After first coming to the Guild as a staffer in 1987, Adele Little Caemmerer ended up marrying Guild founders Richard and Liz Caemmerer's son, Michael. Adele and Michael ventured overseas for teaching, and along with their two daughters, travelled between Asia and America, spending many summers in Plain with the Guild community. Along the way Adele trained and worked as a spiritual director and continued this work overseas as one of the facilitators of mindfulness group of teachers at her school in India. She is now a teaching artist living in Plain and working as a middle school art teacher in the Wenatchee Valley area. She is active in the local arts scene through exhibitions and arts advocacy. Adele incorporates her passion for art and spiritual practice in her visual explorations of the rhythms of daily life.
Angela Pollock lives and works in the San Francisco Bay area. As the Director of Young Adult and Campus Ministry she is helping over 90 Catholic Churches build community for adults 18-40 years of age. Angela also facilitates retreats and workshops for adults of all ages on spirituality, art, and vocation. In recent years Angela has been blessed to do a lot of work with High school administrators, faculty, and staff helping them more intentionally connect their work to Jesus' mission to love and serve our neighbor. Angela is one step away from completing her Masters degree in Theology as she finishes her thesis which makes the case for Art Theology.
Anne comes to us with a varied background in science, academia, technology, computers, bookkeeping and art, among a few other odds and ends. Besides her office responsibilities, Anne teaches stained glass mosaic and jewelry making techniques.
Bethany grew up in San Diego and later pursued both her BFA and MFA in Los Angeles. She moved to Washington a few years back and relishes the state's beautiful landscape. Bethany is an artist who works in a variety of mediums, but feels most at home with drawing and painting. She has worked for a number of art non-profits and museums, focusing on art education for people of all ages and backgrounds. Bethany served as the Guild's Hospitality & Volunteer Coordinator from September 2015 - February 2017.
Bonnie Klatt has the ‘heart of a weaver’. Her ongoing pursuit of connecting art and spirituality along with her passion for color and texture and a strong aptitude for mathematics and sacred geometry both inspires and informs her work. Her recent study of and working with crystals have led to the exploration of how the artistic creations of one’s hands can help heal others.
Bonnie has a B.S. from Fredonia State University. In 1998, after a successful career in computer science, business, and academia she shifted her focus into the creative visual arts. She formally studied weaving under Master weavers Ruth Holroyd and Mary Snyder, along with a number of other well-known weavers in the U.S.
Having taught in both private and public sectors for over 30 years, she brings a wealth of experience to the workshops and retreats she leads on fiber arts, spirituality and creativity-related topics. Her warmth, patience, flexibility, and ability to read the students’ needs provide an environment that encourages students to create works that are unique and personally meaningful.
Through her business, Hands of Grace, she weaves on commission for liturgical and private clients. Her work can also be found in select gallery shops.
Brian lives and works near Portland, Oregon as a designer, facilitator, and refiner of experiences.
Brittany Deininger is a poet who is committed to helping individuals use language, art, and story as meaning-making tools in the human task of becoming. One of her great convictions is that we all need to be accompanied in our transformations. She is passionate about the way poetry and spirituality call us to pay attention to our lives, the lives of others, and the life of the world. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing/ Poetry from The College of Idaho and currently lives and writes in the Puget Sound region. This Spring, she will make a pilgrimage to Iona Abbey in Scotland to further explore the rich traditions within Celtic spirituality.
As an instructor with the guild for over a dozen years, Carla continues to enjoy the experience of combining solid teaching with exploration. Her own work has been included in numerous national exhibitions, published in books and articles, and is included in private and corporate collections. She is a Charter and Signature Member of The Colored Pencil Society of America and holds a degree in art education. For 25 years, Carla has pursued her love of the mandala form.
Carla Erickson Orlando draws from her background in education, retreat and spiritual direction in her teaching at the Grunewald Guild. Currently, Carla teaches in the Masters of Transformational Leadership program at Seattle University, a Vocational Discernment course at Seattle Pacific University, and directs participants in the Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life retreat. Carla loves the beauty of the Pacific Northwest and life in Seattle with her husband and twin daughters.
Charlotte Paul has thirty years of experience in stained glass, with the main focus being public building; including libraries, churches, universities, mental health facilities, and hospitals. As a public school art teacher, she understands the multiple levels of learning and challenges students to create beautiful glass panels that give years of enjoyment.
Dan came to the Guild in November 2006, after having worked in social services for over 20 years. Trained in marriage & family therapy, Dan served as a counselor for youth at risk and their families. Always a fan of the arts, and one who values the unique context of community, the Guild created a wonderful new chapter in his life, together with his lovely wife, Lois, who coordinated the care of the Guild garden, and their two sons.
Shortly after graduation from college, with a BFA in ceramics, Donna Rozman followed her love of adventure to the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado. There she met her husband, married and raised two sons. Donna has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, written several articles for ceramics publications, and taught many workshops. Donna participated in a six-week artist residency at the International Ceramics Studio in Kecskemet, Hungary and was a presenter at the 2010 International Ceramic Magazine Editors conference in Fuping, China. She earned her MFA from KSU where she and Nicole Copel were classmates.
Influenced by multicultural spirituality, Donna investigates the tantalizing relationship between spirituality and sexuality. She also explores the idea of opposing forces co-existing in our world; pulling and pushing to find a balance. Donna’s most recent work includes laser toner transfers of original drawings influenced by the illustrations of Ernst Heckel.
Eloiese Krabbenhoft has over 30 years experience teaching art at all levels from Kindergarten through college to senior citizens. She earned a Master of Arts degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989 and currently teaches art education at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. She has taught summer workshops in clay and drawing at the Guild for about nine years. The bulk of her art work is small bronzes.
When Gail was young, she wanted to be a set designer or musician, but discovered she was too independent to take much direction. She started working with clay at 17, but was also traveling with a folk music group (Methodist), working with amateur theater groups, and teaching guitar and macramé classes. Gail received her first certificate in crafts from Lord Fairfax Community College, Virginia, 1982 and got an associates degree in engineering technology at Lord Fairfax Community College, 1987. She received her first bachelor of art degree from Davis and Elkins College, West Virginia in 1989 and a second bachelors in 2000 from the University of Southern Colorado. She received her masters in ceramic sculpture in 2004 from Adams State College. Gail says these are the constants in her life: Change. Travel. Family. Learning. Teaching. Helping. Nature. Searching for truth.