May 30, 2013

Clay Day at The Folk Art Center in Asheville NC

June 1   From 10 Am - 4 PM  Clay Day at The Folk Art Center.   The the Southern Highland Craft Guild  celebrates ceramic arts with craft demonstrations and hands-on activities including the Annual "Make and Take" Raku Firing. Buy a $10 pot, glaze it and watch expert potters raku fire it for you.  Raku is a ceramic firing process which uses fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs.

Other demonstrations include clay sculpture, hand building, surface design and throwing on the potter's wheel.
Volunteers from Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Department will be demonstrating and assisting visitors with a try at the potter’s wheel.  Southern Highland Craft Guild member Cindy Billingsley will lead a collaborative sculpture project.  Members Becky & Steve Lloyd will demonstrate sgraffito on porcelain and wheel throwing.

Participating Artists include:

Steven Forbes de Soule, raku
Gary Clontz, raku
Lynn Jenkins, raku
Jan Lee, raku
Cindy Billingsley, collorborative sculpture
Ann Gleason, sculpture
Rose Mueller, sculpture
Rodney Leftwich, folk pottery
Becky & Steve Lloyd, wheel throwing and sgrafitto on porcelain
Janice MacDonald, mixed media figures
Hugh Bailey, folk pottery
Haywood Community College, wheel throwing
Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts, wheel throwing and surface design

The Folk Art Center is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 382 in Asheville NC.

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