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Get to know the Artists that make up the KGAC

Don't forget to check out our Facebook page so you can get to know a new artist everyday!  We here at the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen are proud of our artist and we think everyone will appreciate getting to know them and seeing a few pieces of what they are capable of creating!

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November Artists of the Month!

Since October was so busy with the annual Fall Fair, we decided to pick two artists of the month for November!  The first artist is non other than Steve Heatsill!  Steve's work from a distance, often mistaken for stained glass, my work combines steel and handmade ceramic tiles, resulting in an art form that pairs uniquely contrasting textures and color. Patterns inspired by nature, ancient cultures and life are divided into ceramic and metal areas. Once fired, ceramic tiles are fitted to the metal with a plasma cutter. The metal is coated with polyurethane and mounted to backer board to shadowbox the tiles. I started working with clay with friends in a studio in Florida, which has become Stonehaus Studios. I...

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September 2019 Artist-of-the-Month: Pete Baxter

Pete Baxter is a first generation woodworker specializing in Shaker chairs and oval boxes. He is self-taught in both mediums.The interest in Shaker furniture started in undergraduate school with an elective course on Shaker life. A life long resident of Seymour, IN his workshop is in a building constructed by his maternal grandfather in the early 1950's. He operates an appointment only Gallery in the heart of historic downtown Seymour in a building owned by his family since 1940.Baxter has earned membership into both the Indiana Artisan and Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsman, and his work has juried into Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Traditional American Crafts for 2012 through 2016. The Directory is an honor bestowed on...

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August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month: Amanda Bridges

August 2019 Artist-of-the-Month is Amanda Bridges! ​Amanda Bridges makes one-of-a-kind clay art and drawings with a focus in line, color, pattern, and detail. Inspired by nature, textiles, and more, she uses a variety of techniques in wheel-throwing, slab-building, and altered work including elements of sgrafitto, stamping, and printing onto the clay surface. Amanda Bridges says: "My work is a marriage between my love of clay and drawing. I create pottery that is both fun to look at as well as functional. My ultimate objective is for my pottery to increase the joy of the user beyond simply its visual or tactile aspect and become fully integrated into the ritual of sharing food, conversation and life. The pieces become a part...

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