FIBER ARTISTRY AND PAINTING
Frank Graves, Ironworks, Rockdale Forge
A Blacksmith, Frank, using his love for working with the forge, produces an array of items using both traditional and modern methods. Items include period/historical pieces, lawn & garden pieces and his original designs.
Sometimes referred to as the "man in the Wooden Hat", Dan is a skilled artisan at making beautifully "well turned" wood bowls, decorative items and yes, even hats. Each of his pieces is distinctive,unique and artistic.
METAL & IRONWORKING
Joe Shugars, Watercolor Artist
Joe paints in both watercolor and acrylics. His subjects include farm and rural scenes, waterscapes, sunsets and sunrises from many locations near and far.
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Sherry Harper, Blue Goose Pottery
Sherry creates functional stoneware pottery that invites use and enjoyment everyday, not just on special occasions! Her focus on functional, durable, well-made pottery for the kitchen and home has been influenced by her life on a small working farm where she learned that anything handmade brings a greater enjoyment to life. She exhibits at many local art festivals and markets in the Eastern Panhandle.
Bill Friend, Woodcraft
With over 40 years of experience in his craft, Bill uses wood that has been locally harvested and milled by his family. He enjoys integrating a variety of wood species into his handcrafted projects. His attention to detail is showcased in every one of his distinctive and functional pieces. firstname.lastname@example.org
Give yourself that creative spark!
Our Tour is made up of Berkeley County WV artists and artisans who work out of their "home" studios to create the unique, inventive and beautiful. Often to understand and appreciate the value of something, you need to see it , touch it and know its "creator". Trails and Trees gives guests a chance to see creativity where it lives...meet the artists and artisans and get a behind-the-scenes peek at the creative process! The "Tour" is fun for the artists as well as the guests.
Patricia Stephenson, Fiber Artist & More
At her farm, Patricia creates hand spun art yarns, natural and colored, hand painted yarns, sculpture, ornaments and more from the wool produced by her Merino sheep. Her work mixes texture, dimension, color and whimsy inspired by nature and the beauty of our region.
GLASS ARTISTRY, POTTERY & CERAMICS
Carol Slovikosky, Stained Glass, Handspun Yarn
Carol has been creating her breathtaking 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. Her work always inspires a second look.
Mona Kissel, Polymer artistry,Jewelry and Art Cards
Mona has a fine eye for color and creative designs yielding contemporary one-of-a-kind polymer clay and beaded jewelry pieces with a focus on color, texture and contrast. She also designs unique peyote bead weaving , art cards and knitted cowls.
Joe Bourgeois ,Woodcraft
Joe meets the definition of craftsman. With his focus on craftwork, his goal is to unite craft, process and customer satisfaction. With experience in all aspects of carpentry, Joe creates custom made wood furniture, cabinetry and home decor pieces. His background in old house restoration gives him the know-how in remodeling as well.
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Kathy McClung, Basketry & Honey
Kathy brings years of expertise 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 serious beekeeper producing flavorful, artisan honeys!
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Judy Jeffares, Mixed Media Jewelry
Judy is an artisan with a fascination for the effects of glass. 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. Looking to expand her work, Judy's designs include fused glass, lampwork beads, enameled, embossed and hand painted copper as an interactive art medium.
Paul Berryhill, Watercolor Artist
A signature member of the Baltimore Watercolor Society, Paul participates locally and regionally in various art events and groups. Inspiration for his work comes from his surroundings. He loves painting rural scenery, seascapes,birds & wildlife.
Matt Butterworth, Blown Glass Artistry
Working with infinite skill, Matt creates distinctive blown glass vases and formed glass items. Studying glass at Virginia Commonwealth University, he honed his craft to produce striking, artful pieces, some of which take hours of careful shaping over hot flames. His work combines both vitality and artistic skill and is shown at a number of venues.
WOODCRAFT AND WOOD ARTISTRY
Danny Trenary, VinTin Welding and Fabricating is a blacksmith and metal fabrication shop founded by Danny and Katie Trenary in 2008. In 2009, Danny's experience with welding paired naturally with his new found love of blacksmithing. Their main focus has been to create custom ornamental iron to complement homes and businesses. Danny's ironwork possesses a beautiful and functional heirloom quality.