Fiber

A work of art is a world in itself reflecting senses and emotions of the artist's world. -Hans Hofmann

83

Wood

Wood isn't important but rather that objects made of it are unique, simple, unpretentious. -G. Baselitz

117-PCG

Photography

The photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it. -Susan Sontag

94-JR

Mixed Media

Choosing a mixture of mediums that best fit the subject is as important as the palette. -Tom Huntley

116-SRU

Sculpture

The essence of a sculpture must enter on tip-toe, as light as animal footprints on snow. -Hans Arp

121-LEF

Drawing

Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. -Salvador Dali

79

Painting

In painting one must search rather for suggestion than for description. -Paul Gauguin

33-NWM

Jewelry

Art stays and fashion goes. Too much art is only fashion and fad. -Norman Ridenour

50-AE

Glass

To give body and perfect form to your thought is what it is to be an artist. -Jacques-Louis David

80-JG

Ceramics

I do pottery. I love it. It's very relaxing; it takes me to another planet. -Eva Herzigova

G99-GR

Welcome to the Guild

The Louisville Artisans Guild is now accepting Jury Applications for 2015.  The deadline for applications is February 21, 2015.

2015 LAG Jury Session Information

 

All artists are encouraged to apply to the new Lousiville Art Affair juried art Show on Mother's Day 2015.  The application deadline is February 20, 2015.

http://louisvilleartaffair.com/

 

Did you know the Holiday Showcase will be at a new location this year?  The reveal for the new location will be on February 2nd.  Check back to this site for more details.

 

Chartered in 1956, the Louisville Artisans Guild is Kentucky's oldest guild dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in arts and crafts. Since then, the Guild has since grown into a membership group consisting of artists, craftsmen, educators, collectors, students and many others in the Louisville Metro area.

We invite you to explore our pages and meet our artists. If you are an artist yourself, we invite you to become a member.


 

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Featured Artists

Freese, Thomas

Jewelry

Freese, Thomas

Jewelry -  jewelry crafted from wood (also stone, bone and antler) I love making art from wood (actually I also work with stone, antler and bone). I started crafting wood pins, earrings a...

Addison, Ashley

Painting

Addison, Ashley

Painting - Oil paintings Oil paintings showing the beautiful colors, designs, and sparkle of nature. I love to paint representational works that are full of life and impart pleasure and joy to the...

James, Jim

Wood

James, Jim

Wood - Jewelry Boxes Bombe Style Jewelry Box I strive for a good balance of form and funtion in my boxes. I avoid the overly ornate, preferring good lines, pleasing shapes, and interesting jo...

Morgan, Jane

Painting

Morgan, Jane

Painting - Oil painting (plein air, still life, oil pastels) and printmaking Art transforms my whole being --- I can immerse myself in painting, drawing or printmaking and “forget that the rest of ...

Spencer, Richard A.

Wood

Spencer, Richard A.

Wood -  Boxmaker Traditional Shaker Oval Boxes, Trays & Carriersfrom native woods of Cherry, Maple, Walnut and some exotic veneers. Richard A. Spencer, BoxmakerI am a retired healthc...

Houweling, Emmy

Painting

Houweling, Emmy

Painting - Primitive folk art painting Emmy Houweling, a New Castle, Kentucky resident with an art studio in her ca.1820 historic home, is a self taught painter who was inspired by an 18th century ...

Stratford, Deborah

Drawing

Stratford, Deborah

Drawing I make hand-pulled linoleum prints. My work ranges in size from 3X5" to 24X36". Most of my work is printed in black ink on white paper. My editions are small because of the fine lines I car...

Moeller, Joy

Painting

Moeller, Joy

Painting - Oil painting Floral, still life and landscape paintings.  

Rogers, Barbara

Fiber

Rogers, Barbara

Fiber - Quilts  

Christian, Ellen

Jewelry

Christian, Ellen

Jewelry - Metal and stone jewelry

Martinovic, Nevenka W.

Painting

Martinovic, Nevenka W.

Painting - Watercolor Painting, decorated wood hearts, wood supports  

Klem, Ann

Glass

Klem, Ann

Glass - Beaded glass jewelry Always in love with color, Ann dove into creating hand-crafted glass beads in her studio in Fisherville, Kentucky after a career in computers. She is a graduate of Bonn...

Davis, Bobbi

Jewelry

Davis, Bobbi

Brief Overview: All designs are expressed through the medium of polymer clay and embellished with carefull-selected beads, cording and findings. Because colors, patterns and designs are constantly e...

Bailey-Burch, Janet

Sculpture

Bailey-Burch, Janet

Sculpture - Carved and painted horses... My sculpture is colorful, dramatic and guaranteed to get noticed. Horse lovers can appreciate the correct anatomy, accurate movement and expression of my "P...

Kemper-O'Neil, Gloria

Fiber

Kemper-O'Neil, Gloria

 Fiber -  Quilting with mixed media My work embodies female energy, images, abstracts, colors, and shapes that inspire me. I do non-traditional quilting. I enjoy exploring, breaking ...

Brown, Paul

Mixed Media

Brown, Paul

Mixed Media - 100% Natural Body Care Products All soaps are made with Organic extra virgin olive oil. Beeswax lip and hand balms are made with my beeswax. Liquid and bar shaving soaps and hand made...

Moriarty, Robbie

Jewelry

Moriarty, Robbie

Jewelry - Metal jewelry and mixed media Whimsical theme and seasonal art jewelry handcrafted from brass,aluminum,copper, and nickel....cut, etched, lacquered, then embellished with beads, wire...

BAG44

Fiber

BAG44

Fiber - Handbags / Magnets Handmade bags and magnets: Combining art, fashion, and functionality, BAG44 offers a collection of custom designed handbags and magnets in fabulous colors, patterns and s...

Brock, Patricia

Photography

Brock, Patricia

  Photography - Design BlokzTM, giclee, enlargements, notecards My work has transitioned into semi-abstract images with bright colors that stimulate strong feelings: joy, contentment, delight. Wh...

Mathis, Willard

Wood

Mathis, Willard

Wood -  Canes and boxes Carvings of bears, horses, steer, Indians on horseback, and assorted wild animals. (Note: This article was published in The Southwest Reporter newspaper - Winter ...

Ross, Terri Jo

Mixed Media

Ross, Terri Jo

Mixed Media - mixed media acrylic/oil paintings Heavily textured abstract/surreal paintings I just won three 1st Place awards for two of my paintings submitted to American Art Awards in a "bl...

McKinley, Carl

Painting

McKinley, Carl

Painting - Watercolor of wildlife and pastoral scenes. Kentucky Wildlife Artist—Carl M. McKinleyRecipient of The 2007 CKAG Artist of the Year award As a teenager, Carl began painting in oils, then...

Adams, Tamara Scantland

Painting

Adams, Tamara Scantland

Painting - watercolor portraits I fell in love with watercolor painting over thirty years ago, when I saw it demonstrated in my first painting classes. I love the way it can show the luminous layer...

Capshew, Maureen

Fiber

Capshew, Maureen

Fiber - Quilt Artist Twenty years ago I discovered the comforting tradition of quilting. At the time I was searching for something to save my sanity as a stay home mother of three young children. ...

Carter, Joan

Jewelry

Carter, Joan

Jewelry - Handmade glass beaded jewelry The focus beads are created with a torch using propane and oxygen to a temperature of 2,300 degrees. Glass rods (from Italy) are melted, designed while molte...

John, Jana

Ceramics

John, Jana

Ceramics - Decorative and functional ceramic Working out of my studio at home, I hand-build pottery, both decorative and functional, using terra cotta clay. I use slab construction, rolling ou...

Miller, Fred

Sculpture

Miller, Fred

sculpture - Metal I do metal sculptures that are strictly art or can be used as "art furniture" or center pieces. Many of the pieces can be used outside or inside. After the work is designed, it is...

Roberts, Sharon

Jewelry

Roberts, Sharon

Jewelry - Hand-crafted artisan jewelry One-of-a-kind and limited edition jewelry crafted primarily from sterling silver, using traditional metalsmithing techniques. Artist Statement   Art has...

Levy, Karen Brown

Ceramics

Levy, Karen Brown

Ceramics - Pottery Handthrown white stoneware The work I produce is small in scale and intimate. I want the viewer to come to the work and hold them in their hand. ...

Aebersold, Julia

Jewelry

Aebersold, Julia

Jewelry  - Jewelry I love sparkle and my craft utilizes glass frit to achieve a look that is comparable to a geode or stone. When gazed upon in the sun or ambient light the items sparkle with delig...

Gedrose, Jackie

Glass

Gedrose, Jackie

Glass - Handmade lampwork glass bead jewelry My love and appreciation of art glass led me to taking my first lampworked glass beadmaking class. Now I play with fire and create my own glass beads! ...

Brown, Paul

Wood

Brown, Paul

Wood - Badger Shaving Brushes made from KY wood Wood is collected from KY trees then allowed to cure. I turn each brush on a lathe and then seal with a beeswax finish made from my bees. I drill and...

Ruffenach, Fred

Glass

Ruffenach, Fred

Glass - Stained Glass made using the traditional lead came method. Fred Ruffenach, who now resides in Crestwood Kentucky is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where he had a career in techn...

Hoskins, Mary Ann

Jewelry

Hoskins, Mary Ann

Jewelry - Jewelry with semi-prescious stones and beads I am an artist creating jewelry using silversmith techniques to make silver bezels and bails in which to handset stones and cabochons. I ...

Lentz, Roxy

Jewelry

Lentz, Roxy

Jewelry - Uncommon jewelry for independent women, made from recycled silverplate, copper and brass. My jewelry has been crafted from recycled silver plate, copper and brass. Tarnished and marr...

Amezcua, Alejandro

Jewelry

Amezcua, Alejandro

Brief Overview Handcrafted sterlling silver jewelryArtist Statement A modern interpretation of classical designs and a love of nature are my inspirations. After apprenticeship with renowned Spratlin...

Wright, Larry

Photography

Wright, Larry

Photography - Fine Art Photography First and foremost, I am an artist and fine arts photographer that works exclusively in large and medium film formats to achieve the level of artistic presen...

Rosati, Judy

Photography

Rosati, Judy

Photography - B & W and digitial photographic prints I use B&W film and some photographs are sepia toned to show warmth before they are hand colored using Marshall Photo Oils, photo tinting...

Fowler, Lisa Marie

Jewelry

Fowler, Lisa Marie

Jewelry - Handmade lampwork glass beadsArtist Website www.chinabluedesigns.com

Brestel, Sylvia

Fiber

Brestel, Sylvia

Fiber - Hand felted, hand dyed, nuno, shibori wearables, wall art, and accessories Unique hand dyed elegant art in hand felted silk and wool in vibrant colors. I create hand felted, hand painted, ...

Stanley, Deborah

Mixed Media

Stanley, Deborah

Mixed Media - Polymer Clay (2D & 3D) I create both figurative and abstract panels that are matted, framed and ready to hang. Sizes range from 4x6 to 16x20. My favorite creations are 2D wall art...

Morzillo, Jill

Jewelry

Morzillo, Jill

Jewelry - Sterling silver jewelry Each piece of jewelry starts out as a sheet of sterling silver and is transformed into a wearable piece of art by utilizing the processes of metalsmithing: so...

Minnery, Phyllis

Jewelry

Minnery, Phyllis

Jewelry - Silversmith I fabricate one of a kind sterling silver art jewelry. Treasures began at a time in my life when I needed a distraction, something to fill my mind. My husband was diagnosed w...

Dennis, Marlene

Glass

Dennis, Marlene

Glass - Stained glass I love glass, crystal, natural stones and all the colors and sensations they invoke. When my oldest went to college, I took time to learn how to work with glass in the ti...

Riley, Dain

Wood

Riley, Dain

 Wood - Lathe turned wooden vases, bowls and hollow forms Lathe work is very simple. You get rid of the excess wood. The hard part is deciding what is excess. I look for wood that has its own ...

Lum, Kathy

Painting

Lum, Kathy

Painting - Watercolors While living in Hong Kong I had the opportunity to take watercolor classes. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with them. I like the challenge because if you kno...

Carter, Joan

Glass

Carter, Joan

Glass - Handmade glass beads The focus beads are created with a torch using propane and oxygen to a temperature of 2,300 degrees. Glass rods (from Italy) are melted, designed while molten and annea...

Watson, Sissy

Jewelry

Watson, Sissy

Jewelry -  Metalsmith Jewelry Sissy's designs are crafted of sterling silver, gold, and other attractive metals. Pieces are fabricated from raw materials ~ sheet metal, tubing, wire, and other...