Tuesday 10 – 6 pm
Wednesday 10- 6pm
Thursday 10 – 8 pm
Friday 10am-6 pm
Saturday 12-6 pm
Sunday 12-6 pm
*Look for additional hours for “friends of the Tin Can” during workshop and class hours. See the calendar for event dates.
What is the Tin Can Chandelier?
A functional work-space for seasoned artists, aspiring artists or just downright creativity junkies to hangout and learn, teach and share what inspires them. It’s a fun community of like-minded people
Set in an open-spaced barn-like setting, enjoy free-flowing conversation with other fun loving creative people. Whether you’ve been teaching collegian level art classes for decades or you just like to work with your hands making anything, you will enjoy the no-pressure environment at the Tin Can.
Keelie Wurster – Owner
Keelie obtained a business degree with a minor in psychology from Ashland University in 2003. She worked with the YMCA for over 11 years creating programs and working with children and the community.
Although, she doesn’t have any formal art training she loves to create, learn and “try everything”. Her love of travel and exploring has helped with the vision of the TCC. When she is not at the TCC, she can be found on the family farm, in her workshop or hanging out with her kiddos.
Juli Schneeg is so grateful for this opportunity at the Tin Can Chandelier. She has never considered herself an artist but has always appreciated the arts and everything that goes into them. Her experience at the Tin Can has introduced her to new artistic techniques and processes that she enjoys practicing for herself and also teaching to others.
In 2012, she earned an English degree from Berea College in Kentucky. For the last five years she has been a stay at home mom. When she isn’t playing at the TCC she enjoys reading, running, and finding new ways to entertain her kids.
She is always looking for new experiences and ideas and is looking forward to working with you and your family.
Julianna is thankful for the opportunity to teach and create ceramics with the beautiful Tin Can Chandelier community. She left her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to attend Ashland University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Family Consumer Science Education in 2016. She first experienced ceramic wheel throwing in middle school and was fortunate enough to continue her passion through high school and college courses. When Julianna’s not covered in clay, she’s most likely covered in flour while baking for her little business called Vines Bakery. She hopes to be able to throw some pottery with you soon!
Amanda is a jack of all trades! She has a great eye for unique builds or abstract paintings. Her patience and attention to detail is impressive. She mostly teaches ceramics (wheel lessons and hand building).
Tanner has a Bachelor’s in Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati. During that program, she interned in Connecticut, New York City, and San Diego. In San Diego she was introduced to Stained Glass, and mosaics. Since graduating in 2017, she has gone abroad to France for a year as an Au Pair. In France she looked after three children. Upon return to the United States, she has come to the realization that office jobs aren’t for her. Thats where the Tin Can comes in. Since discovering the Tin Can in October, She has enjoyed playing with ceramics and applying what she learned in college to the designs at the Tin Can.
When she’s not here she works at the Starbucks in Ashland. She also enjoys taking walks, reading, and crocheting. She believes that everyone is capable of creating something that they can be proud of.
Brigette Kloztek -(Gigi)
Brigitte Klotzek-Obringer (call her Gigi for short) is the S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) instructor. Being a mom with a highly mixed education in engineering, art and design, she started The Posh Event Designs as a graphic designer. She has been featured for her party designs all over the world and was more notably featured as a Martha Stewart Dreamer into Doer. She has always enjoyed bringing science and art together from a young age and now with having a very inquisitive mini-me as a daughter, she is more passionate than ever to teach it. She has two beautiful daughters and an amazing husband who supports all of her scathingly-brilliant ideas…(yes, he has totally said that) as well as a house littered with glitter and paper at all times. She describes herself as Graphic designer, crafter, mother-extraordinaire, wife and domestic goddess in training. She believes that education is not a one-size-fits all, that we should nurture each other’s strengths and broaden our horizons with learning something new. She is very excited to be part of The Tin Can Chandelier Family and the community.
Megan graduated from The University of Findlay with a Bachelors of Art in Multi-Age Visual Arts. Art has always been a huge love and hobby of hers. She is excited to help direct others down that same path at the Tin Can. She loves teaching others to be creative and exploring different styles of art even if they think they’re not “artsy”.
Megan taught Art in grades K-8th grade in Sidney, Ohio. She believes that visual art education is a huge part of a student’s education and that the arts teach a student to become more confident in decision making and problem-solving.
Megan loves helping first timers jump into walk in projects at the Tin Can while working and soon will have many art classes for the youth. When she isn’t at the Tin Can you may see Megan substituting within the city schools or hanging out and about with her son, Easton.
Elizabeth Klingler-Lead 2D Instructor
Elizabeth obtained her Bachelors in Fine Arts in Painting and Drawing at the University of Akron in 2011 and Masters in Fine Arts in Painting, Drawing and Printmaking at the Southern Illinois University Carbondale in 2014. She has lived in Ohio her entire life and loves the small town feel that Ashland has. She couldn’t imagine living anywhere else! Soon after moving to Ashland, Elizabeth and her sister opened a gallery in Cleveland and served the art community by giving opportunities for up-and-coming artists in the greater Cleveland area to exhibit their work. However, she missed serving in her own community, and decided to pursue her passion for the arts in her own town. Elizabeth is excited to have the opportunity to serve her community as the 2D Lead Instructor at the TCC. Elizabeth is a passionate educator and believes that everyone should have the opportunity to be creative. Her specialties include watercolor, mixed media and printmaking. She enjoys the challenge of creating work that utilizes various forms of media to obtain a final product. When she’s not teaching, Elizabeth enjoys spending her free time with her husband Kyle, daughters Lydia and Ruth, and painting in her home studio.