From a press release:
The Village Potters are finalists in national competition
The Village Potters has been selected by Martha Stewart and her panel of judges as Finalists for the nationally acclaimed American Made Awards in the Crafts category.
Martha Stewart’s American Made Awards spotlight the maker, support the local, and celebrate the handmade. The program is made up of people and communities that have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life. For more than 20 years, Martha Stewart has celebrated this spirit of innovation in the pages of her magazines and on her television shows. Now, through American Made, Martha Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living are spotlighting the next generation of great American makers, entrepreneurs, artisans and small-business owners.
A panel of judges will select nine winners for the American Made Awards, and the public will select the Audience Favorite via an online vote. Online voting begins September 15, 2014 and continues through October 13. Votes may be cast every day, and the winners will be announced on October 17. Winners will receive cash prizes to help grow their business, an opportunity to attend the annual American Made Event in New York City, and will be featured on MarthaStewart.com. View The Village Potters American Made Profile and cast a vote here.
The Village Potters are Sarah Wells Rolland, Judi Harwood, Melanie Robertson, Cat Jarosz, Lori Theriault, Karen Dubois, Bernie Segal, and Dearing Davis. They comprise an intentional Collective of potters who share a commitment to nurturing each other’s success. They are a fully equipped Pottery housing each of their working professional studios, and The Village Potters includes three showrooms exhibiting and selling their fine, contemporary ceramic art. The Village Potters Teaching Center offers ongoing classes for adults, and demonstration and hands-on workshops.
The Village Potters is located in Riverview Station, in Asheville’s historic River Arts District at 191 Lyman Street, #180.