Denny and husband Joseph.
Denny is owner and facilitator of Denny’s Workshop. While Denny’s background is primarily in writing and education (22 years of teaching experience), art has been an essential part of her life. Primarily self-taught, she began doing art as a way to alleviate stress and, over the years, discovered new ways to express herself, be creative, and to find healing through art. She describes herself as more of a facilitator than a teacher of art and goes broad in her interests rather than becoming an expert in any one field. Her interests range from batik to shibori, papermaking to papercutting, claywork to fused glass, bookbinding to journaling, coloring to collaging, art for art to the merger of art and word, mosaics to, well, everything else!
Kory Dollar is the owner of Marvelous Mosaic; she is a fine artist, specializing in stained glass mosaics particularly glass on glass or GOG. Kory is intrigued by glass and its dimensional effects it can produce by illumination; she uses light, reflection, and negative space to create her mosaics. She up-cycles wood framed windows and creates beautiful mosaic sun-catchers or privacy screens that can be hung in a window or on a covered patio. Kory also accepts custom orders for large mosaic murals, backsplashes, and fireplaces. She specializes in flowers, blossom trees, nautical, mandalas, and goddesses. Kory’s passion for creating comes from nature and nurture. Kory grew up with an artistically inclined family always encouraging her to use self-expression as a form of mediation. From a very young age, she has had practice working in many mediums; wood, stained glass, clay, ink, acrylic, and watercolor. Kory’s inspiration for her mosaics comes from design, texture, and color of the stained glass itself. She is motivated to leave a healthy artistic footprint behind for her children; she is driven by her need to artistically express feelings, desires, and visions. There are natural patterns in the glass that artistically energize her creative since of style, to generate movement in the piece. If you study her mosaics you will find all the glass is hand cut using a freestyle method she developed. She cuts most of her pieces with wheeled nippers, a glass scorer, and running pliers.
Visit Kory’s website at https://marvelousmosaic.wordpress.com/.
Visual artist Kelley Knickerbocker left a 22-yr administrative career at the University of Washington in 2006 to found her studio (Rivenworks Mosaics, Seattle) and begin designing/ fabricating/installing mosaic artwork for public, commercial, residential and gallery environments. Kelley’s ruggedly dimensional mosaic artworks are a textural distillation of her fascination with contrast, material properties and the technical challenges of mosaic construction, and garnered her the 2015 Innovation in Contemporary Mosaic award from the American Society of Mosaic Artists. Her work is widely collected and regularly exhibited in the US and abroad. In addition to her studio practice, Kelley travels extensively speaking, collaborating, and teaching in-depth workshops on mosaic style and technique.
Visit Kelley’s website at rivenworksmosaics.com.