Joe Bourgeois With his focus on craft work , Joe meets the definition of craftsman. His goal is to unite craft, process and customer satisfaction. With experience in all aspects of carpentry, Joe creates custom made wood furniture, cabinets and home decorations (trays, boxes of all kinds and other assorted home furnishings). In addition, his background in old house restoration gives him the know-how to remodel a space as well as to create custom built-ins for that space. www.bourgeois furniture.com
Lynn Gundry is a talented and skilled glass artist and artistry teacher. Lynn's stained glass creations include her "signature" quilt squares and double star sun catchers. She has even created church windows.
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Carol Slovikoskyhas been creating stained glass artwork for over 25 years using both traditional and non-traditional methods. She enjoys the process from concept and paper drawing to cutting, painting , kiln firing to finished product.
On line at parrishfarmartworks.com
Kathy McClung brings years of experience to weaving her traditional and contemporary baskets constructed of reed, native materials and paper. She strives to create work that is sturdy, functional and pleasing. Kathy is also a beekeeper producing artisanal honeys!
Frank Graves, at Rockdale Forge Ironworks, is a Blacksmith. Using his love for working with the forge, he produces an array of items using both traditional and modern methods. Items include period/historical pieces, lawn & garden pieces and original designs.
Paul Berryhill is a watercolor landscape painter, signature member of the Baltimore Water Color Society, who gathers inspiration for his work from his surroundings. He loves painting rural buildings, equipment and the environment. He has recently turned his hand to shore scenes and seascapes.
www.paulberryhill's gallery.com ,PaulBerryhill@yahoo.com and Facebook.
The Trails and Trees Studio Tour is proud to be celebrating it's 7th year with the region's finest artists and artisans; each one bringing their special talents ,skills and love of craftsmanship to their work. All are dedicated to their work and their talents shine through. It is their pleasure to open their studios every year to visitors - to discuss their work and share their ideas and latest creations with guests. Many of the Tour artists also show their work at other regional shows and art festivals.
Introducing the members of the 2017 Trails and Trees Studio Tour:
Daniel Sampsonis frequently referred to as the "man in the wooden hat" because he does remarkable things with wood, including make hats! He also makes a variety of well turned wooden items, each an outstanding example of his skill and craftsmanship.
Anna Howard can make "time fly"..almost. A unique and imaginative clock maker, Anna's clocks are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces of functional artistry. Made of repurposed items and material and forged from her creativity, Anna's clocks are much sought after items. If it can be sewn, painted, bent, glued or bolted, it's likely to end up somewhere as a clock!
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Kat Cimaglio is an award winning acrylic painter who also works in Pen & Wash and fiber/soft sculpture . Her painting subjects include historic buildings, animals, landscapes and the vanishing rural character.
Her wool/cashmere needle felted animals are all inspired by her farm life and animals. www.katstudioart.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org and Facebook.
Mona Kissel has a fine eye for color and creativite designs yielding contemporary one-of-a-kind polymer clay and beaded jewelry pieces with a focus on color, texture and contrast. She also designs small framed art pieces, Washi Quilts and Peyote Bead Weaving and art cards.
Ed Cimagliois a retired graphic designer and sign painter, who recently has turned his hand to gourd art, using pyrography, staining, hand carving and dying to create unique designs from the docorative to the functional gourd lamps! www.backcreekvalleygourds.com email@example.com.
Sherry Harper is the newest member of the Tour who delights in creating pottery. She produces all of her work on the wheel or by hand building in the Blue Goose Pottery studio on the family farm. Sherry focuses on functional pottery that invites touch and the fingering of a curve or rim, with the hope that the pieces will bring others as much joy as creating them brings her. www.bluegoosepottery.com and Facebook
Judy Jeffares Judy is an artisan with a fascination with the effects of glass. While taking many paths on her creative journey, her passion always leads back to creating jewelry incorporating a variety of mediums with a focus on glass. Always looking to expand her work, Judy's designs include fused glass, lampwork beads, enameled, embossed and hand painted copper and an interactive art medium.
www.dancinglightatwhisperwood.com and Facebook