Curve Studios

bringing people to art & art to life in asheville's river arts district • open everyday

CURVE open 11am to 4pm Monday thru Saturday

CURVE reflection w parking sign

Beginning in 2016, CURVE studios & garden is closed on Sundays! We all need a day off, yes? In addition, we are always closed on New Years Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day so we can spend time with our families!

In addition, we have new parking signs that tell our visitors that you are welcome to park in our lot as long as you are on the property here @ CURVE (and as long as CURVE studios are open!)… or if you check with a CURVE artist if it is okay to leave your car to go somewhere else… we always council our visitors to keep their cars on the same side of the railroad tracks as they are… as our trains will sometimes come park on the grade crossing, making it impossible to get back to your car without a half hour walk around! Please note that CURVE is private property… any use of it after hours will be considered a trespass and prosecuted accordingly… (so very sorry to have to say this but it is getting to be a thing!)

Our garden here @ CURVE is open to the public for gentle use dawn to dusk… gentle use means: come enjoy the sights and smells, do not pick any flowers or fruits or vegetables please… do pick up after yourselves, leaving the garden like you found it… do not walk on anything but grass or brick or rocks! even though you might really want to get a photo of that lovely flower that is just out of reach! No one but Pattiy our gardener can know what lurks right under the surface, hence something you might destroy if you decide to step in that garden bed! (again, so very sorry to have to say this as well but … )

Lastly, there are no public bathrooms here @ CURVE.  Riverlink, around the corner, has offered their bathrooms when they are open… in general, Monday thru Fridays, 9am to 5pm… and there will be a visitor’s center across the street by the end of 2016 (we hope) which will include public bathrooms! we are excited about this!

Thanks so much for reading and we hope to see you soon!

Posted 5 months, 1 week ago at 9:45 am.

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CURVE 2015 Spring Twilight Party

Saturday April 11, 2015 will find the garden here @ CURVE studios & garden in full bloom so come stop by to see what is new in the studios as well as share in some local farm to table fare, craft brews, sangria, desserts and more…
#6 CURVE artists are Pattiy Torno at Curve & Mary McCall Timmer who welcome Cara May Knits… Upstairs @ #9 CURVE is now home to theSilver River Center for Chair Caning… Downstairs in #9 find Fly Coop Studios Angelique Tassistro , Cassie Butcher Ceramics & Monty Phillips jewelry… and in #12 see the contemporary ceramics of Maria Andrade Troya Pottery, Karen Newgard Black & Kyle Carpenter Pottery
Everyone is invited… no charge.. just bring your smiling face!

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago at 10:43 am.

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Cara May Knits @ #6 CURVE

We are excited to welcome the amazing sweaters, shrugs & wraps hand made by Cara May Knits to #6 CURVE.  Cara makes her sweaters on a flat bed knitting machine from an unusual selection of yarns that range from linen to cotton to paper to stainless steel.  Her vision for her shapes is her strength.  Try some on the next time you are in the studios!

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago at 11:44 am.

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Silver River Center for Chair Caning @ CURVE

Brandy Clements & Dave Klingler have brought their 4 generations of chair caning knowledge to #9 upstairs here @ CURVE.  The Silver River Center for Chair Caning will be home to their chair caning business as well as a chair museum and chair caning school.  Come meet some true (but really fun) chair nerds the next time you are in the neighborhood!

Posted 1 year, 9 months ago at 11:38 am.

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CURVE 2014 Spring Open House & Twilight Party!

YES! it is that time of year!!

CURVE studios & garden will host its 7th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.

Please join us Saturday, April 12, 2014, starting @ 10am. Each building will be bustling with creativity. Come watch as our artists demonstrate how their unique creative processes come together into artistically functional, wearable, visually pleasing pieces.

Here is what you can expect to see:

In #6 CURVE: Pattiy Torno’s collection of fashion, fine art and furnishings, as well as uniquely designed, hand forged and fabricated jewelry by Mary Timmer.

Downstairs in #9 CURVE: the colorful, botanical inspired, enamel work of Monty Phillips, whimsical, functional pottery by artist Angelique Tassistro & figurative ceramic “souls” from Cassie Ryalls Butcher.

Upstairs in #9 CURVE: contemporary 2D and 3D mixed media by Laura Balombini, the handmade paper lighting forms of Pamella O’Connor, hand weavings & wearables from Suzanne Gernandt, & the drawing and printmaking work of Dona Barnett.

Downstairs in #12 CURVE:  salt fired decorative pottery by Kyle Carpenter, the sgrafitto ceramic work of Karen Newgard & colorful, functional, table and  kitchenware by Maria Andrade Troya.

The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm.  We invite you to come explore the beautiful blooms & fragrances in CURVE gardens, eat & drink tasty treats, and admire our talented artists & their work. Back by popular demand is Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen Ready staff cooking shish kabobs on his custom built, wood fired “inferniollio”. There will be kegs of local beer & cider in front of #6, sangria inside #9 downstairs, wine & homemade desserts upstairs in #9, & a variety of fresh homemade salads in #12 downstairs.

CURVE mission: Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District.  In addition, CURVE artists will donate a percentage of sales to the GO Kitchen Ready job-training program, so bring your wallets and help support Green Opportunities & the amazing artists here @ CURVE studios & garden!

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Posted 2 years, 8 months ago at 10:52 am.

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Upper CURVE goes to West Palm Beach

Laura Balombini & Pamella O’Connor are in West Palm Beach this weekend sharing the beauties normally found @ Upper CURVE #9 Studios & Gallery… This beauty, the largest Pamella has ever made already has a new home! Do stop by to say “Hi” if you are in either neighborhood… Suzanne Gernandt is holding down the fort here in Asheville!

Posted 2 years, 9 months ago at 2:47 pm.

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STUDIO STROLL November 9 & 10, 2013

STUDIO STROLL THIS WEEKEND! NOVEMER 9 & 10, 2013 • 10AM TO 6PM BOTH DAYS!! SEE YOU THERE!

Posted 3 years, 1 month ago at 2:15 pm.

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Fall 2013 collection bits

Grey & black with all its variations for Fall 2013… love my new origami skirt & the new rayon poly sweater knit for the grey cascade jacket.  The cream red grey ikat pattern in the wrap dress is looking great.  Feel free to stop in @ CURVE anyway between 11am & 4pm!

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago at 2:23 pm.

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MSC Commission Photopiecing

Thanks to Marghe Means @ Deljou Art Group, Pattiy Torno has had the pleasure of making a 4′ x 8′ photopiecing for MSC Industrial Supply Co. for their new headquarters in Davidson, NC.  Photos used include bits of the new building, of Lake Davidson just north of their new building, photos of the trucks that will haul all those tools, widgets, bits, etc & some vintage car tail lights from Pattiy’s most recent trip to California….  The spirit from her last solo show was… go BIG or go home… so she went big! and the clients, architects & designers all loved the results you see above.

Posted 3 years, 4 months ago at 2:03 pm.

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Kyle Carpenter @ AKAR

Find Kyle Carpenter @ AKAR… The platter above is but one of a few of the new pieces they will feature…

Posted 3 years, 5 months ago at 2:15 pm.

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CURVE studios & garden • #6, #9 & #12 riverside drive • RIVER ARTS DISTRICT • asheville, NC 28801 • 828.388.3526