Patterns from the Past

Patterns from the Past

Master quilter uses familial knowledge to create a contemporary look  When Connie Brown arrived in Asheville with her husband and young son, in 1989,…

A Better Rocker

A Better Rocker

The realtor suggested demolition, but Robert Bragg couldn’t bear to part with the crumbling cabin and barn in Marshall he bought four years ago….

Books are her Canvas

When Patti Fertel started her art studies at Brandeis University in the late 1970s, she’d just spent a summer as an intern doing social-outreach…

An Idea Full of Resonance

An Idea Full of Resonance

Asheville offers many charms for the newly arrived, from its enfolding natural beauty to its distinctive architectural fabric. But the first thing that metal…

The Sizzle’s Still There

The Sizzle’s Still There

Ten years ago, potter Clyde Gobble was pondering a problem with preparing bacon, his favorite breakfast food. It was the strips swimming in the…

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

Woodworker reinterprets the design world’s most enduring style Finding beauty in the fabric of everyday life is the hallmark of Arts and Crafts culture,…

Rolling in the Deep

Rolling in the Deep

Printmaker revels in new artistic opportunities and community Minerva and Persephone are the ruling deities of Denise Markbreit’s Asheville Print Studio, at Riverview Station in…

Raku Never Sleeps

Raku Never Sleeps

Ancient pottery imitates entropy in the natural world Sometimes the past lies just under the surface of the everyday present, a fact North Carolina potter…

The Plane Truth

The Plane Truth

Metal artist uses large-scale geometry for intimate works Daniel Marinelli’s online bio is not fancy — it simply declares that he makes sculpture and…