The Center coordinates and supports the International Artist Residency program to give the students and faculty of regional UNC campuses, as well as regional community colleges, an opportunity to work closely with a world-class craft artist from another country on a significant work(s) of art. Each residency is hosted at a different site, depending on the needs and interest of the artist.


  • Magdalene Odundo, Farnham, United Kingdom
  • Patrick Hall, Tasmania
  • Nina Hole, Denmark
  • David Nash, Wales
  • David Nash, Wales

    Wood Sculptor, April 6-23, 2003

    Residency location: Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC

    Participants: faculty and students from UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University Western Carolina University, Eastern Carolina University, Penland School of Crafts

    About the Residency

    David Nash, nationally recognized wood sculptor and land artist from Wales, accepted a residency invitation from CCCD for April 2003. Planning began in summer 2001 with representatives of the four UNC campus art departments involved in the residency – UNC-Asheville, Appalachian State University, Western Carolina University and East Carolina University – together with Penland School of Crafts where the residency took place.

    During the residency, “Wood Quarry -The Creative Process,” Nash created wood sculpture after first developing drawings of the sculpture. His month long residency was broken into five time blocks, with one faculty and four students participating in each time block. This provided 20 students and 5 faculty with an opportunity to work closely with this leading artist of the 21st Century. CCCD was awarded major support for this residency from a private foundation in spring 2002.


    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design launches “Craft City”

    The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design (CCCD) debuts a new program series this summer that honors Asheville as “Craft City.” At three outdoor pop-up studios this summer (July 7, August 4, and September 1) people of all skill levels and backgrounds can make a take-home craft under the guidance of a visiting artist.


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