Special Thanks to Q Evon Design for sponsoring our 'Save the Date' postcard!
Western NC will once again host a great variety of events for American Craft Week 2013! See the individual listings below and come to WNC for American Craft Week!
Keynote speaker during American Craft Week:
Christopher Benfey - Survival 101: Keeping Education Alive at Black Mountain College. Saturday, October 12, 5:30pm-6:30pm. 6:30-7:45 reception.
Events this weekend (see individual listings below for details)
Asheville Art in the Park - Saturday, October 12, Pack Place, 10am-6pm.
Copper Fish Metal Arts - discussion for artists on the business of craft, Saturday, October 12, 10am-noon.
Folk Art Center - craft demonstrations, everyday
Grovewood Open Studio Day - October 11, 11am-4pm
Grovewood Clay Workshop - October 12 & 13, 2pm-4pm
Little Mountain Pottery (Tryon)- Kiln Opening & Mountian Music, October 12, 10am-4pm
Mountain Made Gallery, craft demonstrations
River Arts District - 2nd Saturday Stroll, October 12
Riverview Station & Village Potters - building wide demonstration day, October 11
Spruce Pine Potters Market, October 12 & 13
WNC Participants and Events:
Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry Asheville
1 Page Ave, Grove Arcade Bldg, Asheville, NC • visit website
Alexander & Lehnert Fine Jewelry is a retail jewelry store featuring the work of the 2 owners; Michele Alexander and Bill Lehnert. Both are long time members of the craft world and 6 years ago opened their own gallery in the historic Grove Arcade. Both work in precious metals and stones.
Allanstand Craft Shop at the Folk Art Center Asheville
Milepost 382 Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Allanstand features daily craft demonstrations as well as fine traditional and contemporary crafts made by members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
Appalachia Craft Center Asheville
10 N. Spruce St., Suite 120, Asheville, NC • Visit website
We are a retail shop located in downtown Asheville. We have been in business for 35 years and represent traditional crafts people. All of our pottery is made in NC.
We also have a second location at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel. This location specializes in handmade jewelry.
Asheville Art in the Park Asheville
84 Walnut St., Asheville, NC • Visit website
Asheville Art in the Park will once again be providing access to some of the finest artists in the region with it’s market series now in its fifth year. The event takes place on three consecutive Saturdays each June and October.
Asheville Art Museum Asheville
2 So. Pack Place, Asheville, NC 28801, Asheville, NC • Visit website • Jump to events page
AAM collection of over 4,000 pieces of 20th - 21st c. American art includes exquisite examples of studio craft in all media including glass, wood, clay and fibers. Current exhibitions will include Lasting Gifts: Black Mountain College with artists such as Karen Karnes, Ruth Asawa and more.
Bellagio - "Art to Wear" Asheville
5 Biltmore Plaza, Asheville, NC • Visit website
BELLAGIO ACW TRUNK SHOW OCTOBER 4 + 5 + 6
"SCULPTURE FORMS FOR PERSONAL ADORNMENT"
Friday Trunk Show 11-7PM Artists Reception 5-7
Saturday Trunk Show 10-7PM
Sunday Trunk Show 10-5
TERRI LOGAN JEWELRY "ART OBJECTS"
Craft Boston 2013 Award Of Distinction Artist Terri Logan.
Using a combination of inherently strong materials, Terri Logan presents her new collection of jewelry "Art Objects".
DEBORAH CROSS LIMITED EDITION TEXTILES
Drawn to the interplay of fabric and the body, Deborah Cross showcases garments manipulated of color and texture creating a harmony of unusual forms that are equally comfortable and feminine.
Bellagio Everyday Asheville
40 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center Asheville
56 Broadway, Asheville, NC • Visit website
REVIEWING Black Mountain College 5: Shaping Craft + Design, an international conference in Asheville, NC with keynote speaker Christopher Benfey & featured speakers Jenni Sorkin & Ullrich Schwartz.
Sept. 20. 2013-Jan. 4, 2014
Shaping Craft + Design at Black Mountain College (exhib)
Blue Spiral 1 Asheville
38 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
October 10-December 31, 2013
Opening Reception, THURSDAY, October 10 5-8 PM
Josh COPUS, John DICKSON, Marlene JACK, Peggy N. ROOT ♦ GALLERY 2
Depicting the serenity and classic beauty of Appalachia—Root’s atmospheric oils, painted en plein air, contrast Dickson’s dramatic photography of rustic architecture and landscapes. Copus’ timeless, wood-fired vessels, made from locally-dug clay, complement Jack’s understated, functional porcelain.
Coralie TWEED ♦ SMALL FORMAT ROOM
Masterful pastel and gouache paintings in vibrant color—Tweed captures the rhythm of the changing seasons with a focus on regional mountains, lakes and rivers.
Rick BECK + Robert DUNNING ♦ SHOWCASE GALLERY
Contemporary works by two WNC artists—Beck’s luminous cast glass sculptures balance Dunning’s complex mixed media paintings.
Piedmont Craftsmen invitational ♦ GALLERY 1 + DISPLAY CASE
This exhibition celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Piedmont Craftsmen with a survey highlighting the diversity and quality of objects made by select guild members.
James Edward Barnes wood
Jim Connell ceramics
David Crane ceramics
Vicki Essig fiber
Susan Filley ceramics
Ann Harwell fiber
Jan Kransberger glass
John Littleton & Kate Vogel glass
Matt Tommey fiber
Jim Whalen ceramics
REMAINS to be SEEN II: An Out-of-the-Box Look at Modern Cremation Containers October 10-November 30
Copper Fish Metal Arts Asheville
191 Lyman Street, Studio 236, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Copper Fish Metal Arts will host a free talk followed by a Q & A for three dimensional crafters. Lead by jeweler Q Evon, topics will include marketing in a new economy, defining your market, pricing, approaching galleries, creating a wholesale collection, and the decision whether to create a wholesale or retail business.
Saturday Oct. 12, 10am - noon, Call Emilie Berls to reserve your seat - 828-545-2432
Grovewood Gallery Asheville
Beauty From Wood: Natural & Paper Forms
October 5 – December 31, 2013
A special exhibition featuring fine bowls and hollow vessels by woodturner Bill Luce and works by internationally known paper sculptor Leo Monahan. Opening reception, with Leo Monahan in attendance, is Saturday, October 5 from 3 – 5 pm.
Playin’ with Clay … HOO-RAY!
October 12 & 13 (2 - 4pm)
Pinch it – coil it - sculpt & carve! We invite your children to take a magical journey into the realm of their own imagination as we begin to explore all the possibilities that clay has to offer. Ceramic artist Lisa Gluckin will be offering a two-hour clay workshop in her Grovewood studio for kids ages 10 - 12. Students will meet at Grovewood Gallery and then be escorted next door to Lisa's studio. Play clothes recommended. Lisa teaches at the Penland School of Craft’s Kids Camp and has worked with the Toe River Arts Council in their Artist-In-Residence and After-School Programs. Workshop is limited to 8 kids. $40 (includes supplies).
October 5 & October 11 (11am - 4pm)
Come and take a free, self-guided tour of the artists’ studios on the Grovewood grounds. The tour presents an opportunity for visitors to interact with professional artists, see artwork at the source, and expose them to the rich talent that Asheville has to offer.
Paper and Fabric and Beads, Oh My!
Instructor: Kate Stockman
October 10 (12:30 - 5:30pm)
Wear your treasured memories around your neck and close to your heart! Students will learn how to create paper, fabric and fiber beads and will use favorite family photographs to fashion a necklace that incorporates beading and stringing techniques. 5 hour workshop. Limited to 8 students. $85
Guild Crafts Asheville
930 Tunnel Road, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Built in 1955 by Ralph Morris Sr., owner of Stuart Nye Jewelers, for the Southern Highland Craft Guild, Guild Crafts continues as a craft shop offering the finest handmade crafts including jewelry, pottery, baskets, ironwork, glass, fiber and much more. Visit Guild Crafts and experience where the past meets the present and take home a piece of Southern Mountain tradition.
HandMade in America Asheville
125 S. Lexington Ave. Ste. 101, Asheville, NC • Visit website • Jump to events page
HandMade in America (HIA) is a non-profit organization who's mission to stimulate Western North Carolina economies through craft and creative placemaking. As part of American Craft Week, HIA will be celebrating their Community Supported Arts (CSA) Pick Up Party & Exhibition on Friday, October 4th.
M H Libman Woodturning Asheville
191 Lyman St. #165 , Asheville, NC • Visit website
Mountain Made Asheville
During ACW we will be hosting live artist demos. Mountain Made is located inside the Grove Arcade, downtown Asheville, NC. We feature the work of over 100 Western North Carolina artisan - fine handcrafted jewelry, metal, wood and pottery pieces as well as local music and books.
New Morning Gallery Asheville
7 Boston Way, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Southern Highland Craft Gallery Asheville
26 Lodge St., Asheville visit website
October 4, 6:00 pm
The Southern Highland Craft Gallery will host the American Craft Week in WNC kick off event. Guest Speaker will be Dr. Steve Morse, recently appointed Director of the Hospitality and Tourism program in the College of Business at Western Carolina University.
The Bender Gallery Asheville
12 S. Lexington Ave, Asheville, NC • Visit website
The Bender Gallery is the home of the region’s largest sculptural glass collection. Representing nationally collected mid-career artists and promising emerging artists in the field of glass.The gallery is featuring "Upwardly Mobile", an exhibition featuring work by Eunsuh Choi and Adam Waimon.
River Arts District Asheville
This unique neighborhood along the French Broad River is home to more than 180 artists with working studios located in 18 turn-of-the-century industrial buildings. Join the artists of the River Arts District the second Saturday of each month for a day of artist demonstrations, classes, open studios and fun.
Lori Theriault - Crazy Green Studios at The Village Potters Asheville
Lori Theriault was named the ACW 2012 Craftsperson Extraordinaire, and is back with her studio mates at The Village Potters to offer demonstrations throughout ACW; as well as a Riverview Station building wide event on Friday, October 11.
Lori will be demonstrating sgraffito, relief carving and other surface design techniques at The Village Potters.
The Village Potters Asheville
The Village Potters is a collective Gallery of six professional artists working in all facets of clay including functional, decorative, sculpture, and Raku. During American Craft Week, we will be hosting demonstrations during the week, and a special 'field trip' day of events with neighboring studio
Van Dyke Jewelry & Fine Craft Asheville
29 Biltmore Avenue, Asheville, NC • Visit website
Mica | Fine Contemporary Craft Bakersville
We are a cooperative artist gallery with 14 members from the Bakersville and Burnsville areas of Western North Carolina. We opened our doors last year and were involved in American Craft Week.
Crimson Laurel Gallery Bakersville
We will be featuring an exhibition entitled "99 Bottles" which will feature 33 nationally recognized artists featuring three ceramic bottles each.
Parkway Craft Center at Moses Cone Manor Blowing Rock
Milepost 294 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, NC • Visit website
A visit to Moses H. Cone Memorial Park and Parkway Craft Center is a great way to enjoy fall in the mountains. Consider this unique way to spend a day: beautiful scenery, skillfully made crafts, educational demonstrations and 25 miles of hiking trails.
Byrd Mountain Pottery - Triny Cline & Mike Sherrer Brasstown , Brasstown, NC • Visit website
October 5 & 6: Showing at John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
John C Campbell Folk School Brasstown
40th Annual Folk School Fall Festival 2013
October 5, 2013 — October 6, 2013
One of the largest and most popular events of its type in the region, Fall Festival is a celebration of our rich Appalachian heritage. Fine craft, craft-making demonstrations, music and dance performances, kids' activities, tasty food, and a visit to the school’s Craft Shop and History Center make Fall Festival a great way to begin the autumn season.
Something Southern Pottery - Fred & Laura Ellis Brasstown
, Brasstown, NC • Visit website
October 5-6: Showing at John C Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
Steel Menagerie - Jimmy & Marlene Hopkins Brasstown
, Brasstown, NC • Visit website
October 5-6: Showing at John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
Art on Main - Arts Council of Henderson County Hendersonville
54th Annual Art on Main Fine Art / Fine Craft Festival – October 5 & 6, 10am-5pm. Presented by the Arts Council of Henderson County, you will stroll historic Main Street Hendersonville for fine art and fine craft, plus see demonstrations by artists from Henderson County and beyond.
The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Hendersonville
The Center advances the understanding of craft by encouraging research, scholarship and critical dialogue. Visit our new location 67 Broadway in downtown Asheville opening Friday, January 24, 2014.
WICKWIRE fine art / folk art Hendersonville
330 N. Main St., Hendersonville, NC • Visit website
Featuring on Sat.Oct.5, accomplished Pottery Artist, Julie Calhoun-Roepnack. Sculptural and monetary awards by WICKWIRE fine art / folk art for one craft artist in the Art on Main Event October 5-6 in Historic Downtown Hendersonville. Awards are given in commemoration of American Craft Week.
Flow~Handmade Adornment, Body & Home Marshall
14 South Main Street, PO Box 923, Marshall, NC • Visit website • Jump to events page
Flow is owned, operated and curated by artists from Marshall, NC. We offer the best of regional crafted objects and art, traditional and contemporary. On Thursday Oct 10, Flow will host a reception for "A Handmade Conversation: Recent Work by Flow Member Artists." The public is invited to attend.
Kala Gallery Morganton
100 W. Union Street, Morganton, NC • Visit website
Charlie Patricolo Murphy
299 Boyd Ridge Drive, Murphy, NC • Visit website
I am a cloth doll maker living in the mountains of western North Carolina. I have been teaching doll making and making dolls for close to 20 years now and am always happy to meet other doll makers and collectors. Love sharing the techniques and inspirations.
Spruce Pine Potters Market Spruce Pine
31 Cross Street, Spruce Pine, NC • Visit website
The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering, at the historic Cross Street building in Spruce Pine, NC, of our region's greatest potters and clay artists. Visitors come from all over the U.S. to enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on the second weekend of October.
Black Mountain Studios Swannanoa
626 Old Lytle Cove, Swannanoa, NC • Visit website
Little Mountain Pottery Tryon
6372 Peniel Rd., Tryon, NC •
39th Annual Kiln Opening Festival at Little Mountain Pottery on Oct. 12. Stoneware Kiln opening at 11am featuring guest artists and mountain music. Pottery is located at 6372 Peniel Rd., Tryon, NC 28782. Event is free and open to the public, hours are 10 to 4.
Grace Cathey Sculpture Garden & Gallery Waynesville
136 Depot St , Waynesville, NC • Visit website
In downtown Waynesville, NC - noted by Rand McNally as a “Best of the Road” landmark. Metal sculptor Grace Cathey offers an assortment of garden sculptures and home furnishings. Her new book Fire & Steel: The sculpture of Grace Cathey.
A story of business and art. Located inside Walker Service.
Q Evon Jewelry Design Weaverville
Q Evon is a successful jewelry artist who has both education and experience in business. She began her business 19 years ago, selling to a store here and there. By the time she decided to scale back, it had become a wholesale design and manufacturing company with 400 accounts across the country. According to Q, she made almost every expensive mistake possible yet still achieved financial success. It is these experiences - both the successes and the "learning experiences" -that she shares with consulting clients and workshop students.
To honor American Craft Week Q will be giving a free talk at Copper Fish Metal Arts in the River Arts District. See details in Copper Fish Metal Arts listing above.
Come join us....We will be celebrating ACW during the whole month of October!