About The Artists participating in ACWW 2017
Elena Wright -It was one six-week adult education class in stained glass that ignited a love for all things glass related. Glass is a miracle substance. You can paint on it and with it, bend, it, shape it, cast it, carve it, cut it, encase it in lead or copper foil, turn it into beads, or cut it into little pieces and turn it into mosaics.
Kirstin O’Malley – My work is a reflection of my love for nature as well as human beings. I find purpose and meaning in creating useful objects that look as though they are the result of natural forces, inviting the light to play on the surface and cast a pleasing shadow. When I’m working on a functional piece, I like to think of someone drinking from the cup I’ve made, or sharing a specially prepared dish in one of my bowls. My sculptural pieces are intended to be a feast for the eyes and the soul, and my figurative works are often a commentary on the human condition. As you can see from my body of work, I am all over the place, just like nature.
Diana Coltenback – was an artist from an early age. As she grew and began taking a more serious interest in art, her passion, creativity and talent was evident. Over the years her many talents have included faux finishing, residential and commercial murals, pet portraits, wildlife drawings, business logos and more. Having trained herself over the years, Diana is a self-made success story. Her paintings have now sold in almost every state in the US as well as over 20 countries worldwide.
Emily Andres – This artist has strong Japanese, Mesopotamian and Islamic pottery influences in her pottery. She enjoys making people happy with her pottery and seeing the smiles on their faces. She verifies a certain level of refinement and stresses functionality in her work, but her personality and experiences are reflected in each individual piece.