Lima show is all about skill

     (NWPR-OH) – They are artisans who are skilled at making things by hand, whether with wood, metal or about any other type of medium where the end result could be functional or strictly decorative, ranging in use from furniture to clothing, ceramics, jewelry, everyday household items, tools, including food products – like breads, cakes, cheeses. Aside from having much artistic knowledge and proven creations, they all have a gift of cleverness.

     Going on view with an opening reception at ArtSpace in Lima, Ohio on Friday, November 5, from 6:30-8:30 pm, goers will see 100 works by 80 artists in the “Ohio Designer Craftsmen: Best of 2010” exhibition traveling throughout the Buckeye state. Former curator from Kentucky’s Louisville Visual Arts Association, Albertus Gorman was the juror, who is also the Director of Studio Arts of the Zoom Group, own works combine elements of the natural world and found objects to engage with environmental issues.

“Rustic Decanter XVIII” by Gregg Luginbuhl, cone 10 porcelain, iron oxide stain, glaze, blasted with coal slag, appropriated wire and wood handle. ODC recipient of the “Friends of Phyllis Clark Award for Excellence in Functional Ceramics.”

     The show, which is in its 27th year made an official stop in May 2006 at ArtSpace/Lima, includes some works by northwest artists like, Gregg Luginbuhl of Bluffton, Steve Smith, Ney, Michael Kozumpik of Sherwood, and Doug Fiely of Defiance. 

     To see more of the works, see or call ArtSpace/Lima at 419.222.1721.


“In the Forest Stirred No Leaf” by Mike Kozumplik, Sherwood, Ohio, sterling silver, bronze, pearl.

“Take Me for a Ride” by Kristina Bogdanov, Delaware, Ohio, earthenware.

“Attractions in the Realm” by Herbert Friedson, Lawrence, Kansas, walnut, mahogany inlay, enamel, copper.

  “Fire and Ice – Spring Glass” by Doug Sweet and Paulette Hall, Lowell, Ohio.

  About – Founded in 1963 and with over 2,100 members, the mission of the Ohio Designer Craftsmen is to promote the fine crafts aesthetic by establishing a standard of excellence, encouraging creative growth, providing professional support to craft artists, and building public awareness, appreciation and collection of fine craft. Exhibitions are also presented at the Ohio Craft Museum, located in Columbus, which is the only museum in the Midwest exclusively devoted to exhibiting and collecting fine craft.

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