Kurt Brantner, Ceramicist. Graduated from Kutztown University, in Kutztown, PA with a BFA in painting. He has worked in NC at Dirt Works Pottery for a one year apprenticeship, then continuing there as a production and studio potter. He resides in Boiling Springs, PA. where he has his studio.

Thom Bissey has been a professional potter since 1987. Thom was educated in high-fire ceramics but moved to alternative firing experimentation. His work has been shown nationally and internationally.

Emily Hampson is a ceramic artist and pottery instructor at Harrisburg Area Community College. Emily began making pottery over 12 years ago and has been working on the wheel ever since. She studied at Messiah College and received a BA in studio art with a concentration in three dimensional works.

Guy Freeman, has worked as a professional photographer for more than thirty-two years. Alongside his commercial experience serving the corporate and industrial markets, he’s always maintained a vibrant interest in the Fine Art side of the medium. Photography has been his life. As it is with many photographers, his commercial work has coexisted with and supported his personal work. He has been teaching photography at CALC since 1999 and his work has been included in the Art of the State show at the State Museum in Harrisburg

Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA.  She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.

Sue Marrazzo, ISAP, NCS is an experimental artist who works in collage, Mixed Media, acrylics, encaustic painting and sculpture. Sue has won many awards and juried acceptances. More Info @ www.suemarrazzo.blogspot.com www.facebook.com/SueMarrazzoArt

Thomas Oakes, Clay Technician; BA in Art Education—
Kutztown University; Certified Art Teacher-grades K-12; Ceramicist, President of the Board at CALC 2008. Taught elementary art for 10 years and now teaches art classes at CALC to all ages while continuing to make pottery for commissioned work and for sale.

Kirsten Olson is a ceramic artist whose inspiration comes from the far north. She completed her MFA at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has taught as ceramic adjunct faculty at Juniata College, completed a residency in Seagrove, NC. Kirsten received several awards including the American Craft Week 2016 Rising Star, NICHE Award finalist in 2017, and 2017 Best in American Made. Kirsten has her own studio at 34 W. Pomfret Street and manages the ceramic studio at CALC.

Michael Peluso has studied at the soft glass studio of Harrisburg Area Community College, where he received a degree in visual art & design. Michael has taken numerous classes at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.

Carol Reed, Painter, Fiber artist, is an award winning artist and Pennsylvania native. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University. In addition she has completed coursework in chemistry, studied batik in Florence Italy, synthetic dying in a D.C.fabric store, indigo and natural dyes at Longwood Gardens and shibori techniques with Ana Lisa Hedstrom in San Fransisco. Her current work consists of a combination of a fine art composed of weaving, painting and drawing and practical applications like ties dye socks and indigo dyed shibori scarves. She enjoys teaching at CALC and her class can be guaranteed to be messy. Her work can be seen on at the following website www.carolreed.org

David Reinbold has a BFA in Fine Arts and a MFA in Drawing and Painting. He has taught college level students in the disciplines of life drawing, painting, conte drawing, and computer graphics. David’s drawings and paintings are included in private, corporate and museum collections in the United States and abroad, and have been reproduced in the David P. Richards Northlight Book, “How to Discover Your Personal Painting Style”, The Artist’s Magazine and Quest Magazine (Theosophical Society).

Gretchen Shea is a mostly self taught jewelry artist. To supplement her own experiments with metal, she has taken classes from Metalledwith, The Potomac Bead Company and The Center for Metal Arts

Cathy Stone is a graduate of York Academy of Arts fine art program. Self employed for many years, she did decorative painting and designed and created murals both commercial and residential. Cathy has a 20 year conncection with CALC as teacher and staff, spending the last 6 years as Gallery Coordinator. As an artist, she works in acrylic, collage, and mixed media.

Kim Stone is a graduate of York Academy of Art (now PCAD). Her major was graphic design and illustration which turned into a career, first in advertising and later in publishing. She has exhibited, sold, and won awards for her fine art as well as executed many commissioned portraits. Kim continues to attend workshops and has studied with Richard McKinley, Susan Ogilvie and Margaret Dyer. She’s a signature member of the Maryland Pastel Society. 

Christopher Varner has studied improv at the Harrisburg Improv Theater, as well as the prestigious Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in NYC. You can see Chris perform with his team, The Dilettante’s Ball, on stages around south-Central PA or attend comedy and storytelling nights he hosts through HoOt Traveling Comedy.

Jeanney Wharton is a Graphic/Multimedia designer who received her BFA with a specialization in Graphic and On-line Design from Lock Haven University of PA. Originally from the bayous of southern Louisiana, she currently lives in Carlisle. Jeanney has studied many forms of art from pottery, painting, mosaic, stained glass, sculpture, collage, paper art, and graphic design and loves to share her experience and skills.

Linda Young, PWS, BWS, has earned a signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society; also a member artist of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. She has taken many workshops with professional artists from all over the U.S. and passes along the information she learns to her students. www.lindayoungwatercolors.com