Danielle Donaldson is an artist, author and educator renowned for her use of complex color palettes and delicately drawn details. Her work incorporates an imaginative array of subjects, from playfully rendered forest creatures, nautical landscapes encapsulated in glass jars, and pillow-forts filled with kittens.
Lisa Hilquist has been working in fused glass and precious metal clay for 15 years, focusing primarily on Jewelry. Lisa’s work embodies her interests in combining multiple techniques and mediums resulting in unique pieces of art. She currently incorporates fused dichroic glass, precious metal clay, keum boo, viking knit, chain maille, as well as traditional metalsmithing into her jewelry art. Lisa has Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design from CSU, Chico, and is PMC Certified.
Dr. Minette Riordan is a modern-day Renaissance woman: artist, writer, and successful business coach for creatives. She loves finding creative ways to integrate her passion for poetry and art-making which is how she discovered her favorite new habit: Poetry Journaling.
Rae Missigman, mixed media artist, author and instructor is known for her vivid colors, intricate layering and signature repetitive art marks. As an artist, Rae believes that creativity can be accomplished in bite sized pieces during even the busiest days. She focuses on embedding her distinctive mark on each piece leaving no doubt of it’s creator. As an instructor, Rae strongly encourages all artists to trust themselves to fearlessly do what they love. She champions a bold voice, continuing education and finding inspiration in the everyday. As a woman, Rae lives in central FL within a large family of creatives. She now shares her love of all things handmade with a new generation of young makers.
As a lifetime hobby gardener, Margot Robison had always dreamed about owning a neighborhood flower shop but real life took her in the direction of "stay at home mom" and volunteer extraordinaire. Four years ago a friend encouraged Margot to try a landscape project using all succulents, plants that she was previously unfamiliar with. Margot quickly became enamored with the many succulent forms, shapes, and colors. With kids off to college, Margot took the plunge to create a home-based business Saratoga Succulents. Here she offers small landscape projects, at-home and business workshops, and custom orders. While not exactly the business she had dreamed of, her work still satisfies her desire for working with living plants and creating beauty to enjoy. In fall she enjoys creating succulent trimmed pumpkins and is excited to share these small gardens with members of the AWOH community.