Cherry Knobloch was born and raised in the Southwestern United States. While studying nursing and biology at Texas Woman's University, she enrolled in a series of ceramics courses. After graduation, Cherry joined the Navy and was stationed in San Diego, California.  She continued to take ceramics classes, and learned to make bobbin lace. She would continue to expand her lacemaking skills during the following years with teachers from Europe and the United States.

In 1999, Cherry began taking classes at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC), in central Pennsylvania. She graduated with Honors in 2006.

Cherry and her family live in Chesapeake, Virginia. She works primarily in clay, creating abstract functional and non-functional ware; and woven ceramic and wire lace, based on traditional lace designs.


  • Texas Woman's University, Bachelor of Science, Nursing, 1984
  • Harrisburg Area Community College, Associates in Arts, Art and Design, Visual Arts, 2006
  • Harrisburg Area Community College, Associates in Arts, Visual Arts-Fine Arts, 2006

Shows, Awards and Galleries

1996- Hickam Air Force Craftsman Show, 3D Textiles, 1st place

1999-HACC Honors Show, Jewelry, 2nd place

2000-HACC Honors Show, Jewelry, 1st place

                                          Sculpture, 1st place

2002-HACC Honors Show, Printmaking

          Artsfest, Harrisburg, Pa

2003-HACC Honors Show, Ceramics

          Artsfest, Harrisburg, Pa

          Kapona Festival, Harrisburg, Pa

          Finger Lakes Lace Guild, Lace Exhibition, Ithaca, NY

          William Ris Galleries

2004-Artsfest, Harrisburg, Pa

          Kapona Festival, Harrisburg, Pa

          Gallery Walk, Harrisburg, Pa

2005-HACC Honors Show, Sculpture, 1st place

          Artsfest, Harrisburg, Pa

          Radius Gift shop and Gallery, State Museum of Pennsylvania