Since 1996, The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design has been dedicated to advancing the field of craft.
We invite you to join us on August 10, 2017 for our tribute to artist and CCCD board member Stoney Lamar. Gather with artists, collectors, friends, and sponsors of the arts for a memorable evening of great food, drinks, and live music. All ticket and patron gifts support CCCD's 2018 programming and exhibitions.
Celebrate with us!
The Blue Spiral 1 Gallery teams up with the Center for Craft Creativity and Design and the local artists on the western North Carolina crafts people.
A Starry Night will take place Thursday evening, April 27, 2017 at Burntshirt Vineyards. It will be a visually beautiful evening with top notch food by Rae's Cottage Kitchen. The event is envisioned as a wine reception followed by dinner with many of WNC's "stars" who will partake in an evening of close conversations with attendees. Each star will share a dinner table with 8-9 attendees, who will have their pick of star guest when they purchase tickets. The wine reception of the evening will provide a lively opportunity for attendees to mingle with all the stars. We'll truly have a cross generational evening with a diversity of voices from our region.
The 73rd Scripps College Ceramic Annual opens on Sat., Jan. 23, 2016 at the Williamson Gallery. The theme of this exhibition is comparing the processes of “sight” for 2-D drawings and “touch” for 3-D ceramic forms. On Jan. 23 from 4 to 5 pm, a special lecture related to the exhibition at the Scripps Humanities Auditorium will be followed by the opening reception at the gallery.The show runs through April 3. During exhibitions, the gallery is open Wed-Sun from 12 to 5 pm.
Join us for the 31st Annual Penland Benefit Auction on Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2016.
This year, I’m honored to participate on the host committee for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. I hope you’ll save the date of August 11, 2016 to join me in downtown Asheville for a celebratory benefit for this great organization dedicated to advancing the field of craft and design.
The 20th Anniversary Celebration host committee co-chairs, Libba Evans and Robyn Horn, are joined by nearly fifty host committee members committed to craft. For CCCD 20th Anniversary information and tickets, visit the event website at:
65th Anniversary Bray Benefit Live Auction and Brickyard Bash
Saturday, July 23 beginning at 6 pm
Call 406/443-3502 for tickets or more details
Begin with a basic clay form, and end with a unique, expressive piece in this two-week course that explores ways to alter our ceramic works.
This summer the permanent collection returns to the Renwick Gallery with a dynamic new presentation of 80+ objects celebrating craft as a discipline with intereactive video interveiws of the artists.
Made in WNC examines the designer-maker movement through a regionally specific lens, considering how particular histories, geography, economics, technology, and education inform an international movement on a local level. Understanding the context for production, such as Western North Carolina’s legacy of the Craft Revival, the industrialization of the New South, and skill shortages caused by deindustrialization, begins to explain how this movement takes on specific, local distinctions.
Gaston College “50 Years of Visual Excellence” Art Exhibition