Enriching lives through art and craft

ARROWMONT CRAFT CONVERSATIONS is a video series that highlights artists in the Arrowmont community. Our partnership with Arrowmont faculty and community members has contributed to Arrowmont’s longevity, growth as a school of arts and crafts, and our reputation as an institution that welcomes everyone. The artists who appear in this series exemplify the characteristics that represent the School — they span generations and are among the most experienced, capable, and innovative in the arts and crafts world.

Each of the artists in this series offers insights into their work and their reflections on being a part of the Arrowmont community. Visit youtube.com/c/arrowmont.

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Arrowmont presents a series of virtual Instructor Roundtable discussions featuring Arrowmont instructors who represent diverse media and backgrounds — but who share a similar theme in their art. Check back here for upcoming Roundtable discussions and links to participate.

Special thanks to instructor Heinrich Toh who helped conceive and shape this new conversation series.


2021 Arrowmont AAW Roundtable: PENTACULUM WOOD COORDINATORS featuring Nick Flaherty, Jason Schneider, and Kimberly Winkle, moderated by Nick DeFord

2021 Arrowmont Instructor Roundtable: RENEWAL, featuring Bryant Holsenbeck, Zeke Leonard, Emmy Lingscheit, and special guest moderator Dr. Daniel Wildcat.

2021 Instructor Roundtable: ANCIENT TO CONTEMPORARY, featuring Alicia Goodwin, Beth Ireland, and Lynette D. Youson.

2021 Instructor Roundtable: NEW YEAR, NEW CRAFT, featuring Chris Hoehle, Amy Putansu, and Amy Taylor.

December 2020 Instructor Roundtable: LOST & FOUND, featuring Nick DeFord, Julia Gartrell, and Billy Renkl. Moderated by printmaker, Heinrich Toh.

November 2020 Instructor Roundtable: ART+TECHNOLOGY, featuring Jovencio de la Paz, Stephanie Lanter, and Tom Lucas. Moderated by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow.

October 2020 Instructor Roundtable: ART OUTSIDE, featuring Anne K. Beyer, Mark Hendry, Anna Johnson, and Kenya Miles. Moderated by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow.

Arrowmont Staff Roundtable Discussion: COLLECTIONS, featuring Kelsey Dillow (Gallery Manager/Photographer), Bill Griffith (Outreach & Partnerships Liaison/Potter), Gracie Herbert (Supply Store Manager/Ceramics, Fibers & mixed-media artist), moderated by Deborah Sosower (Marketing & Communications Manager/Printmaker)

September 2020 Instructor Roundtable: SUSTAINABILITY, featuring Jim Arendt, Peter Dellert, Ashton Ludden, and Sonya Philip. Moderated by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow.

Arrowmont Staff Roundtable Discussion: ARTISTS <=> ARTS ADMINISTRATORS, featuring Rebecca Buglio (Program & Studio Manager/Ceramics), Nick DeFord (Program Director/Fibers), Kelly Hider (Youth Education Program Manager/2D, collage & mixed media), moderated by Deborah Sosower (Marketing & Communications Manager/Printmaker)

August 2020 Instructor Roundtable: STORYTELLING – Bonus footage: Q&A Round Robin featuring Ian Brownlee, Abigail Heuss, and Paul Andrew Wandless. Moderated by marketing & communications manager Deborah Sosower.

August 2020 Instructor Roundtable: STORYTELLING, featuring Ian Brownlee, Abigail Heuss, and Paul Andrew Wandless. Moderated by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow.

July 2020 Instructor Roundtable: IDENTITY, featuring Tanya Crane, Salvador Jiménez-Flores, Leslie Pearson and Heinrich Toh. Moderated by gallery manager Kelsey Dillow.



Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Jewelers Anne Havel and Deb Karash

Click here to register for Deb Karash’s 2023 Fall Workshop!

Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Lauren Kussro, paper sculptor, printmaker

Arrowmont Craft Conversation: artist Susan Webster and writer Stuart Kestenbaum

Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Mixed Media Paper Artist Sanaz Haghani

Click here to register for Sanaz Haghani’s 2023 National Workshop!

Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Ceramicist Sam Lopez.

Click here to register for Sam Lopez’s 2023 National Workshop!

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Phoebe Kuo, Woodworker

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Emmy Lingscheit, Printmaker

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Figurative Symposium & Community Building ft. Elissa Bromberg, John Olsen, Jean Shortall, and Richard W. James

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Alex Merchant, collagist and painter

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Jacques Vesery, woodturner and sculptor
Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Buie Hancock, potter and business ownerArrowmont Craft Conversation: Thomas Lucas, printmakerArrowmont Craft Conversation: Zeke Leonard, furniture makerArrowmont Craft Conversation: Richard W. James, ceramic artist

Arrowmont Craft Conversation: Kenya Miles, fiber artist and natural dyerArrowmont Craft Conversations: Rachael McCampbell, painter

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: David Ellsworth, Master Woodturner

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Gasali Adeyemo, Natural Dye and Fibers artist

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Malcolm Mobutu Smith, Ceramics artist

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Mark Errol – ceramics artist, educator and gallery owner

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Green Woodworking with Andy McFate and Heather Ashworth

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: John Cogswell, Silversmith

Arrowmont Craft Conversations: Erin Anfinson, Encaustic, collage and animation artist

Bill Griffith – Ceramic Artist, 30-year Arrowmont Staff

Arrowmont Craft Conversations – 2 Minute Video Series Introduction

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