Home Sweet Home!
In this Article
  • Our featured artists for July: Laura Howell, Jerry Morey, and Susan D. Jones.
  • News for you! Artisans Classes.
  • Welcome our new artist: Elisabeth Ferber.
  • July specials.
  • SHOP from Home.
  • Our Supporters on the Art movement.
Featured Artists for July
Laura Howell
Nature and abstract photography
Q. How do you combat a creative block?
A. Combating a creative block is a difficult situation - I never really knew how hard losing my photography inspiration would be. A couple of ideas to recharge my inspiration are to browse other people's work, join a photo challenge, and most importantly remind myself why I fell in love with photography which was to bring happiness to others through my images.

Q. What particular piece of art you've created are you most proud of and why?

 A. The "Orb" images that I create are the ones that I am most proud of because they are created from objects and subjects that make the ordinary extraordinary. They project a unique and abstract image that really makes them stand out.

Q. What is your definition of "art" and what does it mean to you?

A. My definition of "art", as far as fine art photography is concerned, to me means bringing a vision or emotion to life through a photograph. While it can be difficult to define, I feel that a fine art photograph can be an image that represents a surreal or abstract subject through creative editing, using specific software programs or as abstract photographs captured entirely in-camera.

Learn more about Laura here
Photography art available framed, ready to hang on your wall, matted prints, note cards and custom orders are accepted.
Palm tree circle
Building Circle
Tree in the clouds
Tree reflections
Shrimp boat
Snowy Egret
Art to wear
Jerry Morey
Q. What inspires you most and how do you utilize this inspiration to create?

A. Inspiration is often very elusive, but also can be received from many different sources, such as the stone itself, a picture, an idea, a drawing, or a special request on consignment.

Q. What piece of art you've created are you most proud of and why?

A. I have always been an admirer of natural stones and their settings. For instance, wire wrappings present different looks to stone simply by changing the way the wire is wrapped around it. Uniquely using silver to highlight the qualities of the stone also can present interesting facets and looks in jewelry making. American Turquoise has become my stone of choice, although I also use Aquamarine, Tanzanite, and other semi-precious stones in my work. My interest has gradually transitioned toward the style of the American Southwest and a more conservative approach to highlighting each stone.

Learn more about Jerry here.
Lapis lazuli and Mercury Dimes necklace.
Lapis lazuli in sterling silver earrings
Lapis lazuli in sterling silver pendant with chain.
Tanzanite ring in sterling silver and gold-filled.
White Buffalo Turquoise pendant in sterling silver
White Buffalo Turquoise earrings
Home Decor by Susan
Susan Davis Jones
Porcelain Clay
Q. What inspires you most and how do you use this inspiration to create?

A.  When I go into my home studio, I may have no idea what I will create next. Looking at the work I have done and wanting to do it better is an option. Looking at the work of artists I admire frequently provided inspiration. Sometimes the clay tells me what it wants to be even if I have a preconceived notion. I started to make a vase once and it turned into an otter!

Q. What piece of art you've created are you most proud of and why?

A. Delicate filigree porcelain pieces are probably the most challenging to make and many fail to survive the process. When one does, I cannot help but take some pride in it. I keep making them because I like the result, but porcelain is the Diva of clays. Challenging myself and the clay constantly energizes me.

Q. What is your definition of "art" and what does it mean to you?

A. Art is present everywhere if we look for it. The shape of a leaf, the sound of a well-played flute, the motion of waves on the beach. For me, art inspires emotion. It is different for each of us which is why abstracts appeal to some and not others. It usually requires skill and practice. Those born with it naturally are truly gifted.

Learn more about Susan here.
Wimsical porcelain pitcher vase.
Blue porcelain vases.
Wall art, porcelain figurine.
Porcelain vase.
Blue and White porcelain vase.
Free form porcelain decor
News for you!
In addition to Artisans moving to a new location on 4th Ave. in Mt. Dora, we are also offering classes. The classes we will be offering will include jewelry making, alcohol inks, mixed media vintage jewelry, silversmithing, Zentangle, colored pencil, watercolor, photography, basket weaving, silk scarf dying, silk organza cards, silk broadcloth landscapes as wall hangings, chain maille, crochet, painting rocks, and other fun things.
We have small classes (4 students) so that each student can get personal, hands-on interaction with the teacher in a warm, caring, and motivating environment. Our teachers are highly trained in their field and are very experienced teachers. Each teacher sets the tuition for the class, which is paid in advance, and any materials costs will be paid directly to the teacher at the class. Space is limited, so register NOW.

More classes may be added soon, so check back often at artisansonfifth.com/education.htm

Classes scheduled for August
Welcome our new Artist
Elisabeth Ferber
Oil and acrylic paintings.
Elisabeth's artwork can best be described as "classical representational". " I do not seek to change what is but to paint and present it as I perceive the scene to be. I strive to create a painting that shows the beauty and character of a landscape and the life which lives there." 
Learn more about Elisabeth here
Seascape 10x20
Mount Dora Downtown 5th street
Break of Dawn
White Egret 6x12
July Specials
A few images and items to make us remember our Home Sweet Home!
Wall art ready to hang, matted prints and note cards available.
Bald eagle photography by Ann Coker
Johnson Brothers china pendant in sterling silver by Helen Cutshaw
Wild Florida
pastel art by Sabrina Gowen
In Remembrance
composite photography by Shara Abel
Mount Dora Lighthouse
collage on canvas by Ed Husser
Painted Bunting bird photography by Susan Kirby
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