Stephanie Bush is a Montreal native with an extensive exhibition record both nationally and internationally. She earned her MFA from the University of Waterloo, ON, with a minor in Women’s Studies. Currently, Bush resides in Vermont and divides her time between her professional art practice, teaching art and raising her young family. Bush is represented by West Branch Gallery & Sculpture Park in Stowe, VT, Mill Brook Gallery & Sculpture Park in Concord, NH and Dedee Shattuck in Westport, MA.
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.
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.
Rik joined the Shelburne Craft School community in 2004, studying with Loreta Lanquet and Hoyt Berringer. In 2006, he started teaching kids clay classes at Burlington City Arts and became a studio assistant at the Shelburne Craft School. He is now the Craft School’s ceramics studio manager, teaches kids clay on the wheel, adult classes and is the community outreach instructor. He manages the open-studio schedule, studio monitors, kiln fires, and oversees equipment maintenance and supply ordering.
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.
Neil on his work:
The work I most admire is blatantly in love with nature. When I see Egon Schiele drawings I think, what else is there to do but draw people (or houses, chairs) with such devastating passion and intelligence?
When I get tired of working in the sky-trees-fields landscape style I think of Charles Burchfield. His openness and ecstasy before nature is humbling. Obviously all I can do is pursue my own awe. Wyeth said one’s work goes as deep and as far as one’s love. I believe that.
Misoo uses “vulnerability” as a theme revealed through her emotional self-portraits, narrative fantasy, and abstract images. Exploiting her paints ability to be both fluid and to congeal in her technique, her large paintings explore feelings of fear in reaction to abuse, abandonment and neglect. In-between her painted layers and intricate mark making, Misoo weaves her stories of innocence lost together using threads from of her childhood nightmares, news headlines that scream tales of abuse and rape, her fear for her vulnerable young daughter, and the desire to escape into fairytale and fantasy.
Misoo graduated with her Master of Fine Arts degree with a concentration on painting from Florida Atlantic University in the spring of 2014. Misoo has exhibited in shows at Scope, The Art Place Wynwood in Miami, Cultural Council of Palm Beach County in Lake Worth, Boca Raton Museum of Art, The Gallery at Art House Delray, Las Laguna Gallery in California, Fresh Paint 7 in Tel Aviv, Israel, University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley in Texas, solo exhibitions at Durham Arts Council in North Carolina, Bailey Contemporary Arts in Pompono Beach, and Living Learning Center Gallery of University of Vermont. In 2018, she will be in the upcoming solo exhibition at Palm Beach State College in Florida and Champlain College in Vermont. Her work has been reviewed in Boca Raton Magazine, Palm Beach Arts Paper, Sun Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post, The Chronicle: The Independent Daily at Duke University, Seven Days, and INDA 11.
Misoo Filan currently lives and works in Shelburne, Vermont and can be reached at email@example.com
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joel Popadics is one of the nation’s top watercolorists. He is an advocate of watercolor and has dedicated his career to the advancement and appreciation of the medium. He is Vice-President of the prestigious American Watercolor Society (AWS) in New York City and a Past-President of the New Jersey Water Color Society.
Joel has been teaching aspiring artists, young and old, to reach their artistic potential through his watercolor classes and workshops across the country. His peaceful landscapes beautify homes, corporations and public spaces throughout the United States.
He has been featured many times in AMERICAN ARTIST, THE ARTIST'S MAGAZINE, WATERCOLOR ARTIST, and WATERCOLOR MAGIC MAGAZINES. He received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He is represented in some of the finest galleries in the Northeast. He resides in Wayne, NJ with his wife Patricia and their two sons.