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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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Bethany Butters, Our New Artist in Residence!

  The Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen is proud to present Bethany Butters of Steam-Bee Pottery as our new Artist in Residence! Bethany joined the Kentucky Guild of Artists & Craftsmen in February 2017, making her one of our newest members! She describes the inspiration for her work as, “an integration between both the industrial history and the vibrant nature in Kentucky by reflecting the textures and colors found in old rivers, industrial parks, coal mines, and the vibrant shades of the hillsides. It is an ode to the hard workers both human and inhuman, the steam mechanics and the bees.” As a first-year student enrolled in Ceramics 101, Bethany had no experience with ceramics. After falling in love with...

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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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