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ThePCAC at Emerge Sales Gallery features work from North Carolina and East Carolina University affiliated artists. Work ranges from pottery, jewelry, photography, wood design, textiles, sculpture and painting.

Artists include:

Abagail Huess

Abigail is fascinated by jewelry and household items because they are objects of intimacy. She makes vessels, reliquaries and jewelry because she wants her work
to be handled. Abigail is drawn to stories about how
we connect to each other, and the cultures,
and physical spaces we inhabit. She treasures the preciousness of ordinary things, the way objects
patina with use and evolve to fit their owners. The things we own help to define us and we do the same for them.


Andy Bates

Andy is a faculty member in the
English Department at East Carolina University
and uses his free time to do woodworking.
All of his pieces are inspired by the
individual character and grain of the
particular species of wood used.
From the stunning array of colors
and patterns found in exotic woods,
to the unrealized potential for color
and beauty of the more common
hardwoods, you can be certain the
resulting piece is striking and unique.


Adam Egenolf

Adam graduated from East Carolina University with a MFA in ceramics. He has perfected the chemistry for his crystalline glaze recipes and is now a full time potter living in Indiana.


Andrew Dutcher

Andrew’s pots are made with many
ideas coming from North Carolina Pottery,
both contemporary and traditional.
Made with an eye for simple,
handsome forms, these pots seek
first to fill a function, and second
to do so beautifully. He follows
the guidelines of “form follows function,
truth to materials” in creation of his work.


Brandon Cordrey

Brandon Cordrey received his BFA from East Carolina University. He is a studio artist working mainly in mixed media collage in Raleigh, North Carolina. He also manages Flanders Gallery, is the administrative and programming assistant for Arts Access Inc., and teaches painting and drawing at the Pullen Arts Center.


Brenda Hughes

Brenda spends her time creating cigar box journals. Each journal is created with love in her home studio and offers wonderful writing papers surrounded by beautifully colored specialty papers, within unique cigar box covers. She offers the journals as a way of honor and celebration as well as to “write” your own passage.


Catherine Spruill

Catherine is a native to Falkland, North Carolina,
receiving her BFA in Painting from East Carolina University
in 1979. She has made Greenville her home
for 30 years and is employed as a graphic artist
at East Carolina. Catherine works mainly in
watercolor, but enjoys other media as well.
Combining her love of nature and gardening,
she studies those plants and animals that
inhabit the world and draws inspiration from her own backyard.


Catherine Walker

Catherine’s images are made to be visually compelling. Each work presents the viewer with an aesthetic unity. her subject matter is drawn from her life experiences and she paints objects collected and treasured by people from both her past and her present. Catherine aims to present the viewer with something unique but not inaccessible, something elegant and interesting that has a lasting visual appeal.


Charity Hall

Charity Hall graduated with her MFA from East Carolina University and is currently living in Tucson, Arizona. She is working as a studio artist and also teaches metalworking and enameling classes at the local community college. She currently works with an insect subject matter in the form of metal and enamel.


Chip Shackelford

Chip was raised in rural Eastern North Carolina. His art is a fusion of mixed media and Outsider Art. The colorful pieces blend into a colorful palette. The way he feels about his art is, “What does it do for you and how does ti make you feel?”, and it is to be handed down for generations. His pieces have been purchased for private collections throughout the United States. All are one of a kind.


Cindy Reed

Cindy, along with her husband and son, have lived in Greenville since 1986. In 2004 she took a pottery
class at eh local recreation center and immediately
knew she had found her passion. She now teaches beginning and intermediate pottery at the
recreation center. Her goal is to make functional, harmonious, inviting pieces that anyone would
want to make use of in their daily life.


Deborah Harris

Deborah’s work is influenced by many factors, especially world cultures, human movement, and living in a state so exceptionally rich in pottery history. She plans to continue to refine her techniques and experiment with new ideas, in hopes that her work will continue to evolve through clay’s infinite potential.


Erin Gray

Erin was born and raised in Greenville, NC, receiving her BFA in Metal Design in 2002. In 2003, Erin was awarded an Artist-in-Redsidency position at the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN. During this time, she began to explore different non-conventional techniques. As a result, Erin’s design focus on the basic elements of form and color with a nod to the fun and fanciful.


Erica Stankwytch Bailey

Erica is a native, and now current resident of Fayetteville, NC. Erica attended East Carolina University receiving her BA in Women’s Studies and a BFA in Metal Design. She has begun her career as a full-time metalsmith participating in many craft shows, internationally exhibiting her work, being published, and having her work in permanent collections.


Geoflora Jewelry

We are Margaret and Ellen Hinrichs, twin sisters who graduated from East Carolina University’s
metal design program. Although we look
similar, our designs are very different, but
contemporary. Margaret’s designs are rooted
in nature, while Ellen takes inspiration from
geometric, faceted forms, hence Geoflora.


Gerard Lange

Having been trained in sculpture, drawing, and painting, Gerard begrudgingly picked up the camera for the first time, but immediately became enchanted once he did. He uses his photographs as a visual diary to document the places he has lived as well as his travels.


Gertrude Smith

The movement and soft responsive feel of porcelain clay thrown on a potter’s wheel is celebrated in the vessels Gertrude makes. Her pots are animated by thoughtful and spontaneous manipulation of their forms, surfaces, and attachments. Gertrude’s vessels are meant to bring joy with their use and presence; to be good companions for daily living. They truly come alive when they find a home with you.


Graham Jones

Born and raised in the red clay of Piedmont North Carolina, Graham Jones attended EC prior to enlisting in the U.S. Coast Guard. After retiring, Graham found two hobbies- pottery and pirate re-enacting. Today, his food, microwave, and dishwasher safe pottery is wheel thrown on an inland lake back home in the Piedmont.


Harry Goodwin

Harry is a retired Presbyterian minister resigning in Pitt County. Woodworking is a hobby he has enjoyed since high school and has served as an apprentice as a wood pattern-maker. Harry’s pens, pencils, magnifiers, and flashlights are of exotic hardwoods, pressed and glued in brass tubes, turned on a lathe, and finished with an assortment of permanent finishes.


Heidi White-Dibella

A native New-Englaner, Heidi White-Dibella now caller New Bern, NC home. She graduated from Johnson & Wales University in Rhode Island and enjoys working in a variety of media, especially watercolor. Heidi’s style is constantly changing, as she likes to experiment with her art. Her work has been displayed across the state of North Carolina.


Jacob Herrmann

I make functional and decorative stoneware pottery.
Most of my work is fired in wood burning kilns. The
pots are fired from 24 hours to 92 hours where
they reach maturity at about 2,400 degrees
Fahrenheit. The pottery is directly exposed to
flames and fly ash from the burning wood and the atmosphere of the kiln is recorded by the clay.
It is these rich surfaces, laden with information
and history, that captivates me. They tell a tale of metamorphosis of all the elements converging at
one particular place and time.


Jessica Braxton

As a photographer, she enjoys documenting the simple everyday objects that are oftentimes overlooked. Inspired by her Eastern North Carolina roots, much of her work revolves around the idea of the Southern Vernacular. She received her BFA in Photography from East Carolina University and currently lives in Washington, NC.



Jamie Kirkpatrick

Jamie graduated with a Master of Science degree in Geology in 1994 from East Carolina University, and received a Master of Fine Arts degree in Ceramics in 2000. Kirkpatrick currently resides in Golden, CO, where he is working as a studio potter and instructor.


Jim Warren

Jim Warren is a local artist and musician who makes his own guitars in his Simpson workshop. He holds a degree from the ECU Industrial Technology program, and has designed and worked with wood products for many years. The inspiration for the cigar box guitars stemmed from his interest in the music of the Delta Blues.

Jonathan Bowling

Jonathan is a MFA graduate of East Carolina University, where he concentrated his talents in the media of sculpture. He primarily uses found objects,
combining them in unique ways that allow him
to create sculptural representations of animals
and human faces. Currently, Jonathan works in
his Uptown Greenville studio, The Hobby Horse.


Karen Warren

Karen creates jewelry in both her Greenville home and her cabin on Doe Run Road in Wilkes County. Karen is always looking for new ways to combine beads and found-objects. It is rare that any two pairs of her earrings be alike.


Kyle Rees

Kyle Rees is an artist/ educator from Indiana. He
currently resides in Greenville, NC where he is
completing his Masters of Fine Arts in ceramics at
East Carolina University, Kyle makes wheel thrown
pottery and uses a variety of surface and firing techniques.


Lauren Rogers

Lauren Rogers graduated from East Carolina University in 2012 with degrees in Ceramics and Interpersonal and Organizational Communications. Her current body of ceramic work focuses on tall, elegant, flowing forms intended for visual aesthetic pleasures. She finds much of her inspiration in the strength and movement of bodies of water. Lauren’s artistic interests also includes textiles and photography.


Liz Steiner

Liz Steiner received her MFA in Metal Design at ECU
and a BFA from Kent State University where she also minored in Geology. She has exhibited work both
nationally and internationally. Her work is inspired by
rocks, minerals, found objects, and ideas of
spirituality and mediation.


Lorna Wang

A graduate of East Carolina University, Lorna Wang works with encaustic (a beeswax-based paint) on panels along with other media including oils and collage. She often approaches her pieces as a narrative of emotional vulnerability, often utilizing text and symbolism.


Matthew Cook

Matthew was born in Florida to a military family, settling in North Carolina upon graduation from East Carolina University with a BFA in Graphic Design. Following school, Matt worked as a freelance graphic designer before committing himself full-time to his art. Currently, his work consists of print-making, woodcuts, and acrylic paintings.


Renee Tripp

Renee received her MFA from ECU. She works with found materials and enjoys creating “something” out of “nothing”. It is very rewarding for Renee when the viewers try to uncover the original uses of the found materials before the transformation too place. She has experimented with several materials such as car reflectors, AstroTurf, toothpicks, and comic books.


Ronnie Harrison

Ronnie Harrison lives and works in Greenville
with his wife, and is currently employed as an
art educator at DH Conley High School. Ronnie
worked in the garment industry for 20 years as
a designer and pattern maker before returning
to school to obtain his BA in Painting from ECU in
2002. He is an active painter and potter, and
continues to develop his skills in ceramics at PCAC at Emerge and at Dan Finch’s Pottery Studio.


Sarah West

Sarah West attended the North Bennet School in Boston, MA where she learned the fundamentals of jewelry making and repair in a setting that focused on the many technical aspects of the trade. In 1999, Sarah moved to Asheville, NC with a desire to create jewelry in her own vision. She is currently working as a studio jewelry artist as well as working toward completing her BFA with metals concentration at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.


Susan Reynolds

Susan is a jewelry artist from Raleigh, NC. She makers her jewelry from vintage components, mixed with semi-precious stones and even cicada wings. She also teaches her techniques and loves to see others find their creative spirit. Susan is originally from Petersburg, VA and a painter.


 Susan Williams


True Brescia


Valda Belyeu

As a teacher and creator, I like exploring different textures and techniques to create my fun and comfortable to wear jewelry.



Victoria Sexton

Victoria is a Greenville local, returning to the area after studying Horticulture at the University of Missouri. She currently focuses her artistic talents on slab-formed ceramic earthenware sculpture. Her lyrical pieces sometimes include mixed media and are finished with acrylics, prismatic pencils, and colored waxes. Victoria currently travels throughout the southeast showing her one-of-a-kind sculptural pieces at shows and festivals.