Artist: Brooke Millecchia
Small Batch Pottery
About: Brooke is a dedicated full time mother and potter living in Fairport with her husband and two boys. Receiving her BFA in ceramics from West Virginia University, Brooke began her career as a studio potter in 1995. Brooke is fascinated by patterns, symmetrical geometry, and the natural repetition that surrounds us. The process of creating similar aspects in her work is the highlight in each piece. The majority of Brooke's pots are wheel thrown and altered functional forms with applied surface decoration.
Artist: Jill Carpenter
Small Batch Pottery, Photography, Design
About: Why “small-batch” pottery? Jill ensures the high quality of her products by practicing a deliberate and gradual process. As a result of this careful process, all of Jill’s pieces - mugs, earrings, hanging planters - are one-of-a-kind. She offers these pieces in a wide range of soft, cool and warm colors, perfect for any décor theme and for any season. Formerly Jill Magara Pottery, Jill recently rebranded to expand her business with the inclusion of her love of photography & design.
Artist: Deborah Benedetto
About: Deborah Benedetto is a former teacher turned full time potter since 1990. She loves clay and the functional art she can make out of it. Deborah is a fan of Raku and wood firing, she also dabbles in hand painting crystalline glazes.
During quarantine Deborah is gardening, doing daily yoga and looking forward to getting to the grind of pottery making! She is currently working on a new website that will be launched later this year.
Artist: Susan Weiner
Small Batch Pottery
About: For 32 years Susan worked as an Engineer, Construction Manager and Inspector. Pottery & Art were not a part of her background or training. Before taking her first pottery class, Susan recalls saying she wasn't a creative person, but after she was amazed at how she fell in love with it. 12 Years later, now retired, Susan enjoys her days of spending time in the studio, gardening, raising her chickens and trying to live clean for her health and peace.
Artist: Sandra Marsh
Stained Glass, Mosaic Wind Chimes
About: Sandra Marsh has been an artist for the past 20 years creating stained glass, mosaic windows and handmade wind chimes. She tries to incorporate upcycled dishes, or any other beautiful glass in her art. Sandra uses all local materials including driftwood from Lake Ontario, treated for outdoor protection, to hang the majority of her glass creations. She welcomes custom orders.
Artist: Nancy Gong
About: Nancy Gong is an award winning glass artist whose primary focus is on commissioned contemporary architectural glass artwork. She also designs independent freestanding and wall mounted works of art at her studio. Her designs are lyrical abstractions, bringing the human spirit and nature together to create balance in our hectic everyday lives. The artistic process she works with are informed by traditional stained glass techniques combined with contemporary glass making processes.
Artist: Maliya Travers-Crumb
Small Batch Pottery, Illustration
About: Maliya is a ceramics artist located in Fairport. She has a BA in English and Studio Art from Oberlin College, and a BFA in Illustration from RIT. Her pottery features whimsical illustrations of animals and creatures, particularly her little dog Squiggy. She primarily focuses on making cups and bowls, and works with handbuilding and slipcasting.
Artist: Elizabelth Lyons
Glass Sculptor, Designer
About: Elizabeth Lyon's is an award-winning sculptor and designer whose decorative objects are available in stores and showrooms internationally. Through her company, More Fire Glass Studio, Elizabeth produces her extraordinary design collection that includes glass vessels, bases, bowls, and candle holders, which have been showcased in residential and commercial applications, fine restaurants and hotels.
Artist: Sage Churchill-Foster
Art and Functional Glass
About: As a scientific glassblower, Sage has been blowing glass for more than 20 years. Inspired by nature and family combined with her scientific glass background, Sage's work is unique and one-of-a-kind. Sage has shown her art in galleries locally and around the U.S, earning Ornament of the Year in the Artful Home Catalog in 2017.