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Catawba River Artisans                      Belmont, NC

Eclectic Group of Artisans


Featured Artists for September

David and Lynette Demperio
Lake Wylie Studios

Lynette Demperio studied art at the University of Minnesota, City University of New York and Gaston College with jewelry design being her major focus for over 25 years. Lynette’s approach to jewelry blends her love of nature with an appreciation for an eclectic mixture of metals, gemstones and found objects.

David Demperio, DC is an artist, musician and Chiropractic Physician. David studied pottery at Meramec Community College in Saint Louis, Missouri in 1979. He studied jewelry making at Gaston College with Jan Craft in 1997-1998. The course of study included techniques of casting and fabrication of copper, silver and gold. David also works in clay, doing functional and decorative pieces as well as custom ceramic tile work. While jewelry continues to be their main focus, they extended into silk fabric design. Influenced by their trips to Japan and the rich colors and techniques of the Japanese silk fabrics, they studied Shibori silk dyeing with a fabric artist in Iowa. Their silk scarves represent a method called Arashi Shibori ( Arashi meaning storm ).
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