Black Belt Stitches

Tales, Stories, and Stitches from across Alabama's Black Belt Region

Koontz Creations

by | Monday, February 1, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Whether she is creating art with the stroke of a brush or working with jewelry, Rebecca Koontz is always thinking about her next project. Koontz's art interest started at the age of three and continued through college. She earned a BPFA in...

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Spinning Wheel

by | Friday, January 8, 2021 | 0 comment(s)

Watching the wheel spin as Sam Williams moves his hands to mold the clay, one wonders what he is about to create. Since his retirement, Sam spends most weekday afternoons in the BBT potter’s studio creating an assortment of items. Some pieces are...

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Just Monogram It!

by | Sunday, December 13, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

What does a retired U.S. Postal Service employee do when she retires? She finds a hobby that allows her to be creative. I asked Pat McGilberry what inspired her to pursue the art of monogramming? “My Granny did heirloom sewing and it inspired me. I...

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Playing in Clay.

by | Monday, October 5, 2020 | 0 comment(s)

Josh Pickens had his hands creating objects as a woodmaker and furniture maker for a few years after completing his MFA in relief printmaking from the University of Arkansas.  He currently is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at Judson...

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