Melanie Kasek - Wood Turning
"Discovering the beauty of wood has been a constant source of delight and wonder. With turning you don't necessarily need to measure anything -- you can do it completely by eye.
Terrie Ridenhour - Paintings
Peggy Dickinson - Hell's Elevator Pottery: Functional and decorative ceramics
"I enjoy creating things people use and live with in their daily lives. It's good for the spirit to have beautiful, interesting and even funny things around. I think people are hungry for things someone cared about making."
Julie Cairns - Ceramics
"The techniques used on my ceramics are ancient and used primarily for ceramic tiles; one is known as cuerda seca and the other is tubeline. The designs on my pottery and tiles are inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement as well as the scenery and wildlife of the North Coast."
Pat Cahill - Watercolors
"Our world is ever changing, and each painting is a record of a moment in time. Whether preserving a local landscape, recording my travels or capturing an interesting composition, I enjoy sharing with the viewer my interpretation and style through each piece of art I create."
"My greatest joy comes in the art ceramics of RAKU pots. I create two kinds of raku art: 1) Metallic glazes where the final glowing effects are created by a mix of heat and smoke that cannot be anticipated or duplicated. 2) Black and white cave art with images that I draw from original cave drawings of Europe, and pyramid art of ancient Egypt."
Chris Haden - Fine Art Photography
There is plenty of ugly in this world. I suppose we need to see it to try and be better people, but I will leave that to the photojournalists. I prefer to explore the beauty and serenity in the world. my work is not a call to action, but rather a call to contemplation. To quote Louis Armstrong: "And I say to myself, 'What a wonderful world'."
Dan Tubbs, Jr. - Fine Art Photography
Dan enjoys capturing surprising events in nature such as a mother swallow teaching her youngsters how to catch insects or the sun pouring through the clouds and casting patterns of light on the ocean. He is delighted and fascinated by these special moments.
When I begin a painting I experience a sense of appreciation. As I paint, it is like solving a mystery. When the painting is completed I feel happy and satisfied. My art brings me focus, a peacefulness and joy in a way nothing else ever has.
Matt Filar -Fine Art Photography
Matt Filar works in color and black & white, with both medium- and large-format cameras, as well as in digital format. While his subjects are predominantly natural scenes, he also enjoys photographing interesting compositions and objects from bygone eras.
Camille Regli - Oil Paintings
The enchanting beauty of the local area, and the hard working lifestyle on small family dairies are Camille's inspiration.
Joan Katri - Paintings
"Ferndale is the source of my inspiration: the fog shrouded landscapes, fog clouds floating across the fields, the flowers fog filtered, the colors soft. My goal is to create a peaceful serenity."
Lorna Saner - Fused Glass Art
The thing I love best about fusing glass is collecting recycled glass. I use dichroic glass for my jewelry. Dichroic glass was first developed for NASA and was used to coat the inside of the visor of the helmets worn by astronauts. It is highly reflective and adds sparkle to glass.
As the tool cuts through the outside layers and
goes deeper, many wonderful surprises are
revealed -- colors and grain patterns, spalting, bark inclusions, knots and other natural 'defects' add to the beauty."
Elaine Gredassoff - Watercolors
“The challenge in painting for me is to take a blank sheet of paper and with my brushes and pigments create an image where nothing except white existed before. It is exhilarating! The rivers, trees, farms, pastures, forests, streams and ocean in Humboldt County are the subjects of many of my watercolor paintings."
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