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Tony Albrecht
Tony Albrecht earned his BFA in sculpture at Webster University and an MA and MFA in painting from Fontbonne College. He has taught at Fontbonne, UMSL and Parkway Community Centers.



Bev Aroh
Bev Aroh has worked as a studio potter in California for 20 years and at Craft Alliance for the last ten years. She creates wheel-thrown and altered porcelain and stoneware, as well as Raku, and has exhibited her work throughout the United Sates.


Dan Barnett
Dan Barnett earned a BFA in ceramics and sculpture from SIU-Edwardsville. His experience as chemist, ceramics instructor and studio technician are a great resource in his teaching at Craft Alliance. His ceramic work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and both his metal work and his clay work are in many private collections.

Beverly Brandt
BEVERLY BRANDT is currently working on her MA in Education from Webster University and joins Craft Alliance this summer to teach camps in fused glass, mosaics and stained glass.  You can view her work at www.aogstudio.com.

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Lisa Colby
Lisa Colby has recently returned to St. Louis, where she maintains her own jewelry and metalsmithing studio. She has taught at the Penland School of Crafts, exhibits nationally, and her work has been published in Lark Book's 1,000 Rings. Lisa’s work is currently represented at Craft Alliance, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery and Penland Gallery.

Hunter Creel Hunter Creel Hunter Creel studied at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville receiving his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2012, under Paulette Myers. Originally from Southern Illinois, Hunter is now living in the City of Saint Louis, and is known for creating characters through the use of simple forms that mimic the body that are complimented with solid waves of color. Hunter is the 2013-2014 Metals Artist-in-Residence.

Andrew Denney
Andrew Denney earned his BA from Bradford College and MFA from the RIT, School for American Crafts. He apprenticed with the Ohi Chozaemon family in Japan, which has made tea ceremony utensils since 1666. His ceramics have appeared in several national and international exhibitions.


Kelly Draper
Kelly Draper received a BA in French from Webster University. She has studied metalsmithing with Joe Muench and Jan Hessel and has shown her work at Craft Alliance and other locations throughout St. Louis.



Peg Fetter Peg Fetter received her BFA in drawing from Winthrop College and her MFA at Washington University in Saint Louis under the tutelage of Heikki Seppa. Peg has exhibited her jewelry creations in the metropolitan area for some time.


CARLENE FULLERTON is a local artist and educator with a focus on textile media. She is a member of the St. Louis Fiber’d Artists and the Missouri Fiber Artists (MOFA) groups. Her work is shown both locally and regioanllly.



Kim Fritts
Kim Fritts earned a BFA degree from Washington University in Saint Louis and continued at the university in the medical school as medical illustrator and graphic designer. Kim's ceramic pieces are well known in the area for their whimsical images drawn from folk tales, science fiction and fantasy.


Alice Gadel
Alice M. Gadel is originally from New Orleans, LA. She worked as the Prop Creator for an organization called “Teaching Responsible Earth Education” for nine years. She began teaching at Craft Alliance in 2000, and works primarily with young children in clay and two-dimensional media.

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Michael Gleason
Michael Gleason received his BFA from the University of Kansas in silversmithing. He is a charter member of the Midwest Metalsmiths Society and has written articles and held workshops promoting the organization. Michael's commissions and jewelry may be seen throughout St. Louis area.


Becky Grass
Becky Grass received her MFA in textiles at SIU-Edwardsville and a BFA from Southeast Missouri State University. She teaches fiber classes and undergraduates in the Kranzberg Art Center/Grand Center for St. Louis University.


Mary Henderson
Mary Henderson holds a BFA in ceramics from SIU-Edwardsville and a BA in anthropology from Beloit College. She brings to her teaching a knowledge of prehistoric ceramics and technology, as well as a passion for expressive work in clay. Besides teaching, Mary is an artist who maintains a studio in St. Louis.


Jan Hessel
Jan Hessel has wide experience teaching metals and has been instrumental in the development of the metals program at Craft Alliance. She earned her MFA degree in Art Metahowels from Washington University in Saint Louis where she studied with master goldsmith Heikki Seppa.


Cindy Howenstein
Cindy Howenstein graduated from SIU-Edwardsville with a BFA in and has an AD from Forest Park Community College. She has studied with Helen Shirk and has taken workshops with Chuck Evans. Cindy is represented in the Evansville Museum of Art; she sells and exhibits her jewelry and sculpture throughout the region.


Jenna Jacobs
Jenna Jacobs completed her MFA at Indiana University in Textiles. She has exhibited in Texas and Indiana as well as taught grade school through university level students. She continues her education in intensive summer workshops. The most recent workshop has led to her current pattern-based work with found objects. Jenna is the Fall 2013 Fiber Artist-in-Residence


Deborah Katon
Deborah Katon has her MFA and BFA in sculpture. She has studied in Rome, Italy, Sydney, Australia, and Nanjing, China. She has been blowing glass for over ten years and currently teaches a variety of the glass classes at Craft Alliance. Her work can be seen online at www.katonstudios.com.


Michelle Katz-Reichlin
Michele Katz-Reichlin has studied with sculptors Sue Eisler, Peter Hoell, Joe Muench and Paul Sasso. She has a BA from the University of Michigan and a MSW from Washington University in Saint Louis; her background in social work and activity therapy has led her to specialize in teaching art to children and adults with special needs.


Matt Keim
MATT KEIM is an active member of the Woodturners of St. Louis both as a Member Mentor and past president. He has won numerous awards in regional exhibits and teaches classes and workshops throughout the area. His turned wood pieces can be seen in the Craft Alliance Gallery shop and at www.keimartworks.com.


Stefanie Kirkland
Stefanie Jacobson Kirkland received her MFA in painting from the Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA. She received her BFA at Syracuse University in New York and studied with Syracuse University in Florence, Italy and the American University based in Corciano, Italy. Kirkland has shown nationally and is collected privately. In addition to teaching, she is currently the Exhibitions Coordinator at Craft Alliance.
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Joanne Kluba
Joanne Kluba is a St. Louis book artist, specializing in fine bindings, art books and custom books. She has a BFA from Webster University in Saint Louis and has been studying bookmaking for over 10 years. Her books have been exhibited in France and throughout the United States. Her works may also be viewed at www.paperbirds.com.


Vanessa Lang
VANESSA LANG received her BFA in ceramics from Southwest Missouri State University and her Master of Secondary Education from UMSL.   She currently teachs art in the Kirkwood School District and is pursuing a MA in ceramics at Webster University.  Click here to view her work.


Noël Leicht
NoËl Leicht is a studio metals artist and writer whose narrative contemporary jewelry tells a story. She learned metalsmithing at Craft Alliance and has studied with a variety of artists at Arrowmont School for Arts and Crafts. She exhibits her work in shows around the St. Louis area. You can see her narrative work online at www.noelleicht.com.


Kevin Lin
Kevin Lin received his MFA from SIU-Edwardsville in metalsmithing. He is an instructor at a local college and has exhibited both locally and internationally.



QUN Lui studied fine art and graduated from a university in China and then later moved to Paris for two years to continue her studies in contemporary art. Qun was introduced in felting concepts and design in Paris and has been working with felt materials for over six years.


Robert Longyear
Robert Longyear received his BFA in design and metalsmithing from University of Kansas in 2000 and g his MFA at SIU-Edwardsville. He brings down the hammer with organic styles and strives to define an intuitive juncture between himself and his students.


Denise Mandel
Denise Mandel was commissioned to weave "Papal Coat of Arms" tapestry for the Pope's visit to St. Louis. This is the fifth work by Denise purchased by the Cathedral Basilica. She earned her BFA at Kansas City Art Institute and has produced an instructional video entitled, "Creating a Weaving Canvas."

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Cathy McBride
Cathy McBride is a painter, photographer and fiber artist, and graduated from Southwest Missouri with a BS in Art Education. Even during the 25 years Cathy spent in the cosmetic industry, she was painting and taking photographs. She began learning about Shibori in classes at Craft Alliance and has studied with Yoshiko Wada and Ana Lisa Hedstrom.

Kitty Mollman
Kitty Mollman received her BA in Art History from Wellesley College and her MEd from Harvard University. She has been a potter for many years and four years ago discovered the joys of working with fused glass in a class at Craft Alliance. Her work is exhibited at several area galleries.


Marie Oberkirsch Marie oberkirsch has an MFA from Cranbrook Academy of Art and a BFA from the University of Kansas in textile design. She creates a functional line of accessories featuring screen-printed designs on fabric. You can see her work at moberkirsch@aol.com.


Michael Parrett
Michael Parrett earned a BA in graphic design and photography from Webster University and his MFA from SIU-Edwardsville while studying with Paulette Myers. Michael exhibits his jewelry, flatware, hollowware and sculptures locally and nationally and has recently been published in the Lark Book 500 Metal Vessels: Contemporary Explorations of Containment. He was  the 2009-2010 Metals Artist-in-Residence at Craft Alliance in Grand Center.
Joan Powell
Joan Powell studied Fine Art at Rhode Island School of Design, received BA in Ceramics from Webster University. Her experience includes graphic design, painting, drawing and ceramics. She has taught clay/wheel-throwing, and Raku classes and has participated in a variety of workshops. Her work is exhibited locally and nationally and in clay publications.

Ruth Reese ruth reese Known for her surreal porcelain sculptures, Ruth Reese, is a sculptor and ceramicist fascinated with pathos and the grafted identity. Reese was captivated by New Orleans where she ventured and studied, receiving her BA in Literature from Loyola University.   In New Orleans, Reese was a studio assistant for multi-media artist Jan Gilbert.  She went on to earn her MFA in Sculpture from Washington University in St. Louis, where she used claydirt to create architectural installations. Ruth is the 2013-2014 Clay Artist-in-Residence.
Luanne Rimel
Luanne Rimel, currently the Senior Director of Education & Exhibition Programs at Craft Alliance, earned an MFA in Fibers from SIU-Edwardsville and has taught numerous workshops, college classes and residencies in fiber-related media. Her combined silk and photographic work is exhibited locally, nationally and internationally in many private collections. You can see her work at www.luannerimel.com

Nancy Spence
Nancy Spence received her BS in Art Education from Eastern Illinois University and her Master's degree in Art Therapy from SIU-Edwardsville. In both two-dimensional works and three-dimensional clay and mixed media sculpture, she tries to instill in her students a sense of adventure to experiment with the materials, and the freedom to find their own unique styles.

Pam Stanley
Pam STANLEY received an MFA from Louisiana State University and a BFA from Kansas City Art Institute. Pam has taught both children and adults all aspects of working with clay, and her work has been exhibited throughout the country.


Yuko Suga
Yuko Suga received an Intense Minor in Metals from Washington University in Saint Louis under the tutelage of Heikki Seppa and a Master's in Occupational Therapy form the Washington University School of Medicine. She works with children with special needs and facilitates skill development through art, play and movement. Her work in metals is exhibited both locally and nationally.

PATRICK TULLER earned an AD of Arts from Jefferson College in Hillsboro, MO and a BA in Commercial Art from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau.  Patrick is an art teacher with an extensive background in comics and graphic design.  He also works as a freelance artist for Image Comics and Antarctic Press.


Bernhard Voss
Bernhard Voss has worked with wood all his adult life as a cabinet maker, carpenter, shop teacher and wood turner. He taught in the Fine Art Department of the University of Missouri-St. Louis for over 8 years. His turned wood pieces are currently carried in the Craft Alliance Gallery Shop.

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Janice Wallace
Janice Wallace holds an AD from Penn Valley Community College and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in drawing and printmaking. Her work appeared in the International Print Exchange at the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.


Erica Weinberg
Erica Weinberg learned hot glass in the studios of Craft Alliance and has taught children in the Glass Bead camp programs and adults in glass workshops. Her own glass and wire creations can be found in several venues in the St. Louis area.


Thomas Wiggins
Thomas Wiggins studied for six years in South America before returning to the US to complete his BFA degree at Kent State University in Kent, OH. He teaches wheel-throwing at Craft Alliance and has been awarded a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a NEA/NEFA Artist Fellowship.


Sue Wuest
Sue Wuest has been exploring many different art media throughout her artistic life. Lampwork became the focus of her creativity as soon as the introduction was made over 5 years ago. She has studied with Jim Smircich, Corina Tettinger and Jeri Warhaftig. Her work is sold locally and has been featured in Corina's Spotlight On book series. She is currently the Treasurer of the St. Louis Lampworkers Society.

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