Visting Artists

Since 2006 16 Hands has had the honor of presenting the work of fine craftsmen from around the country in our bi annual studio tour. Each member studio hosts artists introducing the community to new and different talented craftsmen each year. Check out our upcoming visiting artists and view the roster of past guests below.


Coming Soon: Fall 2017 VISITING ARTISTS!


 

Spring 2017

Sarah McCarthy

at Rick Hensley & Donna Polseno's

Daily I create with my hands, exploring, experimenting, moving the clay, making a living. In the studio I enjoy the repetition as much as the exploration of new forms and surface designs. I am full of gratitude that creativity continues to move in me daily. Making and using pots to me is learning to see, learning to pause, to share, to see beauty.  My work is exploring the surface balance of a natural patina and vivid color. The natural patina is clay showing its rawness and its depth.    The bright surface colors are influenced by my living and traveling in Latin America and the colorful textiles, fabrics, people, and birds that I have come to know and love. The surface designs are influenced by my daughter’s drawings and the naturalness of children’s art. I teach and work with children weekly because they uplift me and bring me hope. There is something whimsical and pure in children’s perspective and creativity that continues to inspire me.

Daily I create with my hands, exploring, experimenting, moving the clay, making a living. In the studio I enjoy the repetition as much as the exploration of new forms and surface designs. I am full of gratitude that creativity continues to move in me daily. Making and using pots to me is learning to see, learning to pause, to share, to see beauty. 

My work is exploring the surface balance of a natural patina and vivid color. The natural patina is clay showing its rawness and its depth.   

The bright surface colors are influenced by my living and traveling in Latin America and the colorful textiles, fabrics, people, and birds that I have come to know and love.

The surface designs are influenced by my daughter’s drawings and the naturalness of children’s art. I teach and work with children weekly because they uplift me and bring me hope. There is something whimsical and pure in children’s perspective and creativity that continues to inspire me.

 

Joey Sheehan

at Josh Copus'

I make pots in a small studio on the French Broad River in Asheville.  My pots speak to the historical nature of function and beauty found evident in many cultures.  The forms I make are deeply influenced by tradition but with a contemporary twist on surface and texture.  Each pot is hand made with high fire North Carolina stoneware clays, porcelain slips, and over seventeen different glazes.  My pots are fired in my two chamber wood kiln at my home in Madison County, with wasted wood from various local sources.  Pots in the front chamber are naturally coated with wood ash and flame during the firing for unique flashing and individual surface.  The second chamber is filled with glaze ware and heated to cone ten in a reduced atmosphere by the escaping heat and flame from the front chamber.  My entire firing last for two full days.  

I make pots in a small studio on the French Broad River in Asheville.  My pots speak to the historical nature of function and beauty found evident in many cultures.  The forms I make are deeply influenced by tradition but with a contemporary twist on surface and texture.  Each pot is hand made with high fire North Carolina stoneware clays, porcelain slips, and over seventeen different glazes.  My pots are fired in my two chamber wood kiln at my home in Madison County, with wasted wood from various local sources.  Pots in the front chamber are naturally coated with wood ash and flame during the firing for unique flashing and individual surface.  The second chamber is filled with glaze ware and heated to cone ten in a reduced atmosphere by the escaping heat and flame from the front chamber.  My entire firing last for two full days.  

Ashley Buchanan

at David Eichelberger & Elisa DiFeo's

My work focuses on image, pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry. As a maker, it is my intention to challenge the conventions of handmade jewelry through the use of inexpensive materials and new approaches to design and surface decoration.   By combining the handmade with the industrial and the digital, I aim to produce pieces that speak to the past, present and future of Craft while maintaining familiar identity between the viewer/wearer and the object.

My work focuses on image, pattern and decoration in order to reference ornamentation and historical jewelry. As a maker, it is my intention to challenge the conventions of handmade jewelry through the use of inexpensive materials and new approaches to design and surface decoration.  

By combining the handmade with the industrial and the digital, I aim to produce pieces that speak to the past, present and future of Craft while maintaining familiar identity between the viewer/wearer and the object.

 

Maggie Jaszczak

at Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler's

I make hand-built earthenware vessels that draw on the quiet, minimal forms of basic function, such as basins, troughs and baskets.  Surfaces emphasize the subtleties of material, process and firing as the primary decorative elements – dragged grog, finger marks, the layering of slips and terra sigillata, and the dulled whites and blacks that come from reduction firing at a low temperature.  Smaller pieces like plates, cups, mugs and bowls are wheel-thrown, then scraped and pared down in form and reduction fired.  Most recently I have been pulling from my long love of textiles to add pattern and color to this smaller work. 

I make hand-built earthenware vessels that draw on the quiet, minimal forms of basic function, such as basins, troughs and baskets.  Surfaces emphasize the subtleties of material, process and firing as the primary decorative elements – dragged grog, finger marks, the layering of slips and terra sigillata, and the dulled whites and blacks that come from reduction firing at a low temperature. 

Smaller pieces like plates, cups, mugs and bowls are wheel-thrown, then scraped and pared down in form and reduction fired.  Most recently I have been pulling from my long love of textiles to add pattern and color to this smaller work. 

Dan Finnegan

at Rick Hensley & Donna Polseno's

Making pottery is a lifestyle choice as much as it is a career choice…it is an integrated way of living, where work and play and everyday life all dissolve into each other and that suits me. It also allows for a great deal of variety: not only do I make pots, but I teach workshops, exhibit, write a blog and promote a show.         My own pleasure in making pots is made all the better by the pleasure that they bring to others. The opportunity to meet and talk with my customers brings me great satisfaction.      I enjoy the aesthetic challenges of making pots as well as the physical labor that being a potter and firing with wood entails. It is important to me that my work be finely crafted and made to a very high standard. I love the architectural qualities of clay, the permanence of stoneware, and the sweet magic that occurs when good pots, good food and good people come together!

Making pottery is a lifestyle choice as much as it is a career choice…it is an integrated way of living, where work and play and everyday life all dissolve into each other and that suits me. It also allows for a great deal of variety: not only do I make pots, but I teach workshops, exhibit, write a blog and promote a show.    

    My own pleasure in making pots is made all the better by the pleasure that they bring to others. The opportunity to meet and talk with my customers brings me great satisfaction.

     I enjoy the aesthetic challenges of making pots as well as the physical labor that being a potter and firing with wood entails. It is important to me that my work be finely crafted and made to a very high standard. I love the architectural qualities of clay, the permanence of stoneware, and the sweet magic that occurs when good pots, good food and good people come together!

 

Lotta Helleberg

at Silvie Granatelli's

The intricacy and resilience of nature, is the core inspiration for my work. For more than a decade, I have experimented with printmaking, and most recently focused on eco-printing, relief processes, and local plant-based dyes to render works that both document and celebrate my immediate surroundings. The resulting impressions are incorporated into art quilts, textile collages, artist books, and other objects.  I strive to capture the sense of awe and contentment experienced when we take the time to observe minute elements in our path, be it an unfurling fern frond, a broken butterfly wing, or a translucent seedpod. By paying attention to the beauty around us we will find it easier to appreciate—and want to protect—the environment as a whole. 

The intricacy and resilience of nature, is the core inspiration for my work. For more than a decade, I have experimented with printmaking, and most recently focused on eco-printing, relief processes, and local plant-based dyes to render works that both document and celebrate my immediate surroundings. The resulting impressions are incorporated into art quilts, textile collages, artist books, and other objects. 

I strive to capture the sense of awe and contentment experienced when we take the time to observe minute elements in our path, be it an unfurling fern frond, a broken butterfly wing, or a translucent seedpod. By paying attention to the beauty around us we will find it easier to appreciate—and want to protect—the environment as a whole. 

Tom Jaszczak

at Ellen Shankin & Brad Warstler's

Tom is a current Resident Artist at the Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, and shows his work throughout the US.  His functional forms are thoughtful and unique, with a particular ability to find a special place in any home.

Tom is a current Resident Artist at the Penland School of Craft in Penland, NC, and shows his work throughout the US.  His functional forms are thoughtful and unique, with a particular ability to find a special place in any home.

 

 

Fall 2016

Susan Icove

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Website: www.icovelighting.com

Gay Smith

 

Spring 2016

Agnes Seebass

Shanti Yard


Fall 2015

Naomi Daglisht and  
Michael Hunt

Website: www.bandanapottery.com/

Alice Walker

 
 

 

Ed Hinkley

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Website: www.edhinkley.com/

Catherine White

 
 

Hona Leigh Knudsen

Dan Finnegan

 

Don Davis

Website: www.dondavisceramicart.com

Gail Kendall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Laurie Shaman

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Website: www.laurieshaman.com/

Amber Mahler

 
 

Sarah Rachel Brown

Ron Sutterer


Other Visting Artists throught the years

Kyle Carpenter - www.carpenterpottery.com

Stacy Snyder - www.stacysnyder.com

James Edwards Barnes

Wendy Werstlein - www.wrennpottery.com

Seth Guzovsky

Andrea Denniston - www.andreadenniston.com

Hona Knudsen

Josh Manning - www.parlourpottery.com

Teagan Dobkin  - www.tittlemillinery.com

Joey Sheehan - www.meltingmountainpottery.com

John Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer - www.barkinspiderpottery.com

Laurie Shaman - www.laurieshaman.com

Richard Radman - vimeo.com/31069907

Suze Lindsay - www.forkmountainpottery.com

Kent McLaughlin

Chris Gryder

Sandi Pierantozzi

Neil Patterson

Sarah McCarthy

Julie Covington

Bryce Brisco 

Nick Joerling

Nant Rothwell - www.nanrothwellpottery.com

Susan Hill - www.suanhilldesign.com

Michael Kline - www.michaellinepottery.blogspot.com

Michael Panciera

Melissa Weiss - www.melissaweisspottery.com

David Eichelberger

Kevin Hluch - web.mac.com/hluch_arts/HluchArts

Margaret Hluch - web.mac.com/hluch_arts/HluchArts

Don Lewis

Alice Walker - www.alicewalkerbatik.com

Marc Maiorana - www.irondesigncompany.com

Josh Manning

Janet Niewald

Benjie Osborne - www.thiswasatree.com

Karin Solberg

Eric Knoche - www.ericknoche.com

Gay Smith - www.gertrudegrahamsmith.com

Jim Wolnosky

Renee Brooks

Posey Bacopoulos - www.poseybacopoulos.com

Genvieve Ricard 

Will Swanson - www.willswanson.com

Davin Butterfield

Shawn Ireland 

Mark Shapiro

Sam Taylor

Marlene Jack

Ellen Braaten

Glenda George

Gibby Waitzkin

David Crane

Bernadette Curran

Pietor Elia Maddalena - www.lameridiana.fi.it

Cheryl Sweeney