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  • 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
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  • About Face: Exploring the Graphic Identity of Craft Horizons Magazine, 1941-1979
  • Women in Craft Wikipedia Edit-a-thon
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  • REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0 – Art + Design + Architecture | a lecture by Garth Clark

    Friday, July 18, 2014 - 6 pm | Benchspace Gallery & Workshop at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design

    Garth Clark REBIRTH


    Garth Clark, the award-winning historian, writer, critic, and Chief Editor of CFile, an online forum for ceramics in art, design, architecture, and technology, will be returning to Asheville to present his new, fast-paced lecture, REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0.

    This lecture examines the recent explosion of ceramic activity in the fine arts. As art critic Roberta Smith of the New York Times summarizes, “ceramics is the new photography.”

    Clark, the author of over 70 books on ceramic art, has been an active part of the transformation of the ceramic movement since 1972. Clark will give a summary of the events leading to ceramics’ move from the craft ghetto to the blue chip art galleries. He succinctly examines several directions ceramics is now taking from ceramists who have crossed over to the fine arts to established artists who have
    now taken on ceramics. He will also discuss the way architecture and design have played into this movement.

    REBIRTH – Ceramics 14.0 tells an exciting narrative; the growth of a medium and the fights for changes in art theory and critical writing that lead to this about face for man’s oldest art form, long in coming but now firmly entrenched.

    The lecture will be held at The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design’s Benchspace Gallery & Workshop, 67 Broadway Street. Asheville, NC. July
    18, 2014 at 6 pm.

    The event is free and open to the public. Seating limited. Registration required.

    UPDATE: REBIRTH-Ceramics 14.0 is at capacity and online registration is now closed. We will accept a limited number of guests at the door for standing room only.


    If you have registered and do not plan to attend, please contact or 828-785-1357 to let us know so we may open up seats for our walk-in guests.

    Carpooling is highly encouraged as parking will be limited downtown and we will not have spaces available onsite. Please plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to reserve your seat. 

    Plan to use parking garages or the Buncombe County lot at the far end of Pack Square Park. Most of the lots Rankin, Civic Center and Wall Street may be full due to other festivals downtown. Lot 17, which is next to the AT&T building on O. Henry Avenue has 10 spaces by the hour and Lot 18 across from the U.S. Cellular Center on Page Avenue has 24 spaces.


    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.


    VISIT: The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design | 67 Broadway Street, Asheville, NC 28801 | map it | Phone: 828.785.1357 Fax: 828.785.1372 | email us | Gallery hours: Tue - Sat 10-6