Newly Juried Members: October 2017 – March 2018

Fiber/Stitchery 

Margaret Sheehan starts with a fabric that “talks” to her. Each of her art quilts has reverse appliqué, satin stitching, sheer fabric, overlay, mono printed fabrics, couching, free motion quilting, bobbin drawing with metallic threads, embroidery, and buttons/beads. 

Clay 

Rachel Montroy makes composed and constructed sculptural pieces. She incorporates a variety of textures all inspired by the natural world, particularly from coral, barnacles, seashells, mushrooms, seeds, flowers, and succulents.  

Connie Turin works exclusively in porcelain. All of her work is done in-hand using pinch techniques. Much of her work is finished with sgraffito drawings and hand painted using colored engobes that she mixes herself using Mason stains.  

Glass 

Andrew Dow uses the techniques of glass carving, sandblasting, and painting to create his work. He converts his drawings and photographs into stencils to be used on the glass. He then carves one or both sides of the glass, single or multilayered sandblasting, and sometimes uses an engraver for fine detail. He then paints by hand the areas he wishes to stand out.  

Wood/Turning 

Bruce Trull is a woodturner primarily focused on bowls, platters, hollow forms, and vessels. He mostly turns green wood either to finished dimensions or in preparation for a twice-turned piece. He especially enjoys making pieces from green wood provided by customers who want a piece as a memory from a fallen tree.  

Mixed Media 

Larry Antonuk produces whisk brooms made of traditional broom corn (sorghum, from Mexico), steel wire, hemp and synthetic twine, leather thongs, and basket reed. Design sources for this work have been from Shaker collections at Canterbury as well as the collection at Hancock Shaker village in Massachusetts.

Larry also makes classic Atlantic salmon flies. His work focuses on the reproduction of historical Scottish and Irish salmon flies. Techniques are quite similar to those used in the 18th century, but the tools and “foundation” materials are considerably more modern.  

Kimberly Leach creates fantasy creatures using cloth and paper mache techniques. She then paints them using acrylic airbrush paints. Her design sources come from movies and books she’s read and her imagination.  

Fiber/Felting  

Bonny Hall creates felted animals made with 100% wool. She forms the body by needle-felting to meld the fibers. She then uses soap and water to further felt the layers of fiber. The wet-felting shrinks and tightens the wool, creating a dense and very durable felted companion.  

Barbara Poole creates one of a kind and limited production felted art to wear. The work begins with wool that is sustainably harvested from organically and ethically raised sheep. Other textiles are used, mostly silks. The work is created seamlessly; there is no sewing except as a means to tack and stabilize the garment before the felting process begins.  

Wood 

David Bridgewater makes 1/6th scale wooden chairs that are reproductions of antique chairs up to the end of the 19th century. With the chairs that he has produced he has done a lot of miniature turning. Other techniques used so far have been seat carving, steam bending, basic milling, planning, and accurate cutting. 

Douglas Powers makes furniture. He is very interested in the grain and color of wood and tries to make pieces that work with the natural appearance and structure of the wood involved. He uses locally sourced, air-dried wood as much as practical and seldom uses stains or dyes.