Weekend studio tour to show works of Carroll crafts artists

Neighbors

September 04, 1996|By Pat Brodowski | Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

THIS WEEKEND, the Carroll County Crafts Guild Studio Tour travels through two intriguing North Carroll studios, which will feature the works of a stained-glass artist, woodblock printer, fabric artist and stoneware potter.

The countywide tour features seven studios and 14 crafts artists. The North Carroll studios are P.S. Design, 3574 Water Tank Road, Manchester, and Shiloh Pottery, 1027 Brodbeck Road, Hampstead. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Mention stained glass and the name of master craftsman L. C. Tiffany usually pops up. He was known for kaleidoscopic landscapes created by his own technique of layering densely colored glass. Few realize there's a modern stained-glass artist working in the manner of Tiffany in Manchester.

Joining Tiffany at P.S. Design will be Peg Silloway. She designs her glassworks, cuts layers of glass and wraps each piece in copper foil, to be soldered into a whole. In the past, she's incorporated mirrors, beveled glass, and patterned glass into her work.

Also on hand will be Shawn Scanlan, who recently returned from another solo adventure through Ireland. She breathes Celtic heritage into her unique woodcuts, woodblock prints and jewelry.

Patricia McCord of Columbia joins the artists in Manchester with homespun clothing that incorporates synthetic and natural fibers.

Ken Hankins fires hand-thrown useful vessels at Shiloh Pottery, 1027 Brodbeck Road, Hampstead. He fires in the ages-old tradition of salt glaze, in which salt is thrown over the pots in the hot kiln to achieve the familiar gray texture, so complimentary to his hand- painted blue patterns.

Tour maps are available at every stop, public libraries, and from the Carroll County Arts Council, 15 N. Main, Westminster.

Information: P.S. Design, 239-8569, or Shiloh Pottery, 239-8888.

Artists Guild exhibit

The Great Hall of Carroll Community College was abuzz yesterday as the Carroll County Artists Guild assembled its latest exhibition.

When artists are excited about art, it's time for a look.

Hampstead artist Barb Schnell captured a crowd with her watercolor of poppies in a setting reminiscent of the area's Pennsylvania-German heritage.

Sue Mancha of Manchester captured the pristine chill of winter in her watercolors. Among her exhibits were paper-white birches in snow and another snow scene of stream bank maples.

Pure visual delight drew a crowd to Finksburg artist Marge Wickes, who unveiled one of a new series of brilliantly colorful sunflower paintings in acrylic.

Other North Carroll art on exhibit includes the cityscape watercolors of Allen Potter, art instructor at North Carroll Middle School, and the intuitive oils of Carol Redman of Hampstead.

The exhibit continues through Oct. 3. A public reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the college.

Information: 848-7272.

Pub Date: 9/04/96

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