Founding Members, Page 5


Rita Strickland – “Waves”

Rita Strickland, Jeweler/Artist
Founding Member
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 – “Gnome Home”

Tom Loughridge, Ceramics Artist, Performing Arts
Founding Member
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.