Forging Futures: Studio Craft in Western North Carolina
Gallery One & Two
June 29 - August 25, 2017

In 2007, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design and Blue Spiral 1 partnered to present Pursuing Excellence, the first survey of contemporary studio craft in Western North Carolina.  This seminal exhibition was shown across two locations and included a publication documenting the rise and prominence of studio craft in the region. Now ten years later, CCCD curator Marilyn Zapf and BS1 Gallery Director Jordan Ahlers are partnering again, revisiting the original premise of the show with an updated list including other artists helping to define the region today. 

Exhibiting Artists:

Dean Allison - glass

Alex Bernstein - glass

Brian Boggs - wood

Elizabeth Brim - metal

Lisa Clague - ceramics

Josh Copus - ceramics

Heather Mae Erickson - ceramics

Dustin Farnsworth - wood

Jessica Green - fiber

Hoss Haley - metal

Andrew Hayes - metal

Eric Knoche - ceramics

Stoney Lamar - wood

Rachel Meginnes - fiber

Jaydan Moore - metal

Zack Noble - metal

Mark Peiser - glass

George Peterson - wood

Amy Putansu - fiber

Michael Sherrill - ceramics

Tom Shields - wood

Pablo Soto - glass

Kathy Triplett - ceramics

Hayden Wilson - glass