… is an artist cooperative in the village of Yellow Springs, Ohio located in the Corry Street Shops. Come and browse the shop’s collection of unique handmade art created by local artists and offered at affordable prices. Village Artisans Shop is open Monday through Thursday 11:00AM – 5:00PM, Friday and Saturday 11:00AM – 6:00PM and Sunday 12:00PM to 5:00PM.
AMY ACHOR AND HER ART!
Amy Achor (pronounced “acre”) is a Yellow Springs-based artist who came to her calling later in life, after spending many years as a technical writer. From the surreal to the whimsical to the extraordinary; from wall art to greeting cards to ceramic magnets and figurines, Amy’s creations take a variety of forms. Below she attempts to describe some of them:
Vision Quest — I am probably most well-known for my Vision Quest series. The inspiration for these came to me in answer to a heartfelt prayer when, one evening after a powerful emotional release, I suddenly became aware of a magnificent angelic presence around me who guided me in the creation of what would become the Vision Quest images. I have never before or since had such an experience. This is not just a “technique.” The true Vision Quest images contain healing frequencies that affect the viewer. Some comments from viewers regarding this work: “excellent and inspiring,” “light and love is bursting from this piece,” “your images are revelations,” “it is beautiful art that feeds my soul.”
Some of my other photographic series are:
• Mandalas (builds on the Vision Quest images)
• Threads of Light (images of light trails, literally light in motion)
• Playing With Fire (light trails made by fire and glowing embers)
• Painting With Pixels (using software to make the pixels “liquid” like wet paint, which can be smeared)
• Shell Games (photographs of shells combined in different ways with surprising results)
• Nature Walk (Mother Nature pure and simple, in all her naked glory!)
My passion for greeting cards is evident when you see my display at Village Artisans! I have several distinct card lines, including: Sassy Mama, Heart & Soul, Furry Friends, Vision Quest, Wise Words, Happy Birthday, and Just For Fun, among others. Sending and receiving cards is good medicine!
My inner child is so happy to be “playing in the mud”! My intent with clay is to create something meaningful, magical or just plain fun. I am also making ceramic frames for some of my photos, and silk-screening some of my photographic images onto ceramic pieces.
I could write about awards I’ve won, commissions I’ve received, and exhibitions and shows to which I’ve been invited, but I prefer to talk about the soul of my work. If you’d like a resume′ of my accomplishments, feel free to contact me and one will be forthcoming. But I prefer you just enjoy the work I’ve created! Hope to see you at Village Artisans!
Artisans and their craft
- Amy Achor, photographic art
- Tara Anderson, ceramics
- Jennifer Berman, cartoons and prints
- Sue Brezine, watercolor painting
- Carol Culbertson, ceramic and weaving
- Lowell Converse, wood turning
- Bill Felker, book binding
- Pam Geisel, art quilt
- Sara Gray, fused and stained glass
- Talitha Greene, jewelry
- Rosie Huart, mixed media
- Theresa Mayer, lampwork and fused glass
- Cynthia McDonald, gourd art
- Leah Mendenhall, oil and acrylic paintings
- Melanie Gleaves Morrett, print making and oil paintings
- Kathryn Pitstick, mixed media
- Libby Rudolf, watercolor paintings and mixed media
- Ryan Taylor, photography
- Barbara Vandecreek, lampwork and glass jewelry
- Diane Schwob Zubrick, eco print scarves and ceramics
Updated last: 1/14/21