The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC
2398 Greenville Highway
Perched above the French Broad River, with a deck surrounded by giant poplar trees, Duckpond Pottery specializes in custom, handcrafted sinks and tiles. The pottery also features handcrafted kitchenware and accent pieces for both indoors and out. Torches topped with custom faces are potter Nick Friedman's signature pieces! The deck plays host to weekly concerts and a new coffeeshop. Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-6pm. Mondays by appointment.
2395 Greenville Highway
Located in an 1880's pebble-dash house, Mountain Forest offers functional and whimsical pottery made on site by artist Mary Murray. "Handmade comes to life" in the homey gallery, offering the work of many regional artists--handmade teddy bears, jewelry, quilts, folk art, sculpture, drawings, and paintings. Recipes accompany many pottery pieces that are designed for baking apples, pies, and other dishes. Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm; Sunday 1-5pm.
3621 Greenville Highway
Located next door to Mud Dabbers Pottery, the studio offers pottery classes for all ages--one-time classes, three-week classes and six-week classes in handbuilding and wheel-throwing--in a renovated mill building. In the summer, the studio offers pottery camps for children and adults and occasional one-day workshops.
3623 Greenville Highway
On the banks of Dunn's Creek, located in the historic Powell's Store building, Mud Dabbers overflows with beautiful stoneware pottery, both art and functional forms, produced on site in the working studio and gallery. Twenty-three talented potters, 6 Dodson family members, and 17 friends work together in this 20-year-old family business. Monday-Saturday, 10am-6pm; Sunday, 1-6pm.
9293 Greenville Highway
Clever whimsical figures--animals, fairies, gnomes--greet visitors off Highway 276 South at this manufacturer, where terra cotta pottery and local-cut stone are for sale right from the yard. Sundry items, canned goods, and unusual mountain collectibles make the gift shop a pleasure to peruse. Watch for the rare "Jackpoke," an Appalachian cousin to trolls and leprechauns! Open daily April to October, 9am-5pm.
200 Glass Feather Drive
Butterflies, birds, breezes, and a magical drive lead to this unforgettable mountaintop destination with glorious views, wildflower gardens, glass and stone sculpture, and fine art fused glass handmade and signed by the Travis family since 1982. Also featured are works by local artists in hand-painted stemware, metal and woodworking, and fine art photography. See the artists at work April-December, Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.
11080 Greenville Highway
Situated in an old-growth forest, Hemlocks Studio offers creative excapes for small groups and individuals; artists, writers, readers, and more. Take one of the preplanned escapes or let Hemlocks arrange one for your group. An exceptional staff awaits in a magical setting that seems back in time, in a small southern town. Open mid-June through mid-September when classes/retreats are in session.