FRANK ECKMAIR

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Eckmair, a B.A. from the Un. of Iowa and M.F.A., from Ohio University, has had his work  shown at numerous major national and international exhibitions. Pieces are included in  collections at the British Museum, the Vatican library, the Smithsonian  Institution as well as many others private and public collections.  A major retrospective exhibit of his work was shown at the New York State Museum during 2010-2011

DAN MEYER

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Meyer earned an A.B.  from Rockland Community College and a B.F.A. from the Parson’s School of Design in New York City.  His work, included in many collections, has been exhibited in numerous galleries in New York City and the north east. Major one man exhibits of his paintings, drawings and prints have been held at the Earlville Opera House and other galleries in central New York.

JOSEPH KURHAJEC

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ELIZABETH NIELDS

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About Elizabeth

 

Elizabeth Nields learned to work with clay apprentice-stype at Baldwin Pottery in NYC. She also studied ceramics at Danske Selskab, Greenwich House Pottery, Penland School of Crafts, and Brookfield Craft Center. She studied drawing, painting and sculpture at New School for Social Research, Columbia University, Boston Museum School, and Adelphi University. She has a B.A. cum laude from Radcliffe College.

 

She was an Assistant Professor at Hofstra University, where she taught glaze formulation, Japanese ceramics, ceramic sculpture, wheel and handbuilding as well as various advanced classes and workshops. She has taught intensive workshops at Baldwin Pottery, Adelphi University, Montclair State College and Hartwick College. She was Visiting Artist in Ceramics at the State University College in Oneonta for many years.

 

Elizabeth Nields has been conducting Clay Workshops at her studio in Otego, New York since 1974, including a month long intensive workshop every August. She has led workshops through Arts in Education Program, Fenner Studio Art School and Smithy-Pioneer Gallery.

 

JOSEPH DELGIACCO

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KARLA CLAIR PHOTOGRAPHY

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Artist's Statement

 

I love to seek out the beauty in life and for me that can be found in almost anything but I am most at home in nature. I set up this page to share some of what I find beautiful. If you see the beauty, please like my page and share. Thank you ♥

 

CRYSTAL POSTIGHONE

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Artsit's Statement

 

Glass is my medium of choice because I am fascinated by the fluid movement of the material during the creation process. While blowing glass, a bright glow of light radiates from the medium in its molten state.  The light captures my eyes and represents what I love most about glass, the bright fluidity of the medium when it is 2100 degrees hot.  

 

Influences on my work may vary.  Sometimes my focus is functionality, other times sculptural, and organic forms.  The fact that glass is so versatile allows me to explore the medium in multiple ways.  By changing the shape of the glass, the meaning and purpose of the glass object changes.  I enjoy exploring these different shapes and how those shapes relate to its function.  That is why I choose glass as a medium and why I create glass.

 

DENNIS STAHL

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Artist's Statement

 

As a child, I was always putting my fantasies on paper and consider myself basically self-taught.

 

In the mid-1960’s, I became the apprentice of Alfred Van Loen, the internationally acclaimed master-sculptor. Through him, I acquired technical virtuosity and an intimate knowledge of materials used in sculpture.

 

Like other artists who extend the perceptions of the age they live in, my knowledge and skills are no more than starting points of a visionary journey, a progress towards the mysteries of transformation.

 

In one sense, the work I exhibit here may seem as trophies brought back from strange regions of the imagination. My real achievement has been to find in stone, bronze and other materials, a conjunction of inner and outward vision.

My artwork rarely begins with a preconceived idea. Instead, the material itself dictates the form of the work, and each subsequent modification directs the process as it goes along.

 

The end result may seem surrealistic, primitive or archetypal, but those aren’t qualities I deliberately aim at; most of my satisfaction comes from arriving at a point where the work seems to manifest a kind of shifting conjunction of mind and material.

 

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