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Maggie & Freeman Jones / Turtle Island Pottery
The Materials are what attract and inspire me. I envision lava flowing, crystals growing and flowers blooming. Earth, air, fire...


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.