Julia Baugh | As a native Arkansas, she has harbored a love of art dating back to her early childhood. Rippling folds of clay and thin, illustrative marks are a theme in her current functional ceramic work. Her experimentations with transparent, micro crystal-forming glazes serve to enhance her pieces by pooling in hollowed areas, and spilling over rims and edges. Julia’s goal is to continue to create and explore a variety of shapes for functional ware that are fascinating to look at and enjoyable to use.
Rae Ann Bayless | Rae Ann Bayless is the owner, designer and artisan behind Rae Ann Creations. For more than 20 years, she has dedicated her craft to the idea of jewelry as wearable art. All her designs are individually hand crafted in her West Little Rock Studio, a space laden with the anticipation of ideas waiting to be fulfilled.
Riley Brothers | Riley Art Glass Studio is a partnership of two brothers, Charles and Michael, who came together to focus their artistic talents on the art of glass blowing in Hot Springs, Arkansas. After experiencing various art forms, the brothers found a passion for glass blowing to express their creativity. Specializing in art glass creations using age old glass blowing techniques, all glass products are hand blown and sculpted.
Dconstruct | Inspired by nature and minimalist design, Dconstruct incorporates sustainably harvested, renewable fibers and materials sourced from artisan communities in developing countries.
JAK Designs LLC | There is nothing finer than the look and feel of handcrafted wood products. You'll love the workmanship of the cutting boards and furniture produced by JAK Designs based in Bella Vista, Arkansas and furniture produced by JAK Designs based in Bella Vista, Arkansas. These solid wood products, including cutting boards, breadboards, pizza boards and custom furniture these are made by hand from quality hardwoods. They are constructed for many years of use and enjoyment.Jeff founded JAK Designs after more than 30 years of making furniture and other wood products for family and friends
El Dubya | Larry Witherspoon was born in 1953 in Little Rock, Arkansas. At the age of ten or eleven he was introduced to hand building and the wheel in a little pottery studio on Cantrell Road. He returned to pottery several times through the years but circumstances kept interrupting his studies. Years later, he met his now wife, who just happened to be in pottery classes at the Arkansas Arts Center. Kelly Edwards, the instructor, allowed Larry to throw some clay on the wheel. Larry enrolled into Kelly’s class for a couple of years. Once again, ‘things in life’ took him away from pottery. Almost eleven years later: Larry returned to pottery, is back in Kelly’s class and intends to stay.
Kelly Edwards | Interested in art from a young age, Kelly is inspired by painters and creates three-dimensional wall hangings. Kelly is a Raku specialist, a technique that requires more tenacity than luck. Kelly is currently an instructor at the Museum School and has been teaching since 1999.
Jane Hankins | Witty, whimsical, wonderful. These words and more describe the creative world of Little Rock, Arkansas artist Jane F. Hankins. Born in Jonesboro, Jane has enjoyed a strong presence in the community of Arkansas artists for over two decades. A visual artist, specializing in sculpture in porcelain and stoneware as well as drawing and painting, she is a designer for nationally-marketed sculpture reproductions. She is a serious artist, who doesn’t take herself too seriously. Her work shows us that art does not have to be serious to be important.
James Hayes | After receiving an Art degree from Hendrix College in 1988, James Hayes was searching for a new medium. He discovered glassblowing at the Arkansas Arts Center and immediately fell in love. In 1993 he bought his own equipment and formed the James Hayes Art Class Co. In 1996, he purchased a dairy farm and converted the milking parlor into a hot shop and showroom.
Thomas Mann | Thomas Mann, unlike most other leading jewelry artists and designers, is the product of neither a conventional university nor an art school education as a product designer or jewelry metal-smith. He developed his Techno.Romantic™ style in 1997. He sold every piece from his first show. Around this time he moved to New Orleans, which is where he resides today.
Catherine Rodgers | Arkansas artist Catherine Rodgers creates elegant, hand-painted silk scarves wearable on any occasion. Whether it’s a chilly, autumnal day or a bright, spring afternoon, Catherine’s scarves will give your outfit that unique style everyone craves.