Kimberly Winkle


Kimberly (Cookville, TN) is an Associate Professor of Art with a BFA in Ceramics and an MFA in Furniture Design. She has taught at Penland School of Crafts, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Anderson Ranch Art Center, The Center for Furniture Craftsmanship and the Appalachian Center for Craft.

Kip Powers


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.

Kurt Hertzog


Kurt (Henrietta, NY) has 20 years of woodturning experience, 175 internationally published articles, and has delivered 100s of demos and classes.  He enjoys the entire continuum of woodturning. A frequent instructor on all facets of woodturning, he’s well known for pens, ornaments, and lidded boxes. 

Laura Craig-Sheets

Special Media

Laura (Des Moines, IA) has an interest in many different art forms, and has taught classes at her coffee shop and art studio – Two Sisters and Me. Laura loves to encourage and challenge her students to use their imaginations and open their minds to the endless possibilities papier mache offers.

Leana Fischer

Painting & Drawing

Leana (Fayetteville, AR) is the artist behind stationery and gift brand May We Fly. With a focus on botanicals and nature, Leana loves using watercolors to make artwork that inspires delight and celebrates the beauty that is found every day. In addition to creating and designing her products, she enjoys helping others discover the fun of painting.

Lew Aytes


Lew (Aurora, MO) has been a professional sculptor since 2008; his work includes private commissions, museum exhibits, college instruction, and workshops. His style is representational, and his materials include polymer clay, cold cast bronze, and foundry bronze. His typical subjects are figures from history.

Lillian Fitzpatrick


Lillian (Highlandville, MO) holds a BFA in Metals/jewelry from Missouri State University and is an art instructor for Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Regional Arts Council, and Placeworks. She teaches jewelry/metalsmithing classes through the museum and her work has been exhibited across America and in Japan.

Lisa Sorrell


Lisa (Guthrie, OK) is a cowboy boot maker in Oklahoma. She writes, speaks, and teaches to promote cowboy boot making and working with fine leather. She is the author of “The Art of Leather Inlay and Overlay” Schiffer Publishing 2016.

Louis Allen


Louis (Rockaway Beach, MO) is a wheelwright, wainwright, master carpenter and toy maker. He is a portly, bearded man that likes making toys for children around Christmas time (….sound familiar???). He started out learning to make his own toys as a child from his father who, despite being blind, was proof that if there is a job to be done, you find a way to do it. Louis has extensive experience building sets and props, and you can see some of his work – such as a 42′ tall chicken or a 16′ dog – in Branson, MO.