Artist and educator Eleanor Heimbaugh earned a BFA at Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and an MFA in Ceramics from Fort Hays State University in Hays, Kansas. Heimbaugh is currently teaching as an assistant professor of Ceramics and Sculpture and is the Director of the Swedish Craft Program at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. Her current ceramic work is a pseudo-scientific investigation of artifacts, specimens, and fossils of 21th century American culture. Heimbaugh has presented research and has exhibited her work in national and international juried shows.
Justin Dean Burton grew up in Kentucky, where his family has lived for hundreds of years. He attended Berea College where he discovered the art of broom making. He fell in love with this lowly art and has made it his goal to elevate it to an art appreciated by the masses. Since then he has designed multiple brooms and begun to find ways to make broom making more sustainable and interesting. Justin’s brooms have been displayed at museums, historical sites, various media, and events throughout the world. He was a fellow of the city of Berea’s Art Accelerator Program. He is currently instructing students at Bethany College under their new Swedish Crafts program.