Naturally Gifted

August 11 - November 6, 2018

Upstairs on the second level of the Folk Art Center, visitors can explore the works of the latest exhibition, Naturally Gifted. Opening on August 11th, the exhibit showcases a variety of fine craft focused on the innate skills and passions of craftspeople. The gallery features six members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild  with vibrant and colorful pieces for sale.

The rotating gallery on the Folk Art Center's second level continues to bring craft of different media that often are one-of-a-kind works. One of the benefits for Guild members is the opportunity to submit both ideas and pieces to the shows.

Naturally Gifted displays the following makers and their work: Karen Collis in cornshuckery, Laura Gaskin in embroidery, Margie and Lonnie Johnson in clay, Bill and Tina Collison in wood.

Admission to the Folk Art Center is free. The Folk Art Center is located at Milepost 382 on the Blue Ridge Parkway in east Asheville. Headquarters to the Southern Highland Craft Guild, the Center also houses three galleries, a library, a craft shop and a Blue Ridge Parkway information desk and bookstore.

Exhibition Participants

Margie Johnson clay

Lonnie Johnson clay

Laura Gaskin fiber

Karen Collis natural materials

Bill Collison wood

Tina Collison wood

FEATURED MEMBER

Approved
Betsy Gray
Maker Statement:

I have been drawn to all kinds of handmade pots ever since I can remember. When I pick up a pot I always wonder about the hands that made it and the marks they left. It feels to me like having a conversation with a stranger who in most cases I will never know. And so I make pots that want to be held and used, to be a part of your everyday life.

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