Western North Carolina Pottery from the Asheville Art Museum
POP UP! On view at State Employees’ Credit Union (1310 Hendersonville Road, Asheville 28803)
Hours: M-F 8:30am-5pm; closed on weekends
As an industry, pottery has thrived in Western North Carolina for over a century. Whereas it first filled functional needs and was produced for storage, pottery emerged as an art form in the region around the rise of the Arts and Crafts Movement at the turn of the 20th century. As more homes adopted glass and plastic containers instead of ceramic vessels, potters turned their attention to the production of more artistic wares.
This pop-up exhibition includes ceramics by Oscar L. Bachelder, Thomas Throckmorton, Walter B. Stephen, Bacia Edelman, Julie Larson, Michael Sherrill, and others. Whether working alone or with collaborators, these artists exemplify the diversity of approaches to Art Pottery in Western North Carolina that continues today. Their works are just a small selection from the ceramics collection of the Asheville Art Museum, which consists of over 500 ceramic objects of both utilitarian and sculptural forms.
We are grateful to the State Employees’ Credit Union and its members for their generous support of the Asheville Art Museum.View selected works in the exhibition »