Guadalupe Lanning Robinson
Lower Level Galleries
Guadalupe Robinson was born in Mexico City where she met her husband. In her studio in Lowe Mill, a renovated textile mill in Hunstville, AL, Guadalupe creates distinctive pottery adorned with hand-tooled designs made in geometric and organic patterns that are inspired by her heritage. Her work is tedious and meticulous with each design an exact duplication throughout each piece. Most of her pots are wheel-thrown with one piece taking up to three weeks to complete.
Guadalupe's exhibit, "To Cotton from Clay" maps her artwork from its beginning (beautiful and distinctive pottery of her native Mexico) to her American love of quilting (learned from her husband's family in Tennessee).
When asked which peice was her favorite, a recent visitor (Sarah Hixon) exclaimed that she couldn't possibly choose one piece nor could she choose between Guadalupe's pottery and quilts. Mrs. Sarah was absolutely awe struck by Guadalupe's exhibit. No doubt, you will be too.
Upper Level Galleries
Troy's Charles Adams is widely acclaimed for his beautiful glass artistry including being recognized as the Best of Show at TroyFest 2019. Charles is a Southern Gentleman whose resiliency is unquestionable. In his early career, he came home to find that his first studio (located in a former chicken house) was on fire because the kiln used to fire glass had gotten too hot.
In the early 1970's, he drove to Albany, GA, parked his motor home in the yard of his instructor, and learned how to make stained glass windows. His windows can be found in churches, businesses, and homes along with his sun catchers, bowls, and holiday pieces.
Adams suffered the loss of his second studio (Adams Glass Studio on US Hwy 231 south of Troy, AL) to fire in December 2001. Everything seemed to be lost in that fire; but not to be deferred, Charles rummaged through the ashes and found enough glass to make a beautiful angel titled "Out of Flames He Rose" which is exhibited on loan from owners Mary and Mack Gibson. Other earlier pieces on display are on loan from Adams Glass patrons and friends, thus the name "Glass Through the Years 1960's-2020". The exhibit also features work by son, David Adams, titled "The Second Generation".