About the Instructors: Craft Center
Ruth is the owner of "Forest House Fiberworks" through which she produces heirloom handspun and handknit garments and home accessories. Her spinning and knitting have been recognized by the Canterbury Guild of Weavers of New Zealand and the Mid-Atlantic Fiber Association. She has also served as a judge of handspinning for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival.
Brian is a self-taught, amateur cook and baker, and leader of the slow food convivium in the Central Susquehanna region. His understanding of and experience in cooking are informed by an engineering background and work experience in organic farming, as a farm chef, and as a professional coffee roaster.
Gretchen, the coordinator of the Bucknell Craft Center, received a B.F.A. in Painting from Tyler School of Art, and an M.S. in Art Education from Penn State. While at Tyler, she took classes in photography, ceramics, printmaking and sculpture. She has been working in clay and mosaic tile for the past eight years. Her commissions include installations in private residences and large scale mosaic murals in the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Herr Memorial Library in Mifflinburg, PA.
Marie studied Art History, Drawing, and Painting, and is the recipient of several awards for her work. She is an experienced seamstress having made such things as a wedding gown, Christening gowns, curtains, and more. Marie enjoys sewing for her grandchildren and also making quilts, handbags, and home décor items.
Erica graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology with a major in metalworking. She lives in Williamsport and shows her work at The Magpie in Lewisburg and Gifts of Art in Williamsport. She also shows at regional craft fairs in Corning, NY and State College, PA.