“The welcome mat is out, refreshments are on the table, and we look forward to seeing you on Aug. 16 and 17,” says a press release for the Come to Leicester studio tour. More than 20 artists will open their doors for a free self-guided pottery tour through galleries in this scenic retreat just outside Asheville. Visitors can expect a variety of clay-based creations, ranging from “wood-fired functional stoneware to whimsical figurative pieces.” Wildberry Lodge Bed & Breakfast will house samples from each artist along with information to help participants navigate the tour. The Come to Leicester tour takes place on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 16 and 17, from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Wildberry Lodge is at 135 Potato Branch Road. cometoleicester.com. Pictured: “Candlesticks” by Amy Goldstein Rice
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