One of your first stops in the River Arts District near downtown Asheville and Biltmore should be The Village Potters, home to six very accomplished artists. Meet the artists and take a peek into their teaching studios. Browse galleries with their fine, contemporary ceramic art and for sale. Since up for a class series and weekend workshops. Get your hands dirty with their new "Create Your Own Workshop" when you can arrange a private hands-on lesson and be a potter for an afternoon. Click here to visit their website.
The Village Potters are Melanie Robertson, Judi Harwood, Sarah Wells Rolland, Christine Henry and Lori Theriault. Showrooms feature their diverse work as well as a select few exclusive regional artists.
Pottery instructor Melanie Robertson teaches a "Get Your Hands Dirty" lesson for two.
Private Lessons: Get Your Hands Dirty!
If you are intrigued with pottery and looking for a very unique and memorable outing with your loved one or friends, check out their “Create Your Own Workshop”. Sign up for a two-hour fun session with a potter and create a piece of art or two that you can take home (after it is fired). No experience needed. What a great souvenir! Give them a call to pick a date. Cost is $195/couple or $125 for one person. If you have a group, check with them about rates. Go to their website for more details.
Getting married? Work directly with one of The Village Potters to design a very personal list of handmade dinnerware, service ware, decorative pieces and accessories for your wedding registry. Also create a registry for a big birthday, anniversary, graduation or new home.
The Village Potters is located at Riverview Station (next to 310 Art) in Asheville’s River Arts District at:
191 Lyman Street, #180
Asheville, NC 28801
(2.5 miles from Biltmore Estate, 2 miles from downtown Asheville)
Riverview Station is home to 30+ other artists, so stroll through the rest of the building. Local's favorites 12 Bones BBQ restaurant and Wedge Brewery are behind Riverview Station.
They are open on Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-6 PM (except closing at 4 PM in the winter months). They close for about two weeks for Christmas.
Click here to visit their website.
Watch master potters like Sarah Wells Rolland at work