Bill (Memphis, TN) is a working artist/blacksmith, and professor of Metal Arts and Sculpture at Memphis College of Art. He earned a MA in Blacksmithing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale and has a BFA from Memphis College of Art.
Billy (Jenkins MO) is a second-generation white oak basket maker from the Ozark hills of southwest Missouri. Billy teaches the Ozark traditions of white oak basket making in conventions and workshops all over the country.
Bob Patrick is a nationally known blacksmith with professional experience since 1967. He has taught and demonstrated at regional and national conferences all over North America.
Bob Patrick and Doug Stowe
Bob (Everton, AR) is a nationally known blacksmith with professional experience since 1967. He has taught and demonstrated at regional and national conferences all over North America, and established the Big Anvil Forge School of Blacksmithing. Bob is also a founding member of the Blacksmith Association
Doug (Eureka Springs, AR) is the author of 13 books and over 90 articles in woodworking publications, including Fine Woodworking, Woodwork, and American Woodworker. Doug has spent 40 years as a professional woodworker and is one of the founders of Eureka Springs School of the Arts. In 2009, Doug was named an Arkansas Living Treasure by the Arkansas Department of Heritage.
Bruce Wright (Eureka Springs, AR) has worked as a stonemason for decades, including 12 years with the National Park Service as a Historic Preservation Mason, working on National Treasures and Monuments. Bruce followed his curiosity about stone sculpture, becoming self-taught by studying the masters of old. Bruce’s passion is stone carving and sculpture, and he shares his talents and experience with others so that students may seek the therapeutic art of passion found in the environment and nature.
Caitlin (Eureka Springs, AR) started with the written word and dove into the world of visual art with a BFA in Printmaking and Photography from Millersville University in Lancaster, PA . Originally from Southern Maryland, her background ranges from photography, printmaking and illustration to fine metals.
Carol Fountain Nix
Carol (Raleigh, NC) ran an award-winning firm, NIXdesign, then taught graduate level courses as the Associate Professor of the Practice at the NC State University College of Design. Carol became the director of the NC State Crafts Center in March of 2017 where she manages the nation’s largest university-related crafts center. Carol teaches calligraphy internationally, including workshops at Adobe and Facebook.
Cathrin Yoder & Sheri Cunningham
Sheri and Cathrin (Berryville, AR) are co-owners at Arts of Mud clay studio. Sheri has a BA degree in Pottery and Ceramics with experience as a studio artist and teacher. Cathrin has a MA degree in Humanities with an emphasis in Art and Technology. She has extensive teaching experience and is currently a studio artist. Both have exhibited in numerous galleries throughout the US.
Cheri (Elkins, AR) grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of North Texas with a BFA, and moved to the Ozark Mountains in 1999. Cheri has been working with stained glass since 1994, and combining glass with tree roots since 2001. Cheri has displayer her work in the Art Expo’s in New York and Las Vegas, the Burning Man Festival in Nevada, and in Chicago, Texas, and Arkansas.