Abraham (Sparta, TN) has been forging functional and art objects since 2006. He holds a BFA in Metals from the Appalachian Center for Craft where he has taught various workshops. He has exhibited his work throughout the country and has been running Pardee Metal LLC, full-time since 2016.
Alicia (Springfield, MO) has been included and recognized in numerous national and international exhibits. She recently received signature status in the prestigious National Watercolor Society, based in Los Angeles, CA. She was commissioned to create nine large acrylic paintings for the new Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.
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.
Amy (Fayetteville, AR) is a full-time oil and acrylic artist who focuses on colorful figures, animals, and anything with eyes and a personality. Her background in dance performance, teaching and choreography has influenced her work to emphasize expressive color, movement and character and to appreciate the performance aspect of visual art. Amy’s love of teaching has brought her to instruct at multiple locations including ESSA, Crystal Bridges and now monthly sold out workshops in downtown Rogers. Amy has a studio at Art Ventures Gallery in downtown Fayetteville.
Angela (Eureka Springs, AR) found enjoyment in painting early but set it aside for other
pursuits. Recently her creativity was sparked through alcohol inks, which renewed her love of painting. “An enriching flow has worked its way back into my life. Where columns of numbers used to fill most of my time, painting now provides a more balanced sense of peace and fulfillment.” Angela Robert resides in Eureka Springs with her husband and cat.
Anna Koplik (Belle Mead, NJ) graduated from Pratt Institute with a BFA in Jewelry and has worked as a blacksmith at various craft schools and architectural shops. Her personal work focuses mainly on tool and utensil making and combining functionality with a refined, delicate aesthetic.
Anne Bujold (Lafayette, LA) combines metalworking with alternative materials; her animal
sculptures are agents examining the spaces between definitions, that fertile ground where new
forms emerge. She is currently the Visiting Assistant Professor of Sculpture at the University of
Anne (Pawlet, VT ) has been an independent studio artist for 17 years and has work included in numerous exhibitions, collections and publications. During 2018 work was included in three invitational international exhibitions, including Blaze in Taiwan. Anne is currently treasurer of The Enamelist Society, Pocosin Arts, and Enamel Guild North East.