A variety of quality graphite drawing pencils and illustration board with a fine tooth are essential to creating detailed portraits. Oil paint and Walnut oil creates a smooth transition of color and texture in my painting. Woodcuts and linocuts produce the printmaking technique I enjoy.
James Zotalis - Booth 29
I use pen and ink and watercolor and a combination of both to create regional drawings/paintings of people and places.
My abstract intaglio prints are made with copper plates and etched to create different textures. I work with a process that uses image-on film emulsion, building up textures and exposing images into the emulsion on the plate. I then force ink onto the plate and wipe the surface so that the ink only.
Chrissy Mount-Kapp, specializes in oil and canvas paintings dedicated to her three loves: Americana, people and art. The paintings in her collection are all tied to a story about a real person or place or a personal discovery stumbled across in a cross-country meander.
I handcraft ergonomically correct, functional artwork for the kitchen by hand using modern and age old techniques. My inspiration comes from the wood itself, its grain and character as well as its working characteristics. The wood used in my creations is salvaged from our local environment.
Yvonne Asp - Grahn - Booth 22
Functional stoneware with strong organic influence/techniques include throwing & hand-building/decoration and texture: sgraffito, torching & stretching on wheel for surface cracking, slip-trailing, etc.
I use polymer clay to make millefiore canes. These slices are used on my sculptures along with transferred drawings and other materials like glitter, mica (the rock) and found objects. My teapots start with a found teapot are built up with clay.
My work is hand fabricated using traditional metal-smithing techniques. I use sterling silver, high karat golds, semi and precious gems and natural pearls. My textures and patterns are all applied manually.