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  • 29 Nov 2015 3:38 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council is sad to relay some news about one of our treasured board members and fellow artists.  Jeweler, Polly Daeger succumbed to a recurrent bout of cancer on November 17.  While some of us knew that she had beat cancer in the past, most of us didn’t know that it had returned recently and within weeks, took her life.  A heavy heart for the tremendous loss of an amazing woman that led a rich life full of extensive travel adventures, wide circle of friends and a talent of transforming virtually any material into the height of fashion in her enviable studio.  Her generosity, dedication to the arts and most of all her deep and loving friendship will be missed by all.

  • 24 Nov 2015 11:01 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Steven Skinner, winner of the WDCC Fine Craftsmanship award at the Milwaukee Fine Furnishings Show, has added the Best in Show - Fine Art/Craft Body of Work at the Rhode Island Fine Furnishings Show. Great work does get recognized! Congratulations to Steven and Louise.


  • 04 Oct 2015 9:01 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED … AND APPRECIATED!
    So many people give their time and talent to make our Winter Glory show happen. Would you like to join the action at our new venue, the Polish Center in Franklin?

    Show setup starts Friday, Nov. 20, and any amount of time you can give during the weekend will be greatly appreciated. Adults and responsible older children are welcome.

    On Friday before the show opens, we need help with setup (8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.) and artist check-in (3–8 p.m.). On Saturday and Sunday we can use a variety of helpers throughout the day.

    Please send a message to Stephanie Bartz, show chair, at heybartzie88@gmail.com. Thanks in advance!


  • 28 Sep 2015 12:22 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Registration for the workshop is closed, as we have reached our full capacity. If you would like to be notified should their be a cancellation, please send a request to news@wdcc.org.

    Also, for attendees, the complete tools and supply list, along with location and parking information is available HERE.

  • 31 Aug 2015 11:34 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)


    It is with deep sorrow that we share the news of long-standing WDCC member Joan Miller Hubbards passing on August 26th. Joan was an incredible artist who created forms of nature in gold and silver, masterfully using repousse and chasing techniques.  Her stunning jewelry incorporates precious and semi-precious stones that enhance and compliment the exquisite metalwork. 


    There will be a memorial at Good Shepherd Church, Menomonee Falls on Sept 11.  Visitation is at 10 am with mass at 11 am and then reception following.  Her obituary will be in the Milwaukee Journal 9/6 and 9/9.


    Joans arts education is from UWM and Cranbrook academy of Art.  She has shared her knowledge and touched many appreciative students where she taught at the College of Arts and Design, Parkside, UWM, MATC, Mount Mary University and Milwaukee public schools.  She has garnered several impressive awards over her long career and been affiliated with many art organizations.  Joan has exhibited her jewelry widely at prestigious shows and galleries throughout the United States and has had her work published in both the Lapidary Journal and Art Jewelry.

    Please visit her website to learn more about her and view her beautiful jewelry:  http://artisticmetaljewelry.com/index.html



  • 14 Aug 2015 10:35 AM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Don't miss the chance to be featured as one of Wisconsin's outstanding artists at this event. Information and a printable prospectus are available here. 

    http://www.wdcc.org/Biennial-Members-Exhibition

    If you have any questions regarding the exhibition please contact Show Chair, Barbara Chappell at 414.302.1849 or info@fiberwoodstudio.com



  • 26 Jul 2015 12:43 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Gerri Ager-Fiber, Wearable

    Terry Andrews (terryandrewsgallery.com)-Sculpture

    Jerry Aronowitz (a1woods.com)-Wood

    Sandy Atkins Moran-Fiber, Wearable

    Cynthia Auxier-Mixed Media

    Steve Ayers (ayerspottery.com)-Ceramics

    Lisa and Cris Berry (motherloom.com)-Fiber, Non-Wearable

    Jacqueline Bevan (jewelsbotanica.etsy.com)-Mixed Media

    Bernard Blekfeld-Photography

    Pamela Bronk (bronkart.com)-Leather

    Theresa Brunson (tabbyhandbags.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Sharon Burns (shardesigns.com)-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    Tony Casper (tonycasperdesigns.com)-Photography

    Jill Chadek (merinoandmulberry.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Wayne Gao and Michelle Chang-Mixed Media

    Sarah Chapman (chapmanmetals.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Mary Christian-Fiber, Wearable

    Kerry Christian-Sculpture

    Avril Clindinin-Fiber, Wearable

    James Connolly-Glass

    Brent and Pat Cox-Glass

    Reiko Cunningham (facebook.com/HelloImReiko)-Ceramics

    Polly Daeger-Jewelry, Metal

    Jeff Dawald-Jewelry, Metal

    Debra Dembowski (artcraftnow.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Kathleen Eggert (eggertglass.com)-Glass

    Janie Esposito (facebook.com/silkwormtextiles1)-Fiber, Wearable

    Neil Estrick (neilestrickgallery.com)-Ceramics

    Monika Fairchild (monikafairchild.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Stephen Fairchild-Metal

    Scott Fincher (scottfincher.com)-Photography

    Mel Fleck-Printmaking

    Julia Foster (pinkjules.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Michele Friedman (micheleafriedman.com)-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    R.C. Fulwiler (knot-not.com)-Photography

    Brenda Gingles-Jewelry, Metal

    Keith Grace (keithgrace.com)-Mixed Media

    Ilze Heider (ilze.com)-Leather

    Craig Henry (etsy.com/shop/FountainheadWoods)-Wood

    Rette Hentschel-Glass

    Kristin Hill (tinhillpottery.com)-Ceramics

    Michael Imes-Sculpture (www.imesclay.com)

    Daniel Jara (jaraloewen.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Julie Jerman Melka (flyinganvildesigns.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Kathleen Johnson-Fiber, Non-Wearable

    Sharon Johnston (sharonjohnstonjeweler.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Becky Jordan (facebook.com/upweardesign)-Fiber, Wearable

    Greg Jordan (facebook.com/jordanfineartjewelry)-Jewelry, Metal

    Beth Keenan (funktini.com)-Mixed Media

    Pam Kehoe Peterson (pamkehoepeterson.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Gillian Kemper-Printmaking

    Joan Kennedy (joankennedyart.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Heather and Matt King (organicwoodworking.com)-Wood

    Kim Koch (kimkoch.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Laura Kochevar (feltinspired.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Judy Koenig-Mixed Media

    Robert Krantz (krantzdesign.com)-Wood

    Charles Kraus-Sculpture

    Jerry Krider-Wood

    Sydney Krieger (mysticearthdesigns.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    John Lamar (studio-451.com)-Metal

    Lisa Leverenz (saintlucycoats.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Laura Livermore (silkbylaura.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    David and Kimberly Lotton (lotton.com)-Glass

    Susan Lukas (susanlukas.com)-Digital Art

    Susan Luks (sdluks.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Bernadette Mahfood (hotflash-designs.com)-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    Sarah Mann (mannstudio.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Terry Markwardt (wise-gadgets.com)-Mixed Media

    Victor Marsh (marshlandproductions.com)-Photography

    Kim McClelland (treeoflifeartworks.com)-Printmaking

    Ron Mellott (natgal.zenfolio.com)-Photography

    Richard Meyer (barker-meyer.com)-Ceramics

    Jesse Meyer (jessemeyersculpturestudio.com)-Sculpture

    Royal Miree (royalmiree.com)-Sculpture

    Erika Mock (erikamock.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Lori Monson-Fiber, Wearable

    Steven Moore (samoorephotography.com)-Photography

    Marion Nehmer (marionnehmerpottery.com)-Ceramics

    Robert Nehring (rustynoodlestudios.com)-Sculpture

    Michael Nolte (vanguardsculptureservices.com)-Sculpture

    Kyle Osvog (sarahnduncan.com/kyleosvog/)-Ceramics

    Amy and Matt Palmer (fcstudiojewelry.etsy.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Jeanette Payne (jeanettepayne.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Joseph Pelka-Ceramics

    Sue Perse (suepersephotography.wordpress.com)-Photography

    Lori Pruessing (loripruessing.com)-Fiber, Non-Wearable

    Kristin Quackenbush (kristinqglassart.com)-Glass

    Jef Raasch (jefraasch.net)-Ceramics

    Debbie Radke (https://www.facebook.com/RadkeArtStudios) -Metal

    Barbara Raidl (kinaloon.com)-Printmaking

    Fran Rubinstein (divineinspire.net)-Fiber, Non-Wearable

    Jelena Rupa-Fiber, Wearable

    Joel Sampson (coppercranepottery.com)-Ceramics

    William Shueler Jr. (wswoodmasters.com)-Wood

    Marvin Shafer (q3art.com)-Sculpture

    Trish Shantz (moonlightstudio.us)-Glass

    Laurie Shovers-Jewelry, Metal

    B Skinner (warmglasswonder.com)-Glass

    Robert Slater-Jewelry, Metal

    Cameron Smith and Jan Thomas (artapult.com)-Glass

    Natalya Sots (natalyasots.com)-Ceramics

    Tina Spector (buckleupbabe.com)-Mixed Media

    Kelly Springer-Leather

    Leah Staley (leahstaley.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Stephen Steininger-Ceramics

    Cheri Stewart-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    John Strobel (johnchristinedesigns.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Diane Rose Sugg Santoro (dianerosejewelry.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Joyce Surbeck Harris (7feathers.biz)-Ceramics

    Tom Suter (tomsfoolerychainmailejewelry.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Ken Swanson (kenswansonprintmaker.com)-Printmaking

    Terry Taylor Norbu-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    Michael Thee (michaeltheestudio.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Lavetta Torke (lvcreativethreads.com)-Fiber, Wearable

    Lou Ann Townsend and Mary Filapek (maryandlouann.com)-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    Sarah VanTol (sarahjvantol.com)-Mixed Media

    Jason Washa (pinecliffwoodworks.com)-Wood

    Mary Watson (maryandspencerwatson.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Jean Wells (jeansclaystudio.com)-Ceramics

    Lisa Williams (lisawilliamsjewelry.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Lou Williams (woodsbywilliams.com)-Wood

    Leonard Wilson (theglasshaus.com)-Glass

    Kim Wilson-Jewelry, Metal

    Tammy Wolter (tammyrae.com)-Jewelry, Non-Metal

    Ann Wydeven-Ceramics

    Youngjoo Yoo (studioyoungjoo.com)-Jewelry, Metal

    Lou Zale (louzale.com)-Digital Art

    UWM Featured Student/Alumni Artists

    Melis Agabigum          www.melisbanu.virb.com

    Rachel Davis

    Lucy Derickson                  www.lucyderickson.com

    Caitlin Driver                      www.caitlindriver.com

    Anna Freerksen                  www.annafreerksen.com

    Clarissa Halat                      www.clarissahalat.wordpress.com

    Jane Herro                          www.haneherro.com

    Samuel Luft

    Nina Mueller

    Liz O’Driscoll

    Madeline Salsich              http://citadeljewellery.daportfolio.com

     

  • 09 Jun 2015 7:42 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

    Congratulations to member and Board Member  Jeannette for receiving the "Best in Jewelry" award at Art In the Park in Columbus, Ohio last week.  Jeannette is a full time jeweler. You can see her work at: 

    http://jeanettepayne.com/

  • 06 Mar 2015 5:16 PM | Robert Dickey (Administrator)

     

    Best in Show

    Keith Grace (keithgrace.com)-Mixed Media

     

     

    WDCC Awards of Excellence

    Deb Dembowski (artcraftnow.com)-Jewelry

    Richard Gruchalla and Carrin Rosetti, Ceramics

    Robert Krantz (krantzdesign.com)-Wood

    Jeffrey Raasch (jefraasch.net)-Ceramics

    Barbara Raidl (kinaloon.com)-Printmaking

     

     

    WDCC Award of Merit

    Kathleen Johnson, Fiber Non-Wearable

    Kim Koch (kimkoch.com)-Jewelry

    Marcus Center Award of Excellence

    Skeeter Aschinger, Sculpture

    Jules Hirsh Memorial Award

    Melissa Banks (raptinmaille.com)-Jewelry

     

     

    Honorable Mention Awards

    Karen Bell (karenbellsculpture.com)-Ceramics

    Dinah Morrison (scarfweaver.com)-Fiber Wearable

    Donald Esser (steelwoolstudio.com)-Sculpture

     

     

    Terri McCarthy Purchase Award

    Michael Nolte (vanguardsculptureservices.com)-Sculpture

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