July 19 – 22: Visit us at the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands!

 the village potters, craft fair of the southern highlands, july 19-22

We’ve all been busy, busy, busy, getting ready for this wonderful gathering of talented craft artists! Pieces so fresh out of the kilns that they’re still warm, and if you’re in the Asheville area you can get a first look at some of the incredible works being developed by The Village Potters.

Sarah Wells Rolland, The Village Potters
altered vase, Sarah Wells Rolland
Sarah Wells Rolland has been in high gear for at least the last month, and has several gorgeous firings to show for it. Visit Sarah in Booth #126 at the Guild Fair, and check out the incredible collaboration piece she did with Village Potter Lori Theriault:
The Village Potters, Sarah Wells Rolland, Lori Theriaultcollaboration:thrown by Sarah Wells Rolland, carved by Lori Theriault

The Village Potters, Judi Harwoodin process image of sculpture by Judi Harwood

Judi Harwood is having spectacular results out of the raku kiln, and she’ll be showing  her drums that sing as much in their beauty as they do in their sound, along with new works in the sculptural/mixed media realm of breath-taking horses. You can find Judi upstairs at the Guild Fair in booth #69.


The Village Potters, Cat Jaroszteapot, Cat Jarosz

Cat Jarosz has been working her own magic in the studio and has many, many, beautiful pots to share with you! She’s working with another fellow Village Potter on a collaboration too, so stay tuned for that! You’ll find Cat’s booth right next door to Judi’s, at #68.

The Village Potters Teaching Center is there too!


The Village Potters Teaching Center

We are so proud that our Teaching Center is the newest addition to the Education wing of the Southern Highland Craft Guild, and we can’t wait to share with you some of the exciting things we have planned! Adult clay classes, children’s classes and workshops, Masters Series demonstrations workshops*, hands-on clinics, After-Hours events, and more!

The Village Potters, Melanie Robertsonraku platter, Melanie Mitchell Robertson

In addition to information about our Teaching Center activities and the opportunity to register for a class or workshop, you’ll find examples of works by our teaching staff, as well as a special feature of student-produced work from one of our Children’s Workshops. Check out our class and workshops schedule – this is a great opportunity to find out more about that pottery class you’ve always wanted to take, or to get in on a great workshop to help further your own creative journey!

The Village Potters, Shadow May, Masters Series Workshop
Shadow May with his work at The Village Potters Gallery
*While you’re at the Guild Fair, be sure to stop by the booth of our next Masters Series presentor, Shadow May. He’ll be leading his workshop at The Village Potters on August 3-4, and you’ll find him at the Guild Fair on the lower level not far from our Teaching Center booth!

We hope to see you at The Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, and if you’re in the River Arts District over the weekend, we hope you’ll also stop by our Gallery. We are very grateful to our good friend Cara Steinbuchel, of Cara Mae Skin Care, for tending our Gallery on Thursday and Saturday (and if you need to stock up on her lotion, we have that on hand too!), and to our dear friend and valued Studio Apprentice Karen Dubois for keeping things going on Friday. We’re also open now on Sundays too, from 1-5pm, and Lori will be there to greet you!

Thanks as always for your support, and for supporting Hand Made American Craft!