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.
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.
Grace Hilliard Koshinsky
Grace is a metalsmith and sculptor who primarily works in steel. She earned her Masters of Fine Art (MFA) with a concentration in metalsmithing from UMASS Dartmouth. Grace’s work explores the intersection between the fields of art and child welfare.
Sam (Berryville, AR) is a lifelong woodworker and retired educator. Originally trained as a cabinetmaker, he takes a hybrid approach to custom furniture design and lamp work in his workshop near Eureka Springs.
Les Brandt (Huntsville, Arkansas) has studied with many national turners, Trent Bosch,
Christophe Nancey, Mike Jackofsky and others. He uses the knowledge and inspiration
gained from many classes and symposiums to create his body of work to educate others.
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.
Lowell Baker is an internationally known teacher, writer and artist who has taught over 50 workshops across the United States, Cuba, Guatemala, Bolivia, Nicaragua, Singapore and Japan. Baker has published over 70 articles relating to his technical and experimental research in ceramics.
Lyla Allison (Eureka Springs, AR) is a jewelry instructor who helps each student fine tune their own individual designs. Lyla teaches her students the technical skills necessary to bring their jewelry ideas to life.
Judy (Piqua, OH) has been turning since 1985, and has taught across the U.S. and Canada since1990. She has written two books and many articles on turning.
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.