Janice Russell resides in Bucks County and is a self taught artist. She enjoys working with glass, wire, beads, stones, paint decoupage and craves to always discover new materials to incorporate in her work.
In college she spent many hours and days walking around Carnegie Art Museum being inspired by colors combinations, designs, and the personal connections people have to pieces.
Her work balances a simple style with unique handmade patterns and designs.
Herringbone designs are her best seller and represent strength with this pattern dating back to the Greeks and the Egyptians. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, reading fiction, hiking, listening to podcasts, gardening and spending time snuggling with her pets.
“I love being able to create functional and unique stoneware pottery. I wheel throw mid range stoneware clay and generally fire a hot cone 6 electric kiln. I use carving, texture, glaze design and/or alterations on my pieces to enhance surface design and aesthetics. My pieces are all foodsafe and meant to be used. Everything must have purpose!
In the last couple years, I’ve been able to grow my wheel throwing skills and take my pieces to new heights, breadth and accessory. Being a part of the Arts & Cultural Council of Bucks County and Artists of Yardley has given me venues to showcase my featured works. I am a member of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen since 2022 and of the Bucks County chapter. I've participated in the Bucks Arts exhibition, Artists of Yardley Fine Craft Shows, Doylestown Arts & Craft Festival, many regional fine art and craft events and I was honored and thrilled to be an award winner my first time being at the New Hope Arts and Craft Show.”
To connect my pottery addiction to support of animal welfare, proceeds go to animal rescues/shelters and support groups, and other worthwhile causes.
Based right here in New Hope, Adkins is an award-winning mosaic artist! She is our only exhibiting mosaic artist in Scrambled.
“I started creating mosaics as donations/fundraisers for Hello Bully Rescue, PAWS shelter and Lambertville NJ’s Jim Hamilton Art Scholarship. Those mosaics lead to commissions and so was the start of my mosaic career. I design in Picassiette mosaic (use of dishes, cups, and broken china) I also use stained glass, found objects from antique flea markets and thrift stores and generous donations of chipped plates from neighbors and friends. Animals are my favorite subject!”
Elaine Miles is a Life Artist. Her life is her canvas, and she believes in following her bliss. Eclectic living spaces, unique fashion looks, free-thinking, mystical truths, belly dancing, photography, mixed media, ceramics, singing, garden art, and life as a single woman in her early 60s have all been mediums to explore and use in *compository play. Other strong appreciations and influences are antiques, architecture, and nature.
She makes her pottery at Earth Center Pottery to then embellish in her home studio. Her artwork is featured on her Instagram account, Soul Tymes. “An artist’s job is both to reflect and lead. It is only when I am willing to be honest that I am close to my own art. Art is not about being right. If it were, I would never create.” “Children enter a sort of soul state when they play. Time disappears, expands, contracts and loses its relevance and dominion over daily living. Play allows them to enter the here and now”. Tian Dayton
“To play is to be unfettered and unconditional, to perform actions that are intrinsically satisfying, to sing, dance, and laugh……” David R. Kinsley
*Composite Play Structure. Two or more play structures attached or functionally linked, to create one integral unit that provides more than one play activity
Lily Petro is a ceramic artist who is currently based in Pennsylvania. In 2023, she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in ceramics from West Chester University. Lily discovered her passion for working with clay during a ceramics class she took in high school, where she fell in love with the ceramic process as a means to create both functional and decorative works of art. Throughout her college years, Lily’s work was experimental as she explored different clay bodies and firing temperatures. She discovered a particular affinity for high fire clay bodies like stoneware and porcelain, which produced intriguing results during the cone 10 firings in the gas kiln. As such, Lily continued to work with high fire clay and experimented with glazing techniques. Through this process, she achieved a wide range of colors and textures in her functional work, creating unique pieces that showcase her artistic vision.
Marci Barrows is a Bucks County, Pennsylvania mixed media artist, with a focus on watercolor, pen/illustrative work, acrylics, and exploring a combination of these mediums on different surfaces. She also loves the tactile nature of polymer clay and is a self-taught polymer clay jewelry artist. Her background includes the completion of collegiate level art courses during her schooling, and she continued to pursue art after college. Marci is a Professional Wetland Scientist and has held a career in the environmental science field. Her love of the natural world is what drives her artwork. Her artwork is on display at Johnson Hall Coffee Shop where she serves as their resident artist. Presently, she owns a small historic hobby farm with her husband that includes the care of ducks, chickens, goats, mini-donkeys, dogs and cats, along with their non-furry children and a continually evolving garden. Farm life, the garden, and her family provide constant inspiration for her artwork and jewelry.
My name is Colleen Puglia and I am the founder of Rustic Heart Studio. Creating unique and one of a kind jewelry is my way of translating what I feel and what I see. I love graffiti and the warm and homey feeling I get with worn, weathered and aged metals and buildings with splashes of colors. From a young age I always loved to “make”. Whether it was making candles, dip-it flowers or “making” a mess with the soldering gun on my father’s workbench, I was fascinated to see materials transform. Heading into adulthood I learned how to sew, do decorative painting, wire wrapping and beading. Once I was introduced to metalsmithing I knew I found my path. In fact, my torch, “Jambalaya” leads the way to every piece I create, whether it be soldering, fire texturing or enameling. Over the winter I wanted to bring more joy and whimsy to my jewelry pieces so I segued into bright and colorful liquid and powdered enamels. I love the way the bright enamel brings energy and life to a piece.
My creations bring me a sense of accomplishment and pride. When someone picks up a piece and asks how I created it or what was my inspiration, I am so happy to share and grateful that it brought a sense of wonder and connection to them. I enjoy attending classes around the country with jewelry artists I admire. Their generosity, knowledge and patience has taught me that there are many ways to create and to trust my heart with the direction I choose to follow. I hear so many people say they don’t want to retire because “what would I do?” When I retired from the world of orthodontics, I was thrilled to know I could create full time. To be able to wake up every morning and think “what do I want to play with today?” is really a dream come true.
Hi my name is Rebecca and I’m so glad you’re here! I am a full time stay at home mom of two boys, so if my bio is short it’s probably because someone needed a snack or a diaper change, or there is a pile of laundry to fold and put away, or just a myriad of other things because you know how life gets sometimes.
Simply Grace officially launched in October 2022 just weeks before my second son was born. I had been making clay earrings for about 2 years prior and fell in love with the process of making them as well as wearing them. Life looks very different today than it did 3 years ago in 2020 when I first started. For instance, 3 years ago if you were to walk into my kitchen on any given day you would have found a first time mom popping out earrings (with a calm baby somewhere in the background) naively thinking how easy motherhood and business is. Fast forward to present day and if you were to wander into my house today you would probably find the floor littered with various toy trucks, a kitchen table covered with kinetic sand and toy construction trucks, play-doh and (you guessed it) more trucks + a 3 year old playing with a truck somewhere while his baby brother is in need of entertainment! Bottom line: my life can easily feel taken over by the chaos of daily life (and trucks) but making clay earrings offers me a sense of peace and tranquility. It’s a little like creating beauty out of chaos and I absolutely love that!
It has been an absolute joy knowing Hope this past year and I’m so honored to be a part of the Scrambled Gallery artists. So if you’ve made it to the end here thanks for sticking it out! You’re amazing and deserve to treat yourself to a pair (or 2?) of clay earrings!
Diane Froggatt Coyle, of FrogArt Creations, has been a maker and creator most of her life. Her interests have ranged from sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, and crocheting to decoupage, wreath making, and most recently, fluid art which she discovered in 2020. What started out as a fun new idea for Christmas gifts for family and friends quickly grew to become an interesting creative outlet. Whether she is painting on canvas or working with wood or glass to create one-of-a-kind home décor items such as picture frames, vases, and planters, Diane enjoys the vibrant colors and designs that result from the use of acrylic paint. She continues to explore new techniques and styles within this abstract art form. Diane also creates hand-painted jewelry and accessories from the runoff paint from her canvases. Each of these pieces is truly unique and gives everyone a chance to own a piece of wearable art.
EvvyAnna Catanzareti is a 23 year old artist from Flemington, NJ. She creates horror themed and gory creatures and faces with polymer clay under the name “Horrid Girl Creates.” She also crochets and makes jewelry using polymer clay, beadwork, chain, and wire wrapped stones.
Alaina Fox first started Stay Foxy Designs in 2021 after revisiting her love for art during the pandemic. Raised in Cape May, New Jersey, she spent many years working in a jewelry store and was always inspired by the more eclectic designs, leading to her brand of funky, fun, and fabulous pieces. She aims to create accessories that are as quirky as they are fashionable, displaying a range of personalities from those with more subdued tastes to those who like to make a statement.