What a month it’s been since we celebrated our First Anniversary! All of The Village Potters have been busy in the studio, and it seems like on any given day there’s a kiln being fired. New students of all ages are joining classes in The Teaching Center,and we’re meeting people from near and far every day in our Gallery. And. We. Love. It.
With so much beautiful new work coming out of the kilns, we felt it was time to freshen the Gallery. There was much moving, cleaning, painting, and re-arranging, and just in time for Studio Stroll we have a bright, shiny Gallery to share with you. Here’s a glimpse:
Studio Stroll kicks off several events we have planned over the coming weeks, and it’s going to be a beautiful weekend in Asheville to visit the River Arts District!
When you come, you’ll be able to enjoy free Trolley service both Saturday and Sunday, so you can park and enjoy all the studios at your own pace. Join us for ongoing demonstrations in the Studio, stop by and get some information about classes and workshops, and browse beautiful works in our Gallery.
We’ll also be raffling off a beautiful piece of pottery by one of The Village Potters in support of CERF and fellow artists along the East Coast who are still reeling and recovering from Hurricane Sandy and the ensuing storms. The Craft Emergency Relief Fund (CERF+) is a national artists’ service organization whose mission is to safeguard and sustain the careers of craft artists and provide emergency resources that benefit all artists. All proceeds from each $10 donation raffle ticket will go to CERF.
And just in time for holiday shopping, we introduce our Wish List! Record any item or items you like, and when your friends or family make a purchase off your Wish List December 2-23, they’ll receive a nice discount. Use the Wish List for the coming holidays, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, or just to keep track of pieces you’d like to collect. Call the Gallery at 828-253-2424 or visit us Monday – Saturday, 10am-6pm, for more details.
Stay tuned for more information on other upcoming events, including our Holiday Open House, and a wonderful opportunity to make or decorate your own festive, holiday ornaments! Until then, we hope to see you this weekend at Studio Stroll!