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Sara Baker has been making hand-thrown and altered functional stoneware pottery for over ten years. She loves sitting down to throw at the wheel and getting lost in the process. For more information, visit www.unityvillestudios.com.

Barry and Cathy Beck are world travelers thanks to Barry’s photographic skills. They are local residents of Benton and support the area recreational trout fishing in numerous ways. Visit them at www.barryandcathybeck.com.

Stefania Luciani Binnick is a visual artist with a Master of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. For more information, visit www.stefanialuciani.com.

Trenton Capp has been creating pottery full time since June 2002. Most of his training came through reading books and trial and error. He loves what he does and hopes to continue doing so for years to come. For more information, visit www.cappspotts.com

Kasandra Lin Edge has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine and currently resides in Wilmington, North Carolina. Some of her early works displayed in the Black Bear Gallery exemplify her talent in creating text and visual art fusion. For additional information and original work offerings contact Kasandra at sunkas1976@yahoo.com.

Mette Enoe is an internationally known glass mosaic artist from Denmark. Visit her works at www.glaspatch.dk.

Craig Johnson creates and hand sews unique black bears and various other figures completely from alpaca fur originating from his own stock of 30 alpacas raised in Unityville, Pennsylvania. More info: www.alpacanation.com/worthingtonacres.asp

Abigail Smith KurecianAbigail Smith Kurecian (at right) works mainly in functional ceramics that highlight her background in painting and drawing. MuddBunny Studios, the studio of artist Abigail Smith Kurecian, is located in Orangeville, Pennsylvania. For more information, visit Abigail's Facebook Page.

Lisa Reiser approaches her art with humor, dedication to individualism, and a gentle-but-insistent prodding of her students to take their work to the next level. Her goal is to create work that is enjoyable to her, and extend that joy to others. More info: www.zenbluestudio.com.

Additional artists whose works are featured at Black Bear Pottery & Fine Arts include:

  • Gail Bartz
  • Jennifer Hubler
  • Tom Morris
  • Tony Sylvester
  • Tory Utz

Local Links

Columbia Montour Visitors Bureau - www.itourcolumbiamontour.com