Featured Artist: Beth Galinsky

Beth was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the Maryland suburbs.  She has a BA in Political Science from Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) and a Masters in Social Work Administration and Policy from the University of Michigan. Before starting a family, Beth worked in nonprofit organizations… Read More

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Remembering Donald Firth

  We recently learned of the passing of our dear friend,  HGC Member and Master Metalsmith, Donald Firth in December of 2021. This from Donald’s obituary: “Donald was born on July 23, 1932 in Hull, England. He is survived in England by beloved sisters Enid and Avril, son Andrew, daughter Helen… Read More

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Featured Artist: Dori McClennen

  Jeweler Dori McClennen was born and grew up in Lycoming County, PA. She attended the University of Pennsylvania majoring in Education. She taught middle school in Philadelphia…reading, writing and arithmetic and then became a stay at home mother before discovering jewelry metals. 17 years ago, she began her study… Read More

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Featured Artist: Hedy Lyles

  Award winning Fiber artist and weaver, Hedy Lyles, has worked with fiber and fabric in many forms throughout her entire life but found her niche when she started weaving in 2000.  The story of how she started weaving is an interesting one.  Hedy used to show dogs — Samoyeds… Read More

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Featured Artist: Carol Shelkin

  Mosaic artist Carol Shelkin is a PGC Master Artisan and has been an HGC member since its beginning in 2009. Born in SW Philadelphia, Carol’s art education started young. Between the ages of 7 -14, she took classes at Fleisher Art Memorial and Philadelphia College of Art (University of… Read More

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Featured Artist: Grace Vachon Hill

  Grace was introduced to garment construction when she was 13 years old, creating a lifelong interest in textiles, making everything from her own outfits and tailored wool coats to dresses for her two girls as children and their beaded prom gowns. After taking a workshop in Shibori dyeing a… Read More

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