Thursday, August 6, 2009

Empty Bowls Firing


I was out at John Hartom's today as he finished unloading the latest Empty Bowls firing in preparation for the Mount Mitchell Crafts Fair.

The 53rd Annual Mt. Mitchell Crafts Fair, August 7-8, is the oldest and largest crafts fair in the Blue Ridge Mountains. For the past several years, the Southern Tourism Society has selected this event as one of the top twenty to attend in the Southeast. The town of Burnsville is located in Yancey County, North Carolina, in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and is the home of Mt. Mitchell, which is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, rising to an elevation of 6,684 ft. Burnsville is about 20 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 35 miles northeast of Asheville. We are proud to boast that Yancey County is known for more artisans per capita than anywhere else in the country!

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