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Bruce Alves has a BS in Art Education and a BFA in Ceramics from Missouri State University and an MFA in Ceramics from Texas Tech University. In his current work, he creates “hybrid toys” from found objects and clay, referencing earlier childhood memories.  He teaches all ages and exhibits his work nationally.
Jessica Anderson earned an MFA from San Diego State University and a BFA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. She “creates jewelry from found objects that illustrate and exemplify the appeal of discarded everyday trash” and feels that jewelry “creates an intimate lens to approach art and life.” She will be the 2015-16 Metals Artist-in-Residence through February, 2016.
Bev Aroh
Bev Aroh has worked as a studio potter in California for 20 years and at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design 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 Center of Art + Design. His ceramic work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and both his metal work and his clay work are in many private collections.
Katie Bensky received her BA in Business, and eventually followed her passion into the clay studio, where she secured her MA in Sculpture at Fontbonne University in 1996. She now works on Commissions while raising her family in St. Louis.
John Boss has a BS in Art from SIUE. He has worked with clay pottery for over twenty years with a focus is on high fire reduction pottery, specializing in functional ware. John offers his work in many different venues and his work resides all over the world.
Meri Ellen Brooks Taylor has an MA in Education from Maryville University and has been creating with metals for over 25 years. Her work employs a variety of techniques, often utilizing unexpected and alternative materials to execute her designs.
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 Center of Art + Design, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery and Penland Gallery.
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.
Elaine Diller has an MS from Case Western reserve, Ohio. She has been turning wood at Craft Alliance since 2006, after studying pottery and metalsmithing for many years. She has teaching experience with students of all levels and backgrounds.
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 Center of Art + Design and other locations throughout St. Louis.
Jocelyn Edwards grew up in St. Louis and studied oil painting, drawing, and biology at Bard College. She is an active painter and drawer, and is currently interested in capturing the St. Louis landscape. She paints sets for Photomaton, a St. Louis photobooth company.
Virginia Eckinger has a BFA in sculpture from Washington University, St. Louis and an MFA from the University of Alabama, with a focus on ceramics and sculpture. She is “constantly questioning clay as a material and the boundaries to which it can be pushed.” She is the 2015-16 Clay Artist-in-Residence and will teach classes.
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.
Jacob Francois earned an MFA from the University of Nebraska, and a BFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. Recently he was the Sculpture Artist in Residence at Pratt Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, Utica, New York.
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 Center of Art + Design in 2000, and works primarily with young children in clay and two-dimensional media.

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.
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 Center of Art + Design. She earned her MFA degree in Art Metahowels from Washington University in Saint Louis where she studied with master goldsmith Heikki Seppa.
Cindy Howenstein earned a BFA from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and an AD from Forest Park Community College. She has studied with Helen Shirk and Chuck Evans. Cindy is represented in the Evansville Museum of Art; she sells and exhibits her jewelry and sculpture throughout the region.
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 Center of Art + Design. Her work can be seen online at www.katonstudios.com.
Michelle Katz-Reichlin
Michele Katz-Reichlin, a teaching artist since 1999, obtained her Art K-12 certification through Webster University after having earned an MSW from Washington University in St. Louis. She has exhibited her found-object and ceramic sculpture locally and regionally since 1992.
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 Center of Art + Design Gallery shop and at www.keimartworks.com.
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.
NICK KUNTZ has a Bachelor of Science degree from Truman State University and is co-founder of St. Louis Small Press Expo. He has created two published mini-comic series has taught adults and children to tell stories with their drawings.
Noël Leicht
NoËl Leicht is a studio metals artist and writer whose narrative contemporary jewelry tells a story. She learned metalsmithing at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design 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.
Andrea Linskey attended Truman State University for a BA and MAE.  She has been working in clay for seven years and most enjoys making thrown and altered functional vessels.
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.

Maxine du Maine is completing a BA in art from Webster University. She has been apprenticing with Glass Studio Chair Deborah Katon and has taught the Glass Summer Camps and classes at Craft Alliance.
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."

Tom McCarthy earned an MFA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and has been making jewelry for thirty years. His work is in numerous private and public collections, including the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, NC. McCarthy has contributed a chapter to The Penland Book of Jewelry, Lark Books.
Emilie Mulcahey is the 2016 Metals Artist-in-Residence and will begin teaching at the Grand Center location this fall. She has a deep interest in storytelling with her work and how jewelry is displayed on the body. She has a  BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and has exhibited her work throughout the country.
Robert Thomas Mullen received a BFA in metalsmithing and a BFA in photography from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and a MFA in metalsmithing from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Beginning was one of  the 2015 Metals Artists-in-Residence at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, in Grand Center.
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 Center of Art + Design in Grand Center.
Audrey Peck is the Metals Artist-in Residence at Craft Alliance in Grand Center.  She has a n MFA for East Carolina University and a BFA form Oklahoma State. Mementos collected from nature inspire and are included in her work.
  Shweta Sarraf is from India, where she completed studies in Textile Design at the National Institute of Fashion Design (NIFD), India, and won the best design of the year award. She has teaching experience with both children and adults, and expertise in traditional and contemporary resist dye techniques.
Megan Singleton has an MFA from Louisiana State University and a BFA from Webster University in St. Louis. Her work crisscrosses the boundaries of contemporary craft, combining sculpture, hand papermaking and digital applications and she “creates works that resonate with the materiality and rhythms of the natural world.” Megan is the new Fiber Artist-in-Residence and is excited to teach papermaking begin a new body of work.
Deborah Waldman-Pontious received her BFA from SIUE with an emphasis in textiles. She integrates her knowledge of geometry into her designs, along with knitting, embroidery, beadwork, and other embellishing techniques. She designs under the name Hypatia 61 and has exhibited locally over the years.
Luanne Rimel
Luanne Rimel, currently the Senior Director of Education & Exhibition Programs at Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design, 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
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.
Carla Tuetken has a Maters of Education from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, and currently teaches art at Hazelwood High School. She is an active silk painter and watercolor artist] and joins the faculty of Craft Alliance this fall.
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.

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 Center of Art + Design 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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