RECENTLY ADDED WORKSHOPS
Kip (Rogers, AR) has been turning for over 30 years, currently making small to moderate scale vessels from domestic woods. He is a co-founder of the Stateline Woodturners and has taught at ESSA and the Arkansas Craft School.
Lisa Beth Robinson
Lisa Beth (Greenville, North Carolina) is the proprietor of Somnambulist Tango Press where she makes artists books, broadsides, fine art, curates exhibitions and is an assistant professor at East Carolina University.
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.
Richard Stephens is a native of Hot Springs, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Central Arkansas in 1969 with a degree in art.During the past few years Stephens has enjoyed success by winning awards in numerous watercolor shows and competitions around the country.
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.
Dr David Michael originally apprenticed as cabinet maker and then an instrument maker (Luthier) under George Gilmore as the celebrated student of Andre’ Segovia. Since 1982 David has made various instruments and is K-12 teacher certified in music, theatre and technology. He has performed in music theatre and has composed many songs for the harp.
Kate Koprowski (Lexington KY) is a self-taught fiber artist with a background in education. She has taught felting workshops locally in Kentucky and is a member in good standing of the Berea Arts Guild of KY. Her work has been featured many times on-line by sites like Bored Panda, ThinkGeek, Geekology, Fashionably Geek and others.
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.
Fran Carlin (Eureka Springs, AR) discovered mosaics working under the master, James Hubbell, and later studied in Ravenna, Italy. She became further inspired in 2014 when she attended the Society of American Mosaic Artists (SAMA) summit where she was able to further explore mosaic processes with international mosaic masters.