RALA ARTISANS

 


The 2008 RALA Artisans

Each year, the Roycroft Master Artisans meet at the Roycroft Chapel for the annual review of all RALA artisans and the selection of new applicants. This jury selects the Artisans and Master Artisans entitled to carry the Roycroft Renaissance Mark.

Applications for 2009 are available. Click HERE to get yours!

MASTER ARTISANS

 

GLASS

Patricia and Giuliano Deganis, Stained Glass
Inlight Art Glass
565 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222
(716) 881-3564
E-mail: inlightartglass@yahoo.com
"We make stained art glass panels, windows and lighting in the Arts & Crafts style as well as contemporary designs."
 

LEATHER

  Ellen Chandler, Leather
3616 Hermitage Rd.
Warsaw, NY 14569
(585) 786-3336 Phone & Fax
E-mail: info@thehitchinpost.com
"I make traditional styles of Deerskin Moccasins, Handbags, Wallets and Accessories. I also custom make coats, vests, and chaps as well as other items as designed for specific use to meet the customer's needs."
  Gordie Galloway, Leather
72 Castlewood Drive
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
  Pat Halpen, Leather
3203 Esperanza Road
Bluff Point, NY 14478
(315) 536-4251
"My leatherwork is original in design, made from soft 'natural' finish leather. I specalize in functional purses, creative styles of belt bags, and small accessories."
 

METAL & JEWELRY ARTS

  Frank M. Glapa, Metalsmithing
2601 West Farwell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60645
Phone/Fax: (773) 761-2957
E-mail: fmglapa@earthlink.net
  Alburn Sleeper, Metalsmith
P.O. Box 140
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-6043
E-mail: Asleep220@aol.com
"I make jewelry from silver, gold and copper in the Arts and Crafts style as well as contemporary designs. I also do hand made copper accessories for the home (door plates, switch plates, desk accessories, etc.)"
  Robert Trout, Metalsmithing
229 Lake Road
Ontario, NY 14519
(585) 265-2339
E-mail: metalsmith1@rochester.rr.com
"One of the many famous Elbert Hubbard epigrams was "head, heart, hands", signifying the Roycrofter's emphasis on craftsmanship, design, and artistry in whatever was produced. As a Roycroft Renaissance, Master Artisan in Metal, I seek to promote, preserve, and perpetuate the philosophy and skills exemplified in the Arts and Crafts Movement through my own work."
  Ronald VanOstrand, Metalsmithing
VanOstrand Metal Studio
P.O. Box 287
Holland, NY 14080
E-mail: vmstudio@verizon.net
"Accessories in copper, silver, and gold for the body, home, or office. Specializing in finely chased vases, clocks, and 'one of a kind' Art Metal works."
 

PAINTING, BOOK ARTS, & PRINTING

  Tom Bojanowski, Graphics
P.O. Box 436
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-9353
E-mail: tomboj@buffnet.net
Watercolors, blockprints, litho prints and handmade frames.
  C.J. Hurley, Painting
Portland, OR
E-mail: cj@cjhurley.com
  Thomas Kegler, Painting
2277 Emery Road
South Wales, NY 14139
(716) 655-4271
E-mail: thomaskegler@thomaskegler.com
  Dorothy Markert, Screen Printing
253 Maple Avenue
Hamburg, NY 14075
(716) 649-4052
E-mail: dmarkert@dorothymarkert.com
"I design and print small editions of screenprints in the Arts & Crafts style. Many of these are of stylized flowers in collectable Arts & Crafts pottery."
  Bob Maurer, Ink, Watercolor
3010 Parklane St. NW
Canton OH 44709 
(330) 316-8697
E-mail: bobmaurerartist@gmail.com
  Kathleen West, Woodblock Prints
159 Maple St., P.O. Box 545
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-9125
E-mail: kathleenwest@kathleenwest.com
"Arts & Crafts Block Prints, spoon printed and hand colored, in limited editions of no more than 100 prints. Committed to the Roycroft tradition and Philosophy of hand production."
  Laura Wilder Printmaking
Period Style Artwork
1068 South Goodman St.
Rochester, NY 14620
585-288-1089
fax: 585-288-1089
E-mail: laura@laurawilder.com
"I make blockprints depicting people engaged in old-style craftsmanship in the Arts & Crafts/Art Nouveau style, and sepia-toned intaglio prints depicting scenes from a simpler life. I also do old-style portraits on commission."
 

PAPER, FIBER, & WEAVING

  Kathleen Currie, Basketry
52 Stonehenge Drive
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 662-2470
  Rosemarie Eshelman, Basketry
400 White Springs Road
Geneva, NY 14456
(315) 781-2099
"I make free form rib construction classic shaker and original design baskets. I use natural and dyed reed with oak handles and rims. My baskets are functional works of art."
  Sue Mair, Paper
Scherenschnitte Originals
150 Kalla Lane
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-6636
"I create original designs in cut paper. Many pieces incorporate collage and paper caste elements. Each of my designs tells a story and is inspired by stories, poems, scripture and antique motifs. Inscriptions and dates can be cut into the paper to commemorate any event."
 

POTTERY & CLAY

  Hans Ueckeroth, Clay Master Artisan Emeritus
"All aspects of pottery interest me. Raku, porcelain and stoneware have made many customers life long friends. My designs try to be unique."
  Stuart Compton, Clay
 

Christie A. Schorf-Miller, Clay
Mission Guild Studio
2299 State Highway 205
Mount Vision, NY 13810
phone: 607-433-2373
E-mail: missionguild@stny.rr.com

  Ann M. Perry Smith, Clay
130 Northledge Dr
Snyder, NY 14226
716-998-0384
E-mail: perrysmith@roadrunner.com
  Marsha Van Vlack, Clay
678 Spring Mills Rd.
Whitesville, NY 14897
607-356-3414
E-mail: vanvlack@infoblvd.net
 

WOOD

  Jack Bartlett
  Tom Bojanowski, Wood
P.O. Box 436
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-9353
E-mail: tomboj@buffnet.net
Handmade frames.
  Marwin L. Feldman, Wood
287 Getzville Rd.
Amherst, NY 14226
716 839-3820
E-mail: marwini@aol.com
  Tom Harris, Wood
Schoolhouse Gallery & Cabinet Shop
1054 Olean Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 655-4080
In residence Monday-Saturday producing Arts & Crafts period, Shaker, country furniture and accessories. Each piece is 'made the best we can' and reflects the love for the work by the artisan.
  Howard Lehning, Wood
173 Pratt Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
  Ben Little, Wood
Schoolhouse Gallery
1054 Olean Road
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 655-4080
In residence Monday-Saturday producing Arts &Crafts period, Shaker, country furniture and accessories. Each piece is 'made the best we can' and reflects the love for the work by the artisan.
  Howard Miller, Wood
6463 West Tillen Rd.
Boston, NY 14025
716-941-6945
E-mail: millturn@prodigy.net
  James M. Miller, Wood
Mission Guild Studio
2299 State Highway 205
Mount Vision, NY 13810
phone: 607-433-2373
E-mail: missionguild@stny.rr.com
  Thomas H. Pafk, Wood
826 Center Street
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 655-3229
  Barry Yavener, Wood
41 Newcastle Dr.
Williamsville, NY 14221
716-688-8232
Email: Barry@yavener.com

ARTISANS

 

GLASS

Peggy Eisensmith, Glass
Aurora Art Glass
16 Buffalo Rd
East Aurora, NY 14052
716 652-2443
E-mail: AuroraArtGlass@adelphia.net
  Christie A. Schorf-Miller, Glass
Mission Guild Studio
2299 State Highway 205
Mount Vision, NY 13810
phone: 607-433-2373
E-mail: missionguild@stny.rr.com
  Yvonne Stoklosa, Glass
191 PoundRd
Elma, NY 14059
716 655-1864
E-mail: ymsartglass@yahoo.com
 

LEATHER

   
 

METAL & JEWELRY ARTS

  Dayna Banka-Sloan, Metal Jewelry
49 Park St
Buffalo, NY
14201-2020
716 883-0840
E-mail: daynabankasloan@verizon.net
  Leah Belknap, Bead Work
7526 State Rt. 415 N
Bath, NY 14810
607-776-7749
E-mail: Volksbeads@yahoo.com
 

Denise Brucato, Metal Jewelry
PO Box 77 Strykersville NY 14145
(716)655-5125
E-mail: phantommist@toast2.net

  Eileen Delduca, Jewelry
82 Howell Street
Canandaigua, NY 14424
585-319-1084
E-mail: delduca@frontiernet.net
  Cynthia Hand, Jewelry

Amherst, NY 14228
716-574-4037
E-mail: chand@fbnr.org
  Irwin Franco, Jewelry
4357 Harlem Road
Amherst, NY 14226

  Timothy Dunn, Metalsmithing
14171 W.County House Road.
Albion, NY 14411-9349
585-682-0060
E-mail: tames71@netscape.net
  Robert Taylor, Metalsmithing
604 Winwood Drive
Birmingham, AL 35226
205-540-0388
 

PAINTING, BOOK ARTS, & PRINTING

  Elizabeth Andrews, Printmaking
P.O. Box 147
Honeoye Falls, NY 14472
585-278-8160
E-mail: elizabethandrews@excite.com

  Tom Bojanowski, Painting
P.O. Box 436
East Aurora, NY 14052
(716) 652-9353
E-mail: tomboj@buffnet.net
Watercolors, blockprints, litho prints and handmade frames.
  Diane L. Bond, Book Arts
178 Meadowbrook Rd,
Orchard Park, NY
14127
716 662- 3525
E-mail: pdsabond@verizon.net
  Sam Haney, Pen & Ink
6187 Shero Rd
Boston, NY
14025
716 941-9000
  Linda Nagle Meyer, Text Arts
8014 Gowanda St Rd
Eden, NY
14057-9660
716 992-4294
E-mail: edenscribe@adelphia.net
  Joe Weber, Book Arts
604 Center Street
Ashland, PA 17921
570-875-4787
E-mail: joeweb@sunlink.net
 

PAPER, FIBER, & WEAVING

  Kristine Baker, Fabric/Fibre
95 Coleman Avenue.
Spencerport, NY 14559
585-352-7124
E-mail: bakerk52@frontiernet.net
  Janice Brecht, Textiles
17 Huntington Ave
Buffalos, NY 14214
(716) 836-8580
  Rose-Ann Martin, Calligraphy
139 Lincoln Boulevard
Kenmore, NY 14217
716-876-8906
  Natalie Richards, Hand Embroidery
11809 La Costa Ct.
Yucaipa, CA 92399
(951) 545-7451
E-mail: nataliepbt@mac.com
  Louise E Richens, Fibers
Bradnell Ave
LeRoy, NY 14482
(585) 768-7496
E-mail: Lrichens@rochester.rr.com
 

POTTERY & CLAY

  Tim Eberhardt, Clay
4301 Gannett St.
St Louis, MO 63116-1405
314-481-7999
E-mail: tim@newartpottery.com
 
  Linda Michalek, Clay
775 Welch Road
Java Center, NY 14082
585-457-1379
E-mail: info@cathousepottery.com
  Mary Philpott, Clay
101 Shakespeare St
Stratford, Ontario
N5A3W5
E-mail: Mary@Verdanttileco.com
  Gary Quirk, Ceramics
1200 Euclid Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210
315-475-4188
E-mail: GLQstudios@earthlink.net
  Gerald Grantham Smith III, Clay
130 Northledge Dr
Snyder, NY 14226
716-998-0384
E-mail: Jerry@PerrySmithPottery.com
  Linda A. Witkowski, Clay
9054 Cinnebar Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46268
317-875-0467
E-mail: witkowskiarttile@aol.com
 

WOOD

  Donald Karl, Wood
736 Highland Rd
Apex, NC 27523
919-362-1096
E-mail: djkarl@yahoo.com
   

 


For more information about the RALA artisans send us an E-mail or write to us at the address below and we will help you the best we can.
Roycrofters-At-Large Association
21 South Grove Street, Suite 110
East Aurora, N. Y. 14052