Founding Members, Page 5Rita Strickland, Jeweler/Artist
Custom jewelry in silver, gold, stones, pearls and other. “From my earliest memories, I have enjoyed creative arts. As a child, I made my own dollhouses from boxes and found objects. I have studied creative pottery, stained glass, beading and metal smithing. I’m happiest when wielding a hammer, jewelers saw and torch, to create pieces to be treasured.”
Tom Loughridge, Ceramics Artist, Performing Arts
My specialties are acting, singing, and ceramics. I’ve been acting and singing since childhood and it’s a thrill to me to experience the audience response and know that, as an entertainer, I’m giving enjoyment to others.