Thursday, June 6, 2019

Southern Highland Craft Guild Clay Day this Saturday



Southern Highland Craft Guild Clay Day at the Folk Art Center in Asheville
Saturday, June 8th
10am - 4pm

From the Southern Highland Craft Guild website:

Celebrate Clay Day at the Blue Ridge Parkway's Folk Art Center on June 8 from 10am to 4pm. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults. 
Clay Day has been a favorite happening at the Folk Art Center for over 20 years. Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests to demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel, hand building, surface design on clay, among other techniques.

One highlight of the day is the annual "Make-and-Take" Raku, a ceramic firing process using fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. Attendees can purchase a pot for $10, glaze and watch as the experts fire it.

While at the Folk Art Center, visitors have the opportunity to visit the craft shop, the Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, and three exhibition galleries. Outside the Folk Art Center, there are hiking trails, picnic tables, grassy areas for a picnic and free parking.


Participants:

Ann Gleason

Michael Rutkowsky

Batton Clayworks

Elise Delfield

Steve Forbes

Judy Harwood

Sandra Rowland

Village Potters

Jan Morris

Mary Dashiell

Cat Jarosz

Tamela Wells

Cindy Billingsley

(image from the Southern Highland Craft Guild website)

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