Frog Hollow Announces Artisan Grant Awards for 2016!
Frog Hollow, the nation’s first state recognized craft center, announces the presentation of its initial round of Artisan Grants made available to Vermont crafts people. These grants provide support for Vermont artisans who work in traditionally defined areas of craft including: clay, fiber, glass, metal, stone, wood, jewelry and basketry. Focused on aiding both emerging and established crafts people the awards were given to the following individuals.
Workshop Grants ($200 - $700)
• Diane Shullenberger, established fiber artist - Travel expenses and materials for a residency at Spring Island, SC
• Jane Kirby, emerging fashion designer - Tuition and travel for a 4-day clothing design / manufacture workshop
Non-Consumable Craft Equipment ($200 – $750)
• Francesca D’Elia, emerging jeweler - Provide equipment for her jewelry making.
• Jon Black, emerging jeweler - Provide equipment for jewelry soldering.
Consumable Craft Supplies
• Eve Jacobs-Carnahan, established fiber artist - Provide materials for the display of her knitted sculpture.
• Irene Lederer LaCroix, established potter - Provide materials for her new work in figurative sculpture.
New Body of Work ($2000)
• Holly Walker, established potter - To create an installation of 26 clay plates based on the alphabet.
• Jeremy Ayers, established potter - Fund a break in his production schedule to develop a new body of work.
The grants totaled $7,377.52 and were made possible through memberships and donations to Frog Hollow’s non-profit component.