MOUNTAIN MADE will be hosting a live demonstration of the art of “Sgraffito” with Illustrator Kimberly Powell Anderson.
Sgraffito is a very old art form which has been used throughout Europe since classical times. According to Wiktionary it is, ”A technique in ceramics, art and wall design, where the top layer of pigment or slip is scratched through to reveal an underlying layer”. (more…)
Among Asheville artists, Bonnie Lucas is a well-known master quilter. In 2014, Bonnie was selected as a semifinalist among 405 other contestants in the American Quilter’s Society QuiltWeek,. The American Quilter’s Society’s quilter’s contest is now in its 31th year.
While Bonnie uses many different techniques in her quilted pieces, one of her most popular quilting techniques found here at Mountain Made all start with a technique Bonnie calls “Cherokee Leaf Pounding”.
Leaf pounding is a simple, yet stunning technique originally used by Native American Cherokee women to decorate their fabrics.
Bonnie uses actual flowers, leaves, and even weeds in her works! All the colors and veining in the resulting quilt pieces are actual pigments and dyes from the plants or leaves themselves.
Each in her original designs has a machine-thread technique applied over the border of the plant outline for a more rustic and organic texture.
We invite you drop by and see Bonnie’s latest quilts at Mountain Made and check out her Cherokee Leaf Pounding Quilts for yourself.
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Mountain Made, a downtown art gallery will be presenting live art demonstrations by WNC craftspeople this summer.
Online PR News – 08-July-2015 – Asheville NC – 2015 will mark the 4th season in which MOUNTAIN MADE, a downtown Asheville art gallery, will host a series of artist demonstrations – live every Saturday afternoon from 11:00AM to 4:00PM, at the gallery (inside the Grove Arcade).
Bio/Artist Statement Mike Cowan has taken his skill for metal fabrication and ironwork into the world of master craftsmanship. His history is as diverse as his wares. This former Army avionics technician, dirt track car racer, and NASCAR fabricator’s history has turned his metal working skills to artistic welding and …Read More »
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