Kate is a self taught weaver and has been working with fiber for over a decade. She's inspired by her time exploring wild spaces in Vermont and often incorporates foraged materials into her work. Her love for weaving and all things fiber deepened over the years as she raised a small flock of sheep for wool. She's also a potter and sometimes combines her love of clay and fiber into her work. Her teaching style is fun, light hearted, and encourages play and exploration.
Art has always been a central part of my life and identity, and of all the many art forms, I am most passionate about ceramic art. I have been working with clay since I was eight years old, and it continues to be the most alluring, fun, and challenging art form I have ever experienced. For me, ceramics is not simply a hobby; it is a passion I plan to carry with me into my adult life. I am currently pursuing a minor in visual art at Harvard College and plan to work towards an MFA after college. I am so excited to share my love of clay with SCS and the Shelburne community!
Craig received a bachelor’s degree as a studio art painting major from Middlebury College and pursued additional coursework and study at Dartmouth College, The New Hampshire Institute of Art and the Vermont Studio Center. Approximately twenty years ago, Craig incorporated underpainting and glazing into his creative process. Also, during his more than forty years as a professional photographer he has taught hundreds of photographers the art of portrait photography. He has been heavily influenced by the works of Edward Hopper and Robert Bechtle. Craig lives in Monkton with his wife, Mary. He is represented by The Northlight Gallery in Kennebunkport, Maine. craig-morris.pixels.com
Kat Lawlis is an artist and art educator. She was raised in Charlotte, Vermont and educated in Painting at Rhode Island School of Design and Teaching at Lewis and Clark College.
Portland, Oregon was her home for the past decade. She now resides in Burlington, Vermont.
Kat has 8+ years of experience as an art educator in alternative high schools and youth education programs. She is excited to share her knowledge of block printing and to celebrate the joy of art making with the Craft School team & community.
Her current projects include painting on canvas & wood panel as well as works on paper using linoleum block printing, goauche, and sumi ink. Her artworks are composed of mantras and hand printed/drawn patterns to create visual poems.
Mike first started woodworking at age ten with the help of a mentor. During high school, he worked as a wooden boat-building apprentice at Arey's Pond Boat Yard on Cape Cod. Being from Vermont, it was natural for Mike to attend the Vermont Woodworking School. He now holds an Associate of Arts Degree in Fine Woodworking and Furniture Design. When Mike is not at the Shelburne Craft School he can be found studying at the University of Vermont, where is he currently pursuing a teaching degree.
Josie works in mediums ranging from drawing and painting to sculpting and creative writing. With roots in NYC, Josie has lived on and off in Vermont for twelve years, graduating from UVM in 2015. She has taught arts and crafts in after-schools and summer camps, and is often tickled by the perspectives that kids bring to the table. She is delighted to be joining the Shelburne Craft School as a mixed media teacher in Garden Inspiration and Chef's Table Inspiration this summer.
I'm a native Vermonter, now living in Chittenden County. I graduated from Montserrat College of Art with a Bachelor's Degree in Painting/Fine Arts, in 2003. In my formal artistic education, I focused primarily on classical painting, life drawing and art history. However, after a decade-long hiatus from painting, I've gravitated more toward landscape painting; finding interest in the methods of the American Tonalist painters, such as George Inness, and James McNeil Whistler.
Ed has been involved with art and creating things for most of his life. After moving from Pennsylvania to Vermont with his wife in 2001, on a whim, he signed up for a stained-glass class right here at Shelburne Craft School. He was immediately hooked. Since then, he’s created many stained-glass pieces; both traditional flat panels and 3-dimensional objects like jewelry boxes and lampshades. Ed has always enjoyed helping others learn and eventually transitioned from student to teacher. He taught stained-glass classes here at SCS from 2009-2013 but had to give up teaching when a change in jobs required him to travel frequently. Now back in the area full-time, he’s excited to have the opportunity to get back in the classroom and help others explore the art of stained-glass.
I have been woodturning since 2007. I produce salad bowls, decorative art, and architectural components. I sell my work through my website as well as craft galleries. I was the president of the Woodchuck Woodturners of Northern Vermont for four years, a non-profit club for woodturning enthusiasts. I enjoy teaching the craft to others and seeing the smile on their face when they carve a chunk of tree into something useful.
Dayna has studied and created stained glass and mosaic art for many moons. Beginning in the Bay Area of CA., she has worked alongside many talented glass artists around the country. Within her first few years in the field she found herself building commissions, teaching classes, restoring windows and creating her own pieces of glass art.
Dayna currently lives on her homestead in Bethel, Vermont with her husband and 2 children. As a teaching artist, she travels to art schools throughout Vermont and along coast of Maine, with a set of courses that she has developed. You can find a list of her classes and dates at www.daybreaksglassvt.com
I have been excited about wood since I started exploring wood as a teen in California and in the Alaska wilderness, carving bowls and small expressive pieces. In my 20s I started teaching woodcraft in northern Vermont to adults and to children in a rural public elementary school. At that time I was moved to write about woodcraft as a vehicle for children in developing their creativity and self-empowerment.
Later I designed and built several saunas, a sailing dory and started sculpting furniture pieces including driftwood lamps, mirrors and chairs.
Recently I've been bringing my spoon and ladle carving workshop in a small caravan style studio wagon I built, out into the community. I have taught these workshops in the Alaskan wilderness, at Snowfarm Craft- Art School and will be teaching at the Carving Studio this spring in Rutland.