April 2017

Vicki Sawyer: Work In Progress

Our ‘Garden Party’ featured artist Vicki Sawyer creates a world full of charming bird and animal portraits, each creature adorned with natural materials fashioned into hats, jewelry or masks.  While her work is often whimsical, Vicki’s portrayal of each animal is based in realism. With great detail she captures their essence and allows their personality traits to shine through. Vicki developed her… Read more »

Featured Potter: Teresa Pietsch

For Teresa Pietsch pottery reflects the need to make objects that are both functional and beautiful. She strives to make pots that people want to touch, hold and use.  She loves the entire process of making from her studio in Penland, NC. The process of throwing and forming functional pieces–while getting covered with clay – is one of her greatest… Read more »

Featured Jeweler: Anna Johnson

Anna Johnson studied metalsmithing and jewelry design at Appalachian State University.  After college, she moved through Western NC from Boone to Spruce Pine and then to Asheville.  Anna credits the region with “its plants and animals, its mountains, its rich artistic culture, and its people” for greatly influencing her development and work as an artist…. Read more »