Mychal LaVia: President
Phil Kreider: Vice President
Laura Raineri: Treasurer
Andrea Campbell: Secretary
Amedeo Salamoni: Member
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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Charlene Randolph has been a Ceramic Artist for over 27 years. A Recent graduate of Hood College, Charlene received her Master of Arts in Ceramics and is currently working out of her home studio in Stewartstown, Pennsylvania. Her art career has involved several aspects of producing and promoting the arts. As a local studio and gallery owner of The ClayGround in Old Ellicott City, Charlene taught fused glass, wheel throwing and hand building ceramics classes for 10 years. She also taught ceramics at the college level through Howard Community College’s Ceramic program and their Continuing Education program. During this time, she taught at various Office of the Aging Centers throughout Howard County, enriching the lives of seniors enrolled in the program. As a professional artist, Randolph has sold her work through her own gallery, and at galleries throughout the United States. She has attended both wholesale and retail venues as well as having online stores through websites like IndieMe.com, Etsy.com and her own website, clayformedartworks.com. She was selected to represent Hood College in their 2020 ACC Show, Baltimore, MD presentation. Randolph has received several awards for her work, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Glass Fest for Best Ceramics, 2018 and Hood College Student Competition in 2019, where she won Best in Show. Her work has been featured in local magazines, like Her Mind, in Howard County, MD as well as nationally in Beadwork Magazine. It is Charlene’s plan to continue to produce ceramic art and teach ceramics and do workshops with students of all ages. You can follow her work on Facebook, (20+) ClayFormed Artworks | Facebook or on Instagram as clayformedartworks, or her website, clayformedartworks.com.
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Joanna Spicer earned a BFA, emphasis in Textile Design, from Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia. She taught art for 19 years at the elementary and middle school levels and has ventured on to teach art in different settings.
In addition to being the Administrative Assistant at LCF, Joanna teaches at Lancaster County Senior Centers, as well as online painting classes through the Lancaster Office of Aging. She also teaches classes through the Center for Creative Exploration at PCA&D. Joanna has co-taught classes at Columbia Creative Factory as well.
In addition to teaching art classes, Joanna instructs and organizes Paint Events for fundraising efforts for individuals, local businesses, and non-profit organizations. She has worked on independent and community mural projects and is always looking for the next opportunity to collaborate on local community projects.
As an instructor, Joanna’s goal is to provide knowledge, encouragement, and individual success at each artist’s level while fostering a sense of collaboration and community in a fun and positive way.
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Salvatore Annunziato draws from tradition to inform his sculptural and functional work. His art practice has developed around a lasting curiosity about the traces left on pots which can tell important stories about how and why they have passed from material to hands to fire. Learning to read these marks and ask questions throughout the making process has led him to continuous experimentation in form, glaze and clay composition, firing style, and kiln building. In his own work as well as in his classes, Sal invites conversation and creativity to arise through alternative approaches and a fundamental dedication. Sal has over a decade of experience working with fire.
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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 every day.
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.