About Us

Kevin Lehman

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.
Smart Talk 5/1/14 C: Kevin Lehman, ArtSmart

      Contact Kevin:
    717-203-6679 |    programs@lancastercreativefactory.org

Pam Biagio, Board President

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.

Daniel Desmond, Vice President

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

Teaching Artists

Amy Holland

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

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

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

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.

Mychal LaVia


Cindy Moyer