Jean Reiter Adams is a native of Bergen County, New Jersey. She earned her Bachelors of Arts degree in Art Education from Wilkes College in 1978. Since 1985, Jean has been teaching in the Art Department at Wilkes University, teaching both ceramic and survey classes. While she considers working at the potter’s wheel to be her first love, Jean has been teaching hand building techniques along with wheel throwing for the past thirty-seven years.
“I enjoy making quiet and simple pots that you can live with and react to on a daily basis. I want my pots to serve a purpose, but also stand on their own as strong visual objects. I am intrigued with how clay works; it is fluid by nature, then fixed, and fragile in its final form. I grew up in a house that valued working with your hands and the value of good craftsmanship. I have worked in clay since 1976 because I love the medium and that love has helped me stay excited for all these years. I strive for the highest quality that my abilities allow me to achieve – which is what I also look for in my students.”
Jean is a resident of Blue Bell, PA.
Suzanne’s website: suzannebakerphotography.zenfolio.com
Photography is about moments, listening, seeing, touching, holding, moving and being still, pushing hard and gently easing in. I am an artist, explorer, foodie, fashionista, Mama and tree hugging dirt worshiper.
It all started in the junk drawer of my Ma’s primitive cherry hutch where all random treasures could be found. My absolute favorites were the 35mm Kodak Instamatic with flash cubes and the scattered pictures of times past. The possibilities the rectangular camera could provide for me were endless and my passion was ignited.
Photography has been a significant part of my life for the past 16 years. It has led me to many memorable and interesting paths and continues to hold new beginnings, locations and clients. Again endless possibilities and continued passion.
Deena’s website: https://deenasball.com/
Deena S. Ball is a teaching and exhibiting fine artist in the Philadelphia area. Current exhibitions are primarily watercolor landscapes, many of which use a textured ground on Strathmore Plate Bristol, Ampersand Board or Yupo synthetic paper. She exhibits in numerous galleries throughout the mid-Atlantic region, as well as art festivals, juried and invitational nationwide shows. Most recently her work was included in the National Watercolor Society’s exhibition in California. Deena’s innovative watercolor paintings have been published in Splash 12 and Splash 13. An article about her paintings and techniques appeared in Watercolor Artist Magazine in 2012 and a second article was published in late 2013.
Deena teaches watercolor painting on Wednesday mornings and other special watercolor workshops at the Arts Center. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Nancy has taught at CAC for over 12 years. She teaches both yearly classes and workshops of various media. As a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Watercolor Society, and the Philadelphia Water Color Society, the work of Delaware County Artist Nancy has traversed the United States. She has garnered a number of coveted awards for her work in a variety a media including Best of Show in the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society. This year, 100 Artists of the Mid Atlantic, published by Amazon.com books, has a feature article on Nancy’s experimental work. www.nancybarch.com
Nadia W. Bond
Nadia’s Webpage: www.thepottersguild.com
Working as an Interior Designer for more than thirty years has given me a love of grace and line I try to incorporate into the pieces I throw. I consider myself not just a potter, but an artist trying to find beauty in clay. Recently, I have been experimenting with combining my love of hand building and sculpting clay with the pieces I throw on the wheel. This has taken my work into a new and exciting level of design.
I believe we never stop learning. Everyday is a new day to explore the clay, and learn how far we can push and pull our way to a beautiful work of art.
Nadia teaches workshops: gas glazes, bat making and Psyanki Egg decorating at the Arts Center on select weekends. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Effie’s webpage: http://paleoelegance.com/effie-brenner
Effie Brenner is a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Potter’s Guild. She has extensive experience in hand built ceramics with a concentration on the ancient coil technique. Her pieces have won awards in regional art shows, have been exhibited in galleries and can be found in prominent collections in the U.S and abroad.
Effie teaches handbuilt pottery specializing in the use of coil on Friday morning at the Arts Center. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Lisa’s Website: www.lisaburgerlentz.com
I am a graduate of the Certificate program at PAFA in painting and printmaking. I participate in several area Plein Air painting events such as Saranac Plein Air Festival and Brandywine Valley Plein Air. I am a printshop assistant at PAFA on Wednesday nights in exchange for access to the printshop. I have taught drawing at various art centers including CAC and have recently begun teaching Printmaking 101 at CAC.
Martha is excited to bring her passion for story creation with young children to the CAC. She has worked in preschool education for years, along with teaching family literacy programs and theater arts in a variety of settings. For eight years, she produced and hosted interactive shows based on stories from kids, performed by improv comedians with her company, StoryUP!. Martha holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. in Early Childhood Education from the City College of New York, where she focused her research on children’s storytelling. Martha loves creating stories onstage and on the page through writing and drawing, and enjoys inspiration from outdoor adventures in nature.
Mandie Curtis Banks
Mandie joined the CAC staff as Program Director in May 2022. She has worked at a variety of nonprofit arts organizations and schools as an administrator and an instructor in dance, theatre, and yoga. Mandie is an E-RYT certified yoga instructor with Yoga Alliance. She has multiple yoga teacher certifications, including Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Trauma-Informed Yoga, and Children’s Yoga & Mindfulness. In addition, Mandie has training in Postnatal Yoga and Chair Yoga. Her yoga classes are a gentle slow flow and are open to yogis of all ability levels. Mandie’s classes are warm and welcoming as her number one priority is to create a safe space and an accessible yoga practice for all. You can expect to move your body in a gentle, comfortable way with an emphasis on safe alignment and yoga sequencing that integrates breath and meditative techniques.
Bob Deane is a potter and painter who was raised in the Media, PA area. He earned a B.F.A in Ceramics from Bloomsburg University in 1988. His work has been shown in many local stores and galleries. Recently, Bob has been immersed in working with local creek clay and discovering the connection between the ground he walks on and the artwork he creates. He currently teaches at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, PA, at the Mainline Art Center and the Wayne Arts Center both on Philadelphia’s Main Line. Bob has been a member of the Potters Guild since 1991.
Bob teaches handbuilt pottery and the wheel on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at the Arts Center. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Laura’s Website: www.thepottersguild.com
As an artist working in various media, Laura Demme’s art education began early as the daughter of an artist. Drawing, painting and sewing from the age of six, Laura continued her study through high school, then a year living at Peters Valley Craft School. Originally drawn to weaving, spinning and dyeing, Laura realized the versatility of Off the Loom techniques such as crocheting, knitting and embroidery. Moving to NYC, Laura worked as a Crafts Designer and Assistant Editor at Good Housekeeping Magazine and contributed designs to Voque Knitting, Needlework, and other publications. As a Free Lance Designer for 14 Years in NYC, Laura worked with design houses contributing unique knit designs and inspiration to Geoffrey Beene, Ralph Lauren and many others. Laura then started painting. Laura’s work in oil on canvas and gessoed paper showed at a few invitationals in NYC and Art Shows in Atlanta and Rice University in Texas. Laura then retired from the textile industry, and married, gave birth to a daughter and took up Ceramics. Concentrating on Raku Firing and other Low Fire techniques Laura uses her mixed media sensibility to create Mixed Media figures, Vignettes, Sculpture and many other decorative pieces. Her continued exploration of technique and media include concrete, metal work (jewelry and steel welding), encaustic and acrylic abstract painting and gardening. Whenever she needs to know about something Laura takes a workshop with whoever is the definitive person. Laura Demme is a juried member of the Pa Guild of Craftsmen and a Potters Guild Member. She teaches Raku Firing, Hand Building and Encaustic Painting at Community Arts Center, Wayne Art Center and Cheltenham Center for the Arts. You can look forward to integrating all that I have learned and experienced into my artwork, to fully express what it is to be an artist, and to inspire others to explore and expand their horizons.
Laura teaches handbuilt pottery specializing in the use of raku and alternative firing on Wednesdays at the Arts Center. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Sara Dolan is a long time CAC Summer Spree teaching artist who is also a teacher at Christ Church preschool in Media during the school year. She began practicing the art of Ebru, a traditional Turkish art form that creates magnificent marbled papers and fabrics, about a year ago and now is happy to share her skills with people interested in this beautiful and exciting art form.
Margaret was born and educated in California where she studied Fine Art at Long Beach State. She received a scholarship to Moore College of Art and Design, where she completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Graphic Design. She has been teaching at CAC for the past 16 years first in young children classes and Outreach at Chester Upland. She now teaches Lego Adventure classes, and Movie Making at CAC, as well as Drawing and Painting Classes at Plush Mill Senior Living in Wallingford.
Juanita Gaspari is a sculptor living in Ridley, Pennsylvania. Juanita creates sculptures using clay, wood and stone. Juanita is influenced by creatures of nature; their colors, structures, movement, design, and personalities have sparked her curiosity since childhood inspiring the art she creates. Juanita earned a Bachelor of Fine Art in Sculpture along with a K-12 teaching certification in Art Education from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 1997; continuing her education through the Professional Institute for Educators also at UArts. Juanita has been teaching Pre-K through Eighth Grade students Visual Arts since 1999 in both public and private schools and the Community Arts Center. She feels art education is a vital part of child development, a vocation she adores. Juanita exhibits frequently in group exhibitions.
Juanita has taught Ceramics to Pre-schoolers on Thursday in Lucky Charms and a weekend children’s class, Cooking and Clay Comb, at the Arts Center. She is offering a new Clay Club for order children in Spring 2021 and is our 2021 Summer Spree Coordinator. Go to classes tab to sign up for the currently registering Semester.
Brad Hagmayer is a Ceramic Artist from Royersford, Pennsylvania. Beyond Royersford,
Brad has been doing art since a young child and has won numerous awards in several mediums. A graduate of Bloomsburg University in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania, with a BA in Art Studio, in 1988.
Brad has focused his talents in the last ten years on his ceramic arts. He is a member of the Community Arts Center in Wallingford, Pennsylvania where he is known for his Octopus, Mushrooms, Rabbits and French Bulldogs as well as a few other creatures. He works with both Low Fire and High Fire clays and glazes and dabbles in Raku as well.
Brad has also practically used his admiration with animals by spending his adult life working in the Veterinary Field and is currently a Practice Manager for a veterinary office in the western suburbs of Philadelphia.
Gail Ann Herring is a graduate of Kutztown University (BS in Art Education), and also Maryland Institute College of Art (MFA). A personal interest in botanical subjects lead her to study at the New York Botanical Garden, where Gail worked at mastering scientific illustration techniques, and completed the certificate program in Botanical Illustration. As a teaching artist, Gail has worked with students of all ages in youth classes and adult workshop settings, as an artist-in-residence (age 3 – high school), and as an adjunct instructor in Early Childhood Arts Education (college). Gail has engaged in numerous collaborations with artists, teachers, and community-based programs to develop and mentor arts-integrated learning experiences focused on literacy and the arts.
Gail teacher drawing fundamentals to children and botanical drawing to adults each semester. Go to the classes tab select the semester you want to register for and Gail’s name for more information and to register.
Camille has been a student of the path of yoga since 2000. Her study and training in Yoga has been influenced by Vinyasa flow yoga as a form of moving meditation. Her classes focus on increasing overall well-being, stress relief, compassionate awareness, and integrating modern application of the 8-limbed path of yoga on and off the mat. She holds multiple certifications including pre-natal yoga, kids empowerment yoga, trauma-informed yoga, yin and restorative yoga, and mindfulness meditation. Camille believes that the ancient art and science and physical practice of yoga seeped in mindfulness can create harmony in the body, mind and spirit while providing an antidote for the busy, modern life. Her goal is to offer yoga and meditation classes that are inclusive and accessible by inviting students honor their bodies and mind in the moment and deepen their connection to self and community. She is a also a mom of four children and is currently pursing a Masters of Public Health at West Chester University.
Bridget’s Webpage: www.thepottersguild.com
When I started working with clay in 1996, it was the once a week creative outlet I had while working multiple jobs. It continued this way for many years although the jobs were eventually replaced with multiple children. As my children grew older and I could devote more time to clay, my hobby became my passion. I was an Associate at the Community Arts Center in Wallingford for many years before becoming a member of the Potters Guild. I teach hand-building at the Community Arts Center and sell my work both locally and nationally.
Bridget teaches handbuilding ceramic classes on Monday night and Tuesday mornings each semester and Clay Fun on Friday workshops. Go to classes tab select a semester and Bridget’s name for more information and to register.
Emie Hughes is a mixed-media artist, photographer, choreographer, and educator. Trained as a modern dancer, Emie graduated with a B.A. in Dance/Theatre Arts from Dickinson College, where she won the Emil R. and Tamar Weiss Prize in Creative Arts. After graduating, she lived and worked in NYC for 6 years in the arts, arts administration, and fundraising. She has exhibited her mixed-media pieces in Brooklyn, New York, and she has presented her choreographic works at venues including the Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum, Triskelion Arts, Dixon Place, and the Bowery Poetry Club, among others. She has taught workshops in art and dance at the Delaware Art Museum, Brandywine River Museum, and the Girls Can Do Anything! 2019 Conference. In 2020, Emie created her business Blue Jar, which specializes in creating original artworks and leading workshops in the cyanotype process, photography, and movement. Learn more at bluejarllc.com.
Patti Kelly is a multidisciplinary, self- taught artist who works in botanical arts and photography. She is inspired by the natural landscape, plants, and botanicals that surround her. An explorer from a young age, she continues to travel, hike, and observe lands close and far. She has studied locally at Longwood Gardens and acquiring hands-on experience from talented international floral designers in the industry. Kelly exhibits at the world- renowned Philadelphia Flower Show, where her work is recognized and awarded. Kelly has over 15 years of teaching experience working with all age groups, including those with different learning abilities. Recently, Kelly worked on a farm where she learned how to grow organic fruits, vegetables, and flowers from seed. Currently, she volunteers her time on a local farm, continuing to learn optimal flower-growing practices and offers Botanical workshops here at the CAC in flower arranging, wreath making and photography. She teaches at the CAC Summer Spree, children’s visual arts summer camp. Kelly has a BA in Journalism, from Temple University.
Miss Christina is a preschool & parent/child music educator based out of south Philadelphia. She has a BA in Communication Studies & Minor in Art History from West Chester University in 2012. For the past decade, she has been a musician & singer/songwriter involved in multiple musical projects including dream pop band Tutlie, reggae bands Cultureal & The Underwater Sounds and most recently her own venture, a band named Miss Cantaloupe. In 2016 Christina received her teacher training certificate with Tammy Kerokunian of the award-winning program, Children’s Music Express. She then began working for Peter Moses of The Music Experience & The Mindful Experience for children in preschools teaching music & mindfulness. She currently teaches preschool music classes & parent/child music classes throughout the greater Philadelphia area as well as performing gigs with her band. She is passionate & eager about bringing the arts to early childhood education.
Matiko Mamaladze was born in 1964 in Tbilisi, Georgia. She grew up in an artistic family, surrounded by her mother’s and grandfather’s paintings. They were a source of inspiration to Matiko and encouraged her to study art. The creative atmosphere she was immersed in influenced her to such an extent, that from early times drawing and painting became necessities she couldn’t imagine herself without. Matiko studied in the Nikoladze Art School and at the Academy of Fine Arts in Tbilisi. Matiko’s work is figurative and centers on subjects, which she finds unique and interesting. Matiko Mamaladze is an award-winning artist and her paintings can be found in many private collections across Europe and The United States. http://www.matiko.us/
Matiko teach’s a drawing class on Monday’s and a oil painting class on Friday’s here at the CAC. Go to the classes tab, select a semester and Matiko’s name for more information and to register.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and was a middle school teacher in Philadelphia before my children were born. Now as a second career, I’m teaching Beginning Jewelry at the CAC and occasional workshops at Blue Santa Beads. I enjoy taking Interweave classes from teachers around the country in my spare time and I’ve also dabbled in oil painting, watercolors, and pottery.
John T. Meehan III was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. In 1993, he received a Masters of Fine Arts in Painting from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. John’s paintings can be seen at Jon Law’s Gallery and Frame Shop in Surf City on Long Beach Island, NJ, at the William Ris Gallery in Stone Harbor, NJ, and the Main Street Gallery in Manasquan, NJ.
Alice Meyer Wallace, born in Philadelphia in 1941, lives and teaches painting in Naousa, Paros, Greece.
She graduated from RISD in 1963, European Honors program final year in Italy (1963), has lived in Majorca, Spain where she has a house and Paros, Greece where she has a converted goat shed.
She hibernates each winter in Pennsylvania, where she paints and teaches and keeps warm. She taught at the Aegean Center of Fine Arts for 10 years in Paros. Has illustrated children’s books. Teaches now at the Main Line Art Center, the Chester Springs School, and The Plastic Club in Pa.
Watercolors can be seen at Yria in Lefkis, Paros, Greece.
Jane has co-taught plein air workshops in Tuscany, Scotland and Sicily, and has taken groups to Jamaica to paint on location. She also conducts workshops for groups in the tri-state area. Her work was featured in American Artist magazine in 2004. A signature member of both the Philadelphia and the Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies, she was the first woman elected president of the Philadelphia Watercolor Society. She has also served on the boards of the Rittenhouse Square Fine Arts Annual, the Delaware Valley Art League, the Artists Guild of Delaware County, and the Community Arts Center. http://www.janebmiluski.com/
Portrait images of people and animals are a specialty and the focus of Ernie Norcia’s work. Each portrait painting is designed to reveal the vitality and character of his subjects. Ernie’s approach to painting is the result of years of study in the distinguished traditions of European and American painting. Artists such as Titian, Velazquez, Degas, and Sargent are his personal favorites as well as significant sources of inspiration. His portraits, whether formal or informal, human or animal, destined for a boardroom or a private residence, display the spirit of his subjects. Ernie’s paintings are done mostly in oil using the finest materials. He is a master of traditional methods, using strong drawing as the underpinning for each painting. Ernie works with the belief that well-crafted, archival images have lasting impact on viewers, leaving a legacy for future generations.
Ernie Norcia’s paintings can be found in corporations, hospitals, and universities as well and numerous private collections in the United States. His various awards include those from prestigious art organizations in New York City to the Portrait Society of America to an Emmy. Originally from Connecticut, Ernie graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. His studies included an academic year in Italy. Ernie continued his training at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his master’s degree in Painting. A resident of the Philadelphia area, he teaches a selected number of private students, conducts painting classes as well as tending to his ongoing private commissions for clients around the country.
Michelle Rothwell is currently an associate professor and the program director of the new Game Art BFA program. During her career in academia, she has designed multiple degree programs – and dozens of courses – for other colleges and universities in 3D Computer Graphics, Multimedia and Game Design.
Michelle earned her master’s degree in Industrial Design from the University of the Arts in 1997. She has a bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from the University of Rhode Island.
Mrs. Rothwell has more than 30 years’ experience in technology-based art and design. She has served in a wide range of professional roles, including director of Information Architecture, Interaction/Interface and Web Designer, and Virtual Reality researcher. In addition, she has worked on software and product development teams for DuPont. Her client list includes Proctor & Gamble, GlaxoSmithKline, Merrill Lynch, AstraZeneca, SAP, Qwest Communications and Unisys.
Mrs. Rothwell is a practicing fine artist. Her work is inspired by the interplay between the functional elegance of nature and the manifestation of human culture. Her original, hyper-realistic virtual-sculptures are developed using the same digital-3D tools that produce video games and animated films. Michelle’s work has been shown nationally in both solo and group shows.
Mrs. Rothwell is also the founder of Holistic Creativity, LLC, a system for inspired productivity using a holistic process for self-evaluation and development. It combines the latest knowledge and best practices from traditional studio techniques, contemporary design theories, cutting-edge neuroscience research and timeless spiritual principles. The result is a comprehensive approach for stimulating creativity and productivity that serves both individuals and teams.
Karen Sacks is a teaching artist living in Wynnewood, PA. She graduated with a BFA from Clark University and studied both Ceramics and Illustration at the Philadelphia College of Art. She is presently identified with the “Slab to Fab” pottery classes she developed and teaches. New to her repertoire are classes and workshops using paperclay, a nontraditional clay that defies the usual “rules” that apply to traditional clay. No matter what materials are being used, Karen’s creative approach to teaching generates a satisfying experience when working with clay and is geared to everyone who has ever been frustrated trying to make a finished pot, platter or serving piece.
In addition to her teaching duties, Karen is a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen as well as the Haverford Guild of Craftsman. She is also a founding member of the “Knitsters”, a group of knitting artists. When she is not playing with clay you can find her quilting, reading or enjoying her children.
Carol’s webpage: http://www.thepottersguild.com/carol-seymour/
Carol Seymour has been with the CAC for nearly 40 years and the ceramics coordinator since 2000. She is also a member’s of the Potter’s Guild. “I love making functional everyday pottery. The feel of forming a bowl or a pitcher, and the thrill of hearing that someone has been using my pots for years never gets old. And being able to transmit my skills and my passion to students is very rewarding. Who could ask for anything more?”
I was a child sewer, transitioning into making all my own clothes in high school, and then into a professional costume designer/ two-time Barrymore Award nominee, working at People’s Light and Theatre Company, InterAct Theatre, Drexel University, Swarthmore College, where I was the resident designer for both theater and dance, Mum Puppettheatre, Tribe of Fools, the Berserker residents, and others. Since 2007, I have had a small housewares and accessories company, Crooked Dog Designs. I have a particular interest in upcycling and recycling fabric and other materials, and in making people comfortable with sewing!
Ann’s Webpage: http://www.thepottersguild.com/ann-suchecki/
Ann Suchecki has a Masters of Arts in Ceramics from the University of Louisville and maintains a studio in Media, Pennsylvania. Her love of the material and interest in sharing that love with others has made me a passionate teacher. She teaches ceramics classes at the Community Arts Center of Wallingford and kindergarten at The School in Rose Valley and member of the Potters Guild. You can contact her at email@example.com
Sue T. has been creating art for as long as she can remember. She was an art major in high school but ended up being a nurse for over forty years. Throughout her nursing career, she continued to be creative and used her
art as a form of self-care. She is an accomplished paper artist and has taught rubber stamping and paper crafts over the last twenty years. She has her master’s in nursing education and has taught art journaling to nursing students and at nursing conferences as a form of self-care. Prior to the pandemic Sue T. took a beginner Zentangle class. Zentangle called to her because it is an art form that anyone can do. While she felt she couldn’t draw well, she found beauty, satisfaction, and relaxation in Zentangle. It became an outlet for her during the extremely stressful times of being a nurse during Covid. She is a Certified Zentangle Teacher and loves to share the creativity and mindfulness of Zentangle to others. Sue T. Is married with two cats- Pixie and Petey and an extremely supportive husband who doesn’t mind her drawing all the time and has drawn with her occasionally
Ariel Weiss has danced her whole life and earned her Masters degree in Movement and Dance from Wesleyan University. She delights in moving to music as often as possible. A modern dancer and choreographer, Ariel toured her solo repertoire to the Philly Fringe Festival as well as to Toronto, Atlanta, Albuquerque and New York. She discovered West Coast Swing 9 years ago and can’t get enough! She loves sharing her passion for movement and is a certified Alexander Technique teacher, helping people of ll ages move freely and come into mind-body balance. www.atphila.com.
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Kate’s webpage: http://www.thepottersguild.com/artists#/kate-white
Kate White teaches mixed media and ceramics every weekday at the CAC and has been a member of the Potter’s Guild since 2006. “I’ve always loved to paint and draw ever since I can remember. When I was a young girl I was given pottery lessons with Ricky Wolfe in her Swarthmore studio but it wasn’t until I was attending West Chester University, studying Philosophy that I decided to take a pottery class as an elective and I fell in love with it. I took every ceramics class that was offered there and then I started taking classes at CAC.”
Lisa Dawn White
To create her botanical arts, Lisa Dawn White peruses nature’s classrooms of forest, fields and gardens with a playful sense of “what will I find today?” Through Lisa’s work, you may observe the language of nature as evidenced through her repeating patterns and symbols. Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology and a master’s degree in horticulture —combined with a certification in Homeopathy, her interest in how humans use plants for food, fiber, medicine, art, decoration, healing and beauty is longstanding. Her line of botanical arts includes mixed media collage, pressed flower jewelry, ecoprinted textiles and digitally rendered wearable art. Along with having designed for catalogs and published articles in magazines, Lisa has had her work carried in over one hundred shops and galleries throughout North America. She now also offers her botanical arts line via her Etsy shop, LinenandLotus.
David Woods is a mosaic artist and has his Master’s in art education at Arcadia University. He’s designed and installed mosaics with the Mural Arts Program all over the city of Philadelphia and surrounding areas, most prominently working on the Philadelphia Eagles yearly mural project. With the Community Arts Center he has worked on outreach projects with Chester Charter School for the Arts and the South Media Community Initiative, and installed mosaics throughout our children’s garden and studios with kids in the Children’s committee and summer spree programs. He also teaches adult and teen mosaic classes at the CAC.