Emily Hampson is a ceramic artist and pottery teacher at Harrisburg Area Community College. Emily studied at Messiah College and received a BA in studio art with a concentration in three dimensional works.
Marcus Davis earned his M.A. in 2016 and M.F.A in Ceramic Arts in 2017 from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland and concentrated on wood and gas soda atmospheric firing. Marcus now lives in Fairfield, PA where he fires a 180 cubic foot anagama kiln at his home studio and concentrates on the development of color and surface texture inherent in anagama wood firing.
Guy Freeman has worked as a professional photographer for more than thirty-two years. Alongside his commercial experience serving the corporate and industrial markets, he’s always maintained a vibrant interest in the Fine Art side of the medium. Guy has been teaching photography at CALC since 1999 and his work has been included in the Art of the State show at the State Museum in Harrisburg.
John Guarnera is a ceramic artist who uses various firing types; low fire oxidation and primitive pit fire along with 23K gold
gilding and occasionally acrylic or oil paints are utilized separately and in combination. Completed spontaneously from prepared slabs, thrown elements are taken apart and rearranged in a wholly different direction.
Maureen Joyce is the director of ArtsLive and a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen living in Carlisle PA. She attended Carnegie Mellon University, University of Pittsburgh and currently studies at Harrisburg Area Community College. She teaches a variety of ceramic workshops at CALC to encourage participants to explore clay’s various possibilities.
Janelle Hoch loves to make cozy mugs for hot tea, deep bowls for her famous Butternut Squash Soup, and wide rimmed plates to hold freshly baked crusty loaves of bread. With her BFA in Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, she’s honed her skills and love for all things mud!
Amber Mowery graduated from Moore College of Art & Design with a BFA in Fashion & Textile Design. Amber has worked for Vivienne Westwood Ltd, Urban Outfitters, & Loop Yarn. She was accepted into the Have Company Artist Residency in 2015.
Thomas Oakes, Clay Technician; BA in Art Education—
Kutztown University; Certified Art Teacher-grades K-12; Ceramicist, President of the Board at CALC 2008. Taught elementary art for 10 years and now teaches art classes at CALC to all ages while continuing to make pottery for commissioned work and for sale.
Kirsten Olson is a ceramic artist whose inspiration comes from the far north. She completed her MFA at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, has taught as ceramic adjunct faculty at Juniata College, completed a residency in Seagrove, NC. Kirsten received several awards including the American Craft Week 2016 Rising Star, NICHE Award finalist in 2017, and 2017 Best in American Made. Kirsten has her own studio at 34 W. Pomfret Street and manages the ceramic studio at CALC.
Carol Reed is an award winning artist and Pennsylvania native. She has a B.F.A. in Painting from Syracuse University. In addition Carol has completed coursework in chemistry, studied batik in Florence, indigo & natural dyeing at Longwood Gardens and shibori techniques with Ana Lisa Hedstrom. www.carolreed.org
Gretchen Shea is a mostly self taught jewelry artist. To supplement her own experiments with metal, she has taken classes from metalledwith, The Potomac Bead Company and The Center for Metal Arts.
Rebecca Sior is a local portrait photographer. She graduated from Penn State University with a World Languages Education degree and taught high school Spanish for 10 years alongside her photography business. She currently specializes in photographing families, children and seniors while also raising her own family of artists right here in Carlisle.
Cathy Stone is a graduate of York Academy of Arts fine art program. Self employed for many years, she did decorative painting and designed and created murals both commercial and residential. Cathy has a 20 year conncection with CALC as teacher and staff, spending the last 6 years as Gallery Coordinator. As an artist, she works in acrylic, collage, and mixed media.
Kim Stone is a graduate of York Academy of Art (now PCAD) with a degree in graphic design & illustration. Kim has exhibited, & won awards for her fine art and created many commissioned portraits.
Christopher Varner has studied improv at the Harrisburg Improv Theater, as well as the prestigious Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theater in NYC. You can see Chris perform with his team, The Dilettante’s Ball, on stages around south-Central PA or attend comedy and storytelling nights he hosts through HoOt Traveling Comedy.
Jeanney Wharton is a Graphic/Multimedia designer who received her BFA with a specialization in Graphic and On-line Design from Lock Haven University of PA. Originally from the bayous of southern Louisiana, she currently lives in Carlisle. Jeanney has studied many forms of art from pottery, painting, mosaic, stained glass, sculpture, collage, paper art, and graphic design and loves to share her experience and skills.
Linda Young PWS, BWS, has earned a signature artist status with the Pennsylvania Watercolor Society and Baltimore Watercolor Society; also a member artist of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters. Linda has taken many workshops with professional artists from all over the U.S. and passes along the information she learns to her students. www.lindayoungwatercolors.com