|Martha Biggar||Martha Biggar||
I work primarily with fine silver and fused and/or flameworked glass. My jewelry relates deeply to natural forms, incorporating actual textures from leaves, shells, etc. to enhance my pieces, many of which also reflect my faith. I also use textures that I have developed myself to expand my designs. Besides a limited production line of earrings, I also work one-of-a-kind and in limited series.
|Tommy Hall||Tommy Hall||
I build musical instruments, guitars and mandolins. I complete repairs on all types of stringed instruments, both acoustic and electric. I process all my materials that I have opportunity to. After completing the master program, I graduated from the Galloup School of Lutherie.
|Robert Harman||Old Virginia Textiles||
|Paul Harris||5 Points Studio||
My work consists primarily of Celtic designs and quilt patterns sized to serve as window decoration. I use bright, transparent or translucent colors chosen to maximize the effect of sunlight. I also produce a variety of suncatchers as well as larger pieces, such as cabinet doors, by commission.
|Judy Isom||Fine Arts Center for the New River Valley|
|Harold Lambert||Harold Lambert Studio||
After retiring, I started turning wooden bowls as a hobby. Soon, I had a house full and began selling and giving some away. As my involvement and interest grew, I attended every demo and workshop I could find. Consequently, my shop expanded; my expertise gradually improved and I am finding a growing reception of my work by fellow turners and the general public.
|Chris Lively||Chris LIvely||
All work is thrown on the potter's wheel. The thrown forms leaves me with a blank canvas that I can make my marks. Pushing in and out, cutting the clay are some of the ways I do this. These marks and alterations setup the glazing process. Spraying glazes allows me to have a rich and flowing surface. The flowing glazes intermingle with the changes in form. Each firing brings a new element of surprise and keeps things fresh. In the end I want to show energy and movement that give the form life.
|Edna Love||The Art Place|
|Kimberly Simmons||Images by Kimber||
My goal is to help others see the beauty that I see everyday, the beauty of simple things.
|Willis Turpin||Turpin Hollow Woodturning & Chair Caning||
I began turning wood as a hobby making gifts for family and friends. Eventually my shop was full and I began selling some items in order to expand my shop and purchase tools. I did this in order to make new and different items and cover overhead. I attend as many demonstrations and workshops as I can to improve my technique. My work has been well accepted and I now make items by request.