Brevard’s Potters’ Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 14-16. Hours are 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1-5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating include Duckpond Pottery, Mountain Forest Studio and Mud Dabbers Pottery.
Potters’ Row shops are located between two and four miles south of downtown Brevard on U.S. 276. Highlights of the open house will include locally produced pottery, demonstrations, refreshments and live music.
Duckpond Pottery will showcase the culmination of a year-long adventure making wood-fired pottery from locally gathered Transylvania County clay. Potter Nick Friedman also will show his new line of functional terra cotta pots. Other featured artists are Jerry Trapp with wabi sabi side tables, Paula Patane with jewelry and sculpture and Theresa Reuter with raku-fired jewelry.
Saturday afternoon Duckpond will host members of the Pretty Little Goat Band. On Sunday, the pottery will have its wood-fired pizza oven going for those who would like to bring a few toppings and make their own pizza.
The functional and sculptural pottery of Mary Murray will be available at Mountain Forest Studio. The shop showcases handmade items by local artists, including teddy bears by Sam Cope, quilted wall hangings by Claire Cope, pottery by Susan Phillips and Zelda Davis from The Flying Cat Studio in Dillsboro and by Jody Temple of Saluda. A variety of wood work, baskets, quilts, copper enameling and wooden utensils also are available. Refresh-ments will be served.
Mud Dabbers Pottery features the work of more than 30 area potters. Wheel-throwing demonstrations, refreshments and live music will be offered in the Carwile-Dodson Studio located next door to the gallery.
On Friday, musical entertainment will be provided by All Natural Jam (9-11 a.m.), The Empty Room String Band from (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.) The Blue Ridge Bakery Boys from (2-3:30 p.m.) and The Cracked Pots (3:45-5:30 p.m.).
On Saturday, muscians will include Next of Kiln from (9-11), Marc Brown (11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m.), Celtic Conspiracy (1:30-3:30 p.m.) and Road Apples (3:45-5:30 p.m.).
Sunday’s musical entertainment will be provided by East Fork Gals (12-2) and Trillium (2:15-4:15 p.m.).
For more information on the Open House, call (828) 884-5131.
Clay Club meets at artist studios and other locations throughout Western North Carolina, usually on the second Wednesday of the month. All potters and ceramic artists are welcome! Look for details about the meetings here on the blog or contact Amy Waller at email@example.com for more info.