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Tag Archive: Hand molded ceramics

  1. Handcrafted Decorative Ceramic Fruit

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    UPDATE: Jean & Carl will be here at the gallery on Saturday, September  16, 2017 for a live art demonstration of their work! We invite you to come by if you are downtown.
    Ceramic Fruit - Jean and Carl Saake

    Decorative Ceramic Fruit

    Apples and Pears by Jean & Carl Saake

    Did you know that this little corner of the Blue Ridge Mountain is famous for being one of the South’s the premier apple growing regions?

    And along with large commercial operations there are many family-run fruit farms in and around Western North Carolina. In fact there are over 29 such small apple orchards within an hour’s drive of Asheville.

    Not to mention that many towns like Hendersonville NC also host  apple festivals and harvest fairs throughout the entire month of September.

    But you couldn’t make it to your favorite apple festival this year, then don’t worry – you didn’t miss out.

    Mountain Made gallery is celebrating NC Apple Month in true Southern style, as two of our local artists are providing you with some wonderful ceramic fruit artwork from master artists Jean and Carl Saake. (more…)

  2. Things to Do in Asheville – Live Art Demos Every Saturday

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    Things to Do in Asheville - craft demonstrations at mountain made

     “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” ~Plato

    Mountain Made is pleased to offer once again this year, our live art and craft demonstrations.

    Every Saturday from 11-4PM, (during our summer, fall and holiday seasons) we will be hosting a live art demo presented by one of our popular Mountain Made artisans.

    Each demonstration will showcase the artwork from a local WNC artist. During the demonstration, our master artisans are open to answering your questions, and share their love of their particular art or craft.

    Check out videos from our past art demonstrations below:

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  3. Whimsical Ceramic Art by Asheville Artists Jean & Carl Saake

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    UPDATE: Live Art Demo by Jean & Carl Saake

    Saturday – 11AM – 4PM

    Ceramic Art - Asheville Artist Jean and Carl Saake
    Being creative is not a hobby…It’s a way of life

    And so it has been with ceramic artists Jean and Carl Saake.

    As some of Asheville’s oldest ceramic artists (90+), both Jean along with her husband Carl have long mastered the wonderful technique of hand building fanciful birds, apples and pears as well as other whimsical critters such as lady bugs and snails from clay.

    Jean painstakingly molds, rolls and pinch crafts each and every one of her ceramic pieces by hand while Carl hand paints and glazes each one of them.

    We invite you to checkout the images of photos of some of their work below:

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    Ceramic Art – Asheville Artist Jean and Carl Saake