Monday, September 25, 2017

Nancy N. Going #16 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Nancy Going brings you artistically curated and designed one of a kind jewelry. Her designs are crafted from high quality precious and semi-precious stones, found objects, vintage beads, and hand-forged metals. Her eclectic collaborations have been treasured and enjoyed by her clients for over 24 years.

Kerry Tharp #16 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Kerry Tharp has been working in stained glass for 15 years. She owns Mosaics by Kerry Studio in Belgium, WI. She thoroughly enjoys teaching this art form to others and has led large mosaic mural projects in Ozaukee and Washington County and regularly offers classes locally. She breathes a contemporary flair into her own art, which primarily features color-rich art glass, handmade pottery pieces, and found objects. She is known for her bright stunning abstracts and her representational pieces reflecting water and woods. She brings life and movement to her art with intentional placement and choice of tesserae. Her inspiration arises from the natural surroundings of Upper Michigan and Wisconsin, emotion of color, and the interesting occurrences in the stained glass itself.



Kerri Knapp #16 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Kerri Knapp has always had a passion for painting and color. By age three, her first painting was a watercolor "masterpiece” on the side of her dresser. Now, she thoroughly enjoys her precious free time painting acrylic landscapes on canvas en plein air or from her own photos. She loves to make a roadside stop to capture the vivid colors of a vista, especially, in autumn.



Sunday, September 24, 2017

Clarey Wamhoff #16 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Clarey Wamhoff creates art in her cozy turn of the century Thiensville farmhouse. She shares her house and studio space with her husband Mike and their miniature wire haired dachshund, Madeline. Her colorful landscape paintings explore sense of place and are often described as both heartfelt and happy. You can read more about Clarey and her work at www.clareywamhoff.com.



Beth Hustad #15 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Beth re-purposes clothing, knits hats and scarves with both recycled and new yarn. Also creates colorful infiniti scarves from silk ties.



Sandra Pape #14 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Sandra Pape is an Expressionist artist, that works in acrylic paint and also mixed media collage. She is a self-taught artist. Her works are imaginative and soulful  and has many layers and meanings, often the visual connections are unexpected with an element of surprise and mystery.



Saturday, September 23, 2017

Judith Kervin #14 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Judith Kervin:  Judith's work is inspired by natural form and geology. The imagery as found in stone at the macro level up to life-size is the source for the ideas reflected in her artwork. She is as passionate about learning the science and history of her subject matter as she is about creating the art.



Erin Callahan Blum #14 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Erin Callahan Blum paints and teaches in watercolor. She also paints in acrylic and oils. See www.erincallahanblum.com for upcoming exhibits, shops and venues she displays in, and workshop schedules as they are posted. Send her your email for notifications on upcoming workshops.



Bunnie Werth #14 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Bunnie Werth (Newberry Thicket Art and Design)  works in clay and miniature floral to create collectables that carry us into the magic and fantasy world .  Meet the artist in Godwin Gallery, Cedar Creek Settlement.



Friday, September 22, 2017

Andee Warren #14 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Many artists create work to be admired from afar, but pottery is best admired while eating. For Andee Warren, there is no greater joy than knowing that her pottery is used and enjoyed regularly. She creates functional, durable pottery blending form, color and texture to create culinary costume in clay.



Linda Litt #12 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Linda loves to paint colorful  landscapes, local scenes, still life,  nature and even abstracts in watercolor.   She enjoys taking photographs as well, and especially  photographs of close-ups in nature.




Kandy Gibson #11 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Kandy Gibson:  Kandy is a utilitarian potter who creates pottery that is visually pleasing and unique in character, but also useful in everyday life. Each piece of stoneware pottery created reflects her enjoyment for throwing, carving, sketching, embellishing, creating and using. Most pieces are organic in nature, which stems from her love of the balance observed in nature, and her personal preference for a fluid line. My inspirations for surfaces come from patterns in fabric, paintings, nature and historic dishware pottery.




Thursday, September 21, 2017

Jeff Austin #10 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Jeff Austin:  When you take your idea to Jeff he works with you to be sure you will have a piece that will be a pleasure to have in your living space and one you can appreciate for years.


Laurie Shovers #9 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

I design elegant & colorful anodized aluminum spools & shapes that are enhanced by delicately hand woven beading strips. This unique combination of materials gives my jewelry a modern yet classic flair.  I embellish this beautiful lightweight jewelry with stones & found objects.


Ilze Heider #9 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

I have been working with leather for over 40 years.  Combining color, texture and the feel of the leather, I create unique and functional objects of wearable art. I want my handbags to fit as well and look as good as the finest piece of clothing. My creations embody the energy and passion I bring to my work.



Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Deb Rolfs #8 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Deb Rolfs:  Painting is challenging, therapeutic and relaxing for Deb. She is inspired by color, and incorporates bold colors in her paintings. She tries to convey warmth, optimism and fun in my paintings. While she loves the process of painting - creating and watching the painting unfold - her greatest joy in painting is when someone else enjoys the piece. Deb is the President of the Cedarburg Artists Guild and an award winning artist. Visit her at the Grafton Arts Mill, Second Floor, during the Studio Tour.




Jeremiah Backhaus #7 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Jeremiah Backhaus is a blacksmith. He utilizes old tools, hot fires and split second decisions to make pieces for the home, the shop, and even the campsite! The process is the same as the ancient masters, but the application is as modern as imagination.



Al Buss #7 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th


Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Renee Schreiner #6 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Renee's realistic paintings are inspired by her own photos.  Her photos were taken throughout the United states and her overseas travels.  Renee's recent venture into making beaded jewelry is inspired by her love for color.


Thomas Kulich #5 on the 2017 Covered Bridge Art Studio Tour stop Oct. 13-15th

Thomas Kulich:  I express my ideas using a mixed media of acrylic paint,wire,glass beads,paper,fabric and foils.I interpret gardens and nature through the use of bright colors and textures-appealing to all senses.Light plays a large role in my work as the reflective quality in the paintings make them appear jewel-like,with a spirited nature.