FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wood-Fire @ ACG Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC will participate in the PreHEAT Wood-Fire pre-Conference by celebrating three wood-fire ceramic artists – Amanda Hollomon-Cook, David Vorhees, Andrew Stephenson and Matt Weglietner. … Continue reading →
Betsy Kendrick works with her hands to develop figurative vessels and sculptures. She lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina and studied at the Maryland Institute of Art, Penland School of Crafts and Odyssey Center for the Ceramic Arts. Read more about Betsy here.
We will host an art opening for Betsy on Saturday, April 8 from 4-6 PM.
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is happy to announce a Visiting Artist Series. Join us each month for new artists hosted in our gallery.
Ceramic art, both pottery and sculpture, and handcrafted furniture, is best seen and touched in person. Unfortunately, you may not have the opportunity to visit our co-op gallery as often as you would like. That is why we try to reach out via social media – to allow you to see what is happening at the gallery and with each of our artists.
We are proud to announce our new Instagram feed! Check it out and follow us!
And if you have not already signed up for our newsletter, it is not too late. We send out an email every few months just to let you know what is happening – like our soon-to-be visiting artists display and our soon-to-launch online store!
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Asheville, NC, July , 2016
July Only – Peter Rose Artist Showcase at Asheville Ceramics Gallery
Asheville Ceramics Gallery in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC encourages visitors to come and enjoy the artwork of our July Featured Artist, Peter Rose. Rose’s ceramic sculptures of birds and animals are impressive – hand formed and fired in a wood kiln for 3 days – each take on a varied patina that can never be reproduced. Peter’s work will be on view and available for purchase July 1 – July 31 ONLY.
About Peter Rose
Peter is both a functional potter and ceramic sculptor living in Knoxville, Tennessee. Originally from Australia, he studied art history and printmaking before choosing to focus on ceramic art. Peter apprenticed in Japan and England before moving to Knoxville in 1985. Since then he has accumulated numerous awards and has become a member of several prestigious guilds including the Southern Highland Craft Guild.
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Asheville, NC, May 9, 2016
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is happy to welcome three new artists: Elise W.P. Delfield, Sofie Kennedy and Nina Kawar. Each new artist brings their unique sensibility and adds a new dimension to the gallery.
Intimate, delicate and fragile are words that come to mind when viewing and touching Nina Kawar’s porcelain works of art, including jewelry and sculptures. Many of her forms were once delicate fabric and lace, dipped in a liquid porcelain and fired to render them a fragile, yet eternal, existence. Wall hangings, made with paper-thin porcelain sheets, remind the viewer of flowers, corals and other organic, natural forms.
Springtime, with its refreshing colors and joyful attitude, are at the essence of Elise Delfield’s pottery. Her plates, bowls, teapots and other utilitarian items are meant to offer a delightful, light feeling to the user. Each is handcrafted with a rich, red clay and hand painted with ceramic pigments to reference flowers, rainbows, birds and other joyous, colorful, natural elements.
Faces, both creepy and charming, peek out from each hand-built piece by Sofie Kennedy. Made from coils, the viewer can see each pinch and push of Sophie’s fingers that went into creating each piece. The faces, each unique, add to the mark-making and originality Sophie wishes to convey in each piece. Handles and spouts add a functional dimention, giving each piece purpose beyond the process and mark making of the artist’s hand.
Celia Barbieri, The Button Florist and member of our Asheville Ceramics Gallery, was recently featured in the WNC Magazine’s March 2016 issue.
Celia makes wonderful bouquets, both small and large, filled with handmade clay buttons, felt and other found objects. Colorful and charming, they are a perfect gift and most certainly a lasting memory for that special Wedding day bouquet!
Will Dickert‘s wood fired pottery is on display at the Blue Spiral Gallery in downtown Asheville during March and April 2016. Blue Spiral Gallery is a nationally known contemporary fine craft gallery. We are so proud of Will for having a showing of his amazing ceramic art in such an esteemed gallery.
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April 6, 2015
Asheville, NC – Local furniture maker Appalachian Joinery expands sales presence in Asheville Ceramics Gallery with more furniture and informative displays
Asheville Ceramics Gallery, located in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC, proudly announces a significant expansion for Appalachian Joinery. The gallery closed recently for a complete remodel, and co-op members voted to include an expanded display for talented woodworker Chester Shuey, who uses the studio name Appalachian Joinery.
Appalachian Joinery has built a dedicated environment inside the gallery, giving customers an opportunity to experience the aesthetics of the furniture and consider the many options for custom made creations to suit their home. Informative displays – including signage and raw materials – offer both education about his process and the opportunity to select from massive slabs of raw hardwood for custom projects.
Appalachian Joinery also provides home décor and housewares such as fine cutting boards, cheese boards, serving trays, iPod/tablet stands and other small items. This allows Chester to make use small remnants that less conscientious woodworkers might discard as scrap. Appalachian Joinery is also the Featured Artist for the gallery for April 2015.
About Appalachian Joinery
Appalachian Joinery is the brainchild and hard work of Asheville woodworker Chester Shuey. Whether creating inventive media cabinets or a finely matched set of contemporary dining chairs, Chester’s work always begins with unique shapes and sizes of wood. Giant, locally-sourced oak, maple, cherry and walnut slabs are hand-cut, scraped and sanded into gorgeous tables, chairs, beds, and other objects featuring live edges and wedge joinery. Chester also designs and builds architectural projects which include entry doors, mantles, built in shelving, and counters.
“My process is simple and clean,” says Chester. “I use locally-salvaged trees and lumber. A tree removed from a yard for one reason or another can be turned into a one of a kind dining table or chairs, or hardwood beams removed from an old barn can be repurposed into a set of stools or a bench, the possibilities are endless. Most of the time I can tell clients where the boards used in their project came from, and which local sawyer milled them. I waste nothing! Every bit of a tree has a tremendous value, and I see all parts through to the final product.”
About Asheville Ceramics Gallery
Asheville Ceramics Gallery is a cooperative gallery in Asheville’s River Arts District. The gallery shows work by local ceramic artists Celia Barbieri, Will Dickert, Erik Haagensen, Trista Hudzik, Luba Sharapan, Candice Hensley and Joey Sheehan. In addition, the gallery is also home to fine woodwork by Chester Shuey of Appalachian Joinery. The gallery displays contemporary ceramics and traditional studio pottery in an elegant formal gallery environment. The portfolio is periodically augmented with top-notch visiting artists selections from significant ceramicists from across the country.
To learn more about Ronan Peterson or the Asheville Ceramics Gallery, or to request high resolution images pertaining to this press release, please email the gallery.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Asheville, NC, Februray 19, 2015 Asheville Ceramics Gallery celebrates the coming of Spring with an infusion of color Asheville Ceramics Gallery is happy to welcome Ronan Peterson as our newest Visiting Artist. Ronan’s pottery radiates bright color, … Continue reading →