Monthly Archives: February 2012

Michael Cooper

Artist’s Bio Michael Jean Cooper was born in Richmond, California in 1943 and grew up in Lodi, California. He completed his B.A. in Commercial Art and his M.A. in Sculpture at San Jose State College before attending U.C. Berkeley where he completed his M.F.A. in Sculpture in 1969. Michael retired from Foothill-DeAnza College, Cupertino, California […]

Matthias Pliessnig

Artist’s Bio Matthias Pliessnig’s fluid, skeletal furniture forms are made using traditional steam-bending techniques with oak. His interest specifically with bending wood first developed in 2006 after making a boat. As a sculptor and woodworker his training developed during his studies at Kansas City Art Institute, earning a BFA in sculpture, at Rhode Island School […]

Jeremy Holmes

Artist’s Bio Jeremy Holmes’ site-specific bentwood installations bring attention to interior space. In filling voids of unused space, he works with the shapes of walls and ceilings and creates what he calls “abstract wood sculptures.” His work emphasizes his preoccupation with materiality and reconstructing the viewer’s relationship to objects, our environment, and the spaces between. […]

Frank Gehry

Artist’s Bio Frank Gehry is one of the most sought-after, internationally recognized and prolific architects and designers in the world today. His architecture defies categorization, but has become an icon of architecture with such projects as the Vitra Design Museum in Germany, the Guggenheim Museum in Spain, and the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los […]

Don Miller

Artist’s Bio Don Miller is a furniture designer who works primarily with bentwood techniques in making functional, yet sculptural furniture. His current work focuses on spherical shapes created through subtle manipulations of oak. His work retains traces of his roots in instrument design with its balance and seeming simplicity along with functional designs. Miller has […]

Clifton Monteith

Artist’s Bio Clifton Monteith has been pushing the boundaries of furniture design through bending willow, greenwood and dried twigs for 24 years. It is through his studies in Japan in the early 1990s that he developed a philosophy to making that relates to the ancient Shinto concept of spirit being in all things. His process […]

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NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

CCCD Launches New Website!

The Center for Craft, Creativity, & Design is proud to launch their new website! So check it out and enjoy!



Internationally, the CCCD has a partnership with The Craft Studies Centre (CSC), located in Farnham, England and affiliated with The University of Creative Arts.  The CSC is a research center with an acclaimed collection including modern and contemporary calligraphy, ceramics, textiles furniture and wood as well as makers’ diaries, working notes and photographs dating from […]


Artspace Survey Launch: Counting Asheville Artists & Creatives for Affordable Housing Solutions

The Center for Craft and Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce the launch of a comprehensive community outreach campaign and survey to quantify affordable housing and space options for Asheville’s artists, makers, performers and creatives. The Arts Market Survey, with a tagline of “Keep Asheville Creative,” is the next step to addressing community need as part of a bigger project to develop live/work, mixed-use-model development for the creative sector in Asheville.


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