Dale (Roland, AR) began blacksmithing 10 years ago with a class at a local university. He has always enjoyed bringing new knowledge to those that are searching for it and mixes fun with information.
Allen (Lowell, AR) is a Journeyman Smith with the American Bladesmith Society and Arkansas’s first Forged in Fire Champion. He enjoys working with steel to create pieces that are aesthetically pleasing yet are quite functional.
Janalee (Eureka Springs, AR) utilizes the female narrative to express aspects of our earthly and spiritual journeys. Janalee received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Kansas. Her work has been collected nationally and internationally. Janalee also co-owns the Sacred Earth Gallery, next door to ESSA.
Eli (Eureka Springs, AR) is a self-taught, award-winning, and highly published photographer with over 25 years of experience. He is a regular presenter and judge for camera clubs and art groups and offers workshops at Rocky Mountain National Park, Garden of The Gods, and the Ozarks Natural Science Center. He is a certified workshop facilitator and makes his workshops engaging, interactive, and fun.
Preston (Eureka Springs, AR) has many years of experience in all types of welding, having set up and run his own welding business, as well as a welding shop in Kansas City area for a large manufacturing facility.
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Dennis (Rogers, AR) and his wife (and two dogs) live in the War Eagle area in a log home located on 40 acres of woods. He has a small stained glass business, Wizard Stained Glass, which he operates from his home.
Lisa (Guthrie, OK) is a cowboy boot maker in Oklahoma. She writes, speaks, and teaches to promote cowboy boot making and working with fine leather. She is the author of “The Art of Leather Inlay and Overlay” Schiffer Publishing 2016.
Bill Payne (Broken Arrow, OK) has been an active woodcarver since 1974. He has taken woodcarving instructions from noted woodcarvers such as Harold Enlow, Desiree Hajny, John Engler, and Rex Branson.