October Gift Shop Artists of the Month:

Christine Kamon Bio

christine-kamon-2Christine has been pursuing her passion for quilting for 30 years.   Based on time honored traditional patterns, her work has a fresh and exciting feel of abstract and original contemporary designs. She approaches her craft with enthusiasm and creativity at every turn. With bursts of color and geometric diversity, Christine offers a visual feast for her viewers. Christine earned a Bachelor of Science in Design and Environmental Analysis at Cornell University. Her skills in quilt making have developed from taking numerous classes from nationally recognized experts, local teachers, as well as being self taught using the tried and true method of trial and error.


David Beehler Bio

David grew up in a small ship building town about 90 miles north of New York City . His grandfather was a ships carpenter, which helps to explain his love for working with wood. His parents bought him his first wood plane when he was five years old and he still uses it today. After graduating from Villanova with a BS in Physics, he worked in industry in fields ranging from rocket development to plastic packaging and label printing. He retired in 2001 while living in New Orleans and restored over 100 pieces of furniture for victims of hurricane Katrina. He has conducted woodworking classes for children at Country Day  School in New Orleans and Friends School in Wilmington, DE. Turning bowls and a variety of small objects on the lathe is one of his favorite pastimes although he also makes furniture such as a pencil post bed, a sleigh bed, coffee tables and natural edge benches. Some of his work can be viewed on his website “woodworkingbydavid.com”. It is also available at Chestertown RIVERARTS, Alleghany Arts & Crafts Center, Clifton Forge, VA and Rooted in New London, PA.