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Open Studio

December 21 | 10:00 am - 7:00 pm ET
This is the perfect opportunity to snag a last minute present before I close down my shop for the holidays. 

 

Parking: 

Plenty of street parking is available directly in front of my house and across the street. Walk down the driveway (it is steep) to access my studio. 

For people with limited mobility, I invite you to pull down the driveway (I suggest you back in) and park in front of the small travel trailer. You will be just a few steps from the studio door.

Questions:

Just send me an email at ericasbailey@gmail.com

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Working Knowledge #53 Mark Gardner

Working Knowledge #53 Mark Gardner

I recently interviewed Mark Gardner for Working Knowledge. He is an amazing woodworker based in Saluda, NC and makes functional bowls and vases on a wood lathe, as well as mirrors, wall shelves and sculptures. In fact, if you’ve ever watched my live videos before, you’ve probably seen his work behind me!

*Side note/bummer disclaimer- The internet was not on my side the day that I interviewed Mark and much to my chagrin the interview was lost. This is truly sad on a multitude of levels only one of which is losing he kindness, insight and thoughtfulness with which Mark talked about being a creative professional. 

Mark chose "Sugarfoot" by Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote:

"I'd made up a stupid rule and was mindlessly following it." 

Where to Find Mark:
Instagram: @markgardnerstudio
Website: markgardnerstudio.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:

Mentors- John Jordan and Stoney Lamar

Heartwood Gallery

Isamu Noguchi

 

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Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

Watch Working Knowledge #52 Jason Janow

On top of being a great friend, Jason is a very talented metalsmith (using nature as his muse) and the president of the Southern Highland Craft Guild.

Jason chose "The Perilous Night" by Drive by Truckers for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote:

"Luck is when hard work and preparation meet" 

 

Where to Find Jason:
Instagram: @jasonjanowjewelry
Website: jasonjanowjewelry.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Miya Gallery
Haywood Community College
Southern Highlands Craft Guild

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Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Watch Working Knowledge #51 Audrey Laine Sawyer and Jesse Sawyer

Join us as we chat about being “legitimate, professional makers”, Haywood Professional Crafts program, always wanting to be an artist, creative careers, travel, being self-critical, #artinautumn , having control, collaborating, travel and birds.

Audrey and Jesse chose two songs ( obviously) "Dirty Work" by Steely Dan and "Fantasma Vaga" by Helado Negro for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Quote/s

"I always wanted to be an artist" - Jesse

" Feeling like I had control of something" -Audrey

"Whatcha doin there big boy" - Squekaroo

Where to Find Audrey:
Instagram: @audreylainecollection
Website: audreylaine.com
Email: audreylailnecollection@gmail.com

Where to Find Jesse:
Instagram: @sawyerwoodwork
Website: sawyerwoodwork.com
Email: jsawyerwoodwork@gmail.com

Where to Find Audrey:
Instagram: @sh_sawyerhome
Email: shsawyerhome@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:

Indie Craft Parade Travelers Rest, SC
Haywood Professional Crafts Program
Atomic Furnishing

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Working Knowledge #50 with Annie Grimes Williams of Coppertide Contemporary Enamel Jewelry

Working Knowledge #50 with Annie Grimes Williams of Coppertide Contemporary Enamel Jewelry

Watch Working Knowledge #50 Annie Grimes Williams

Join us as Annie and I reflect on this past year since our first interview. We talk about juxtaposition, “pazow”, shows, galleries, The Metal Mavens , collaboration, torch fired enamels, copper oxides, building community, teaching, transdimensional portals, huge projects, being cautiously optimistic and so much more.

Quote- "We definitely dumped that shit in the pool"

"Pazow"- Pizazz+Wow

Annie chose the song “Can't Knock the Hustle” by Weezer for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Annie:
Instagram: @coppertide
Facebook: @coppertide
Website: coppertide.net
Email: coppertide@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Ardmore Art Walk
Piedmont Craftsmen
Lara Gastinger- Metal Mavens' Happy Hour special guest 7/23

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Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Working Knowledge #49 Brian Brace, Furniture Maker

Watch Working Knowledge #49 with Brian Brace Fine Furniture

Join us as Brian and I chat about furniture making, apprenticeships, first studios, 10,000 hours, arts and crafts designs, buying your first major piece of equipment, during lumber, tenacity, filling the pot and creative communities.

Brian chose the song “Georgia Warhorse” by JJ Grey and Mofro for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Brian:
Instagram: @brianbracefinefurniture
Facebook: @Brian.Brace.Fine.Furniture.Maker
Website: brianbracefinefurniture.com
Email: info@brianbracefinefurniture.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Roycroft Artisans
JJ Grey and Mofro at the Salvage Station, Sept. 4, 2021
Vermont Apprenticeship Program

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Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

Watch Working Knowledge #48 Millie Davis and Jason Janow, Southern Highlands Craft Guild

 

Millie , Jason and I talk about craft guilds, virtual craft fairs, marketing, herding cats, benefits of being a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, online shops, educating about crafts , virtual events moving forward, documenting your process, guest artists, the challenges of wearing all the hats as a working artist, and using your resources.

Where to Find Millie, Jason and SHCG:

Instagram: @craftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Facebook: @shcraftguild @jasonjanowjewelry
Website: craftguild.org  jasonjanowjewelry.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Virtual Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, July 15-18
Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands, October 14-17
Apply to the Guild

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Working Knowledge #47 Ann Chikahisa, Metalsmith

Working Knowledge #47 Ann Chikahisa, Metalsmith

Watch Working Knowledge #47 with Ann Chikahisa of Chikahisa Studio 

Topics include- The Talisman Collection, proprietary bronze allows, casting, supportive community, trade shows, wholesale, going live, online marketing, the importance of analytics and data, sticking with it, trusting yourself, taking baby steps and creating jewelry collections.

Quote- "We need to trust ourselves, to find our voice and to stick with it"

Ann chose a song by Khurangbin for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Ann:
Instagram: @chikahisastudio
Facebook: @chikahisastudio
Website: chikahisastudio.com
Email: help@chikahisastudio.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
The Talisman Collection
NYNow

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Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Watch Working Knowledge #46 Zan Barnes

Our topics include- Craft legacy, soda firing, tight wheel throwing, retail, creative exploration, @craftguild , being an art show kid, knowing the business, building our websites, leaning in to your community, Kickstarter, form and pattern and so much more.

Quote- " When potters say I have a ton of ________, we mean it literally" 


Zan chose the song "The Pavilion" by Coheed and Cambria for our
Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Zan:
Instagram: @zanbarnespottery
Facebook: @zanbarnespottery
Website: zanbarnes.com
Email: zan@zanbarnes.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
Riverwood Pottery
John C Campbell Folk School
Western NC Pottery Festival

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Working Knowledge #45 Sasha Bakaric, Sasha Ceramics

Working Knowledge #45 Sasha Bakaric, Sasha Ceramics

Watch Working Knowledge #45 with Sasha Bakaric 

Join us as we talk about being a potter vs. ceramic artist, the NC clay tradition, second careers, mathematics, microorganisms, glazes, Frank Art Gallery, finding legitimacy as an artist, Croatia, the Croatian War of Independence and communicating with our hands.

Sasha chose the song "Heaven or Las Vegas" by the Cocteau Twins for our Working Knowledge Playlist on Spotify. Check it out to hear this and all of the songs suggested by my guests.

Where to Find Sasha:
Instagram: @sashabakaric
Facebook: @SashaCeramics
Website: sashaceramics.com
Email: sashabakaric@gmail.com

Some Of The Things We Talked About:
FRANK
Croatian War of Independence

Mycobacterium vaccae

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