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Alice (West fork, AR) earned her Bachelors of Science from The University of Minnesota in Applied Design with a minor in Tailoring and Clothing Construction. Involved many in collaborative projects that have been shown around the US including group art quilts done with young artists, to Native American spirit costumes made from hand woven cloth. She has taught to both children and adult for over 20 years, and has served on numerous judging panels and art committees.
Anne (Pawlet, VT ) has been an independent studio artist for 15 years and has work included in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications. Most recent: Art Jewelry Today 4 and Lapidary Journal Jewelry Artist’s How to Enamel Jewelry, and acquisitions by the Enamel Arts Foundation.
Gasali Adeyemo is from a small village in Nigeria. His mother taught him the traditional Yoruba technique of adire eleko and how to prepare an indigo pot. He studied at the Nike Center for Arts and Culture and mastered the traditional techniques of adire eleko, batik and tie-dye. Gasali now travels worldwide, sharing the arts and culture of the Yoruba people of Nigeria. Gasali currently resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
John Bozeman, from (Mena, AR) has been a fabricator of gold and silver since 1974 and a stone cutter since 1981. He is also a luthier specializing in mountain dulcimers and works in astrophotography.
Bert (Bentonville, AR) started his interest in blacksmithing while attending the grand opening of ESSA’s blacksmithing studio in 2014. He now has his own forging shop, The Smithin’ Jones Backyard Blacksmith Company, and is an active member of The Blacksmithing Organization of Arkansas. Bert joined ESSA‘s Board of Directors in 2016. He also owns Gaskin’s Cabin Steakhouse in the Eureka Springs area.
Victoria Patti (Arvada, CO) combines the old renaissance art of blacksmithing with today’s tools and welding technology, creating the ultimate union in making the steel sculptures that can be found in various Colorado city parks and Denver galleries.
Brandace Cloud (Wilsonville, IL) earned her BA at Webster University. She works as a ceramics instructor at the Edwardsville Arts Center. Brandace focuses on functional pottery, lives in rural Illinois and recently finished building a wood-fire kiln at her home studio.
Mary has made baskets since 1984. She has taught this art to many and she has made almost 4,000 baskets during her lifetime. Mary enjoys teaching and finds much fun in basket weaving.
Danielle (Raleigh, NC) is a metalsmith, neon artist, educator, designer and storyteller. She started her passion for jewelry making at Millersville University and received her BFA in jewelry design in 2010. In addition, she is a recent graduate of the MFA metals design program at East Carolina University.