | Concrete Casting
    CHERYL GALLAGHER holds a BFA in Furniture Design from California College of the Arts. She designs and produces furniture and mosaics, including community mural projects, and has worked with concrete as an art medium for over 20 years.
    Gallagher considers concrete an artistic medium to create sculptural and/or functional art pieces. In this workshop, students designed an object to cast from concrete or construct for ferro-cement. Techniques included building armatures, mould-making, casting
  • Susie Ganch | Richmond VA | Bits and Pieces

    SUSIE GANCH is an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of The Arts, where she is the head of the Metals/Jewelry Program. She earned her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Ganch has also taught at Penland School for Crafts, Oregon College of Arts and Crafts, and California College of Art.
  • Michael Sherrill | Henderson, NC | Thinking Upside Down

    MICHAEL SHERRILL is a self-taught potter whose influences came from being in the proximity of the North Carolina folk pottery tradition and the community surrounding Penland School of Crafts and the Southern Highland Craft Guild. Sherrill has always been a bit of an inventor and in 1995 he designed a line of clay tools, Mudtools.
  • Daven Hee | Honolulu, HI | Ceramic Residency

    DAVEN HEE received his MA in ceramics from the Australian National University in Canberra, Australia in 2004 and BFA from the University of Hawaii in 2001. He has exhibited his work at many venues, including the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu, the Honolulu Academy of Arts, and Baltimore Clayworks. Hee has been the recipient of numerous awards, most recently a second-place from Raku Ho‘olaule‘a 2007 at The Arts at Mark’s Garage, Honolulu.
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    Daven Hee | Honolulu, HI | Ceramic Residency

    Daven Hee was an artist-in-residence for two weeks in the SSA Ceramic Department. Hee uses the potter’s wheel and a hand torch to quickly form, dry, and assemble a multitude of parts creating intricate and whimsical clay sculptures. The public is invited to stop in to meet and talk with the artist between the hours of 10:00A – 12:00P and 2:00 – 5:00P.
  • Erin Furimsky | Bloomington, IL | Succulent Surfaces

    ERIN FURIMSKY holds a MFA from Ohio State University and a BFA from Pennsylvania State University. She is presently an Instructional Assistant Professor at Illinois State University, Normal, IL. Publications include Image Transfer on Clay; Making Marks: Discovering the Ceramic Surface; and Ceramics Monthly.
  • Masako Onodera | Bowling Green, OH | Felt Jewelry

    MASAKO ONODERA is currently a Visiting Instructor for the Jewlery/Metals program at Bowling Green State University. She earned her MFA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Although having studied glassblowing, jewelry design and metalsmithing, Masako explores many different materials and processes in work.
  • Sandra Murchison | Jackson, MS | Printed, Sewn, Collaged and Hand Bound Boxes

    SANDRA MURCHISON is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Art Department at Millsaps College, teaching printmaking, painting, drawing, digital arts and book arts. Murchison serves as the Southern Graphics Council Archives Manager, and has taught at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts and the Center for Contemporary Printmaking.
  • Bridget O’Malley | Minneapolis MN | Surface Design for Western Papermaking

    BRIDGET O’MALLEY earned an MA and MFA from the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. She has been making paper for almost 20 years and is co-owner of Cave Paper, a paper mill specializing in surface dyed flax papers. In 1994, O’Malley completed a five-year apprenticeship in production papermaking with Timothy Barrett at the University of Iowa Center for the Book. She has taught workshops in papermaking, bookbinding and printmaking throughout the country.
  • Lampo Leong | Columbia, MO | Chinese Calligraphy Workshop

    LAMPO LEONG, currently Art Department Chair at the University of Missouri-Columbia, received his BFA in brush painting from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts in China, his MFA in painting from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco/Oakland, and his Ph.D. in the comparative study of painting and calligraphy at the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, China. Leong has participated in more than 325 exhibitions nationally &internationally, including 58 solo exhibitions
  • Heidi Paul | San Francisco, CA | Felt Hats

    HEIDI PAUL is a mixed media fiber artist with a BFA from the Oregon College of Art and Craft. As a working studio artist, Heidi combines techniques and fibers to create one-of-a-kind garments, hats and accessories, conceptual and sculptural work. In this intensive 2-day workshop, Paul will focus on the tradition of hatmaking using the ancient technique of feltmaking. Un-spun wool is used to create the felt which is then transformed into a three-dimensional wearable form.
  • Renee Zettle-Sterling | Allendale, MI | Objects: Found and Altered

    RENEE ZETTLE-STERLING is an artist whose studio practice consists of exploring a multiplicity of media & techniques to create small-scale body-oriented devices, jewelry, and large site-specific installation. Her training is varied and ranges from studying papermaking/fibers, sculpture/installation to metalsmithing. Her work has been published in Metalsmith and American Craft magazines & many of the 500 series published by Lark Books. She is Associate Professor of Art & Design at Grand Valley U
  • Paula Gron | Corpus Christi, TX | Basketmaking: Serendipitous Wicker

    PAULA GRON is a life-long artist who uses hand illustration techniques developed from many years of commercial art experience, as well as a basketmaker specializing in sculptural form.
    Gron will lead a 2-day workshop in a variety of twining techniques — twined arrow, reverse twining, 3 or 5 rod waling. Starting as a basic domed split-spoke base but, with slight alterations in shaping, individual organic basket forms will be created.
  • Suze Lindsay | Bakersville, NC | Making Pots for Use: Daily and Ceremonial

    SUZE LINDSAY holds a MFA from Louisiana State University and a BS from Pennsylvania Sate University. In 1996, Lindsay and her husband, Kent McLaughlin, created Fork Mountain Pottery in North Carolina. Known for her brushed, altered and salt fired pottery forms that subtlety reference the figure, she has taught at numerous art centers including Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Penland School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Art and Crafts and Anderson Ranch Art Center.
  • Drew Cameron & Drew Matott | Burlington, VT | Guest Artist Residency: Combat Paper

    Combat Paper, initiated by Drew Cameron and Drew Matott, is a collaborative project — “the goal is to utilize art as a means to help veterans reconcile their personal experiences as well as broaden the traditional narrative surrounding service, honor and the military culture.” During their residency, Cameron & Matott will lead a group of veterans through a uniquely personal experience of reclaiming military uniforms — transforming them into handmade paper — to use as a vehicle of self expression
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    Drew Cameron & Drew Matott | Burlington, VT | Guest Artist Residency: Combat Paper

    DREW CAMERON learned eastern papermaking from his father who studied with Tim Barrett in Iowa City. After taking a western paper workshop at Green Door Studio he joined and most recently became the Director. He teaches paper workshops and utilizes his papermaking in book art, cabinetry and furniture. DREW LUAN MATOTT received his MFA in Book and Paper Arts from Columbia College Chicago and a BFA in Printmaking from the Buffalo State College. He co-founded the Green Door Studio and others...
  • Rebecca Hutchinson | Rochester, MA | Paper Clay: A Sculptural Approach

    REBECCA HUTCHINSON has a BA in Ceramics from Berea College and an MFA from the University of Georgia. She is a ceramic installation artist and Associate Professor of Ceramics at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Her work has been shown nationally and she has been a Resident Artist at the Banff Centre for Fine Art, Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts and The Archie Bray Foundation, to name a few.
  • Ilze Aviks | Durango, CO | Repetition to Revelation

    Ilze Aviks | Durango, CO | Repetition to Revelation
    ILZE AVIKS has a BFA from the University of Kansas and an MFA from Colorado State University. Her tapestries and stitched cloth are included in numerous public and private collections. Aviks has contributed essays and reviews to Fiberarts and Surface Design Journal and her work has been published American Craft Magazine, Fiberarts, Surface Design Journal, Southwest Art and two Fiberarts Design Books, number Three and number Five.
  • Gail Rieke | Sante Fe, NM | Artist As Traveler

    Gail Rieke | Sante Fe, NM | Artist As Traveler
    GAIL RIEKE is a collage/assemblage artist and teacher. She received her BFA and MFA from the University of Florida and her artwork is represented in numerous permanent and private collections throughout the country, including the Museum of New Mexico and the Albuquerque Museum. She has taught workshops at various venues including the San Francisco Center for the Book, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Segal Studio in Montreal, Penland School of Crafts, & the Split Rock Arts Program at U of MN
  • Diane Banks | Harrisonburg, VA | Building Sculptural Forms

    Diane Banks | Harrisonburg, VA | Building Sculptural Forms
    DIANE BANKS is an Associate Professor of Art and Coordinator of Foundations at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She received her MFA in Sculpture from Syracuse University. She has had residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and most recently at the Julia and David White Artist Colony in Costa Rica. She is a recipient of an NEA grant in Sculpture and her work is in the collections of the Renwick and the Mint Museum.
    This 3-day workshop will focus on building 3D structure
  • John Marshall | Covina, CA | Japanese Yuzen Dyeing

    John Marshall | Covina, CA | Japanese Yuzen Dyeing
    JOHN MARSHALL teaches internationally, specializing in Japanese natural dye techniques. At the age of seventeen he went to Japan to apprentice with master craftsmen and has pursued his love of Japanese textiles for the past forty years. His art work has been exhibited at the Textile Museum and the Japanese Embassy in Washington, DC.
  • Robert Ebendorf | | Jewelry with a Voice

    Robert Ebendorf |  | Jewelry with a Voice
    ROBERT EBENDORF, an internationally recognized metalsmith and educator, currently holds the title of Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor at East Carolina University. He received his BA and MFA from the University of Kansas and also received a Fulbright to study at the State School for Applied Arts and Crafts in Oslo, Norway. A founding member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths, Ebendorf is represented in many worldwide collections including the Metropolitan Museum...
  • Kurt Weiser | Phoenix, AZ | Surfaces

    Kurt Weiser | Phoenix, AZ | Surfaces
    KURT WEISER holds a MFA from the University of Michigan and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. He was the Director of the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Helena, MT from 1977 until 1989. He is presently a Regents Professor at Arizona State University. He has twice received a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts & has work published in over 35 books. Weiser has exhibited extensively since 1982 with the Garth Clark Gallery in New York, Los Angeles & Kansas City.
  • Jan Wutkowsky | Wilmington, NC | Sensational Straw Hats: Three Millinery Skills

    Jan Wutkowsky | Wilmington, NC | Sensational Straw Hats: Three Millinery Skills
    JAN WUTKOWSKY studied millinery with Waltraud Reiner at the Melbourne, Australia, School of Millinery, and has taught old-world hatmaking throughout the US since 1998. Students learned traditional millinery skills with focus on three different ways to make straw hats — blocking parisisal capelines, blocking and free-forming sinamay yardage, and sewing straw braids.
  • Guadalupe Vélez García | Mexico | La Fabricación De Papel De Base

    GUADALUPE VÉLEZ GARCÍA has a degree in Architecture from the Universidad La Salle, as well as graduate work in Visual Arts at the National School of Plastic Arts of the UNAM. In addition, she has studied with Luis Nishisawa, Santiago Carbonell, Víctor Cauduro, among others. Vélez has participated in group and solo exhibitions in Querétaro, Guanajuato, Arrogant and in the Federal District, as well as in San Antonio. Vélez works in encaustic painting, handmade paper, metal enamel, engraving&sculpt
  • Jan Harrell | Houston, TX | Enameled Surfaces: Images Captured in Enamel

    Jan Harrell | Houston, TX | Enameled Surfaces: Images Captured in Enamel
    Jan Harrell received her BFA from Texas Tech University and her MFA in sculpture from the University of Houston. She has been the enamel instructor at the Glassell School of Art in Houston for 17 years. Jan enamels on large scale, sculptural, and jewelry scale objects. She shows nationally and internationally; her work is included in many books and can also be viewed at www.janharrell.com.
  • Matt Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama | Marshall, NC | Personal to Collaborative Work

    Matt Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama | Marshall, NC | Personal to Collaborative Work
    Mat Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama: Kelleher received his MFA from University of Nebraska-Lincoln, his MA from the University of Northern Iowa and his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute. Teruyama received her MFA from Wichita State University, KS and her BA from Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan. Kelleher and Teruyama have been studio artists in Marshall, NC since 2008
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  • Kent Rush | San Antonio, TX | A Discussion of the Non-Discursive

    KENT RUSH received his BFA from the California College of the Arts in drawing and printmaking. He received his MFA from University of Texas San Antonio where he is a professor in the Department of Art. Rush has received a Senior Fulbright Fellowship and an NEA Artist’s Fellowship. His work is held in extensive public collections including Oakland Museum, Albuquerque Museum, McNay Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
  • Ambar Past & Maruch Mendes Peres | Chiapas, Mexico | Alquimia Para Principiantes

    AMBAR PAST was born in Durham, NC. At 23, Past immigrated to Mexico and became a Mexican citizen. She became an itinerate teacher of natural dyes for the National Indian Institute living in remote areas of Mexico, Nicaragua, and Guatemala. For more than 30 years she has made her home in the Highlands of Chiapas where she has worked in the collecting, recording, and translating of Tzotzil ritual poetry. Her poems and stories have been published in Spanish, English, Italian, Bosnian, Polish, Lithu
  • Jackie Abrams | Brattleboro, VT | Baskets! Paper! Color! Hexagonal Weave Baskets

    Jackie Abrams | Brattleboro, VT | Baskets! Paper! Color! Hexagonal Weave Baskets
    JACKIE ABRAMS has been a basketmaker since 1975, when she first apprenticed to an 81-year-old traditional white ash basketmaker. Since 1990, she has been exploring both plaiting techniques using heavy cotton paper as her weaving material and the possibilities of contemporary basketry. She exhibits her work at shows, galleries and museums; has been included in numerous books; and teaches throughout the US, Australia, Canada, and Ghana.
  • Anemone Tontsch | Germany | Perishable Jewelry

  • David Huang Sand Lake, MI | Creating Raised Metal Vessels

    David Huang Sand Lake, MI | Creating Raised Metal Vessels
    DAVID HUANG is a full-time studio metalsmith. His work focuses on raised vessels using traditional silversmithing techniques and implementing finely chased and rich patinated surfaces. He graduated from Grand Valley State University with a BFA in Metalsmithing and is now featured in galleries including del Mano Gallery in Los Angeles and Vale Craft Gallery in Chicago. Additionally, David’s work has been featured in many publications, such as Metalsmith and American Craft.