THE Crafts Center
Staff and Instructors

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George Thomas


919-513-3677 or 919.515.2457

Wood, Photography, Jewelry, Glass, Lapidary, Gallery, Woodshop, Outreach Activities


Jo Ellen Westmoreland

Assistant Director

919-513-3477 or 919.515.2457

Clay, Fiber Arts, Art-on-Paper, Crafts Fair, Gallery, Outreach Activities, Marketing & Public Relations, Website


Dusty Fletcher

Administrative Support Specialist

919-513-3614 or 919.515.2457

Registration, Bookkeeping


Jennifer Siegel

Clay Studio Manager

919-513-3699 or 919.515.2457

Kilns, Glazes, Clay Studio Schedule, Firing Schedule, Pottery Outreach Activities


Zach Gregory

Wood Studio Manager

919. 513-3566 or 919.515.2457

Woodshop, Woodworking Outreach Activities



INSTRUCTORS: (2012-2015)



Kirk Adam: acrylic painting, screenprinting>

Laura Azzi: watercolor painting >

Robin Harper: calligraphy, handmade paper >

Ellen Ko: Chinese brush painting

Anne McLean: bookbinding

Gabby Seider (NC State student):origami

Susan Soper: linoleum blck printing>

Cheryl Weisz: pen & ink drawing



Edge Barnes: pottery >

Marina Bosetti: pottery >

Gail Lawson: sculpture >

Barbara McKenzie: pottery

Julie Olson: pottery >

Charlene Poisel: pottery

Gabby Seider (NC State student): pottery>

Jennifer Siegel: pottery>

Wah Tran (NC State student): pottery

Conrad Weiser: pottery, raku firing >

Jo Ellen Westmoreland: pottery


Fiber Arts

Azlyn Arnett (NC State student): crochet

Claudia "Claude" Bolger: knitting

Jane Bynum: spinning wheel

Wanda Borrelli: hand-dyed silk scarves

Peggy Forster: art quilting

Shelly King: weaving >

Barbara McGeachy: basket weaving

Carly Mick (NC State student): sewing

Roberta Morgan: felting and shoe painting

Jo Ellen Westmoreland: silk transfer dyeing



Rachel Allen: stained glass

Jean Cheely: fused and slumped glass >

Jonathan Davis: off-mandrell glass >

Kathy Driggers: lampwork beads

Betty Fetvedt: fused glass & lampwork beads >

Kaleigh Hessel: lampwork beads

Danene Groenke: fused glass >

Eva Johannes: stained glass

Deborah Rodgers: stained glass

Robin Suddaby: lampwork beads


Jewelry & Metals

Julie Brooks: metal jewelry >

Megan Clark: metal jewelry >

John Fetvedt: chain maille & fold forming metals >

Erin Hathaway: chain maille jewelry
Kaleigh Hessel: PMC3 jewelry

Lillian Jones: metal jewelry & enameling (cloisonne)>

Kathy King: beaded jewelry

Li Marcus (NC State student): wire-wrap jewelry

Sissy Marshall: jewelry/metals

Gary McCutchen: silversmithing

Sandra McEwen: enameling (cloisonne) >

Anne McLean: beaded jewelry, metal jewelry, resin jewelry

Naomi Profesorsky: beaded jewelry >

Linda Searcy: metal jewelry >

Mary Ann Scherr: metal jewelry >

Jo Ellen Westmoreland: beaded jewelry, chain maille jewelry



Bob Bendelow: faceting

Neil Chernoff: cabochons

Robin Suddaby: cabochons



Gary Knight: B&W photography/darkroom, digital photography, green screen photography, studio photography >

Katy Walls: B&W photography/darkroom, pinhole camera photography >



Roger Austin: woodturning

Alex Barnes (NC State student): woodturning

Tim Bevacqua: woodworking

Frank Boyd: wood carving

Maria Chang: scroll saw

Zach Gregory: woodworking >

Leon Harkins: wood carving

Alan Leland: wood turning >

John Metzler (NC State student): scroll saw

Stephen Odom: woodturned ink pens

George Thomas: woodworking, carving, wood turning

David Trueblood: woodworking

Bill Wallace: wood turning >

Jim Wallace: wood turning

Beth Woody: marquetry


Specialty Classes & Workshops

Kirk Adam: guitar lessons

William Barnes: bike repair & maintenance

Ben Chiles (NC State student): skateboard decks, scroll saw imagery

Sallye Coyle: CNC Router/ShopBot >

Angel Cruz (NC State student): handmade soaps & lotions

Caleb Gallentine (NC State student): skateboard decks

Michael Good: metal jewelry - anticlastic raising

Christopher Holmes (NC State student): bike repair & maintenance

Jenna Lagonigro (NC State student): leather work >

Sam Mayes(NC State student): electric cigar bax guitars

Sam Patterson (NC State student): bike repair & maintenance, skateboard decks

Akira Satake: pottery workshop

Hilary Smith (NC State student): skateboard decks

Cheryl Weisz: The Artist Express

Sophie Wiseman-Floyd (NC State student): leather work