Instructors

Heather Kerley

Heather Kerley is a mixed media and fiber artist living in the Washington DC area. Her artistic practice is centered around the tradition of surface embroidery ranging from the realistic…

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Christina Bendo

Christina Bendo is a studio potter and educator located in Waynesville, NC. After earning her B.A. at the University of Mary Washington, she went on to complete a three year…

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Aminata Conteh

Aminata Conteh is Metalsmith whose practice hybridizes the histories and traditions of Metalsmithing & Jewelry with basketry weaving. Her work draws inspiration from the collapsing histories that exist between her…

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Sandra Enterline

Born in Oil City, Pennsylvania, Sandra Enterline has long been inspired by the collision of the industrial and natural worlds. Her work is best known for its many hand-drilled holes….

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Artemis Valsamaki

Artemis Valsamaki is a contemporary jeweller with a special interest in metal painting. She has been a full time artist since 2004 working in her Athens based studio in Greece….

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Alisa Looney

Alisa Looney’s sculptures are in many private and public collections, including Maryhill Museum of Art in WA, and several US cities. Her enamels exhibited in The Enamelist Society’s Alchemy 4,…

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Katy Berman Cassell

Katy Bergman Cassell was introduced to enameling at the Cleveland Institute of Art, earned an MFA from Kent State, and now is the instructor at the Fine Arts Center in…

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Gillie Hoyte Byrom

Gillie Hoyte Byrom is a leading exponent of the rare art of vitreous enamel painting. She has been commissioned extensively by an international clientele and most of London’s leading Silversmiths…

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Ruth Easterbrook

Ruth began her studies at Syracuse University for her BFA in ceramics, 2007. Later she gained experience as a production potter and assisting various artists. After that, Ruth was a…

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Laura Casas

Laura Caroline Casas is a Mexican-American potter and illustrator from Columbia, NC. She graduated from Western Carolina University in 2018 with a BFA in Studio Art. Her artwork is exhibited…

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Amy Irish

Amy Irish is a full time NC studio potter and ceramics instructor. She makes functional and decorative work out of her home studio in Hillsborough, NC. She uses wheel thrown…

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Zoë Pinnell

Zoë Pinnell is a ceramicist working out of her communal studio, Hamilton Craft Studios, in Hamilton, Ontario. She is a recent graduate of Sheridan College where she received a Bachelors…

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Emily Schroeder Willis

An artist and Associate Professor, Adjunct at SAIC, Emily received her BFA from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities and her MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She has…

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Kate Marotz

Kate graduated from UW-Stout in 2015 where she earned a BFA in Ceramics and BS in Art Education. She currently lives in Marshfield, WI where she works full-time in her…

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Liana Agnew

Liana Agnew is an artist and educator currently living and working in Pittsburgh, PA. Liana earned her BFA and teaching certification from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2015, and earned…

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Timber

  Timber is a queer designer, woodworker, farmer and folk herbalist with a passion for all things wood. Timber brings knowledge and experience to the arena of craft in an…

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Barbara McFadyen

Enameling and metalwork have been Barbara’s lifelong passion. She received her MFA in Metal Design from ECU and her BA in Visual Art from Eckerd College. Recognized through exhibitions with…

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Pattie Parkhurst

Pattie Parkhurst’s passion for metalsmithing has led to an obsession over the finer points of her technique and craft. Whether anticlassically hand raising metal, lapidary (stone cutting), casting, or stone…

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Lydia Martin

Lydia Martin is a contemporary jeweler living and teaching in Little Rock, AR. Her work, built upon the foundations of technical skill, is an exploration of surface, process, and materiality….

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William Vanaria

William Vanaria received his BFA from MassART in 2012 majoring in “Jewelry & Metalsmithing.” He then received a MFA from UMass: Dartmouth in 2016, majoring in “Metals/Jewelry.” Since then, William…

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Suyu Chen

Originally from the south of China, Suyu Chen is currently living and working in Rochester, NY.  She is an adjunct faculty member and a contemporary jewelry artist after graduating from…

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Jolynn Santiago

Jolynn’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recently, her work was selected for Schmuck 2023 in Munich, Germany and Melting Point Valencia in Valencia, Spain. Her work has been…

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Indigo Cristol

Indigo is a ceramic artist originally from Williamsburg, Virginia. She holds a BA from The College of William and Mary where she double majored in Studio Art and Economics. She…

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Ben Eberle

Ben Eberle is a potter, kiln builder, and ceramic educator from Conway, MA. His career in ceramics began in his teenage years, taking him to Skidmore College and San Jose…

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