E. Douglas Wunder

My experience derives from working in jewelry design and production for over 30 years.
The jewelry pieces involve constructed forms in mixed metals primarily titanium,
assembled in layers, and cold connected with rivets to give the finished piece a three-dimensional
effect. Inspiration draws from nature and technological objects.

I travel extensively throughout the United States demonstrating, showing and selling my work at
exhibitions and art shows such as The ACC Craft Shows, The Chicago Old Town Art
Fair, Longs Park Art and Craft Festival in Lancaster, PA. Recent exhibitions include
Wearable Expressions, CraftForms and The Mesa Art Museum’s Contemporary Crafts
Exhibition. My work has appeared in several publications, such as Making Metal
Jewelry, Wrap, Stitch, Ford and Rivet, Showcase 500 Art Necklaces, Ornament Magazine
and Art Jewelry Magazine.

My work has garnered a variety of recognition in 2017: The
Saul Bell Award as a Finalist, Wearable Expressions for Honorable Mention, Krasl Art
on the Bluff, First Place in Category and The Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsman for The
Resolved Design Award.

Ali M. Williams

Ali M Williams is an artist from the Philadelphia area with a BFA from Moore College of Art and Design.  She has exhibited her work and murals internationally.

Ali is interested in how visually altering a space with public art affects the surrounding environment.  Her murals invite you inside a collaged, fabricated dreamscape of paint, mysterious beauty, and contemporary iconography. Her work touches on the complexity of the human spirit. She is passionate about women’s issues and often utilizes the female portrait as a means of self-reflection and identity.  Her advocacy for animal rights, environmental and wildlife conservation are also prevalent in her paintings. She regularly uses negative space, juxtaposing methods and visuals to help tell a story.  Symbolic elements, graphic imagery, and muted tones in contrast with vibrant colors and realism are frequent components of her work.

She has worked with numerous education and community outreach programs such as Cancer Treatment Centers of America, The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, The Pennsylvania Conference for Women, Riverside Correctional Facility, Zambia Tukongote Community Projects, The Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society, Mural Arts Philadelphia, The City of Philadelphia’s Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services, and at-risk youth and adults, as well as a range of participants of all ages. Some of her most recent clients include Zappos, The NFL, New Balance, Nasdaq, and The Schulson Collective.

Hattie Weselyk

Born into a family of artists, creativity was ingrained in Hattie from a very young age as she explored her creativity through several different artistic disciplines. As a young child Hattie began her intensive training in ballet. At the age of 14, she was accepted into the prestigious School of American Ballet, Juilliard School, NYC.  Drawing from her experiences in the artistry of dance, Hattie evolved into a recognized sculptor with her work exhibited in galleries and shows.  “I loved sculpture but something was missing. I needed something more.”

Hattie’s eagerness to grow and expand as an artist blossomed into her crafting jewelry.  “Being self-taught in jewelry has allowed me to cultivate my own unique style without outside influence. I don’t plan any of my pieces. I just start. My designs are constantly changing as I mature through life. My work is an extension of me.”

Hattie works and resides in her 18th-century farmhouse studio in the quaint historic town of Unionville, Pennsylvania with her wonderfully supportive husband and three beautiful children.

Susan Weaver

Susan has been a hand weaver for many years, as well as a weaving instructor for over 25 years. She began her textile studies at The Mannings Hand Weaving School, in East Berlin, PA, as well as at an art school in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She worked as a Textile Educator at Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum, a PA German living history museum, in Lancaster, for a number of years, exploring many traditional textile structures. This led to the writing of her book, Handwoven Tape ~ Understanding and Weaving Early American and Contemporary Tape. She is a member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen and Central PA Guild of Hand Weavers. She sells a variety of her hand weavings, locally and nationally.

Elizabeth Tokoly

Elizabeth Tokoly is a graduate from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She is the founder of EatMetal Art Jewelry Gallery and Metals Studio. Her work exhibits nationally and can be found at events such as One of a Kind Chicago, Craft NY, New York NOW, and Peter’s Valley Fine Art Market.  Elizabeth is an educator at 92nd St Y,  Visual Arts Center of Summit, and The Art School of Old Church.  She conducts workshops at Peter’s Valley School of Craft, Snowfarm School of Craft and Touchstone School of Craft. Elizabeth is published in numerous jewelry books and magazines such as MJSA, Metalsmith, British Vogue, 500 Earrings, and Lapidary Journal. Elizabeth’s Japanese Hexagonal Collar is on the cover of Chain Mail Jewelry Contemporary designs from Classic Techniques, with over 1200 jump rings making up her design.

Elizabeth’s artistic approach is through math and nature. She loves to break down the raw beauty of nature into simple elements. Elizabeth uses techniques such as forging, forming, replicating, growing and simplifying to create intricate designs. Her pieces use simple lines, primary shapes and structures in which the growth of these forms create original and unique pieces of wearable art. Her work is edgy, classic and timeless.

Heather Stief

Inspired by the natural world around her, the work of Pennsylvania-based metalsmith Heather Stief is a study in the contrast of light and dark. She is fascinated by the transition from day to night, and the subtle changes that occur. To form her jewelry collection, she incorporates sterling silver, gemstones, and other found objects into shapes found in nature to create original works of wearable art with a fresh and modern perspective.

In her work, Stief strives to create a balance between hard and soft, modern and organic, contemporary and traditional. To emphasize that contrast, she often incorporates alternative materials such as rubber and found objects into her work. Stief’s body of work endeavors to maintain an organic quality while still feeling modern, and aims to not simply mimic nature, but to interpret and celebrate it.

Stief’s passion for jewelry design began in college where she attended Kutztown University of Pennsylvania and was exposed to all facets of a career in Fine Craft. During this time Stief received training in traditional metalsmithing fabrication techniques and took several workshops to expand her skill set. After graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a minor in Crafts in 2007, she launched Heather Stief Jewelry. In 2013 she began exhibiting her work and was a selected participant in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen’s EMERGE program for emerging artists. Stief was juried in to the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen as a Master Artisan in 2015 and was awarded the Benchmark Award for Unique Voice in 2016. Stief works out of her Mount Joy, Pennsylvania studio and currently exhibits her work at fine craft fairs along the east coast.