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Chrales M Carrillo
Charles Carrillo, 2011

Charles Carrillo, 2011, Mark Markley photograph

Charles M. Carrillo is a New Mexico santero who uses authentic materials to combine historic religious subject matter with contemporary culture. Carrillo has blended craft, conservation, and innovation throughout his career as a santero, a carver and painter of images of saints. The depiction of saints for religious purposes dates to the 18th century in Hispanic New Mexican communities. 

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Beth Lipman
Beth Lipman working with Jeremy Popelka

Beth Lipman working with Jeremy Popelka, Stephanie Trenchard photograph

Beth Lipman is a glass artist working in Wisconsin. Her work presents an interpretation of the "still life", referencing the symbolism of 17th century still life paintings to express the fragility that exists in a world of excess.

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Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann

Thomas Mann, 2010, Mark Markley photograph

Thomas Mann is a New Orleans jewelry artist and sculptor, famous for his "Techno Romantic" designs. He created Storm Cycle, a series of wall panels that document the untold stories in his beloved city after Hurricane Katrina.

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Joyce J Scott
Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott

Joyce J. Scott is a Baltimore bead artist. Joyce learned quilting and beading from her mother and draws from references as wide-ranging as Africa and comic books to focus on issues such as race and stereotyping.

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artists

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forge

Joe Cunningham
Bethanne Knudson
Jan Lee
Graham McKay
Lucy Mingo
Libby O'Bryan
Mary Ann Pettway
Shane Yamane

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Harley Refsal
Susan Garson
Veronica Castillo
Garcia Art Glass
Kathleen Trenchard
Grove Park Inn
Biltmore House
Isabel and Enrique Sanchez

forge

Chloe Darke
Tom Pullin
Albert Paley

threads

Tanya Aguiñiga
Lia Cook
Clary Illian
Warren MacKenzie
Jeff Oestreich

threads

Terese Agnew
Randall Darwall
Faith Ringgold
Consuelo Jimenez Underwood

messages

Cliff Lee
Holly Lee
Paul Marioni
Dante Marioni
Marina Marioni
Ed Moulthrop
Philip Moulthrop
Matt Moulthrop
Lisa Sorrell

messages

Charles M. Carrillo
Beth Lipman
Thomas Mann 
Joyce J. Scott

process

92nd St Y 
Dave & Roberta Williamson 
Cary Esser 
Nikki Lewis 
Kansas City Art Institute 
North Bennet Street School 
Julie Chen 
Tom Killion

origins

Philip Simmons 
Jugtown Pottery 
Mark Hewitt 
Teri Greeves 
Jim Bassler 
Paul Stankard 
Vernon Owens 
Pam Owens 
Travis Owens

community

Jamex and Einar de la Torre
Sarah Jaeger
Ken Loeber
Dona Look
Mississippi Cultural Crossroads
Penland School of Crafts
Pilchuck Glass School
Hystercine Rankin
Denise and Samuel Wallace

landscape

Jan Yager
Kit Carson
David Gurney
George Nakashima
Mira Nakashima-Yarnall
Richard Notkin
Timberline Lodge

memory

Garry Knox Bennett
Pat Courtney Gold
Mary Jackson
Tom Joyce
Sam Maloof
Cranbrook Academy of Art

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