The morning chill in the air beckons for a change in the seasons. I've spent the summer learning Claude's stoneware process, enjoying the rhythm of working in the studio, and experimenting with high-fire clays and glazes. As the end of August rapidly approaches, here on the edge of the mountains we cling to our favorite aspects of summer - heirloom tomatoes and peaches, evening garden walks, afternoon thunderstorms, and midnight jams - as we plan for an exciting and busy fall.
We will host and participate in a variety of events in the upcoming months, including the Fall Open House Festival at the pottery, American Craft Week in Western North Carolina, the Upstairs Artspace Art Trek 2015, and a trip to set up a booth for the 34th annual Seagrove Pottery Festival.
Please consider joining us for one or all of these happenings. In the meantime, enjoy the photos from around the studio. Our marketing support (Darby Kirven) did a photo shoot this morning as I glazed pots for another firing.
September 19 - 20
Art Trek 2015
October 2 - 11
American Craft Week in Western North Carolina
Fall Open House Festival - Little Mountain Pottery
(this is my major annual event)
You are invited to attend the 2015 Fall Open House for Tyson Graham at Little Mountain Pottery on October 17th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The day will feature Tyson's latest stoneware and redware pottery, guest artists, and mountain music. This event is part of American Craft Week in Western North Carolina.
For 39 years, Tyson's mentors, Claude and Elaine Graves, held an annual open house at Little Mountain Pottery. The weekend brought together pottery enthusiasts from around the Southeast, who showed up early and packed themselves into the studio as they eagerly awaited the opening of the kiln. Old-Time and Celtic musicians played for hours, and guest artists sold their work from tents around the pottery. These events brought people back year after year and influenced multiple generations of artists, collectors, and musicians. The Graves retired in 2014 and brought Tyson Graham into the fold. This year's Open House marks the introduction of the new potter and a continuation of years of festivities at Little Mountain Pottery.
November 21 -22
34th Annual Seagrove Pottery Festival