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Diana Gillispie / Asheville Tileworks
Diana Gillispie's company, Asheville Tileworks, has produced handmade tile in the Arts and Crafts tradition for thirteen years. Diana creates...


250 Hookers Gap Road
Candler, NC 28715
(828) 667-2479

Bernie Rowell

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Media: Fiber

I have been creating art with my sewing machine for more than thirty years, growing, changing and developing new fiber techniques along the way.

My "painted quilts" are a hybrid of fine art (painting and collage) and fine craft (stitching and quilting) using techniques that I have invented along the way.

I am pleased to be able to make a living doing what I love. The seasonal changes in the North Carolina mountains offer daily visual inspiration for my art I begin each piece by painting large sheets of canvas. I then cut, piece, and layer the background like a quilt. Many small embroidered parts are applied to the surface to build color and texture. I also like to use metallic fabrics and thread because the light-reflective quality adds a whole other dimension.