Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Processing Authentic Bark at Brian Boggs Chairmakers

Why is authentic bark so much more expensive than manufactured reed? The Short Answer: Authentic bark is time consuming, back breaking, and potentially hand mangling work. Reed comes from China, and as we all know, that means you don’t pay the real value of the product, the fossil fuel it takes to get here, etc….but […]

Demos at the Folk Art Center

Hello!  It’s been a while.  Here’s just a little bit of what I’ve been up to lately: I had a lot of fun at the Folk Art Center this fall with fellow Southern Highland Craft Guild members Marlow Gates and Tommye Scanlin.  Marlow is a 2nd generation broom maker and Tommye is a tapestry weaver.

Custom Dye Job for Child’s Rocker, Part 1

CUSTOM DYEING REED WITH CARLA FILIPELLI PART 1 I had the good fortune to hang out with Carla and Greg Filipelli at their studio Cranberry Creek and try my hand at dyeing my own reed for weaving colorful seats.  They have been making baskets and sculptures for over 25 years and are part of Handmade in […]

Want to take a caning class?

Greetings from Planet Art in the River Arts District! I am trying to put together a schedule for 2012 including Chair Caning classes as early as March!  Below are 7 questions that will help me in planning classes. General information follows the questionaire, please read…it’s a lot of info! Please respond at your convenience with the following […]

December events and good times this fall

Oy vey.  Fall in this town kicks my arse.  It seems like Sept-Jan happens in the blink of an eye….though I can’t complain!  It has been fun and I have fallen in love with Asheville all over again.  First the upcoming events on Planet Art: Holiday Wine Tasting, Sale, & FOOD DRIVE for Manna Food Bank at Studio 375 Saturday […]