October 6, 2017 – October 20, 2017

Join us at the Refinery Creator Space, October 6 – October 20, for our annual American Craft Week exhibit. This year, we will be hosting a craft artist invitational in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space. The exhibiting artists have been personally invited by the some of the finest craft galleries and organizations in Western North Carolina. American Craft Week is the nation’s largest celebration of handmade craft. Through this exhibit we are highlighting the abundance of talent in our community. It strives to invigorate local handmade craft awareness and the rich history that exists in our region.  American Craft Week is alive in WNC!

Who is American Craft Week? We are!

The opening reception will be from 5:00 – 8:00 pm on Friday, October 6 in the Thom Robinson and Ray Griffin Exhibition Space. This is a wonderful opportunity to better familiarize yourself with the craft galleries and organizations in our area and the artists they represent.  We encourage viewers to use this exhibition as the guide to your American Craft Week celebration!

This event is dedicated to the North Carolina Arts Council’s 50th anniversary.

 This program is supported by the N.C. Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural & Cultural Resources, with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts





Participating Galleries and Organizations with representing artists:

Asheville Area Arts Council: Alicia Williams, Jess Self

Art Connections: Kate and Ed Coleman, Leo Monahan

Azalea Bindery: Mary Carol Koester

Blue Spiral 1: Carol Hetzel, Zack Noble

Firefly Craft Gallery: Joyce Henneberry, Mark Henneberry

Flow: Lauren Rutten, Pegi Pike

Grovewood Gallery: Josh Cote, Susan Lenz

John C. Campbell Folk School: Helen Gibson

Kathleen Doyle & Tom Reardon

Local Cloth: Betty Hilton-Nash, Karen Donde

Mica Gallery: Gay Smith, Suze Lindsey

Mountain Made: Brian Monteleone, Tebbe Davis

NC Glass Center: Mike Krupiarz, Leigh Graham

Southern Highland Craft Guild: Matt Tommey

Spruce Pine Potters Market: Claudia Dunaway, Valerie Schnaufer

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design: Danielle Burke

The Village Potters: Lori Theriault, Sarah Wells Rolland

Thomas Reardon & Kathleen Doyle

Turtle Island Pottery: Maggie and Freeman Jones

Tyson Graham Pottery

Yummy Mud Puddle: John Richards, Kathryn Lynch