Welcome to the Village Artists News


We would like to welcome you to our blog. You will see updates on our artist members and up coming events. Please feel free to comment.

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Our Members

Diane Bedrosian is a potter and current Treasurer.   She makes great bowls and various usable art work.  Sometimes Diane uses porcelain to create beautiful bowls that are so thin you can almost see through them!

Richard Brennan is our stain glass artist and current Vice President.  He makes excellent sun catchers and original pieces of art made from glass, feathers and mosaics.

Linda Bravo is a potter. Her ceramics are beautiful and she makes wonderful bowls and platters.  In the spring Linda creates fantastic bird baths and bird houses.   Her specialties are sushi platters complete with chopsticks. Lovely.

Loretta Carpenter is the newest member of our group.  She has a Fine Arts Degree and works in many different medias.  We look forward to seeing her work posted here soon!

Carol Downs is a potter. Her specialties are large mugs and bowls.  Carol has a trademark handle that she uses on every mug. Beautiful.

Ann Goldsmith is one of the founding members of the Village Artists. She paints in acrylics and hangs our art shows at various local libraries.  Ann paints lovely abstract paintings.

Barbara Heine  is a self-taught painter and potter, she paints in watercolors and dabbles in mixed media.  She is relatively a new member to the Village Artists, she joined in 2009.  She appreciates the Village Artists studio space because it gives her a chance to throw pottery on the wheel and fire her work in the kiln. Best of all it is the sharing and having camaraderie with a group of amazing artists.

Our Gallery

Kathy Klein is our former President.  She paints in watercolors and makes lovely hand painted silk scarves.  Kathy teaches class at Tall Grass in 
Park Forest , IL.

Sharon Lorsch is a designer of wonderful hand beaded jewelry and individually created purses. Sharon is one of our founding members, our current Vice President, she usually runs our annual Holiday show.

Vicki Meilach is a potter and our current Secretary.  She makes wonderful plates, vases and a special creation with a flower frog that can hold a single flower.  Vicki makes her ceramics by using the slab and hand built method. In the summers Vicki displays her wares at the Tinley Park Farmers Market. She also is an accomplished knitter and makes wonderful scarves.

Sallie Pasquinelli is one of the founding members of the Village Artists and our current Gallery Curator.    She is an altered art and mixed media artist.  She makes her designs out of sewn paper and found objects.  Every year for our Holiday Boutique, Sallie makes lovely aprons for the show.
Sallie's Aprons

Joyce Riley is our lead potter and our current President.  She makes bowls, platters, oil lamps, vases and also uses her handmade beads to adorn her African flavored pieces.  She glazes her work in browns and earth tones to give a rich texture to her items.  Ceramic Jar is her business name. 

Our current instructors for classes :

Pat Moore - Chlidren's class instructor  

Joyce Riley-Pottery