Five three-dimensional artists from a variety of media exhibited selected work at The Gallery of the Door County Art League this season in the courtyard at the Top of the Hill Shops in Fish Creek. Jane Zwickey (basket weaving), Lou Williams (wood turning), Linda LeClaire (jewelry), Patsy Stierna (pottery) and Jim DuFrane (glass) were featured to bring variety and interest to gallery selections. Watch for special pricing at The Gallery of DCAL before it closes for the season Oct. 22.
DuFrane has created custom handcrafted art glass for over more than 30 years at his studio at G&J Glassworks on Madison Avenue in Sturgeon Bay. For more information, go to gjglassworks.com.
LeClaire commented on her work in mixed-media with found objects, copper and jewelry: “I see shapes in my mind that need to become three-dimensional form. I seek patterns in nature. I find joy in combining organic and inorganic materials and designs.”
Stierna can often be found tossing pots at her home studio in Sturgeon Bay. Her work is reflective of her love of nature. Teaching others her art is also an interest of hers. Contact Stierna at 920.743.4759 to view additional work or for information on lessons.
Williams (woodsbywilliams.com) can be found most days turning wood in his studio in Sturgeon Bay out of a variety of wood burls and blocks, including redwood, maple and oak. He is a member of the Board of the American Association of Woodturners of St. Paul, Minn.
Zwickey teaches basket-making and loves to share the history, skill and characteristics of quality baskets. Through networking, classes and workshops, she always has an idea for another basket. To contact Zwickey call 920.731.4635.