Linda P. CantrellLinda Cantrell started quilting as a hobby in 1980. She never dreamed that she would be teaching quilting coast to...
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Saturday, June 6, 2015
Celebrate Clay Day at the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center on June 6 from 10am to 4pm. Clay Day features craft demonstrations and hands-on activities for children and adults.
Clay Day has been a favorite happening at the Folk Art Center for over 20 years. Members of the Southern Highland Craft Guild and invited guests demonstrate throwing on the potter's wheel, hand building, and surface design on clay, among other techniques.
A highlight of the day is the “Make-and-Take” Raku Firing. Buy a $10 pot, glaze it, and watch as expert potters raku fire it for you. Raku is a ceramic firing process which uses fire and smoke to create unique patterns and designs. Clay for demonstrations has been generously donated by Highwater Clays of Asheville, NC.
While at the Folk Art Center, visitors will have the opportunity to visit Allanstand Craft Shop, the Eastern National bookstore and Blue Ridge Parkway information desk, as well as three exhibition galleries. Outside the Folk Art Center, there are hiking trails, picnic tables, grassy areas for a picnic and free parking.