Hilary Clement grew up in the New River Gorge area of West Virginia. She works in both acrylic and oils, painting landscapes, portraits, and abstracts. She is currently accepting commissions. To see the wide variety of styles and subjects in her work visit www.hilarypaints.com. Hot off the easel pieces are shamelessly Instagrammed. Follow her - hilaryclementartist
Phillip Fuentes is a furniture maker and woodturner, with 15 years experience. The shop produces useful objects for the home, with influences ranging from Appalachia to Scandinavia and Japan. As well as commission work, lessons in furniture making, greenwood carving, and woodturning are available on a one-to-one, or small class basis. Contact email@example.com or via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/PF-Cabinetmaker/260451023989501?ref=hl.
Mariana Rodriguez-Pardy is a potter and folk artist. She works with low-temperature red clay and creates original functional pieces as well as small scale sculptures and murals. Her work has the influence of Pre-Hispanic folk art and contemporary Latin American artists. She teaches workshops on a traditional Mexican clay sculpture called "Tree of Life". For more information please visit her website www.tierramadreceramicart.com
Ed Rice is an artist and woodworker, focused on Lutherie, operating as Tóir Guitars. Lutherie is the making of wooden stringed musical instruments, such as guitars, mandolins, and ukuleles. Focused on Acoustic and Electric Guitars, Ed trained under Master Luthier Harry Fleishman in Sebastopol, Ca. Additionally, Ed’s style has been influenced by another internationally known Luthier, Jeffrey Yong, of Kuala Lumpur. Jeff has been a great mentor. Ed has a passion for exotic woods in his instruments, such as Monkeypod, KOA and others. Contact Ed at ToirGuitars@gmail.com or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/EdRiceGuitars.
A born and bred North Cackalackian, “I find inspiration from the mountains that surrounded me and protected me as a child with their mighty presence."
My ambition with the Molecular series is to create a visual representation of the untamed, wild energy within me for others to witness. The Molecular series is a very intentional development of visual diary entries of how my body feels at that moment behind the easel and the way I'm internally reacting to my day-to-day.
Morgan Benshoff is a native of Greensboro, NC. She graduated from Appalachian State University in 2015 with a BFA in Painting and Drawing. Benshoff makes abstract paintings inspired by pretend landscapes, intuitive marks, the alchemy of paint and water, and humor. She currently lives and works in Greensboro.
James Quinn is a Greensboro, N.C.-based metalsmith and metal artist–and proud father of Laura. His work has been commissioned at civic sites and private residences in and around the Triad and beyond. "My life’s work began with a course on metal sculpture at a local university. Subsequently, I learned forging, fabrication and metals casting–primarily in sculpture–while employed at blacksmith shops and foundries in Colorado and Montana."
After studying art, art history, design, ceramics and metal working at Flathead Valley Technical College in Montana, I returned to my hometown of Greensboro, N.C., where I have lived since. These days, I work full time as a forged and fabricated metal artist. My work is shown at area galleries, festivals, and craft fairs. One of my favorite venues is the Saturday morning Greensboro Farmers’ Curb Market. I also create custom pieces–including furniture, fountains, lamps, and gate–for collectors, interior and landscape designers, businesses, private homes and more. Another passion of mine is teaching one-on-one and group metalsmithing and metal art classes where we focus on a range of work from yard art to primitive jewelry." Check out his website for more info www.quinnmetalarts.com
Sandy Dunaway is a woodworking artist and designer who discovered her woodworking passion when she began working with Lawrence Feir in 2013 on various Live Edge tables, benches, and stools. Partnering with supplier of fine woods – Joe Schoolcraft, the three have collaborated to create
LIVE EDGE URBAN DESIGNS, a line of one-of-a-kind functional works of art. Sandy honed her artistic talents previously in textiles, home furnishings, and interior decor. Transitioning to furniture design has been as natural as the woods that fill her studio. Using reclaimed wood from locally grown, removed or fallen trees, Sandy works to explore and unleash the unique personality of each piece. What happens on her workbench is clever magic, as flaws become unexpected accents and highlights, and nature’s inimitable beauty is both exposed and transformed. Pieces in the collection may be sophisticated, natural, contemporary, ecclectic, or rustic. One of Sandy’s most incredible talents is that she has a photographic memory for colors, hues and tones. This allows her to play with eco-friendly stains and finishes that would rarely be used on Live Edge woods. Among the woods found in the Live Edge Urban Designs collection are Cherry, Sweet Gum, Sycamore, Oak, Poplar, Maple, and Walnut. Logs can be sawed into slabs, or cut transversely into cookies to create anything from small trivets to accent or side tables, kitchen tables, sofa or console tables, conference tables, wine bars, desks, benches, stools, and more.
To see more of the LIVE EDGE URBAN DESIGNS collection visit 205 Collaborative Gallery and Studios, the windows @ 534 South Elm Street (corner of South Elm and West Lewis, downtown Greensboro), or go to www.liveedgeurbandesigns.com to browse the Portfolio and Currently Available Pieces. OR let her create the must have piece you didn’t know you were ‘pining’ for.
Susan Ridenour is a potter with 14 years experience. She makes wheel thrown and handbuilt pieces in high temperature stoneware, fired in either electric or gas kilns. She is one of 5 potters who built the kiln at 205 Collaborative in 2004. The kiln is a natural gas fired downdraft car kiln.
Susan makes functional as well as sculptural pieces. At 205, her work can be found in studio #14 and in the Gallery. She is in her studio on Second Saturdays and can be reached for appointments at firstname.lastname@example.org and 336-314-4494.
Karen Bjork Dischell has been working at 205 Collaborative since 2005. As an oil painter, she is inspired by the dynamic between the self and the tools of her craft; the dialogue between internal and external worlds that can achieve visual form. It is exciting for her when a work emerges that is something other than her original point of view.
Karen may be reached by email at: email@example.com or by cell phone: 336-274-0961
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