Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Crafting Affrilachia at UNC Asheville

Crafting Affrilachia
October 20, 2018 - 12:45 p.m.
UNC Asheville’s Wilma M. Sherrill Center
Free admission with advance registration

From the Center for Craft (formerly The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design) website:

A roundtable discussion in partnership with UNC Asheville’s 5th Annual African Americans in Western NC and Southern Appalachia Conference

Crafting Affrilachia is a roundtable discussion featuring contemporary Appalachian craftspeople of color sharing and raising the visibility of their work and documenting how their practic impacts their identity, community, and cultural history. Crafting Affrilachia will be led by independent scholar, Marie T. Cochran, artist, educator, curator, and the founder of the Affrilachian Artist Project, which has generated a network of individuals and organizations which celebrate the intersection of cultures in Appalachia. Panelists include ceramic tile artist & mosaicist Sharon Jones (Pendelton, SC), furniture designer and maker Jd Harrison (Greenville, SC), and jewelry designer and maker Viola Spells (Asheville, NC).

Conference Overview

The Fifth Annual African Americans in Western North Carolina and Southern Appalachia Conference offers scholars and the community an opportunity to illuminate the African American experience in Southern Appalachia. The three-day event from Oct. 18-20 will feature a variety of topics, including race in education, social justice, and history while highlighting regional African American culture, with a theme of “Making the Invisible Visible.”

Conference activities are free and open to everyone with advance registration requested. The conference will begin with an opening reception on Thursday, Oct. 18 at the YMI Cultural Center, scholarly presentations and community panels Oct. 19-20 at UNC Asheville, and an awards night at The Collider on Saturday, Oct. 20 to conclude the weekend.

More info here: http://www.craftcreativitydesign.org/crafting-affrilachia/

Admission is free to conference activities with advance registration.

Conference website: https://aawnc.unca.edu/

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/african-americans-in-wnc-southern-appalachia-conference-tickets-50074362767

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Multi-sectional Ewers

Finally, Thanks to Marian Parkes I have a new Flip camera and Cheryl helped me make this video...more to come...next week.

Clare Twomey: Producing Production: Craft as an Action at Western Carolina University

From the Western Carolina University Ceramics Facebook page:

2 Free Events!

The Western Carolina University School of Art + Design warmly invites you to join us for Clare Twomey’s lecture on “Producing Production: Craft as an Action.” Clare Twomey is a British artist, researcher, and curator and is a leading figure in clay practice. Twomey’s work negotiates the realms of performance and transience. Clare Twomey’s lecture will be on Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 4pm in Room 130 at the WCU Bardo Arts Center.

We would also be delighted for you and your students to join us on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 for “Production Line,” an all-day project with Clare starting at 9am and ending at 5pm in Room 224. In this one-day factory, guests will participate in the step by step process of creating pinch pots in a socially engaged service learning project designed to promote the ceramic arts. The work produced during “Production Line” will be placed on display in Gallery 256 on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. Participants will be invited to return and select a pot as a memento of the experience.

Bardo Arts Center is located at 199 Centennial Drive on the WCU Cullowhee campus. This event is free and open to the public, visitor parking is available. Visit arts.wcu.edu/planyourvisit for details on parking.

Share it on Facebook: arts.wcu.edu/clare-twomey.

For more information about the events, contact Heather Mae Erickson, hmerickson@email.wcu.edu

Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/319589172125011/

Friday, October 12, 2018

Bakersville Art Walk today

Bakersville Art Walk
Friday, October 12th
4-7 pm

Andy Palmer shared this about today’s Art Walk in Bakersville:

Well, this Friday from 4:00-7:00 is the Bakersville Art Walk. It's a great way to end the week, visit some local businesses, chat with some friends, get some snacks & drinks,... AND see some great artwork.

Most everyone in town has something to show off (plus the Cafe will be open for whatever your dietary needs.)

There’s a Facebook event page on the Bakersville, North Carolina Facebook page but I’m getting an error for it. You can try it at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2001260496599667/

Also see this post from Mica Gallery: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/mica-customer-appreciation-day-friday.html

The Bakersville, NC website has info about all the galleries: http://www.bakersville.com/bakersville-galleries.html

Spruce Pine Potters Market this weekend

Spruce Pine Potters Market
October 13th and 14th
10 am - 5 pm both days
In the Cross Street Building in Spruce Pine, North Carolina

Here’s the beginning of the article about the Potters Market in this week’s Mitchell News-Journal:

The 12th annual Spruce Pine Potters Market is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and Sunday, Oct 14, in the Cross Street Building, 31 Cross St. in Spruce Pine.

A favorite event for many who appreciate fine craft, the Spruce Pine Potters Market is an annual weekend sale in the mountains of North Carolina, happening during the height of the fall season.

Including the work of local artists with important national reputations, this invitational market showcases the diversity of ceramics made in Mitchell and Yancey counties. From table settings to display pieces and sculpture, the range of objects presented is just as wide as the styles represented.

For pottery collectors and ceramic enthusiasts who attend the event, there is a specialness to bringing unique handmade objects into one’s home. In addition to decorative ceramic works, utilitarian pottery such as bowls, platters, mugs, and tumblers can be “works of art that are integrated into our daily living,” said exhibiting artist Suze Lindsay. She adds, “I envision functional pottery not only concerning straightforward usefulness but also, its ability to invite the user to take pleasure in everyday activities, inviting participation, promoting hospitality.”

Read the full article here: https://www.mitchellnews.com/news/potters-market-one-nc’s-premier-ceramics-venues

(For some reason the article leaves out two of this year’s participants, Linda McFarling and Shane Mickey. They are listed on the website: https://www.sprucepinepottersmarket.com/artists/)

Read Suze Lindsay’s September 2018 Ceramics Monthly article about the market here: https://ceramicartsnetwork.org/ceramics-monthly/ceramic-art-and-artists/ceramic-artists/clay-culture-neighborhood-show/


Glass and Clay this Saturday in Spruce Pine

Glass and Clay
Saturday, October 13th
10 am to 5 pm

Featuring the work of Terrane Glass & Speckled Dog Pottery
Colin O’Reilly & Robbie Bell

211 Roan Road
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
(10 blocks west of Toe River Arts on Upper Street)

Contact (828) 434-0353

Highway 80 South Art Hop this weekend in Yancey County

Sixth Annual Highway 80 South Art Hop
Saturday and Sunday, October 13th and 14th
10:00 am to 5:00 pm both days

A destination weekend tour of 20 Open Studios and Galleries along NC Highway 80 South in Yancey County, following the South Toe River on the Mount Mitchell Scenic Byway. Start your tour and pick up maps at One of a Kind Art Gallery, 573 Micaville Loop, Burnsville, NC 28714.


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Recap: October Clay Club at Mars Hill University

Thanks to Shane Mickey for hosting Clay Club at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts at Mars Hill University! Shane proposed a Show and Tell program, and almost everyone came with work of their own and/or from their personal collection to share. Pieces ranged from low to high fire and from old (1600s!) to (almost) newly out of the kiln. It was awesome to get to see and hear about it all.

Several of Shane’s students participated in the meeting. They asked some excellent questions - signs of a good teacher for sure. Mars Hill University offers a BFA with a concentration in ceramics/sculpture. If you missed our last meeting at MHU with Shane, check out more photos of the ceramics/scuplture facilities here: https://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2017/11/recap-november-clay-club-at-mars-hill.html

November Clay Club will be at David on the Corner in Bakersville on Wednesday, November 14th. Thanks to David Westmeier for hosting us! I’ll share more info closer to the date.

Thanks again to Shane and his students - and to everyone who came!

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Artisan League of Little Switzerland Fall Arts and Crafts Market this weekend

Artisan League of Little Switzerland Fall Arts and Crafts Market
October 13th and 14th
10 am - 4 pm both days
Geneva Hall in Little Switzerland, North Carolina

Enjoy the wonderful variety of very talented and locally made artworks,basketry, photography, lotions, stained glass, wood works, jewelry, paintings, candle arts, pottery, fiber arts, marbling, metal works, and much more! A perfect time to find unique holiday gifts for loved ones!

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1780707848714883/

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The UpCycle opening at the Earth to Sky Park (formerly the Energy Xchange) in Yancey County

The UpCycle! is a new nonprofit creative reuse center, opening at the Earth to Sky Park (former Energy Xchange) October 20th. We aim to creatively support education, the arts, the environment and economic development, by keeping materials out of the waste stream and in the hands of our creative community for repurposing. We're actively seeking volunteers!

Volunteer Orientation, Saturday October 13th, 11am-1pm

Community Open House, Saturday October 20th, 10am-4pm: Open craft tables for last minute costume inspiration. Refreshments and Merriment! The material warehouse will be operating on a cash only, donation basis.


The Laughing Potter at Ooh La La’s Holiday Bazaar this Saturday

New to the Asheville area, The Laughing Potter (Erika) will be at Ooh La La’s Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, 13 October, with a selection of pottery art pieces, woven bead bracelets, glass-n- bead earrings, and other art-cessories!


Monday, October 8, 2018

Clay Club on Wednesday!

October Clay Club is at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts at Mars Hill University from 5-7 pm (note that the time is different from our usual schedule) this Wednesday, October 10th. Thanks again to Shane Mickey for hosting us!

Details and directions here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/10/october-clay-club-at-mars-hill.html

Carpooling: if you're interested in carpooling, let me know and I will put folks in touch. You can also leave a comment on that same blog post or on this facebook post.

See you Wednesday!

Friday, October 5, 2018

John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival this weekend

John C. Campbell Folk School Fall Festival
October 6, 2018 — October 7, 2018
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Adults $5; Ages 12 - 17, $3; under 12, free.
Location: Folk School Campus
Brasstown, North Carolina

From the Facebook event page:

Golden fall sunlight and brightly colored leaves provide a scenic backdrop for the John C. Campbell Folk School's Fall Festival. This treasured annual celebration of Appalachian culture, held on the Folk School's Brasstown, North Carolina campus, heralds its 44th anniversary in October.

Visit over 240 fine craft exhibitors tucked along the school's winding wooded paths. Watch more than 40 artisans demonstrate traditional and contemporary crafts. Fill your ears with bluegrass, gospel, folk, and Celtic music on both days. Tap your toes to clogging, Morris, and Garland dance performances throughout the weekend.

Children will enjoy the pony rides, petting the alpacas, and visiting the animals at the Humane Society's pet adoption booth. Face painting and arts and crafts activities will be offered by the Cherokee County Arts Council.

Hungry festivalgoers can satisfy their appetites with a tasty lunch, dessert, or snack. Vendors' concession proceeds benefit several non-profit and community organizations.

The Folk School's renowned Craft Shop, containing fine crafts from over 300 juried regional artists, will draw visitors throughout the weekend and be offering a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the Craft Shop.

There are no ATM’s on campus: While many vendors accept credit cards, attendees are encouraged to bring cash to pay for tickets and food.


Thursday, October 4, 2018

Mica Customer Appreciation Day! Friday, October 12th

Mica Gallery in Bakersville

Friday, October 12th is
Customer Appreciation Day

Then . . .
Wine Down the Week: 3-6 pm

Mica Customer Appreciation Day!
Friday, October 12th


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Call for bowls for Dig In! Yancey Community Garden Empty Bowls

Dig In! Yancey Community Garden is hosting their Empty Bowls event on October 19, 2018 at the Burnsville Town Center and bowls are still needed!

How to donate

Please donate one or many bowls of any material: ceramic, wood, glass, stone, etc. Generally, the bowls are soup-sized, but larger bowls are happily accepted to sell or auction for a higher price.

We invite you to place your business card in each bowl so that the final recipient can know who to appreciate and admire for all the years to come!

Bowl Drop off Locations

● Yancey Library 321 School Circle, Burnsville, NC 28714 828-682-2600
● Spruce Pine Library 142 Walnut Avenue, Spruce Pine, NC 28777 828-765-4673
● OOAK Art Gallery 573 Micaville Loop Burnsville, NC 28714 (828) 675-0690

More information in the flyer or see this earlier post: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/06/call-for-bowls-for-empty-bowls-in.html

Contact Jacquie López if you have questions about donating bowls:

Monday, October 1, 2018

October Clay Club at Mars Hill University

October Clay Club will be at the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts at Mars Hill University from 5-7 pm (note that the time is different from our usual schedule) on Wednesday, October 10th. Thanks to Shane Mickey for hosting us!

The program will be show and tell, sharing your collection. Shane says: Clubbers are encouraged to bring 1 to 2 pieces to discuss and share at Clay Club. These can be pieces you made yourself or pieces from your collection made by someone else.

We’ll have our usual potluck, so bring food to share. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed, so please bring drink to share, just nothing alcoholic.

Directions to Mars Hill University are available here: https://www.mhu.edu/about/where-we-are/

Once you get to the campus, the Mars Hill Center for the Ceramic Arts is located at 79 Cascade Street in Mars Hill. Coming from Highway 19-23 (Future Interstate 26), turn left at Wells Fargo Bank. The studio is down the driveway to the right. For help with directions, email Shane at dmickey@mhu.edu.

Carpooling: if you’re interested in carpooling, let me know and I will put folks in touch. You can also leave a comment on here this blog post or on this facebook post.

See you next Wednesday!

October with Charlie Tefft At In Tandem Gallery

October Exhibition with Charlie Tefft

Are you In love with animals?  

Do you like a bit of lifelike painting on your ceramics? Want some totally functional and useful tableware that could just as easily be displayed on your wall (actually, on a shelf would probably work best...)??  Well, this months exhibition is the perfect blend of all those things.  Charlie Tefft is the consummate artist; combining beautiful pottery with exquisite paintings; of adorable wrens, curled up foxes, bouncing rabbits, strolling bears, raccoons, possums, squirrels... it goes on and on.

In Tandem Gallery  

20 N. Mitchell Ave • Bakersville, NC, 28705
Phone: (828) 688 6428 • www.intandemgallery.com • intandemgallery@gmail.com

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Price reduced on kiln for sale in Blowing Rock, North Carolina


Marianne Hall still has a kiln for sale in Blowing Rock. She is willing to reduce the price to $1800.00, though with that price she cannot deliver the kiln.

Contact Marianne at hall7015@bellsouth.net

See more photos in the original post: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/08/pottery-wheel-and-kiln-for-sale-in.html

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Fall classes and workshops at Odyssey ClayWorks in Asheville

Odyssey ClayWorks classes and workshops
Fall 2018 Descriptions

Introduction To Modeling The Human Figure
Leonid Siveriver
Mondays 6-9pm

October 22- December 10

Working from a live model each week, students will hone their understanding of basic anatomy, proportions and the mechanics of movement in 3 dimensions. After first creating multiple fast sketches in clay to work out technique, students will then advance to a longer-term sculpture based on a single pose, with more attention to detail. Please join us for this exciting opportunity to work with decorated sculptor, Leonid Siveriver.

Level: All Levels

Tuition: $325 + $75 Lab & Live Model Fee

Put A Lid On It
Cayce Kolstad
Tuesdays 3-5:30pm

October 23- December 11

A good casserole bakes and presents your food beautifully and certainly impresses at potlucks. But casseroles are complex forms to create and get just right. Join Cayce as he demystifies the process step-by-step, with plenty of one-on-one instruction. Techniques demonstrated will include throwing hollow, making a tight fitting lid, and plenty of variations for knobs and handles. Soon you will be creating beautiful, functional casseroles to use and enjoy for years to come.

Level: Intermediate and Advanced
Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Throwing Basics: Tips and Tricks

Julia Claire Weber

Wednesdays 6:30-9pm

October 17- December 12

No class November 21

Join Resident Artist and Odyssey Gallery Manager Julia Claire Weber as she guides you through a relaxed approach to throwing on the wheel with confidence! Class demos will focus on developing the basic techniques for throwing forms such as cups, mugs, bowls, tumblers, plates and vases. Class is geared for beginners, though seasoned potters and those looking to improve their skills are welcome!

Level: Beginner and Seasoned Beginner
Tuition: $295 + $45 Lab Fee

Ceramic Tile Design and Murals
Mac McCusker
Thursdays 11am-1:30pm

October 18- December 13
No class November 22

Tile murals can beautifully enhance your kitchen, bathroom, or outside sidewalks and paths. Students will design their own ceramic tiles using the slab roller and press molds, then incorporate ideas and imagery through carving, sgraffito, Mishima, and ceramic decals. Underglazes, glazes, and firing will be covered. Finally, we will learn how to install these finished pieces indoor or outdoor.

Level: All Levels

Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Scratching The Surface
Sara Ballek
Thursdays 6:30-9pm
October 18- December 13
No class November 22

Discover how to personalize your work with decorative techniques that will give each piece a unique finish! Using a rich clay body, along with colorful underglazes, slips, and more, we will explore how to control and enhance what happens under in final glazing process. The work made will be fired at a different mid-range temperature to reveal the beautiful reds and browns in the clay body along with the vibrancy of the added colors. We will discuss how to maintain different consistencies with the clay to accomplish various surface techniques. This class will allow students to be flexible in forming their work through hand building and wheel throwing. We will treat each piece as a canvas to explore what can happen under the glaze.

Level: All Levels

Tuition: $310 + $50 Lab Fee

Weekend Workshop

Raku Magic
Paul Gisondo
One-Day Workshop
Saturday, October 27

9:30am- 4:30pm

Experience the drama, amazement and instant gratification of Raku in this one-day firing workshop. Bring up to 5 bisque fired pieces (vertically oriented vase and cylinder forms up to 12 inches in height preferred). We will glaze the pieces using a variety of crackle, iridescent luster and matte glazes and fire the work outdoors in our Raku kiln. Pieces will be removed from the red-hot kiln and quickly transferred into ash cans lined with flammable materials. Participants will go home the same day with dramatically transformed, finished work! 

Level: All Levels
Tuition: $100 + $25 Lab Fee

Pottery FUNdamentals
Ages 8-12
Halima Flynt
5-weeks, October 18- November 15
Thursdays 4-6pm

Looking for a way to get creative and messy after school? Always wanted to play around on the potter's wheel? Join Halima this fall and discover the FUNdamentals of throwing. In this class, students will learn to center clay on the wheel and the essential techniques used to craft cups, mugs, plates and bowls.  Students will create and decorate their functional masterpieces and leave with a set of handmade pots to use at home!  

Tuition: $225

Ready, Set, Throw! One Night Pottery Classes
Odyssey Staff

Friday, October 26, 7-9pm
Friday, November 16, 7-9pm
Friday, December 7, 7-9pm

Ever wanted to try your hand at the pottery wheel? Have you always wanted to learn to throw but you’re not sure if you want to commit to an 8-week class? Or maybe you and some friends are just looking for something different to do in Asheville on a Friday night. Well, look no further. Ready, Set, Throw is here!
Even if you’ve never touched clay before, our highly skilled staff will guide you through the entire process. It’s the perfect opportunity to get creative and have fun! All ages and skill levels are welcome.
Level: All Levels, Beginners Welcome

Tuition: $55 Per person, per night


Thursday, September 27, 2018

Free-Glaze Talk and Discussion- Appalachian State, ($5 for non -members)

Friday October 5, 2018

This 4 hour glaze discussion will be a general overview of ceramic glazes, focusing on but not limited to cone 6 glazes. We will discuss as much as possible in our time but it will be conducted in a casual question and answer format which will drive the content of the afternoon. Glazes will be discussed in a practical and easy to understand dialogue designed to help potters gain an understanding of glazes, firing and glazing.

2:00-6:00 p.m.

Cost : FREE for members – $5.00 for non-members  ALL ARE WELCOME!!!

Wey Hall -Clay Studio

Appalachian State University Campus287 Rivers St, Boone, NC 28608

Art on Main this weekend in Hendersonville

Art on Main
Hendersonville, NC
Saturday and Sunday, September 29th and 30th
10-5 both days

From the Facebook event page:

The Arts Council of Henderson County presents the 59th annual Art on Main, a fine art / fine craft festival on September 29 & 30, 10am – 5pm both days. Meet more than 90 juried fine artists who will be showing and selling their work in media including fiber, wood, clay, metal, painting, photography, jewelry, glass, and more.

We are proud to announce Art on Main was recently named as one of the 100 Best Fine Art & Design Shows, according to Sunshine Artist, America’s premier art & craft show magazine!

Come and see artist’s demonstrations of their creative processes, such as raku pottery firings, water marbling on silk scarves, and many others, while you enjoy Hendersonville's charming and historic Main Street.

Many of the fine artists in the show will be providing special artwork for the Arts Council’s raffle booth. Raffle items are also coming from members of our supportive Hendersonville community, so be sure to check it out! All raffle donations will benefit the Arts Council and its programs. The Arts Council is a community organization that promotes, advocates for, and nurtures the arts in Henderson County and Westtern North Carolina.

Hendersonville, North Carolina, is nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 30 minutes south of Asheville. Please leave pets comfortably at home, Hendersonville City ordinance prohibits animals in the event area.

Art on Main is free and open to the public. For more information: www.acofhc.org, 828-693-8504, acofhc@bellsouth.net.

2018 marketing image: "A Woodland Dream,” acrylic on wood panel, by Deona Fish.


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Art and craft vendors wanted for the Apple Butter Festival in Bakersville, NC

Art and craft vendors wanted for the 2018 Apple Butter Festival, taking place Saturday, October 13th in Bakersville. Application deadline is October 8th.

From the Mitchell County Historical Society:

The Mitchell County Historical Society is excited to announce our annual 2018 APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL on Saturday, October 13, 2018, from 10 to 4 on the Creek Walk in Bakersville, NC!!

As in the past, we will be making our signature Apple Butter on site and presenting it for sale.

Music, food, raffles, home-crafted goods, coffee, cider....good fun. Our genealogy experts will be on hand to try to answer questions about your family roots here in Mitchell County.

Download the application here: https://goo.gl/HeH5Pg

Questions/more info: call 828-688-4371 or email historicmitchellcounty.org@gmail.com. Applications also available at the Mitchell County Historical Society office, located in the Historic Courthouse in Bakersville. Hours: Weds. - Sat., 10 to 4.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Free workshop: Business Building Tips from a Local Master Potter

Business Building Tips from a Local Master Potter
Wednesday, September 26
5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Toe River Arts Council in Spruce Pine (in the upstairs classroom - entry to classroom and parking are located behind the gallery)
Fee: No Cost

Established local artists, Jon Ellenbogen and Rebecca Plummer have been successfully operating “The Barking Spider Pottery” in Penland for over 40 years. In this class, explore topics such as establishing credibility, record keeping, tax considerations, insurance strategies, business practices, operating a co-operative gallery, creating your own crafts show, and much more!

Register here: https://www.ncsbc.net/workshop.aspx?ekey=310380114

Thursday, September 20, 2018

More kiln bricks for sale in Marshall, North Carolina

Todd Runkle has more bricks for sale:

Turns out there are 80 bricks still available, they are a different size than the rest, they are straights, 9 by 4.5 by 2.5. $1.50 a brick. My contact information is Todd Runkle, trunkle66@gmail.com, 4048494858 cell, I’m located in Marshall outside of Asheville.

See the original post and photos here: http://ncclayclub.blogspot.com/2018/09/kiln-bricks-for-sale-in-marshall-north.html

North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival this Saturday in Asheville

The North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival will take place this Saturday, September 22nd in Pack Square Park in downtown Asheville. From the festival website:

The North Carolina Ceramic Arts Festival is an Asheville, NC event that focuses on ceramic arts of all genres including tilework, sculpture, jewelry, and pottery. The festival includes over 40 ceramic art vendors, food trucks, raku demonstrations and live entertainment. Come for a day of fun and enjoy lunch from local food trucks, listen to buskers, check out street performers, and shop the beautiful and diverse ceramic artist booths.

NCCAF 2018 will take place at Pack Square Park, right in the heart of downtown Asheville. Fall in downtown Asheville attracts thousands of visitors each weekend, giving our artists fantastic sales opportunities and giving our visitors a bustling, artistic shopping experience in the middle of restaurants, breweries, shops, and entertainment. The venue is surrounded by 5 inexpensive parking garages within a few blocks walk.

Show Schedule

11:00 am: Show Opens
11:00 am - 1:00 pm: Raku Demonstrations by Judi Harwood
12:00 pm: Booth Award Announcements
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Raku Demonstrations by Joe Frank McKee
5:00 pm: Show Closes

Running throughout the day

• Make-and-Take paint your own pottery area provided by Open Hearts Art Center

• Raffle in the sponsorship tent provided by The Village Potters Teaching Center and Laguna Clay Distributor with raffle award provided by our featured artist Sarah Wells Rolland and other participating artists.

• Food and dessert trucks and live music!