Bob Carls is a full-time studio artist creating functional and decorative lathe-turned wood vessels. In his work, he uses traditional and contemporary woodworking processes, both on and off the lathe. He brings to his work a lifetime of study in art forms that range from improvisational music to the visual arts, especially photography, sculpture and film. Turned woods vessels by Bob Carls can be found in the permanent collection of the Minnesota State Historical Society, St. Paul, MN; corporate and private collections worldwide.
Amy Sharpe calls herself a weaver who writes, or a writer who weaves, depending on her current project. She also works in fiber, paper and mixed media, does photography and loves to cook for friends. A former newspaper editor, for 16 years she published “Homespun,” a magazine “celebrating the art of creative living.” She leads workshops including “Writing Inspired by Art,” nature printing and journaling. She dreams in color.