NEW HOURS: Mon-Friday 10am-5pm, & Saturday 11-4. & by appointment
WE WILL BE CLOSED SATURDAY, JANUARY 28 TO CELEBRATE DAVE’S BIRTHDAY
NOTE on Restorations: Repair orders are currently 1-2 months for most seats.
NEW CLASSES IN 2017:
Discounted Shaker Tape Class on Masonic Chair: Saturday, February 4, 2017. 11am-2pm. Chair and Shaker tape in Black and Red ONLY are provided. Help us recoup cost from preparation for an off-site class which was cancelled last year! Tuition only $100 (savings of $150!) Call to reserve your spot, only 4 spaces left.
Natural Rush Weaving: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 14 & 15. 10am-3pm. This is an intermediate class, prerequisite experience in weaving with paper rush. Tuition: $250. Call to reserve your spot. 828-707-4553
Weaving Diamonds in Shaker Tape: Friday, March 17, 2017. 10am-3pm. Previous experience weaving with Splint or Shaker tape preferred. Tuition: $250. Sign up online or call to reserve.
Weaving Daisy Patterns in Laced Cane Seats: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 21 & 22, 2017. 10am-4pm. You must bring a laced cane chair with steps 1-4 completed. This is an intermediate class. Prerequisite experience in weaving laced cane chairs is required. Tuition: $250. Call to reserve.
WELCOME to Silver River Center for Chair Caning
We are located at CURVE Studios & Garden in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC with FREE parking on-site.
The nation’s only chair caning school & museum is operated by Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler, two chair nerds on a mission to revive a “dying art.” Silver River Chairs is a must see on your trip to Asheville, or for locals exploring the art scene. Its an experiential education opportunity for all ages. All restorations, class fees, and t-shirt sales help keep the chair caning museum free for the education of the masses.
At SRCCC VISITORS CAN:
- See daily demonstrations on an incredible variety of chairs with woven seats.
- Take a self-guided tour of our museum.
Learn about the material, history, and process of 8 styles of chair caning.
A permanent collection of historical chairs is on display as well as rotating special exhibits.
- Take classes from beginner levels to advanced tutorials.
- Hang out in the reference library and lounge and read about the ancient and global tradition of chair caning.
- Bring your family heirloom in for restoration by our seat weaving experts.
- Donate your woven chair for student practice.
- Purchase restored chairs in our chair shop.
- Get advice on your chairs.
- Quickly become total chair nerds.
For detailed directions and map, see our Contact & Location page.