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September 2018 Artist Spotlight: An Interview With Jonathan Dazo

Jonathan Dazo is the current Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen Artist-in-Residence, where he runs Dazo’s Clay Studio and creates fine ceramic art. For our first Interview with an Artist, one of the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen assistants, Shaun Turner, speaks with Jonathan about how he came to ceramic art, his working process, and more.

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Featured Artist: Deborah Chenault

Deb Chenault, owner of Twelfth House Designs, is an award-winning artist who first studied the art of jewelry design with the master silver artisans of Thailand. She continued her education in the metals program at Eastern Kentucky University.  She is a juried, exhibiting member of Kentucky Crafted, the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen, and the Sheltowee Artisans and has exhibited her work at many galleries and museums across the region. Deb works with mixed metals—primarily copper and sterling silver—using repurposed and recycled materials whenever possible. Her greatest interest lies in creating talismans by transferring her original drawings into meaningful metal forms. She currently makes her home and studio in the wooded hills of Berea, Kentucky.  You can find this artist's work...

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Featured Artist: Angel Allen

   Angel Allen, a native of Nicholasville, Kentucky, specializes in wire-wrapped pendants. With only a few pairs of pliers, Angel creates these wearable works of art entirely by hand. Each piece is uniquely handcrafted by coiling and weaving straight wires to form one-of-a-kind pieces. Though she uses a multitude of materials, Angel’s favorite metals to work with include Antique Copper, Vintage Brass and Sterling Silver. Globe-trotting and stone collecting have been life-long hobbies of Angel’s, which is evident in the array of crystals and stones found in her work. You can find her work at SolarSimulation.etsy.com.   Check out this artist’s work in our online store and in our gallery, located at 116 North Broadway Berea, Kentucky!      ...

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