Speaking in the third person, Ryan Wing is currently located in Maine where he resides, having completed his BFA at the University of Southern Maine. He lives in Topsham with his amazingly talented and beautiful wife, Sarah-Jane, their adorably cool sons, Eliot and Finnegan, along with their Golden Retriever, Shino. Note: Shino does not actually retrieve items that you have thrown.
Meanwhile, Ryan was one of the founding members and contributors to AP&P Comics, where he illustrated and designed comics, dabbling with writing when allowed. Ryan looks forward to many more projects with his own company, Unexpected Press, involving collaborative locally created anthology pieces and in-school tutorials. For a list of published works, check out his profile at the Comic Book DB website.
Ian lives in Norway, Maine and is a furniture maker at Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers in Auburn. He has had a nearly lifelong passion for woodworking and when he isn’t working he enjoys spending his free time pursuing the many offshoots of the woodworking craft.
Mary DeLano is a multi-lingual fiber artist who loves eco printing, natural dying, stitching, wool applique, and rug making. Mary enjoys sharing her passion for fiber arts with new students. She teaches throughout New England, including at Maine Fiber College, where she also serves on the organizing committee.
Kathleen is a self taught Maine fiber artist who loves the magic and whimsy of turning wool fiber into picturesque landscapes, wearable art, and sculptured and appliqued pieces for the home. She loves teaching needle felting and wet felting. Kathleen teaches classes at Portfiber in Portland, The Common Ground Fair in Unity and at Fiber College in Searsport. In the spring of 2014, Kathleen was chosen to teach a five-week short term "felting" course for Bates College students, concluding with a "Farm to Table" dinner, complete with felted decorations made by the students. Her belief that "everyone is an artist" is evidenced by the results achieved in her students' work. Blending colors and texture is important to Kathleen, and she likens her intricate felted landscapes to "painting with wool." Kathleen also enjoys doing "fiber demonstrations" each year at The Fiber Frolic in Windsor, the Cumberland Fair and the Common Ground Fair. To nurture her passion, she attends The New England Fiber Arts Retreat at Medomak Camps in Washington, Maine each year, where she is joined by other fiber artists from across the country. 2017 will mark Kathleen's sixth year at the camp.
Diana Arcadipone is an educator and maker who works with incorporating traditional craft techniques with painting on paper.
Becky Cheston is a seed-bead artist and writer who lives in Norway, Maine. She weaves her own designs, creating bracelets, necklaces, and earrings on a loom. She also hand-looms small pictures and window hangings. In 2017, her Tumbling Swirls Necklace was awarded Best in Show at the Moore Park Art Show in Paris, Maine. Becky is a member of Self-Representing Artists in Jewelry Design (SRAJD).
Rebecca May Verrill
Rebecca May Verrill is a native of the western foothills of Maine where she first developed her love of crafting objects from the natural world. She learned the folk tradition of basketry while living in Taos, NM where she lived for 10 years primarily working with clay. Influenced by strong craft traditions in the southwest and harvesting wild red willow along the banks of the Rio Grande to craft vessels of a different sort, Rebecca easily added basketry to her creative practice. She received her Master of Fine Arts from SUNY New Paltz in 2013 and currently maintains a studio practice in Portland, ME, where she teaches the occasional workshop, exhibits work regionally and nationwide. For more about Rebecca and her ceramics please visit www.rebeccamayverrill.com
Kim Hamlin is a fiber artist, designer and dancer living in Western Maine. Kim co-owns and manages Fiber & Vine, a spacious and creative fiber shop that also specializes in wine.
Kristen Roy is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art. She has been felting for 6 years using a variety of techniques, including needle felting and wet felting. Her work can be seen and purchased at Fiber & Vine, Norway, Maine.
Sarah Shepley is a full time artist and chaplain. She teaches bookmaking and printmaking throughout Maine and has recently begun a project in Ecuador, teaching art an an orphanage in Cuenca . She has been working with Geli plates for over 5 years and has developed a few distinct techniques.