“At this point, I would guess Western North Carolina enjoys the highest density of artists and craftspeople per capita … in the U.S.,” says Jon Ellenbogen of Barking Spider Pottery. He and his wife Becky Plummer have been working together for 41 years and have participated in the Spruce Pine Potters Market every year.
Local events — open to both potters and those who simply appreciate the art form — run from Thursday, June 1 to Wednesday, June 7, with a series of exhibitions, receptions, sales, studio tours and demonstrations.
Restaurateurs have long supported neighborhood artisans by enlisting them to create their signage and décor. But the ceramic vessels that hold Asheville’s locally sourced works of culinary art have largely remained standard-issue, industrially produced dinnerware. While many chefs would undoubtedly prefer to present their fare on unique, handcrafted dishes, there are plenty of reasons — […]
Brenna McBroom works in a very specific and specialized form of ceramics — the crystalline glazing process. It’s one that demands a delicate balance between glaze composition, firing schedule, glaze thickness, pot shape and pedestal control.
This season’s Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands held Thursday to Saturday, Oct. 15-18 in the U.S. Cellular Center, will showcase the wares of nearly 200 craft artists.
From a press release: Ceramics and art sale at UNC Asheville, April 25 & 26 UNC Asheville’s Department of Art will hold its annual Spring Ceramic and Art Sale from 4–7 p.m. Friday, April 25, and 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, located on the ground floor of Owen […]
An artistic collaboration in the River Arts District recently pulled together an unparalleled performance piece, bringing together vitreous, ceramic and culinary artists and a blacksmith to present Pairing Elements, a five-course theme dinner, at The Bull and Beggar restaurant. Photo by Mark-Ellis Bennett
Want to learn a new skill or hone a talent? Find a local craft class or join a crafting group.
The Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts has a new entryway.
Vessels, both utilitarian and abstract, are the focus of Crimson Laurel Gallery’s Interpreting the Cup exhibit.