Marianne Brown has been a full-time potter her in Kentucky for more than 20 years and teaching in clay for almost as long. She holds a BFA from the Memphis College of Art, is a juried member of the Kentucky Arts Council's Kentucky Crafted program and the Kentucky Guild of Artists and Craftsmen. Marianne loves working with children of all ages in clay because it shows them that the possibilities are endless.
Since 1988, Cynthia has been operating Crosswinds Pottery in Harrodsburg, where she produces and displays wheel-thrown stoneware pottery using a propane-fired kiln and reduction glazes. She also uses found objects and mixed media imaginatively incorporated with clay and metal to create specialty home and garden products including bird baths, bird houses and sculptures. Cynthia holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Tulane University in ceramics.
Art has always been a major component of Lisa's life. Lisa's father was Chairman of the Art Department and Chairman of Basic Design in the College of Architecture and Design at the University of Kentucky. Lisa holds a BA in Art History from the University of Kentucky herself. Along with her husband, Daniel, Lisa owned and operated Clark Type Setting in Lexington for 23 years.
Kentucky native Sue Ann Ford was born in Pikeville, but has called Lawrenceburg home since 1999. She and her husband Steve own High Meadow Farms, where Sue Ann also has her own oil painting studio. Sue Ann is a graduate of Pikeville College, where she studied both art and chemistry, and she has been passionate about the arts all her life, as well as animal welfare causes. She also volunteers her time serving on the board of the Anderson Humane Society.
Karine Maynard is a designer, blacksmith and metal artist. Born in Hudson, Wisconsin, Karine has lived in Lawrenceburg since 2004. Karine earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and attended graduate school at the University of Kentucky to study Art Studio and Art History. She is also Vice President of Maynard Studios, Inc., and has been recognized for her work with numerous awards, honors and residencies.
Matthew Maynard is a full-time artist blacksmith. He was born in Pikeville, Kentucky and currently resides in the Fox Creek neighborhood of Lawrenceburg, where he and his wife Karine both specialize in creating hand-forged custom stair rails, furniture and applied design. Matthew is a Kentucky Colonel and recipient of the Kentucky Arts Council's Al Smith Fellowship and in 2017 was the recipient of The Artist Professional Development Grant from the Great Meadows Foundation.