Earth, Wood & Fire Artist Tour
October 26 & 27, 2013
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The Artists
Sandhill Designs • Bill Bale - Furniture Designer
N3163 Co. Hwy. J, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 568.0333 •
  Amy E. Arntson • Watercolor Artist - ArtStudio
Exhibiting at Sandhill Designs
N6475 Shorewood Hills Rd., Lake Mills, Wi 53551
(920) 648.5255 •
Combining carefully selected hardwoods and clean lines, Bill Bale designs furniture in the Arts & Crafts (Mission) style.   Amy creates detailed paintings and archival prints of bodies of water in the Great Lakes region and beyond. She will discuss process and concepts during the tour.
Mary Pratt • Potter/Sculptor - Pratt Clay Studio
Exhibiting at the Sandhill Designs location
Studio: Lake Geneva, WI 53147
(920) 728.0528 •
  Dawn Dark Mountain - Watercolor Painting
Exhibiting at the Sandhill Designs location
Studio: Monona, WI 53716
(608) 221.8692 •
Mary works with white stoneware, using fresh, classic images, incised and sculpted with a contemporary twist. She calls it "Reality in Detail."   Working in transparent watercolor as well as block prints and "sculptural" watercolors, Dawn's Native American heritage and nature are her inspiration and subject matter.
Jorn Lynae Mork - Painter, Jeweler
Exhibiting at the Sandhill Designs location
Studio: Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 397.7384 •
  Fiberholics - Basket Weavers
W7867 Riedel Lane, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538
(920) 563.1466
Jorn uses an underpainting of acrylic then scrapes through the oil to expose the colors. Her jewelry is sterling silver combined with etching, imagery and a variety of materials.   Eve West, Ellen Haukom, Ardys McDonald and Wendy Sundby are basket weavers and fiber artists, weaving art with a variety of materials.
Mary Wallace • Feltmaker/Fiber Artist - White Dove Farm
173 Co. Rd. A., Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 884.4301 •
  Ric Lamore • Potter - Broadwing Clay Studio
503 Co. A., Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 884.8099 •
Mary Wallace makes wearable, colorful and decorative artwork (including some one-of-a-kind scarves) using wet and dry feltmaking techniques.   Over the last thirty years, Ric Lamore has explored high-fired stoneware and wood-fired stoneware.
Michael Schael • Potter - Rock Eagle Pottery
2297 Clearview Rd., Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 423.7026 •

Mark Skudlarek • Potter - Cambridge Wood-Fired Pottery
10 Tranquil Lane, Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 423.4507 •

Inspired by his passion for food and gardening, Michael's pottery evokes colors of earth, sea and sky. These colors combined with a sense of form create pottery, which enriches one's life.   Mark produces a wide range of functional wood-fired pottery for the table and garden that is inspired by European and Far Eastern traditions.
Glen Cutcher • Potter - Glen Cutcher Studio
218 Spring Street, Cambridge, WI 53523
(608) 335.9194 •
  Helen Mary Beck • Fine Art Textiles - Helen Mary Beck Studio
126 S Pleasant St., Cambridge, WI 53523
(312) 513.9363 •
Glen's pottery is contemporary with an organic feel to it. He throws, hand-builds and casts stoneware pottery for celebrations and everyday use.   With her unique technique of combining watercolor with embroidery, Helen Mary Beck creates textured paintings that capture the imagery within science, beauty and nature.
Karen Calkins Ragus • Painter - Lake Mills Arts Center
100 Water Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551
(608) 843.3308 •
  Bruce Johnson • Potter - Bruce Johnson Clay Studio
302 Campus Street, Lake Mills, WI 53551
(920) 648.3049 •
Karen creates contemporary abstract mixed media paintings with the goal of bringing the viewer into the work.   Bruce's pieces are wheel thrown and hand built. He is best know for his copper matte raku and ash glazes.
Peggy Furlin • Watercolor Artist - EF Watercolor Studio
213 W. Madison St. (alley), Lake Mills, WI 53551
(414) 510.8087 •
  Leslie DeMuth • Landscape Painter - Town Hall Studio
N.8016 County Highway G, Lake Mills, WI 53551
(920) 390.9341 •
All of Peggy's paintings are created using multiple layers of watercolor on watercolor canvas...they are sealed with an archival varnish and require no glass or matting.   Leslie DeMuth is a landscape painter that captures in paint the rural and natural vistas of Wisconsin.
Will Wipperfurth • Wood Artist/Woodworker
Exhibiting at Town Hall Studio
Studio: Lake Mills, WI 53551
(920) 648.2563 •
  Ed & Laura Klein • Potters/Sculptors - Bur Oak Pottery
W6202 Klein Lane, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(920) 648.4549 •
Will Wipperfurth designs and builds quality wooden boxes that have everyday functionality in addition to natural beauty.   Ed & Laura Klein make a variety of wood-fired pottery. Inspired by Art Nouveau, pieces range from sculptural to functional.
Rick Hintze • Potter - Johnson Creek Clay Studio
140 1/2 N. Watertown St., P.O. Box 454, Johnson Creek, WI 53038
(920) 699.2529 •
  Rock River Gallery
205 S. Main St., Jefferson, WI 53549
(920) 541.3322 •
Rick Hintze utilizes several techniques to create his functional and decorative stoneware and porcelain. For his larger pots and sculpture, Rick uses the process of coiling.   Featuring four artists: Caleb Kasper, stone carving; Sherida Wank, jewelry, Rick Santovec, photography and collage and Amy Weh, mosaic.