Monthly Archives: February 2012


CCCD collaborates with many organizations and individuals on its programs.  Regionally, CCCD works closely with Warren Wilson College, Haywood Community College, UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University and Western Carolina University to encourage student involvement and participation in our programs.  Nationally, CCCD works with museums, universities, artists and other art organizations to offer lectures, panel discussions […]

No Current Exhibitions

Benchspace Gallery & Workshop is currently closed to the public. There are no exhibitions on view at this time. Our next exhibition, Scale Up: 10 Years, 10 Fellows, 10 Projects will begin Friday, January 19 with a free, public reception from 5 – 8 pm. We will resume regular opening hours, Tue – Sat,  10 am – 6 pm on January […]

Exhibitions Locations Tout

Benchspace Gallery & Workshop Benchspace is a gallery and workshop for investigating contemporary practices of making in the shifting creative landscape of the 21st century. More than simply a place to display finished objects, this innovative flex space is about engaging in critical dialogue and pushing at disciplinary boundaries. Concerned with modes of production – […]

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WINDGATE MUSEUM INTERNSHIPS The Center partners with museums to offer four Windgate Museum Internships for either graduate or undergraduate students who are aspiring craft curators.  Interns work closely with museum staff on a craft collection, exhibition, or research project designed specifically for the internship. Since 2006, the Center has awarded internships to 21 graduate and […]

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WINDGATE FELLOWSHIP AWARDS The Center awards graduating seniors each with $15,000 in the form of a Windgate Fellowship. Universities from across the United States are invited to each nominate two graduating seniors with exemplary skill in craft for one of the largest awards offered nationally to art students. Applicants completed an online application with images […]

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CRAFT RESEARCH FUND GRANTS The Craft Research Fund advances, expands and supports research about craft in the United States. GOALS ·  To support innovative research on critical issues in craft theory and history. ·  To explore the inter-relationship among craft, art, design and contemporary culture. ·  To foster new cross-disciplinary approaches to scholarship in the craft […]



Torqued & Twisted: Bentwood Today

Co-curated by Katie Lee and Tom Loeser, this exhibition explores the work of nine furniture makers and sculptors who use the technique of bending wood in innovative, unusual and eloquent ways. Wood bending is typically accomplished through one of three approaches:steaming, laminating or greenwood bending. Steaming requires the application of heat and moisture to allow the wood fibers to bend and slide against each other.


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Location Info

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design is located at 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, North Carolina 28801. Hours of Operation: Tue – Sat, 10 – 6. Admission free and open to the public. Directions From I-240 West: Headed East, take Exit 5A on your right for US 25-S (Broadway). Turn left at […]


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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