• Shelter // Center for Craft Holiday Shop
  • Artist’s Travelogue: Nexus of Craft and Environs with Sarah House
  • Trans – Across, Beyond, Through (Panel Discussion)
  • 2017 Annual Benefit: Celebrating Stoney Lamar and Craft After Dark
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rebecca Manson
  • The Life and Work of Harvey Littleton
  • Windgate Project Grant Lecture and Workshop with Rachel Mauser
  • Object as Poet
  • About Face: Exploring the Graphic Identity of Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979
  • Women in Craft Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
  • Salon Series: Craft and Community
  • Holding the Pieces Workshop with Michael Swaine
  • Matter in Action: Mending on the Streets with Michael Swaine
  • The Art of Repair with Dr. Steven J. Jackson
  • Shaker Tape Chair Weaving Workshop
  • November Repair Café
  • Follow the Money: Understanding Art Production Today with Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson
  • Fix it in 15: Bike Repair Clinics
  • General and Special: Designer Talk with Ole Jensen
  • 2016 Back to the Drawing Board
  • Overshot: A Composition for String Quartet and Electronics Inspired by the Lou Tate Kentucky Coverlet Collection
  • 20th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit
  • Ghetto Craft: A Place Where Poverty and Porcelain Intersect, Artist’s Talk with Roberto Lugo
  • Recycled China: The Residue of Industry, Artist’s Talk with Thomas Schmidt
  • 1st Annual Windgate Fellowship Project Grant Artist Talks
  • Showing/Making: Curator’s Talk with Garth Johnson
  • Spaces of Production | The Mend-Smith Project
  • Broadway Block Party
  • Glassville: WNC’s Contemporary Glass Showcase
  • Spaces of Production | The People’s Cloth Trade Show
  • How Artists Get Noticed: An Editor’s View
  • At Human Scale: Artist Talk by Michael Strand
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Blue Mountain, Mark Reigelman (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Process vs Product: Shifting Values in Art, Craft, and Design
  • ‘Loving After Lifetimes of All This’ Exhibition Tour with curator Danny Orendorff
  • Back to the Drawing Board | In Song Sing On: The Songbook Project, David Wilson (Oakland, CA)
  • Bringing it Home: Loving After Lifetimes of All This in Asheville
  • Back to the Drawing Board | Performance Crafting: Hand in Hand, Tanya Aguiñiga (Los Angeles, CA)
  • From Hair to There: Artist Talk with Sonya Clark
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 2
  • Go Tell It at the Gallery!
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Louisiana P. Bendolph
  • Gee’s Bend In Translation: A Symposium
  • Exhibiting Blackness and the Gee’s Bend Effect
  • Paper Piecing: Printmaking and the Quilts of Gee’s Bend Session 1
  • Quiltmaking Workshop with Loretta Bennett
  • From Quilts to Prints: A Roundtable Discussion
  • Gee’s Bend Quilts: The Art of Necessity and the Necessity of Art
  • PBS “Craft in America: SERVICE” Sneak Preview
  • The Revolution is Now
  • 3-D Printing Week
  • REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0 – Art + Design + Architecture | a lecture by Garth Clark
  • The Materiality of Sound: What Can Craft Learn from the Sound Industry?
  • CTRL+P Opening Reception
  • PechaKucha Night Asheville – Vol 6
  • “Taking Shape: A Curator’s Perspective”, discussion with Cindi Strauss
  • Craft in America Industry: Handmade in the Creative Economy Sneak Preview
  • Moogfest brings Immersive, Improvisatory, Durational Performances to Benchspace
  • Sign Painters
  • Bernard Leach and the Fine Art of Pots
  • Ismini Samanidou, Guest International Artist at the WNC Textile Study Group
  • The Future of Traditional Pottery with Garth Clark
  • History in the Making: Maker’s Co-Authors Janet Koplos and Bruce Metcalf
  • An Evening with Matthew Crawford
  • Up for Discussion with Magdalene Odundo
  • CCCD’s Windgate Fellowship Program: A Case for Funding Professional Development Opportunities for Graduating Seniors
  • Not the Straight and Narrow: Diverse Pathways to Bending Wood
  • Audio Archive
  • Shelter // Center for Craft Holiday Shop

    Novmeber 30 - December 10 - | The Center for Craft

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    The Center for Craft is teaming up with Asheville-based design firm SHELTER to bring a holiday pop-up shop to downtown Asheville, NC Nov 30 – Dec 3, with online offerings Dec 6-10!

    Over 40 designers and makers will be featured in a three-day holiday pop-up shop and five-day online shop featuring unique, limited edition, and one-of-a kind handcrafted goods made by local and national makers as well as exclusive fine art, jewelry, home goods, holiday items, and more.

    In addition to featuring local and national makers and designers, the pop-up will include an exclusive collection of goods by recipients of the Center for Craft’s Windgate Fellowship, one of the most prestigious and sought-after awards for emerging craft artists in America. This collection will include handwoven scarves by Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), glass lamps by Wes Valdez / Blob Blob Studio (Philadelphia, PA), home goods by Nate Moren / Tandem Made (Minneapolis, MN), ceramic work by Rosa Novak (Oakland, CA), and jewelry by Alexandra Perez-Demma (Coronado, CA).

    Alexandra Scarlett Jewelry (Coronado, CA), A Little Weather (Leicester, NC), All Roads (Joshua Tree, CA), Asheville Tea Co. (Asheville, NC), Bat Cave Knife and Tool Ltd. (Hendersonville, NC), Bella & Oliver Soap Co. (Swannanoa, NC), Blob Blob Studio (Philadelphia, PA), Chomp Textiles (Asheville, NC), Cotton Blossom Press (Asheville, NC), Andrea Donnelly (Richmond, VA), Doug Johnston Studio (Brooklyn, NY), East Fork Pottery (Asheville, NC), Echoview Fiber Mill (Weaverville, NC), Everyday Oil (Asheville, NC), FEHLŌ (Asheville, NC), Andrew Hayes (Asheville, NC), Amanda Hollomon Cook (Marshall, NC), Amber M. Jensen (Marshall, NC), Kate Roebuck Studio (Chattanooga, TN), Lady Luck Flower Farm (Leicester, NC), Lovelier Seas (Baltimore, MD), Lucy Mail Inc. (Brooklyn, NY), Marianne Fairbanks (Madison, WI), McFate Furniture (Asheville, NC), Jenny McGee Dougherty (South Portland, ME), M. Grace Jewelry (Hanalei, HI), MINNA (Hudson, NY), Mother Mountain Herbals, (Asheville, NC), Nourishing Roots Apothecary (Weaverville, NC), Rosa Novak (Oakland, CA), Opal and Wonder (Asheville, NC), The Oriole Mill (Hendersonville, NC), OUTRA (Asheville, NC), Rite of Passage Clothing (Hendersonville, NC), Siren’s Holler (Asheville, NC), Tandem Made (Minneapolis, MN), The Bright Angle (Asheville, NC), Tiny Shelter (Asheville, NC), Tiro Tiro Jewelry (Portland, OR), Julie Travis (Atlanta, GA), Wooden Spoon Herbs (Cloudland, GA)


    Holiday Shop @ the Center for Craft
    Thursday, November 30 6-10pm
    Friday, December 1 10am-8pm
    Saturday, December 2 10am-6pm
    Sunday, December 3 10am-6pm

    Online Shop @ 
    Wednesday, December 6 – Sunday, December 10

    Kick-Off Party @ Center for Craft Thursday, November 30, 6-10pm
    First Friday Happy Hour Friday, December 1, 5-8pm
    Bagels + Mimosas (with bagels by The Bad Seed) Saturday, December 2, 10am – noon

    All events take place at the Center for Craft, 67 Broadway St., Asheville, NC 28801


    Study Confirms Affordable Housing and Studio Need for Artists/Creatives in Asheville; Proposes Solutions

    In 2015, The Center for Craft, in partnership with the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce, commissioned Minneapolis-based Artspace Consulting to conduct a preliminary feasibility assessment and report as the first step towards developing affordable space solutions for artists and the creative sector in Asheville, North Carolina. Artspace Consulting recently submitted their preliminary feasibility assessment findings, which confirm the need for affordable housing and workspaces for artists and creatives.


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