A Garniture of Peacock VasesFran Deter
- Set of 3 vases with bas relief carving
- Stoneware fired to cone 10 in oxidation with celadon glaze
The Folk Art Center celebrates Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program graduate class of 2018 with a 31-piece exhibit, featuring 17 students. This show continues the historical relationship between the Southern Highland Craft Guild and Haywood, an educational center member of the Guild.
Haywood Community College and the Southern Highland Craft Guild share a history that documents the role of craft education in preserving traditional culture, creating economic opportunity and fostering professional practice. All of the artists represent the vitality and creativity of craft practice today, which is the ultimate purpose of both institutions.
Haywood Community College is located in Clyde, North Carolina, just west of Asheville. The college’s Professional Crafts Program began in recognition of the region’s strong craft heritage. It was envisioned that students would learn the basics of craft media and how to transform that craft into a business. The clay studio was the first to open in 1974. With the addition of jewelry, wood and fiber studios, a comprehensive curriculum was in place by 1977.
The Haywood Community College Professional Crafts Program, Graduate Show, Class of 2018 will be up until June 24th and is a free exhibit at the Folk Art Center on the Blue Ridge Parkway in East Asheville.