We’re happy to announce the addition of several artists to the Gallery!
New Glassblower: Emery Wenger
“In my work I strive to create happiness by using a combination of bold and contrasting colors juxtaposed against sharp minimalist forms. I draw inspiration from pop art as well as the Memphis Design Style. The physical nature of furnace glass as well as its team oriented process drew me to glass when I was in high school. I’ve been working in glass since attending Massachusetts College of Art and Design and graduating in 2010. Since then I have worked, attended classes, and taught all across New England and the United States, Including the Corning Museum of Glass.”
Fiber Artist: Elaine Farmer
“I have always had a deep connection to the natural world around me, translating natures’ magnificence. My passion has always lied in my desire to find texture, color, and lighting effects, in all things organic, offering an endless source of subjects and challenges for me. As a traditional landscape oil painter for over 50 years, I discovered needle felting as a new medium in 2019.
Needle felting is a process of matting down wool or other fibers, using specially designed sharp, barbed needle. Each piece starts with a base of felt or fabric then needle is pierced into loose wool fibers. Other fibers, yarns and embellishments are added to create other textures and three-dimensional effects.”
New Potter: Liddi Gessin
“Two-dimensions had always been the way I expressed myself, until I started working in clay. The organic and tactile nature of clay was what first intrigued me and inspired me. By throwing, rolling, or hand-building I create surfaces of clay to work as canvases for my designs and carvings. Each piece has an individual design created to enhance its shape or form. For inspiration I look to nature. Some of my designs are botanical and free flowing and some designs are patterns that reconnect with themselves around the forms surface. Sometimes I create scenes or sculptures as well. The possibilities when working with clay are endless.”