The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC

The Arts Directory Of Transylvania County, NC

Home Fine Arts & Crafts Musical Arts Literary Arts Theatre Arts Dance Arts Tours Festivals Special Events Calendar 🔎 Browse



Duckpond Pottery and Coffeeshop

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.


Mountain Forest Studio

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.


Carwile-Dodson Studio for Pottery Instruction

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.


Mud Dabbers Pottery and Crafts

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.


Cedar Mountain Country Store and Pottery

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.


Dan Bresnahan, Sculptor and Designer

8028 Cascade Lake Road
Indoor and outdoor sculptures, functional work such as gates, mirror frames, and tables are some of the items fabricated at this metal-working studio, located on Cascade Lake Road about 7/10 mile off Highway 276 South (Greenville Highway), on the way to DuPont State Forest. Open by appointment or chance.

Glass Feather Studio and Gardens

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.


Rob Travis Fine Art Photography

200 Glass Feather Drive
Exhibiting at the Glass Feather Studio Gallery, Rob Travis captures the beauty of nature with a unique blend of subject, style, and vibrant color. Pieces are available in canvas, prints, note cards, and framed works. Favorite waterfalls, butterflies, and scenic drives come alive in Travis's photographs, allowing you to bring home glimpses of mountain splendor. April-December, Wednesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm.

Hemlocks Studio

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.