Artist Member Directory

Members directory

  • Profile picture of Amanda Warren
    Amanda Warren

    Amanda Warren is 171 Cedar Arts Center’s Ceramic Technician and Instructor. Amanda started teaching at 171 in 2013 and became the full-time Ceramic Technician in 2014. Amanda is a graduate of Alfred University where she received her BFA in Ceramics and Art Education. Amanda then earned her M.S. Ed. in Art Education from Syracuse University in 2012. Amanda is also certified through NYS as a K-12 Visual Arts teacher. While her main form of art making is based in ceramics, she has practiced in glass blowing, printmaking, and drawing. Originally from Schenectady New York, Amanda now lives in Hornell with her husband Matt, son Desmond, and their precocious kitties Hazel and Willow. Amanda is happiest when in the studio and classroom making art with her students and passing on her love for all things art. When she isn’t in the studio, you can find her at the movies, outside enjoying nature, or out and about on an adventure. Her favorite color is periwinkle.

    Disciplines

    Ceramics, Mixed Media, Multi-Disciplinary, Sculpture

  • Profile picture of Don Ellis
    Don Ellis

    I speak for the juncture of Finger Lake’s culture and world culture. Subjects span from the early Haudenosaunee people, to the underground railroad, to the Women’s Right movement, and to the social impact of the ever-changing dominant local economies. In a century when rural and urban life are tearing apart it seems worthwhile to express that until recently all life was rural, or near-rural. Using the form, color, and motion of mobiles I borrow the wind, sun, rain, and snow to demonstrate that contrary to traditional understandings, mobiles can be deeply emotive.

    Disciplines

    Painting and Drawing, Sculpture

    Media

    Mixed Media, 3D/Sculpture

    Services

    Commissioned Artwork

  • Profile picture of Nancy Ridenour
    Nancy Ridenour

    Flowers and gardening have always been central to my life. My family has been in the landscaping and florist business in Schenectady, N.Y. since the late 1800�s. I grew up with the beauty and smells of flowers and developed a passion for gardens and gardening. I have many personal gardens of my own for my enjoyment and now for my photography. As a biology teacher in Ithaca for thirty-two years, I also incorporated my floral background through discussions and photographs. I take digital photos and adjust them with software to achieve abstract montages. The montages include my favorite flower, the lotus, as well as flowers from many gardens. They also include buildings and sculptures from travels and from Cornell University.

  • Profile picture of Shannah Warwick
    Shannah Warwick

    BlckBts, pronounced “black boots” originally started 8 years ago and featured hand dyed silk pieces. I am constantly learning new dye and fabric manipulation techniques to apply and expand my line; I have incorporated nuno felting and hand dyed wool, resulting in one of a kind wearable art. BlckBts has been featured in runway shows, galleries and in select boutiques such as Joan Shepp and Toile.

    Nuno felting is a technique that incorporates wool fibers into the weave of a fabric, allowing me to incorporate texture and sculpture into my work. In nuno felting, the wool fibers are agitated and migrate through the weave then “shocked” and shrunk to become a permanent part of the fabric. This technique allows me to create pieces that are truly ooak, organic in shape, and a distinct wearable work of art. I use high quality materials and fibers that have a wonderful textural feel.

  • Profile picture of Tom Tunnicliff
    Tom Tunnicliff

    As a native of Corning, New York, Tom Tunnicliff spent his youth wandering the beautiful rolling hills of the Allegheny Plateau. With a life-long exposure to the vibrant colors of Nature's canvas brought on by the Southern Tier's distinct seasons. Tom's appreciation of beauty formed during his early years. Despite his strong connection to the area, he strapped on boots and toured the world as a United States Marine. His exposure to new environments  and culture encouraged him to pursue a more flexible art program at the State University of New York at Potsdam. The emphasis in studio art allowed him to concerntrate in Sculpture and Painting and excel as an art student achieving a Bachelor of Arts Cum Laude in Studio Arts.

  • Profile picture of William Underwood
    William Underwood

    William J. Underwood, Native American biologist, and wildlife sculptor. His subjects are varied and include birds, animals and fish many set in their natural environments others are more interpretative and are powerful symbols in Native American culture and mythology. William has shown his work in local, regional and national competitions and has won numerous awards. He also conducts classes and demonstrations at local and regional art centers and shows. He strives to make each piece as realistic as possible. ”His goal is to capture the spirit of each subject in all his sculptures”.

    Disciplines

    Sculpture

    Media

    Acrylic Paint

    Services

    Commissioned Artwork