CORE ARTISANS

These are the core artisans who have jointly collaborated to bring a beautiful concept to life. We stand as equal partners in this endeavor as we believe  in the spirit that this area has become known for. You will always find highlights of our better works here as you would in any gallery; from a variety of mediums and each is of the highest quality & creativity. Items will change as pieces are purchased. We want you to enjoy our work and we hope to inspire you. This is a Makers space.

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ORIT DALY
Ceramics Artist

Orit Daly is a Potter living in Croton-on-Hudson, New York with her husband, and two children.  She makes functional everyday items that bring the beauty of the natural world into your home.  She seeks to reflect the flora and fauna in her own surroundings in the Hudson Valley of New York. She shows her work publicly in local craft shows and sells in shops around Westchester County, NY. Orit currently makes her pottery at the Peekskill Clay Studio in Peekskill, New York. https://littlelightpottery.com/

 
 
KEITH GORDON
Ceramic Artist

Keith Gordon is a second-generation ceramic artist who has been making sculptures and functional ware since 1971. Keith works in his Ossining, NY studio and manages Cedar Lane Arts Center ceramics program where he teaches adult classes. Keith is an officer of Hudson River Potters and the Ossining Arts Council and a member of the Croton Council On the Arts.

http://CageyCreations.Weebly.com

CageyCreate@optonline.net

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SHARON KULLBERG
Painter, Jeweler

While attending University in rural DeKalb, Illinois, Sharon earned a Bachelor of Art Studio, where she fell in love with landscapes of undulating cornfields and breathtaking skies. She received a Masters of Art in Painting at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY which was wonderfully all buildings & noise.Her work can be found in collections as far away as Germany. For jewelry, Sharon hand selects stones such as labradorite, amazonite and pearls and combines them with silver and copper into beautiful wearable art.

Sharonkullberg.crotonarts.org

www.dailypaintworks.com/Artists/sharon-kullberg-7931

 

JENNIFER LARRABEE
Fiber Artisan

Jennifer Larrabee has combined her eye for color and design, her talent for sewing and quilting, and her inability to discard even the smallest scrap of fabric and constructed a career for herself as a fiber artisan. 
Jennifer can be found popping up at various art shows and farmers' markets in the Hudson Valley region where she displays and sells her work, under her business name “Jeneric Bags”. If you want to find her at one of these events just look for the most colorful booth around! https://jenericbags.com/

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TRACY PLATERO

Photographer, Ceramicist, Visual Artist

Art is a place that I go to find sanity and joy. My recent adventure has been working with clay. Painting on it and carving designs, hands on sensory experience, imagining what colors and textures feel right. What excites me is that the possibilities of what you can create are endless. I love to play in the mud! Photography allows me to capture art and the designs that are all around me with the magical touch of one finger.

I am an explorer. Searching for a medium a form, material, color and a place to bring and share my discoveries. https://www.tracyplatero.com/

 

JENNIFER RUTHENY
Jeweler

Jennifer Rutheny's first shop was nestled on the Croton River. She relocated to Brook Street in 2005 where she designed jewelry for Anne Klein and ran The Brook Street Gallery. Jennifer eventually closed the gallery to become a full time jeweler to her community. Her current focus is her Brand: carved sterling and 18K gold flora and fauna jewelry.

Please visit one of her 2 brick and mortar locations: Main St. Tarrytown, and in Manhattan on West 83rd St. Or see her work on the National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions ships

https://www.ruthenyjewelry.com/

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GWENVERIA SARGEANT
Fashion Designer

I am an experienced fashion designer who creates original, artistic, one of a kind pieces of art to wear, and accessories, under the F.A.I.T.H. Designs Inc label.

https://www.faithdesignsnyc.com/

 

ANN MARIE SASSO
Homesteader, Woodworker

AnnMarie works at a nonprofit organization helping youth meet their maximum potential by connecting them with Nature and its therapeutic healing. Combining her creative artisan vision with her love for nature, AnnMarie repurposes unwanted lumber into beautiful furnishings.  AnnMarie sits on various boards and is a 4H Leader volunteering much of her time working with youth and agricultural outreach.

www.willowhillequities.com

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JEFF THORNTON
Painter

Jeff Thornton is a painter, musician and graphic designer living with his family in Croton-on-Hudson, New York. He is a graduate of the Kansas City Art Institute, and has a Master of Fine Arts degree from Queens College of the City University of New York. Jeff studies the light, geometry and movement of the natural world; his paintings are inspired by the trails, trees, rivers and skies of Croton. http://jeffthorntonfineart.com

 
TSUI PAPPAS
Artist, Photographer, Fashion Designer

Tsui Yuen-Pappas is an artist, photographer, and fashion designer.  A graduate of the High School of Art and Design in NYC and Parsons School of Design, Tsui has been immersed in the creative artistic community of New York City since the 1980’s. Tsui moved to Croton-on-Hudson drawn to its deep-rooted artistic community.  She is inspired by the natural beauty of Croton and much of her photography and art is reflective of its surroundings. Her work is also influenced by her extensive travels and exploration of cultures and artist through out the world. https://www.tsuipappascreative.com/ tsui.pappas@me.com

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