Kevin Lehman, Founder & Director
Kevin Lehman is a multi-media artist that earned his Master of Fine Art degree from the University of the Arts and his undergraduate degree from Millersville University. He is extremely engaged in the regional art community establishing a multi-media community art center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. And also, founder of the Lancaster Creative Factory which is dedicated to cultivating creativity through education of the visual arts and crafts. He teaches at Cecil College as well as lecturing and demonstrating at workshops throughout the area. He has received several grants and won awards for his work. He has exhibited regionally at institutions such as: East Stroudsburg University, Elizabethtown College and Millersville University.
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Pam Biagio started drawing from the time she could hold a pencil. After attending Millersville University and York Academy of Art, she worked as a metallurgical technician, while pursuing a career in Human Resources and Environmental Safety and Health. Pam received her Professional in Human Resource Certification in 2010 and works as HR Manger at J. Walter Miller Company, where she is excited to contribute to the creative effort of launching their Miller Cast Products line. She is also renewing her own interest in art through her personal projects and her volunteer work with ArtSmart.
Dan joined the Board of the Lancaster Creative Factory in 2012. He is a native of Lancaster County and a graduate of J.P. McCaskey High School and Millersville University. After earning his law degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, Dan returned to Lancaster to practice law with Barley Snyder LLP, where he counsels individuals, businesses, and financial institutions. In addition to his work with LCF, Dan volunteers as a youth athletic coach with the Lancaster YMCA. Dan is excited to be part of an organization like LCF that fosters creativity and spreads art and culture throughout the community.
Roseann LaVia, Treasurer
Mychal LaVia, Secretary
Sue Deck, Member
Rod Shumaker, Member
Glen Buggoon, Member
Amy Holland is a potter and art educator who has been teaching for 15 years. She received her Bachelor of Science in Art Education from Penn State University and later pursued Art Therapy at Marywood University. Her interest in ceramics and passion for teaching led her to The Shelburne Craft School in Vermont where she furthered her studies and later led their youth programs. Moving home to Pennsylvania brought her to teach ceramics at Lancaster Museum of Art and ultimately to Lancaster Creative Factory. She creates and teaches ceramics in her Lititz studio where she lives with her husband, 2 children, and dog.
Donna Welsh has been an artist from the time she first picked up a crayon and received formal training at York Academy of Arts. She also holds a BS in Psychology from Albright College and several certifications in the Natural Health field. Her work hangs both here and abroad and her exhibit venues have included Mt. Gretna, Lebanon Valley College, Lancaster Museum of Art and the State Museum in Harrisburg.
She has taught adult drawing and painting classes for over thirty-five years, and currently facilitates healing arts programs for Lancaster Creative Factory. She divides her time among her art, her varied interests and her family. She currently resides in what she likes to call her Hobbit House in Mountville.
Carlo Jury was born and raised in Lancaster County, I’ve attained a tremendous sense of community that we all share in Lancaster. As a local artist I value and want to expand our sense of community even further through my work. Until recently, I have always been a Fine Arts painter. From childhood to my third year in college I primarily painted from direct observations. My first experience with clay happened during the first semester at Millersville University in 2006. It was only one day on the potter’s wheel when I knew that I must stay with the clay. During my senior year at the University I trained myself through extensive practice, many hours a day, four days a week for five months trying to master the craft before me, and in doing so, I have never looked back.
After graduation, I continued to practice my craft at Kevin Lehman’s Pottery, where I currently hold a full-time studio space and teach ceramic classes. As for where I am going next, I plan on gaining a Master’s degree in Art Education.
Being part of the process in which clay goes through has changed my perspective on life, and provoked an instantaneous dialogue that I interact with everyday.
Stacy Martin was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. My first introduction to glass beads was at a workshop that Sharon Carlucci was instructing at Kevin Lehman’s Pottery. Even though I was not in the class she let me make a bead and I was hooked! I continued my studies with Sharon and with Kevin’s help set up a lampworking torch at his studio. For several years, lampworking has provided me with a great creative outlet as my formal training and current employment are in the science field. With the accumulation of beads, a natural next step for me was jewelry-making. Learning how to integrate glass and metal has been challenging but very rewarding as well.