Fine Arts Month – Week 1

Location: Our tasting room
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time: 1:00-4:00pm

Local artists Pam Petrilla and Kathie Wentz will each feature their hand-made jewelry and other unique items in our tasting room, along with the beautiful pottery of Sherry Becker-Gorby.

Pam Petrilla has been making jewelry for nearly 15 years. She prefers to use natural gemstones in most of her designs and collects pendants and beads from her trips to the Southwest, as well as many different areas around the United States. She is knowledgeable about the metaphysical properties of the gemstones she works with.

Kathleen Wentz is a mixed media artist living in Columbiana, Ohio. She has been teaching and facilitating workshops in jewelry and paper arts since 1985. Her work has been published nationally in magazines including Somerset Studio, Haute Handbags, Gallery, Legacy, Stampers Sampler and others. Kathleen’s experience as a teacher, poet and storyteller brings an influence to the images and designs of her artwork, which includes jewelry, matted prints, photographs, and original greeting cards.

Sherry Becker-Gorby creates hand-crafted functional and decorative hand-built and wheel-thrown pottery. She often uses images from nature as the source of inspiration for her craft decorating pottery with leaves, flowers, or animal images. Her work also includes raku, sagar, and primitive firing techniques. Recently her work has focused on horsehair raku, where each piece of pottery is uniquely etched with a carbon imprint and shades of autumn.

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