Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Mica’s Featured Artist for December

Mica, the members owned cooperative fine craft gallery in downtown Bakersville, NC., continues its monthly special “Featured Artist Spotlight” series exhibiting the work of its member artists.

In December, Mica’s final month of their season, the gallery features the work of clay artist Lisa Joerling. “It’s been nice,” she says,” twenty-five years of working in the studio and it still makes for my favorite kind of day. Even better are the days when I add in a walk and some time in my garden.”

Joerling’s work combines three personal pleasures: The earthenware clay she uses is rich, dark, and gritty, much like the color, texture, and feel of her gardening. The animals and critters she meets on a morning walk frequently become the subjects for that day's clay work. And finally, the amusement she finds in her muse, “Riffing off a punch line or aphorism leads me in determining which animal I will choose to play the lead role,” she tells us. “I hope my work will make you laugh or smile, much as it does for me.”

Mica showcases the craft work of its 15 artist-members including sculpture, glass, jewelry, fiber, wearables, painting, printmaking, and functional pottery. This extraordinary collection, enhanced by a yearlong rotation of featured artists and the welcoming and beautiful setting, make Mica a must-see destination for those who appreciate the hand made.
As a child Joerling was constantly drawing and sculpting. “In the early evenings I would make clay animals with my father at his desk, she remembers, “and in the morning I would hurry to his desk, often times delighted to discover that my father had continued with the animals after I had gone to bed.”

Mica is located at 37 Mitchell Ave, Bakersville, NC. Mica is open daily, Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 12–5 p.m. For more information call 828.688.6422 or visit micagallerync.com. Follow the gallery on Facebook at Mica Gallery NC, or on Instagram at micagallerync.

Friday, November 19, 2021

Ceramic supplies and equipment for sale in Hendersonville, NC


Here are the details from Fern Carter:

Ceramic Supplies and Equipment

F-25 (3819, 3269, P-25)

Redart Clay
Blackbird Barnard clay
Albany Slip

Fine Grog
Tin Oxide
Zinc Oxide
Titanium Dioxide

Brent IE Wheel. (list new $979)
Northstar Slab Roller 24” with table ( list new $1050)
Skutt kiln-electronic KM 818, single phase (list new $2705)
Envirovent (list new $584)

All equipment in excellent shape. All shelves and kiln furniture included!

Entire inventory: $2,800  Local pick-up only. Sold only as a package deal. 

Contact Fern at fcclayworks@gmail.com or 404-388-5065

Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Village Potters Clay Center - studio space for rent


Are you looking for a clean, creative, and healthy studio to work in? 
The Village Potters Clay Center has studio rental spaces available. 

See flyer below for details.

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Toe River Arts Fall Studio Tour this weekend

Toe River Arts Fall Studio Tour
November 12th, 13th and 14th
Mitchell and Yancey counties, North Carolina

From the Facebook event page:

Toe River Arts will host a Fall Studio Tour with both in-person and online elements the second weekend in November, on November 12, 13, and 14, 2021. A Studio Tour Preview Exhibition at the Toe River Arts Spruce Pine gallery will accompany the Tour, on display November 12 through December 31, 2021. These dates are subject to change depending on case counts in the area and guidelines for public gatherings at that time.

While the Toe River Arts Studio Tours are typically held the first weekends in June and December, this Studio Tour will allow locals and travelers to safely visit with our artists while also providing online opportunities for guests to engage and support the artists.


(image from the Toe River Arts website)

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Weaverville Art Safari this weekend

Weaverville Art Safari Fall Studio Tour 2021
Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th
10am - 5pm both days

The Weaverville Art Safari is one of the original studio tours in the Asheville Area. It is a self guided free event that offers a unique look at the artist’s work in their working environment, featuring artists who specialize in handmade pottery, glass, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, painting, drawing, fiber art, wood art and more.

Studio tour map and more info: weavervilleartsafari.com 

(image from the Weaverville Art Safari website)