Beginning in February, five new core fellows will spend the next two years (2014-2016) living and working at Penland, pursuing skills and new directions. They will join returning fellows Audrey Bell, Sarah Brown, Angela Eastman, and Will Lentz. A warm welcome to:
Jamie currently operates a small neighborhood press in Lexington, Kentucky. A winter print resident at Penland in 2010, Jamie has also served as a studio assistant for Penland resident artist Rachel Meginnes and as an intern in Penland’s print and letterpress studios. As a core fellow, Jamie is hoping to develop skills in printmaking, letterpress, and bookbinding and learn as much as she can about properly running a studio. She also plans to experiment in textiles, metals, and ceramics. Jamie earned a BFA from East Kentucky University in 2010. For more about Jamie, visit her website: jamieannekarolich.com
Originally from North Carolina, Josh has spent the past several years in Portland, Oregon working as a ceramics tech and studio assistant. In 2007 he was a resident artist at Odyssey Center for Ceramics Arts in Asheville. At Penland, Josh is planning on splitting his time between both two- and three-dimensional classes, with a focus on drawing, painting, and ceramics. Josh combines a technical interest in glazes and harvested materials with an intuitive, sculptural approach to both drawing and handbuilt ceramics. He earned a BFA in drawing and ceramics from Oregon College of Art and Craft in 2011. More about Josh: jkovarik.weebly.com
Meghan will make the move to Penland from Vermont. Last spring, she was a student in LeeAnn Mitchell’s iron workshop at Penland. As a core fellow, Meghan is hoping to develop both traditional and contemporary craft skills; she’s interested in both functional and sculptural metalworking. Meghan has held several apprenticeships and assistantships working in professional blacksmith shops and studios. In addition to Penland, she has taken workshops at Haystack and John C. Campbell Folk School.
Also making the move from Vermont to Penland is Emily Rogstad. With a focus in metals, Emily hopes to continue strengthening her work, pick up new skills, and have “an expansive, integrative experience.” Emily’s work combines a range of materials—both traditional and non-traditional—with a strong understanding of metalsmithing techniques to make evocative objects and wearable sculpture about memory, intuition, and value. Emily received a BFA in metals from Maine College of Art in 2013.
Tyler will relocate to Penland from Durham, NC. He recently completed a fall eight-week workshop in Penland’s clay studio with Karen Newgard and Liz Sparks. As a core fellow, Tyler plans to continue a focus in clay and also explore wood and iron. His number one reason to come to Penland: “To be around developing artists with focus, energy, and passion to create and explore.” Tyler completed an ABA in Environmental Studies and a Bachelor of Music from Oberlin College in 2011. And, we’d like to add, he’s a member of our hands-down absolute favorite Talking Heads cover band.
To our soon-to-depart core fellows Zee Boudreaux, Molly Spadone, Mike Krupiarz, Liz Koerner, and Rachel Mauser: we’re not ready to say goodbye just yet!