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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
Shadow May with his work at The Village Potters Gallery
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!