Paul Krause

Paul Krause

Paul Krause Artist Bio  My interest in leathercraft began in the Boy Scouts. Stamping designs in leather, making comb cases and wallets, I made gifts for my family and myself. Years later, applying to colleges and jobs, I listed Leathercraft as my hobby. I served in...
Lora Lopas

Lora Lopas

Lora Lopas | Elsie’s Studio Artist Bio Lora learned to sew at a young age from her Nana and Mom.  She did a few projects here and there for friends and by 9th grade was out-sewing her home ec teacher, while students were making pillows, she made a blazer.  Her...
Christine Ryback

Christine Ryback

Christine Ryback Artist Bio Ever since I was a child I enjoyed working with my hands.  My live-in Hungarian grandmother was a skilled seamstress and bestowed her knowledge on me, helping me with doll clothes early on, and by the time I was a high school student I made...
Debra Owen

Debra Owen

Debra Owen I’m a creative being. I’m an artist and poet. I’m a courageous optimist. I’ve founded, directed, and facilitated many creative adventures. I’ve worn many hats including Wearable Art Designer, Operations Director Design Department, Executive Director...