Featured Artists in June

Featured Artists in June

Join us on FIRST FRIDAY – June 4th
from 3:00 to 6:00

for an Artists Reception
and an opportunity to visit with our artists
Cheryl Kempner and Elizabeth Ellingson

ongoing between 12:00 and 2:00

Liz Ellingson will be demonstrating the process of creating a cabochon. Going from a rough, preshaped stone to a finished cab on her Genie cabbing machine.

(Cabochon: a gemstone which has been shaped
and polished but not faceted.)

Elizabeth Ellingson

Hand fabricated, sterling silver jewelry

I create my pieces in sterling silver with my own custom cut cabochons. The designs are all one of a kind, pulling in the details of the stone to the textures of the silver.

I use the natural designs and patterns in the stones for inspiration to my jewelry pieces. Some stones get to stand alone in a simple silver setting, and others get an additional silver form to add to the dimension and vibrancy of the piece.

My design esthetics remain grounded in the natural world, accessible to all.

Cheryl Kempner

Metal sculptures and whimsical ceramics

I create art that makes me smile.  I hope that visitors will stroll by my whimsical metal trees and smile, too.  I cut rusted steel with a plasma torch. Often the scraps that fall to the floor inspire new ideas for yet another piece.  My husband does the welding and both of us do the powder coating.  I am pleased that as a seventy-year old woman, I can still create and share these fun pieces of artwork.

My clay hand-built pieces also make me smile. I create vases, cups, bowls and trays decorated with whimsical birds. My “Crazy Birds and Friends” pieces have been fired in a kiln for over seven hours up to a temperature over 2000 degrees.

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