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Mitch Berg RAW - outsider artist - the real deal man!

Mitch Berg cannot wipe that smile off of his face. He is a self-taught artist based in Albuquerque, NM. With a degree in journalism (University Wyoming, 1986) and a background in radio, and tribal textiles, storytelling is a central component to his mixed media  sculpture. 

Since 1996, Mitch has worked with fused and lampwork glass, adding elements of welded scrap metal, altered wood, and found objects to create one-of-a-kind constructions. His work incorporates humor and humanity, delighting audiences and building a solid collector base. Since 2001, Mitch has participated in art shows across the country at which his iconic, colorful creations have received numerous awards. 

Mitch is also the director of Fuego, a collaborative art studio in Albuquerque's South Valley. Founded in 2016, Fuego hosts individual workshops, provides access to tools, runs a non-profit apprentice program, and features a set of overnight accommodations. Supported by community partners and generous funders, Fuego is a hub for creativity, learning and fun.

Barbara Harnack -ceramic artist, painter, sculptor - faces. naratives - she loves story telling.   Born in New York, Barbara grew up surrounded by art and began her studies early at  The Art Student's League  and  The Hudson River Museum.  She attended  California College of Art ,  Philadelphia College of Art ,  State University of New York at Albany , and graduated from  Parson's School of Art  in 1980 with an art certificate.  More...

Barbara Harnack -ceramic artist, painter, sculptor - faces. naratives - she loves story telling.

Born in New York, Barbara grew up surrounded by art and began her studies early at The Art Student's League and The Hudson River Museum. She attended California College of Art, Philadelphia College of Art, State University of New York at Albany, and graduated from Parson's School of Art in 1980 with an art certificate. More...

John Stevens - Unyielding painter - demanding your introspection

John Stevens - Unyielding painter - demanding your introspection

Richard Mole - articulate hot glass artist - lifelong skateboarder - catch the wave Richie...   Richard Mole is an artist that specializes in glass casting. Although there are many other mediums he works in, glass casting is what he has based his business, R. Mole Sculpture/Glass on. His studio is located outside of Santa Fe, NM where he provides consulting and casting services to artists from around the world. “Richard Mole has synthesized his years of experience perfecting his own work as well as working with successful clients in a well known Santa Fe facility. Now that he has his own casting service he can provide individualized, skilled services to artists who are familiar with the glass casting process as well as experienced artists that are entranced with the myriad of possibilities that glass offers. He now has various kiln sizes that can handle large work for a very competitive fee. I have been very inspired by his collaborative approach and his mastery of all aspects of glass art.”  – Enid Tidwell, Artist  Presently Richard works in his studio complex, casting glass pieces, utilizing a lost wax method. Richard does kiln castings for his own work and for other artists. Other kiln cast processes that are applied include paste glass applications, slumping and fusing. In the past 25 years, his experiences in both blowing glass and casting have brought abundance to him as an artist.

Richard Mole - articulate hot glass artist - lifelong skateboarder - catch the wave Richie...

Richard Mole is an artist that specializes in glass casting. Although there are many other mediums he works in, glass casting is what he has based his business, R. Mole Sculpture/Glass on. His studio is located outside of Santa Fe, NM where he provides consulting and casting services to artists from around the world. “Richard Mole has synthesized his years of experience perfecting his own work as well as working with successful clients in a well known Santa Fe facility. Now that he has his own casting service he can provide individualized, skilled services to artists who are familiar with the glass casting process as well as experienced artists that are entranced with the myriad of possibilities that glass offers. He now has various kiln sizes that can handle large work for a very competitive fee. I have been very inspired by his collaborative approach and his mastery of all aspects of glass art.”

– Enid Tidwell, Artist

Presently Richard works in his studio complex, casting glass pieces, utilizing a lost wax method. Richard does kiln castings for his own work and for other artists. Other kiln cast processes that are applied include paste glass applications, slumping and fusing. In the past 25 years, his experiences in both blowing glass and casting have brought abundance to him as an artist.

Luisa Baldinger, ceramist, devoted to clay - it shows in every piece.    " I grew up in Santa Fe during the fifties and remember it as a small town peopled by a lot of ordinary folks and a few exotic artists. Floating around the fringes of the local Bohemian culture and being interested in art, I hoped that one day I would grow up to be just like them.  More...

Luisa Baldinger, ceramist, devoted to clay - it shows in every piece.

"I grew up in Santa Fe during the fifties and remember it as a small town peopled by a lot of ordinary folks and a few exotic artists. Floating around the fringes of the local Bohemian culture and being interested in art, I hoped that one day I would grow up to be just like them.
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Michael Lancaster, Ceramic artist - fire dancer

Michael Lancaster, Ceramic artist - fire dancer

Michael began working in clay in 1976 at The Malden Bridge School of Art, under Bruce Ross. He later apprenticed at The Red Rock Pottery with Doug Conklin. His early years in the 70’s and 80’s were devoted to traditional and mostly functional stoneware. He married Barbara Harnack in 1981 and they later founded The Woods Gallery at The Malden Bridge Arts Center. As Barbara contributed to their Malden Bridge Pottery line, she also began sculpting in clay and mixed media. Over the coming decades Michael began sculpting and expressing his love for industrial objects. Michael has been featured in Ceramics Monthly and written for CM. he is also a novelist, screenwriter and film producer

Frank Willet - Potter - NM State Treasure and a gem of a person.   Awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2013, Frank Willett’s work in high fired porcelain and stoneware is widely known and respected in the ceramic art community in New Mexico. A master of his craft, his work has been widely shown and collected both in New Mexico and nationally.. More...

Frank Willet - Potter - NM State Treasure and a gem of a person.

Awarded the Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts in 2013, Frank Willett’s work in high fired porcelain and stoneware is widely known and respected in the ceramic art community in New Mexico. A master of his craft, his work has been widely shown and collected both in New Mexico and nationally..More...

Christina McGrady - Designer/ jeweler making wearable art - the greatest laugh EVER!

Christina McGrady - Designer/ jeweler making wearable art - the greatest laugh EVER!