Fiber

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

83

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

Photography

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

94-JR

Drawing

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

79

Wood

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

117-PCG

Glass

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

80-JG

Mixed Media

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

116-SRU

Ceramics

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

G99-GR

Sculpture

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

121-LEF

Welcome to the Guild

Would you like to become a juried Member of the Louisville Artisans Guild?
Our 2017 jury session will be held Saturday, March 11, 2017
at Bon Air Library
 
A pre-jury Q & A session will be held Thursday, February 9, 2017
at Bon Air Library
 For more information contact our jury committee by way of the "Contacts" drop-down menu at the top of the page
 
 


 

 


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

Rahner, Lesley

Jewelry

Jewelry - Fine Art Jewelry I Create for the Woman who does not want to wear what every other Woman is wearing.  My work is distinctive, complemented with notable stones & precious met...

Solano, Marlon Obando

Jewelry

Jewelry - Naturaleza Jewelry: all-natural, handmade, one-of-a-kind jewelry A wide variety of materials found in their natural environment are transformed into wearable art. Every piece is an o...

Smith, Pamela

Fiber

Fiber -  Pine needle art with mixed media   Uniquely designed woven and hand-sewn pieces ranging from traditional to contemporary styles. Pam Smith was born in Louisville, Kent...

Blackwell, Lauren

Jewelry

Jewelry - Woven Beadwork  Original woven beadwork designs created with seed beads and off-loom weaving techniques. These woven designs are crafted into pendants, bracelets, earrings and rings...

Kays (Vinson), Teri Le

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Mixed media portraits. I create portraits that utilize a variety of materials and techniques. I like to experiment with various media. For instance, I will use sharpies, acrylics, twi...

Ebendorf, Anne

Jewelry

Artist Statement Anne Peddie Ebendorf was born in Kansas City, Missouri and grew up in Wichita, Kansas. She received an Associate of Arts degree from Bradford Junior College, Haverhill, Massachusett...

Mattei, Pamela

Fiber

Pamela Mattei is a fabric artist from Louisville, Kentucky. As the founder and the creative force behind DyeSigns By Pamela, she is on a mission to make the world a more colorful place, one scarf ...

Morzillo, Jill

Jewelry

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...

Buckner, Mary Ann

Photography

Photography - Equine and still-life photography Equine photography and still-life photography featuring rural subjects, Kentucky horse farm scenes, photographic details of horse racing, horses and ...

Hutchison, Candace

Mixed Media

Mixed Media Artist - 3D mixed media    Mosaics, murals (inside and outdoor) and hand painted functional art I would like to acquaint you with my work and philosophy. As a comm...

Freese, Thomas

Jewelry

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...

Bizianes, Elizabeth

Painting

Painting - Oils and charcoal I am Elizabeth Bizianes, an artist. My passion is to paint with oils and draw in charcoals and I have been creating artwork for as long as I can remember. My inspirati...

Brown, Paul

Wood

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...

Roberts, Sharon

Jewelry

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...

Schettler, Jean

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Mixed media painting  

Drescher, Linda

Jewelry

Jewelry - Jewelry design As a teacher, I always loved hands on projects as the best way to teach my students. Since college, I have made jewelry, candles, macramé purses, wall hangings, tee-sh...

Addison, Ashley

Painting

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...

Stanley, Deborah

Mixed Media

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...

Rego, Mark

Photography

photography - Fine art photography An avid photographer with a passion for outdoor imagery, I enjoy the challenge of truly capturing the essence of my subject, be it a weather worn door or an ...

Moriarty, Robbie

Jewelry

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...

Smith, Rheanna

Painting

Painting - Oil portrait/Mixed Media Oil portrait/Mixed MediaModern and unpretentious oil portraits characterized that are by bright bold color, glittery picture planes, and custom frames t...

Martinovic, Nevenka W.

Painting

Painting - Watercolor Painting, decorated wood hearts, wood supports  

Rafferty, Bobbie

Jewelry

Jewelry - Beadwoven and Beaded Jewelry Beaded jewelry incorporating a multitude of techniques including beadweaving, stringing, wirework, fabrication, and fiber techniques. Artist Website  ww...

Jackson, JoAnna

Painting

Painting -  Acrylics/Encaustic I am JoAnna Jackson an Acrylic/mixed media artist. I was born in Atlanta, Georgia and did not start painting until 1993. I have always been very "ARTSY" but...

Read, Charles

Photography

photography - Fine art photography 2D mixed media Original Photography & 2D mixed media based on original photography, sculptor.Personal goal for my art is to continue my explorations into...

Fowler, Lisa Marie

Jewelry

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

Miller, Fred

Sculpture

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...

Klem, Ann

Glass

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...

Brown, Paul

Mixed Media

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...

Riley, Dain

Wood

 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 ...

Freese,Thomas

Wood

Wood - wood spoons and wood jewelry I make hand-crafted wood spoons, pins and earrings, using both native Kentucky and other woods. I paint or wood burn original art and designs from other cul...

Spencer, Richard A.

Wood

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...

Wohlfeld, Tom

Jewelry

Jewelry - Silver and Mixed Media Jewelry The jewelry I make is one of a kind. I don’t know if this is part of my artistic style or that I have a short attention span. In any event I make all of the...

Lait, Joy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Glass beads Handcrafted, annealed and tempered glass beads, each unique and individual, which hopefully will become a treasured and favorite piece of comfortable jewelry to its owner. Art...

Morfeld, Beverly

Painting

Painting - Painting with watercolor Painting with watercolor is an especially exciting and challenging experience. The fluidity of the medium seemingly lends itself to creativity. Frustra...

Dennis, Marlene

Glass

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...

Ruffenach, Fred

Glass

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...

Adams, Tamara Scantland

Painting

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...

Mahlbacher, Kim

Fiber

My needle felted Nativities are made from sheeps wool from various breeds and the animals have handcrafted ceramic eyes. I use a simple 4 to 5 wire base, so my figures are all poseable. Where J...

Hoskins, Mary Ann

Jewelry

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 ...

Horine, Artha Lynn

Mixed Media

Mixed Media - Pine needle baskets and gourds Lynn Horine was born and raised in Southern California and moved to Kentucky over 40 years ago with her husband George, a native Kentuckian. Now when as...

Miles, Gregory Scott

Wood

Wood - deer antler and bone carving.  Carvings of people and animals related to the old west in wood, deer antler and bone. I am a resident of Louisville,Kentucky,a brick mason,and a wood scu...

Hamilton, Adam

Drawing

Drawing - Cubism, neoplasticism I have drawn here and there ever since college, but I have never had any art classes and I have no experience with the art community at large. My work represents my ...

Hatzidakis, Dawn

Jewelry

I am a metalsmith jeweler with a focus on color and patterns. Metalsmithing runs in the family.  I was taught by my Mom, a KY silversmith, so metalsmithing was a natural progression that l...

Goodan, Bill

Painting

  I was an Art major in college and taught art in the public school system in Lexington, Kentucky for several years early in my career, and I have continued painting throughout my life. My p...

Ross, Terri Jo

Mixed Media

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...

Lait, Joy

Glass

Wire & Glass Sculptures Joy’s fascination/obsession with glass began over a decade ago when she took up flameworking.  After creating handcrafted glass beads and one-of-a-kind jewelry, Joy...

Conrad, Julie Moss

Jewelry

I have always loved antiques and unusual found items.  I combined that love with an intense desire to create.  The result is my steampunk jewelry.  Included in my pieces are v...

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