Lindly Haunani’s work has appeared in more than fifty invitational and juried shows and was awarded a prestigious Niche Award. She is a founding member of the National Polymer Clay Guild. Along with Pierrette Ashcroft, she is the author of Artists at Work: Polymer Clay Comes of Age. Lindly’s latest book (written with Maggie Maggio) is Color Inspirations and has become a reference manual for the polymer community and for artists in in other media as well. She has produced several video workshops and has been featured in many magazines. She began teaching workshops in 1990 and enjoys traveling to lecture and inspire artists. In addition to many private collections, her work is part of the permanent collections of the Racine Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Newark Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Mingei International Museum in San Diego. She has a BFA in Printmaking from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. See more at www.lindlyhaunani.com.
Rebecca Johnson is a ghostwriter, narrative marketing strategist and brand builder for authors and speakers. She holds an MFA in writing & literature from Bennington College and has helped writers craft and sell their books for over 15 years. Additionally, she has taught creative writing as an adjunct in liberal arts colleges and is a regular contributor to Unity magazine.
Suzanne Natzke, a water media artist, is originally from Michigan but has lived in Florida since 1985. She began painting in watercolor in 2001 and has studied under various artists. Her work can be seen in many art exhibitions, online shows and public venues. She is a Signature Member of the Florida Watercolor Society, and a longtime member of several local art associations.
Joseph Weinzettle has a BFA from the Cooper Union and an MFA from the University of Mississippi. A painter and draftsman, he works in natural wood charcoal, natural red chalk and silverpoint. In 2010, Joseph was Artist-in-Residence in the Everglades National Park and was awarded the Gottlieb Foundation Grant in 2014. He has exhibited at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art and the Daytona Museum of Arts and Sciences. His work is included in the St. Petersburg College Foundation’s College Art Collection. A Pittsburgh, PA native, Joseph has resided on the Florida Gulf Coast since 1992.
Karen Woods is a weaver, dyer, quilter, photographer, beader, papermaker, basketmaker and a serious student of the possibilities of polymer clay. In her words, “Each craft influences the ones to come. My designs in clay reflect in large part weaving and quilting techniques.” Karen is a member of numerous guilds including the Handweavers Guild of America, Florida Tropical Weavers Guild, Tampa Bay Basketmakers Guild, Florida Craftsmen, Inc., the International Polymer Clay Association (IPCA), Tampa Bay’s West Coast Polymer Guild and others. Karen’s work has been featured in numerous publications. As both a studio artist and teacher, she presents workshops throughout the United States. See more at http://karenwoods.home.mindspring.com.