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November 2020

Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Page Pottery

November 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

November 25, 2020, 6PM: Instagram Live Attend HERE. JR & Kristen Page - Burnsville, NC Join in on Instagram Live to celebrate the Virtual Tour and our community of artists! Tune in for a throwing and handbuilding demo with JR & Kristen Page in their Burnsville studio. Kristen and JR Page are husband and wife artists and craftspeople living in the mountains of Western North Carolina. “Pottery for us is a way of life. A lifestyle we cherish greatly. We…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Amanda Taylor

November 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am

November 26, 2020, 10AM: Landscapes in Glass, Part 1 Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Amanda Taylor will be demonstrating how she creates her landscapes in glass. In Part 1 she will be showing how she creates some of her components and backgrounds. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work as a way to create a sense of…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Connie Karleta Sales

November 27, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

November 27, 2020, 12PM: Live on Facebook Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie Sales throughout the Tour; click HERE for a full list…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Connie Karleta Sales

November 27, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

November 27, 2020, 3PM: Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie Sales throughout the Tour; click HERE for a full list…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Amanda Taylor

November 28, 2020 @ 11:30 am

November 28, 2020, 11:30AM: Fused Glass Xmas Ornaments Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Amanda Taylor will be demonstrating, with one of her students, how she creates some of her Xmas ornaments. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work as a way to create a sense of place and interpret the ever-present beauty that surrounds us all. My…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Dori Settles

November 28, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 28, 2020, 2 - 6PM Register to attend HERE. Dori Settles - Spruce Pine, NC Join Dori Settles in her studio for a private tour. See where she works, as well as some of her glass paintings and sculptures. “I am multi-passionate artist working primarily with salvaged (recycled) materials to bring awareness to the environment and encourage others to make small changes to create a positive impact. I work predominantly with glass, and enjoy the process of discovery, both…

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Virtual Studio Tour Kickoff: Dori Settles

November 29, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

November 29, 2020, 2 – 6PM Register to attend HERE. Dori Settles – Spruce Pine, NC Join Dori Settles in her studio for a private tour. See where she works, as well as some of her glass paintings and sculptures. “I am multi-passionate artist working primarily with salvaged (recycled) materials to bring awareness to the environment and encourage others to make small changes to create a positive impact. I work predominantly with glass, and enjoy the process of discovery, both in applying…

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December 2020

Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 6, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

December 6, 2020, 7PM: YouTube Video Premiere with Live Chat discussing Resilience and Flowers series. Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie Sales throughout…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm

December 11, 2020, 12PM: Zoom Hang Out - Free, but registration is required. Only five spots available. Register HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 12, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

December 12, 2020, 3PM: Zoom Hang Out - Free, but registration is required. Only five spots available. Register HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 18, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 18, 2020, 10:00AM: Part 2 Glass Powder Wafer Landscape Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Amanda Taylor will be demonstrating how she coldworks (grinding of the glass) her glass wafer landscape and will then be mounting it onto another piece of glass. It can then be hung on a wall. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 20, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 20, 2020, 11:30AM: Fused Glass Mosaic Tile Live on YouTube Attend HERE. Join me while I work on creating a two-sided fused glass mosaic panel. I will be adding glass pieces to the reverse side of a piece that has already been fused once. This technique gives you a unique layered mosaic piece. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 20, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

December 20, 2020, 7PM: YouTube Premiere with live chat, discussing landscape painting. Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie Sales throughout the Tour; click…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 22, 2020, 10:00AM: Moldmaking for Glass Live on YouTube Attend HERE. During this demonstration I will be showing you how I create some of my plaster/silica molds that I use for creating pate de verre pieces, cast glass sculptures, etc. Today I will be making a mold that I will use on December 24 to create a pate de verre vessel. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am

December 24, 2020, 10:00AM: Creating a Pate de Verre Vessel Live on YouTube Attend HERE. During this demonstration I will be using the plaster/silica mold that I created in the previous video and placing glass into the mold using the Pate de Verre technique. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities of glass through variations in color, texture, light, and atmosphere. By drawing inspiration from nature, I use my kilnformed glass work as a way to…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 26, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 26, 2020, 11:30AM: Unveiling of Mosaic Tile and Pate de Verre Vessel Live on YouTube Attend HERE. The tada moment! Today I will be showing you the results of the mosaic tile after it has been fired, and also will be demolding the pate de verre vessel (from previous live streams). I will discuss what the next steps will be in order for me to finish these pieces. Amanda Taylor – Burnsville, NC “My work explores the expressive possibilities…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Amanda Taylor

December 27, 2020 @ 11:30 am

December 27, 2020, 11:30AM: Overview of Glass Projects Created During Studio Tour Live on YouTube Attend HERE. It has been great sharing with you my processes that I use to create my work. I will be showing you some of the finished pieces that I started during these live streams today. I want to thank everyone that has joined me on this journey and for Toe River Arts Council for giving us this opportunity during these trying times. I hope…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 27, 2020 @ 7:00 pm

December 27, 2020, 7PM: Zoom Hang Out - Free, but registration is required. Only five spots available. Register HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos and share my set up, and other interactive ways of connecting within the digital world." Keep up with Connie…

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Virtual Studio Tour: Connie Karleta Sales

December 31, 2020 @ 10:00 pm

December 31, 2020, 10PM: Live on YouTube, Drawing in the New Year: Join me as I draw and write. Bring your favorite creative media, and live chat with me as we create into the new year. Attend HERE. Connie Karleta Sales - Bakersville, NC "New miniature pieces will be available through Toe River Arts as well as inviting you into the studio via going live on YouTube and Facebook, as well as Zoom gatherings. I will answer questions, give demos…

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January 2021

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg

January 9 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg Explore jewelry making using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC is clay made of metal particles, which may be sculpted to create pieces that become solid, fine silver when fired. Each student will create a pair of small earrings and a charm or a bead. Students will learn how to texture the clay, fire, patina and polish. All skill levels welcome. When: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11AM – 5PM Where: Toe River Arts Spruce…

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Student Showcase Artwork Drop-off

January 19 @ 10:30 am - January 30 @ 5:00 pm
Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine, 269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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Toe River Arts will host its annual Student Showcase exhibitions for both Mitchell and Yancey county students at its Spruce Pine gallery February 6 through March 6, 2021. While the call for submissions is typically made to arts educators to submit the students’ work, Toe River Arts encourages both educators and parents with children aged 3 to 17 to submit their students’ work made in the last year to be in the exhibit. Artwork does not need to be framed.…

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