Wood

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

117-PCG

Ceramics

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

G99-GR

Fiber

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

83

Drawing

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

79

Glass

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

80-JG

Painting

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

33-NWM

Mixed Media

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

116-SRU

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

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

 
 
 

Welcome and Congratulations to all the newly Juried LAG Members! 


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...

Parson, John

Wood

  As a wood artist, I feel an obligation to discover and showcase the natural beauty of wood. I prefer to turn what is termed “green wood” from recently felled trees. Most of my work is prod...

Major, Sharon

Jewelry

Jewelry - Frog Hollow Jewelry Silver jewelry by a former science teacher. Her designs are inspired by the natural world and created using the science of metallurgy. Sharon took a metal smithi...

Stratford, Deborah

Drawing

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...

Houweling, Emmy

Painting

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 ...

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...

Bangs, Vicki

Sculpture

Sculpture -  Copper sculpture My whimsical yard sculptures are born at the recycling center and coaxing out their distinctive personalities requires hours of hard work. After cutting, hea...

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...

Modjeski, Peggy

Fiber

Peggy's sculptures are inspired by her love of animals and nature. Her knowledge of anatomy allows her to create realistic looking creatures, with a touch of whimsy and fun. She starts with a wire a...

Lackney, Robert

Painting

  Website: http://archangelpublications.com/ e-mail:archangel12@bellsouth.net ...

Doane, Donna

Jewelry

Jewelry - Sterling silver jewelry with gemstones, stone inlay, overlay, or intarsia pieces  Contemporary jewerly made from tarnish resistant sterling silver. Pieces are sometimes accented...

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...

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...

Powell, Rick

Jewelry

Jewelry - Hand Crafted Sterling Silver Jewelry My work consists of earrings, bracelets, rings and necklaces made primarily from sterling silver with copper, brass and gold. All items are origi...

Moeller, Joy

Painting

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

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...

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...

Wright, Larry

Photography

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...

Roberts, Geri

Ceramics

Ceramics - Stoneware and Raku I do wheel thrown and hand built pottery, both functional and decorative. I have been working in clay for about twelve years. Sometimes I control the clay and other t...

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...

Reed, Alex

Photography

  My name is Alex Reed, and I am a freelance photographer in the Southern Indiana/Louisville KY area.  I have been doing photography for about 8 years, and although my favorite projects t...

George, Diana Emerson

Jewelry

Jewelry - Metal and Stone Jewelry

Kemper-O'Neil, Gloria

Fiber

 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 ...

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...

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 ...

Cleave, Joan Van

Sculpture

Sculpture - Mosaics I mosaic on many different surfaces such as table tops, lamp bases, light switch plates, and wall hangings and use tile, glass, mirrors, gems, etc. to bring interest to the art ...

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...

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...

Schnoll, Marvin

Wood

Wood -  Band-sawn wood boxes Cherry wood box (free form) 10"L x 5"H x 4"D

Gedrose, Jackie

Jewelry

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! As far back as I can remember ...

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 ...

Scheu, Dick

Wood

Wood - ornaments  Handcrafted wood snowflakes that make for an exceptionally fine gift. They are jewel-like because of the way I use the grain to create a beautiful starburst effect.Artis...

Houweling, Emmy

Jewelry

Jewelry - Painting adapted to jewelry 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 cent...

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...

Davis, Bobbi

Jewelry

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...

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...

Fowler, Lisa Marie

Glass

Glass - Handmade lampwork glass beadsArtist Website: www.chinabluedesigns.com

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...

Martin, Paula

Photography

Photography - 35mm and digital photography   Fine art photography characterized by exceptional detail, simplicity of composition, and excellent use of color. Primarily but not exclusively natu...

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 ...

Mahlbacher, Kim

Drawing

I work using simple lines to catch moments in time in the animals that enrich our lives. Each picture has a story seen through the eyes of people watching nearby. I named my company HeirloomCroft in...

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...

Coombs, Lonnie

Wood

Wood -  Turned wood bowls from native hardwoods Brief Overview I create Bowl Craft items from green wet logs that were removed as a result of storm damage. I, a native Kentuckian, use the...

Wasson, Phil

Sculpture

Sculpture - "Unique Sculpture in Copper & Iron"

Morgan, Jane

Painting

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 ...

Fowler, Lisa Marie

Jewelry

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

Roman, Bailey

Painting

  From the flat dimensions of drawings and painting to the fanciful landscapes of sculpture, each work lives in its own world and tells its story too! Whether it's Nightmare Flowers cre...

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...