Jeff Hale: Wood Design
A long time resident of the duluth area Jeff turns wood under the mentor-"tormentorship" of Jay Conradi, a long admired wood-turner of the 20/20 tour. Jeff works with a variety of techniques including sandblasting and making dyes that react to the wood. He enjoys making a variety of forms.
Sheila Staubus: Pottery
Sheila got hooked on clay in 2001 and since has studied under manyl ocal, national and international artists. She manages and instructs at the Duluth Art Institute Ceramics Studio. She is attracted to rythmn and line. Sheila is influenced by Moorish architecture, Indian stone and woodcarvings, Oriental brush strokes, and Nordic rosemalling. " I like to celebrate the ordinary ...vines, birds, snowflakes and the things I see out the window and things that make me laugh."
Natalija Walbridge: fiber/printmaking
Natalija's creative passion is inspired by outdoor adventures an the desire to create quality, lasting mementos for people who love exploring Northern Minnesota. She was inspired to name her company “Dock 5” to establish a strong connection with the city of Duluth and watching the ships coming into the canal from her home on Park Point. She recently participated in the American Craft Council Exhibition in St. Paul.
Maria Brown : Ceramic Sculpture
Mixed media and ceramic artist living in Duluth,MN
Michael Kapsos: Jewelry
I am always thinking about simplicity. What is the simplest way to create an expression of a feeling or idea. In my jewelry, I use basic shapes to express movement and elemental emotions of the natural world. I resonate with Asian Art, Philosophy, and Tai Chi which translates to movement in my art. I primarily use natural stones combined with sterling silver and base metals to create flowing forms.
Corine Buechner: Host.
Quilting /Painting / Mixed Media
7714 Laine Rd Two harbors, MN 55616
Color and texture are the driving inspirations in both my fiber art and mixed media paintings. My quilts incorporate hand painted fabrics which are pieced, played and quilted. My mixed media work comprises layers of paint, textures, fiber and objects to create images which evoke the beauty of the natural world.
Sarah Flicek: Jewelry
I create hand forged jewelry using traditional metal-smith techniques. It is mostly sterling silver with some gold. All accented with stones, driftwood, feathers, beads, and other found objects.
David Gilsvik : Host. Painting
643 Hermanson Rd. Two Harbors
I paint northern landscapes from my experiences in the out of doors. I love hiking, paddling, and cross country skiing. These experiences lead to beautiful places and moments of inspiration.
Sue Stavig : Fibers
Luxury hand knits inspired by the seasons of Lake Superior
From my tiny cabin near Finland, Minnesota, I celebrate the colors and textures of Lake Superior’s seasons. After over 30 years of design work, yarn has become my palette. I design and knit what I love from my uncompromising collection of luxury fibers.
Lisa Kosmo: Host
1377 Gun Club Rd. Two Harbors
Living near Lake Superior, in Northeastern Minnesota, surrounded by rivers, woods, and gorgeous shoreline; I find it easy to let my mind escape to these images. I'm inspired to represent what life has to offer and to celebrate visually all that I am grateful for. My work embodies lifelike realism blended with abstraction to create an unreal, yet seemingly natural scene.
Dan Findley: Wood Design
I enjoy playing with wood so I actually consider this wood play. I only work with domestic wood finishing it naturally. It just doesn't get any better than that. I do not do custom orders because I go wherever the wood and mood takes me.