Michael is my husband, and an enormously talented potter. This is his blog, where you can stay abreast of the exciting goings-on in his studio.
I work here Monday through Wednesday, managing Penland's Community Collaboration programs. I also teach here occasionally, and show work in the gallery.
Relics and artifacts from the Lower Jurassic. A place I want to go someday...
This transports me to the civilized world, even when I am wearing my scary bathrobe and frightening slippers. Highly recommended when you need to hear from someone much smarter and more accomplished, to put things in perspective... And wildly entertaining, too.
This is the website of my friend Anne, who makes wonderful sculptures. Anne was a resident artist at Penland who wound up staying in Mitchell county - yahoo! Check it out...
This is the fun and beautiful jewelry of Joanna Gollberg, who has written several books on jewelrymaking, and has a studio in Asheville. We met in a Norwegian Folk Jewelry class many years ago.
Amy is a resident artist at Penland right now, and a fabulous jeweler and kind spirit. She also has a nice blog you can subscribe to, and a "jewelry of the month" project that you might need to see!
Angela is a neighbor and was a resident artist at Penland. She makes really interesting and lovely jewelry with references to reliquaries, and is a very patient worker indeed.
Arrowmont is a wonderful craft school located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I spent many formative classes there in the 1990's, and even lived in Gatlinburg for a summer to be close to Arrowmont. Check it out!
Adrienne was the metals studio coordinator at Penland, and has now moved to Pittsburgh to focus on her jewelry. Her website is proof that she has been very busy making beautiful work! Check it out...