Human beings are not placed; they bring place into being.
Wylie Garcia is originally from Houston, Texas, but found her way home to Vermont in 2003.
She received her BA from The University of Chicago in Photography in 2002 and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008.
She is an award winning artist, known for her textile installations and paintings. Her professional background reflects her interest in connecting historic preservation, craft, and art education.
Before becoming the Program Director at the Shelburne Craft School, Garcia was an art conservation technician, a visual art coordinator and afterschool instructor, a slow fashion designer, and gallery owner/director.
She is the recipient of a Sustainable Arts Foundation Fellowship, a St. Botolph Foundation Artist Fellowship, The Barbara Smail Award, and two Vermont Art Council Creation Grants.
Her work has been exhibited internationally in museums, galleries, and offbeat art centers.
I am currently serving in the US Air Force reserves, and I work at the post office. Woodworking has always been interesting to me and something I have wanted to learn. this summer I started some small projects as a hobby and hope to get better at it.
Tess has attended the craft school since she was about seven years old and has taken just about every class offered to kids. She has also spent multiple weeks in summer camps. She thinks of the craft school as a home away from home.
Sarah Camille Wilson has a BFA from Maine College of Art and an MFA from Syracuse University. She lives in Burlington Vermont, where she teaches a variety of ceramics classes and maintains a studio practice. Sarah's work in clay has taken her to China, India and around the US, and she loves exploring new clays in new places.
Originally from Ottawa, Canada, I moved around often before settling in Burlington in the fall of 2016. Shortly after moving to Vermont, I signed up for a clay class at the Craft School, fell in love with the vibrant clay community, and I haven't looked back since. I look forward to engaging with the rest of the Craft School community as I transition into my role as the Student Services & Youth Programs Coordinator.
When I'm not working with clay, you might find me baking a pie, spending time in my garden, weaving, or hanging out with my cat, Penelope.
Born and raised in Buffalo, NY, Ryan has been a resident woodworker at the Shelburne Craft School since 2011. Ryan received his BA from SUNY Geneseo and a Masters of Education from Johnson State College. Ryan studied furniture-making at the Vermont Woodworking school as an apprentice under Bob Fletcher. Ryan manages the wood shop, adult woodworking classes, youth woodworking classes, and open studio nights.