Display Gallery Exhibits Archive
By Jennifer Thomas
to February 28, 2018
an early age, Jenifer Thomas felt a need to express herself
artistically. She is continuously exploring various forms
of visual media. She considers herself a student of life,
of the arts always captivated by new techniques and materials.
in nature she relies on feelings, impressions and life experiences
as motivational themes for her work. A storyteller at heart,
she incorporates calligraphy, images and symbols with a textural
quality to impart visual information to the viewer.
mixed media artwork has been recognized internationally in
Art Doll Quarterly magazine. She is available for workshops,
private classes and commissioned work.
& Mixed Media
by Aida Arias
to April 30, 2018
I am a Puerto Rican artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Acrylic
painting & mixed media are my passions. I love to capture
the character and essence of my subjects by using decisive
and bold brushstrokes.
also enjoy making mixed media steampunk shadowboxes. These
are made with found objects such as vintage watch movements,
skeleton keys, and metal tidbits.
By Judy Robkin
to June 30, 2018
have been working in clay for the last 20 years, beginning
with the wheel but quickly moving to handbuilding. I love
the freedom and unlimited possibilities of non-functional
pieces and am drawn to forms which express something unexpected.
Birnbrey Robkin is a native Atlantan whose work has been shown
in galleries around the Southeast, including the RaifordGallery
in Atlanta, Bellagio in Asheville, NC, and Off the Wall in
Santa Fe, NM. She has worked with a variety of clay techniques
throughout her career and is currently immersed in
project entitled "Ladies (& gentlemen)," a series
of intricately handcrafted ceramic women and a collection
of whimsical men in bowls. Judy launched the arts program
at the Weber School where she taught drawing, painting, sculpture
and photography. As a ceramics instructor at the John C. Campbell
Folk School in North Carolina, she taught hand building, Raku
and other firing techniques.
the personality that is hidden under the headdress or behind
the shawl, I attempt to unearth the simple yet elegant woman
emerging from the clay. Just as our lives are textured by
time and experience, layered through joy, love, loss, and
surprise and colored by world events and personal experience,
so too are my "Ladies" - textured, layered and colored.
use a range of stains, glazes, underglazes, and oxides through
multiple firings to build up the color and enhance the marks
and textures embedded in the clay. I rarely start a piece
with a specific face in mind. For me, the excitement begins
as I see the personality emerge from the clay and culminates
when the viewer identifies with an individual "lady."
by Jennifer Benson
to August 31, 2018
became interested in fused glass art when she wrote a feature
news story on glass artist, Patti Quinn, owner of Aurora Radiant
Glass Art. Patti invited Jennifer to create a fused glass
plate with her
and later offered her a job. Jennifer
worked with Patti in her studio for over a year before she
moved full-time into education.
2011, owner and glass artist, John Phillips, reintroduced
Jennifer to fused glass art at Fire and Light Glass Studio.
In 2012, at the encouragement of friends and family, she applied
to her first juried art show and was accepted.
love how the glass medium is such an excellent metaphor for
the human condition. Just as we can only reach our potential
when faced with the fire of lifes trials and tribulations,
fused glass must be fired in the kiln to become what it never
could be without it. The real beauty and potential of the
glass is only revealed through the fire! Sometimes the glass
doesnt come out of the kiln the way we expect, but just
as life does not always go the way we expect or end with our
glass can always be reworked
those unexpected outcomes can turn into the impetus for inspiration
and creation of artwork more beautiful than originally conceived!
Jennifer lives in Mt. Airy, Georgia where she is the owner
of Jennifer Benson Glass Art. She continues to develop her
glass skills, seek new challenges, and create glass art and
artisan pieces for beauty and function.
By Peggy E. Schmid
to October 31, 2018
a sculptor, I began working in wood during my college days
and found the texture, versatility, and auroma almost hypnotic.
I loved working with wood but did not discover turning until
a chance project for a charity propelled me into learning
to create art from turned pieces of wood. My very first project
was a chess set which sold at auction for $350.00. The second
project, a table with four turned legs was the hook that grabbed
me and I have been turning ever since. i might add that the
table is still in use in my kitchen and is a constant reminder
of my woodturning journey.
love creating platters and bowls with an enhanced rim and
texture design. In the past few years I have been working
with faux metal paint techniques that enhance the terxtural
elements in my pieces. It is often difficult for the untrained
eye to detect the difference between the faux and a real metal
Hollow forms are also a favorite subject in my work. I carve
and texture these pieces and experiment with surface embellishments
using a variety of texturing tools. I create many tools for
texturing from broken or damaged tools in my shop.
a wood artist I truely love making turned art. Unlike working
in the typical office environment, I can look around at the
end of the day and see that my time has been spent creating
something satisfying and beautiful. This gives me great joy
and I hope that I can share that with you.
By Adrina Richard
to December 30, 2018
to survivors of the Armenian Genocide, Adrina Richard is a
first generation American whose upbringing was immersed in
the rich combination of two cultures, the near east and the
up, Adrina was surrounded by artists, her father was a professional
musician, her mother, and many female members of her family
were experts in sewing, crocheting, and knitting as
well as culinary arts.
an avid and lifelong collector of ceramics, Adrina was enticed
into the world of creating pottery by her best friend. In
2004, nearing the end of her 35-year career in higher education,
Adrina made her first pot and she never looked back.
has become Adrinas passion. She has participated in
numerous workshops, experimenting with techniques, forms and
methods, developing a style of her own. Full of textures and
impressions, Adrinas work is evocative of her fascination
and love of ancient arts, which have surrounded her throughout
has worked as an artist-in-residence and studio assistant
for many years at MudFire Clayworks & Gallery in Decatur,
Georgia. She has also participated in numerous regional shows
and exhibits work in several regional galleries.