Kurt Brantner, Clay Technician

Kurt Brantner, Ceramicist and Artist-In-Residence at CALC. 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, he was educated in high-fire ceramics but moved to
alternative firing experimentation. His work has been shown nationally and internationally.

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

Timothy E Hoover, Ceramicist, Painter  was accepted for the summer session of 1983 at the Governor’s School of Arts Program and went on to further study of art and ceramics at Kutztown University.  This led to additional work with several potters in Japan sponsored by the American Crafts Council.  Tim served twenty years in the military.  He works with landscapes from Cumberland, Franklin and Perry counties as well as scenes along the Susquehanna River.  He is a member of American Crafts Council, CALC, Perry County Council of the Arts member’s gallery, and a life member of the VFW.  His work can be found at CALC, PCCA and the Garden Gallery in Carlisle Tim resides in Carlisle where he maintains a studio and continues to work ceramics, paint and pencil. 

James M Krabiel, Ceramicist, Painter, Metal Sculptor was born in New Orleans, La.  At the age of eight James gained an interest in art—first through comics and cartoons.  He attended and completed the Old Donation Center for the Gifted and Talented and began attending the Governor’s School for the Arts in Norfolk, Va.  He finished the program upon graduation of high school in 2001. He attended Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2001 and graduated with honors in May of 2005 with a BA in Fine Art.  James resides in Carlisle where he maintains a studio and continues to work in diverse media such as ceramics, paint and metal.

Tom Oakes, Clay Technician

Thomas Oakes, Clay Technician; BA in Art Education—Kutztown University, Pennsylvania; Certified Art Teacher-grades K-12; Ceramicist, Instructor at CALC; President of the Board at CALC 2008. Taught elementary art for 10 years and now teaches art classes at CALC to all ages and skill levels while continuing to make pottery for commissioned work and for sale. His ceramic focus is on large platters, sculptural pots and geometric boxes.

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. Michael currently operates a soft glass and flameworking studio in Dover, PA.

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).

Stephanie Thompson began her career at the kitchen table, drawing on the backs of her father’s discarded school papers. She earned my BFA in Communication Design from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a graphic designer in New York City and the Washington D.C. area before starting her own graphic design business and returning to central Pennsylvania. Her artwork is sold through national retailers as well as local galleries. See her art at www.stephanieannethompson.com

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