Discover the beauty of art at Lancaster Creative Factory Art Gallery. We have handcrafted work in ceramics and glass. Most of it has been made onsite by our talented Artisans.
Gallery Hours are:
Wednesday - Saturday 10 am - 5 pm
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 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.
Ceramic Artist/Teacher since 1975
I have been making, teaching and selling my work since Undergraduate School. I had many different hats to wear during that time and always including teaching (Artist in School programs and Community Centers) and my clay work. I have told my students that all of my adult choices have been based upon clay and a place to make and fire it, and show and sell it. Today I am doing less production works but still doing functional pieces. Since 1973 I have loved to do Raku firing and have in the past 4 years concentrated more on this process.
Kevin Lehman has been producing ceramics and blown glass art for over twenty years. He works in large and small scale and from functional to architectural. He is the founder of the Lancaster Creative Factory, and he has spent his time developing a wonderful community center where people can discover their own talents for creating beautiful works of art.
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.
I am interested in how things relate to each other in the natural world, both in a practical sense and in a visual sense. I try to capture some of the contrasts and the variety that I find in nature in my work. I love to make boxes, including stacked forms, bottles, platters, plates, cups, and vessels for flower arranging. I am interested in how my work contains space and how it relates to the objects, food, or flowers that it holds. I hope that other people enjoy this aspect of my work too.
I am fortunate to be able to fire my work in multiple ways. I fire in my electric kiln at my home studio, in a neighbor’s gas fired kiln, or in a wood kiln with a group of people at Kevin Lehman’s Pottery in Lancaster. I especially love the natural ash deposits and flashing of the wood firing that introduces a spontaneous quality that is somewhat beyond my control. Each firing method creates a unique aesthetic in the work with the wood-fired forms coming the closest to expressing my ideas about nature and beauty.
Amedeo Salamoni is a ceramic artist and teacher who resides in Lancaster County Pennsylvania. He has over thirty-five years of experience in the field of Ceramics. His current work based out of his studio in Quarryville, Pennsylvania, is predominantly wood fired; using a wood fired kiln he built. As well as his own kiln, He has constructed and fired numerous other wood fired kilns in Pennsylvania. He has had experience as a production potter in rural Georgia, where he worked for a family of folk potters, and also working within Pennsylvania with salt glazed pottery. In addition to his extensive experience as an artist, He is a dedicated teacher with significant experience teaching at both the college and secondary levels. He has had his work published in several ceramics books and has been in numerous exhibitions. Amedeo published his book called Wood-fired Ceramics, 100 Contemporary Artists, Schiffer Publishing in 2013. Amedeo earned a Master of Fine Arts, Ceramics, from the University of Delaware in 1991, a Master of Art Education from Kean University in 1989, and a Bachelor of Art, Urban and Outdoor Recreation from Kean University in 1987. Amedeo currently teaches Ceramics and Sculpture and directs the Anderson and Walton Galleries at George School, a private Quaker (Society of Friends) boarding, and day high school located on a rural campus near Newtown, Pennsylvania.