Kristina Logan always intended to have a career as an artist, but it wasn’t until after college when she spent four years working for glass artist Dan Dailey that she found direction for her work.
Hideaki Miyamura left Japan and came to the United States in 1989 after a six-year apprenticeship with master potter Shurei Miura. Miyamura adapts forms from traditional Chinese ceramics, and is especially interested in the iridescent glazes of the Song dynasty (960–1279 AD).
Mary Scheier (née Goldsmith) moved to New York City at the age of 18 and enrolled in classes at the Grand Central School of Art and the Art Students League. She studied in Paris for one year, where she developed her skills as a watercolorist and worked in advertising.
Edwin Scheier joined the New York State Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 as an instructor of crafts and puppetry; later that year he became a field supervisor with the Works Progress Administration, establishing crafts education programs with local art galleries and schools.
An avid amateur photographer and a leading spokesman for the conservative faction of the Photographic Society of Philadelphia, Dr. Charles L. Mitchell saw little originality in the Pictorialist photographs that were increasingly exhibited in the society's annual Salon.
Very little is known about J.R. Foster. Active as a photographer in the 1860s and 1870s in New Hampshire (according to a New Hampshire business directory), he may have followed local regiments to war in hopes of making salable views or portraits of soliders for an interested local audience.