ALLIE B. is a metalsmith, artist, and jeweler. Her art career began in Philadelphia at Marion County Art Center. She moved to the West Coast in 2005 to study metalsmithing at the Oregon College of Art and Craft. She has always been attracted to unique, nontraditional jewelry. Engulfed with working in metal, she took delight with what an essential tool her body had become. She has learned to raise, cast, form and fabricate, and spin metal to create vessels on a woodworkers lathe. Allie continues to make metalwork in her home studio under Allie B. Studios. She also enjoys teaching her craft to one-on-one serious students in her studio and she is an active instructor at Clark College in Vancouver, WA.
SHANNON BUCK is a Printmaker and Artist with over 15 years experience. Her Great Grandfather was a professional Illustrator and designed puppet sets in Europe, and her Grandmother was a skilled Draftsperson. Shannon learned letterpress printing from old-school Printers. She studied printmaking at Portland State University and drawing and painting at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. She has volunteered in the past with the Independent Publishing Resource Center, regularly gives letterpress demos at various events, and was most recently a workshop assistant at Klum House. Shannon mostly works in linocuts and has a line of greeting cards under the name LOADED HIPS PRESS, which you can often witness her printing on a tabletop letterpress in the studio.