Pauly Cudd, "Glassblowing's my life's passion. I am attracted to the mystical qualities of fluid glass. It is truly challenging to manipulate and persuade a medium that you can't touch with your hands. With each piece I create, I try to pass on my passion for glass to its new owner."
Earl Duckett has been photographing nature since 1995. "The best time to work is around the edges of light. My favorite time is from pre-dawn through the first couple hours of the day." Earl also provides custom framing services.
Bonnie Hagen works in watercolors, pastels, acrylics, fabrics and mixed media. She enjoys painting landscapes, animals, nature, and abstracts. She has recently retired from teaching and hopes to spend more time on her art.
Furniture maker Brian Hall uses predominately reclaimed material, much of it recovered from projects from his construction business, combined with hardwood slabs and branches from the woods surrounding his rural Amery home and shop.
Timber framing appeals to him in the same way furniture does; the process is challenging and fulfilling. The end product is functional as well as beautiful.
Each of Win Herberg's pieces of high-fired stoneware pottery evolves from aspects of previous pieces. She believes simplicity can be very elegant through the repetition of form, line and color. Each of these repetitions strengthens and animates a piece by building on the previous one.
I was born and studied in Amsterdam The Netherlands and got a PhD in Molecular Biology and Immunology from the University of Amsterdam. I have been working on the Viro-Immunological aspects of the AIDS virus. In 2001 I moved to the United States of America, working as a neuroscientist and living in Wisconsin.
Performing art is for me a personal activity that entails responses to my career as a scientist. By the way, my education in art is little. I ask myself, how art can be relevant to anyone else and are there boundaries when you call it ‘not art’ anymore. My aim is to show others what I see, not precisely what I saw. I make paintings, mixed media objects and (neo-DADA) sculptures and installations and all are manifest of my creative work. Searching for associations and relationships in using different artifacts, antique subjects, my collections of hoarding materials and technologies are my goals. When I see that unrelated subjects fits together, I move on to completion. Join me.
Tin Cat Studio (formerly Images By Lee Art & Photography) is comprised of Randy and Lisa, partners in crime, in life, and business. They live amongst the corn and hayfields outside of Luck, WI; along with 7 cats, 3 dogs, a herd of ducks, chickens and an occasional bypassing chipmunk.
Randy‘s photographic interests include old barns, trees, rusty cars, abandoned farms and windmills, which are found throughout their body of work. It is a passion to capture as many of these memorable monuments of history before they vanish completely.
Lisa captures nature’s beauty through Macro photography; finding the tiny, little details in the world around us is fascinating and a source of joy. Tiny flowers poking out of the grass, raindrops hanging from pine needles, hoar frost hanging tightly to a thistle; all great beauty found within a tiny little space.
Their style can be described as simple, allowing the beauty of the subject manner to shine through. All of the art starts as a photograph. Different techniques may be applied during the post-editing process to set the mood or to create a visual impact. Sometimes the image is left alone, depending on what end result is desired. Handmade custom frames encase most of their current body of work. Reclaimed barn wood, metal and found objects make up these pieces, creating individual and unique pieces of art.
Sharyl Manwiller has found painting foster surprises to happen in line, shape and color. She experiences the natural world as calming and seeks to represent some of this quality in pictures of plant life, animals, people or landscapes. Oil, pastel, water color or acrylics work well to accomplish this goal.
Judy Hostvet/Paulson...."I've enjoyed being a member of artZ since the very beginning. I've loved showing my work in this lovely gallery, which consists of mixed media, pastel, watercolor, assemblage, and handmade paper. My special interest is using paper in a variety of ways. Teaching classes at artZ and in other locations has always been a positive experience for me.".
Textiles have been Loretta’s muse for many years. She spins, weaves,felts, knits and crochets natural fibers to create functional and beautiful pieces to use and enjoy
David Stone - Pottery has been his passion for over 50 years. He is awed by the spontaneous surprises this media produces and is continually humbled by a medium forged out of need thousands of years ago. These elements are reflected in the functional stoneware he creates for all to use and enjoy.
After a rewarding career in communications, Deborah Stull-Kinsley chose to chart a new direction – one that moved her from the corporate world to a place where she could nurture her passion for art. A dedicated lifelong learner, Deborah is inspired by the landscapes around her, especially water, trees, rocks and sky. In her Wild River Arts studio located near Balsam Lake, WI, she enjoys working with watercolors – the transparency of the paint and the fusing and interacting of the colors often surprise and serve to fuel her creativity. Over the past few years, she and her husband have had wonderful opportunities to travel and visit friends in Holland and Ireland, and the beautiful landscapes of these countries are often reflected in her paintings.
Nan has studied for the past few years how to create with copper, clay, silver clay, and glass, making mostly jewelry. She particularly loves to work with color, so her main emphasis is currently in glass and clay.
Nan’s clay items are made from polymer clay with a technique called “makame game”. They are fired at a low temperature and capped with resin to bring out the depth and color.
Her glass items are hand built. She cuts and combines different glasses to create each piece of jewelry. She uses a variety of techniques to create her pieces which results in a multitude of unique designs.
Paul started creating pottery and tile after a career as a Swiss trained pastry chef and food technologist. Transitioning from the pastry arts to pottery was a natural transition as many of the techniques used in the pastry arts transferred easily to pottery and tile. He has worked in porcelain, for tiles, stoneware and earthenware for pottery. The majority of Paul’s glazes are made from scratch. The garden inspired pottery uses glazes that crawl and run freely. Learning the way the glazes run and mix in the kiln has been a continuing adventure. He is influenced by the free forms and colors of Mexican street pottery. No two pieces are exactly the same and the individuality of the artist is celebrated. Paul enjoys making colorful pieces for the garden, from bird baths and bird houses to decorative garden pieces. Each piece is one of a kind and carefully hand crafted with intentionality.