The River Arts District is about to explode with a ton of new infrastructure projects that include a new roadway, sidewalks, greenways & more! This means that there will be delays for auto traffic but please be assured we are open and can’t wait to see you here!! call your artist if you need help in navigating the IMPROVEMENTS AHEAD!
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!
March 16, 2015 10:43 am.
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!
March 15, 2015 11:44 am.
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!
March 22, 2014 10:52 am.
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!
August 2, 2013 2:23 pm.
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.
July 20, 2013 2:03 pm.
Contemporary classic designs have been at the heart of Mary Timmer’s jewelry
since she began metal smithing in 1996. After a three year apprenticeship to a well recognized jewelry gallery in her home town of Chapel Hill NC, she forged ahead building her technical knowledge and proficiency through additional education and production work for other distinguished jewelers in the Asheville NC area. Mary established Timmer Designs in 2002. Her growing artistry of design and gifted craftsmanship has earned her several awards Award for increased sales and good customer service from Grovewood Gallery of Asheville NC, a Niche Top 10 Gallery.
With a focus on Jewelry as Art, Mary’s work combines artistic designs with technical skill. Using sterling with gold accents for the basis of most production pieces, she adds the beautiful luster of pearls and the shimmer of precious stones to achieve a look of simple elegance. Classic designs that stay in style. Graceful lines and fluid shapes.
“Every time I create a piece of jewelry, I am looking to uncover the softness in
metal. The entire process of jewelry making excites me – from my first inspiration, to concept and design, to the moment I hold the finished work in my hand. My style is expressed by using a unique combination of forging and hand fabricating. I love creating things that people want to touch, that move or seem to have a natural warmth of their own. With a variety of unusual pearls, precious stones, and fine gold and silver, I am able to accomplish my goal – elegant, finely crafted original jewelry of the highest quality. Items that are unique, yet extremely wearable. My ultimate compliment is when a customer returns and wants another piece or something special for a friend or loved one. My hope is for the buyer to find a personal connection to my work, and to feel as great about wearing the jewelry as I feel about making it.”
Mary received a B.F.A. in Art Education from the University of North Carolina at
Greensboro, and continued her technical education in jewelry with classes at Penland School of Crafts and a specialists’ degree in Professional Crafts Jewelry from Haywood Community College near Asheville, NC. She is a member of The Southern Highland Craft Guild, The Piedmont Craftsmen Guild as well as The Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild. Her work is sold in galleries both local and national. She participates in juried art shows around the US and teaches classes at John C Campbell Folk School. Presently, her studio is located at Curve Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. She delights in the personal opportunity to see her jewelry appreciated and enjoyed by her customers.
Dangle Earrings © 2013 by Mary McCall Timmer
Silver & Gold Bracelet © 2013 by Mary McCall Timmer
Square Stone Earrings © 2013 by Mary McCall Timmer
May 20, 2013 1:23 pm.
CURVE studios & garden will host its 6th Annual Spring Open House & Twilight Party on 2nd Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 10am to 8pm @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District.
All day Saturday, April 13th, starting @ 10am, our 3 buildings will be filled with artists working, demonstrating their processes.
In #6 CURVE, you will find fine silver jeweler, Mary McCall Timmer & color/pattern/textile artist, Pattiy Torno. Downstairs in #9 CURVE, welcome enamel jeweler, Monty Phillips & Celia Barbieri, The Button Florist, as they join long time CURVE ceramic artists, Angelique Tassistro & Cassie Ryalls.
Upstairs in #9 is now home to 6 new artists. Visual storyteller & HaTfolk artist, Laura Balombini, has brought together Hanji Home Lamps by Pamella O’Connor, large scale oil paintings by Jo Ridge Kelley, hand weavings & wearables by Suzanne Gernandt, fine woodworking by John Gernandt & upcycled PatteCoats by Patte Vanden Berg into a diverse yet cohesive workshop.
Downstairs in #12 you will find new Contemporary Ceramic work by Akira Satake, Kyle Carpenter, Karen Newgard & Maria Andrade Troya. The CURVE garden, will be in full bloom, so do come and “smell the roses”, magnolias, lilacs, lily of the valley… you get the idea.
The CURVE Twilight Party starts @ 5pm. Edibles will include carnivorous & veggie selections, prepared by Mark Rosenstein & his GO Kitchen staff, on his custom wood fired “inferniollio”, as well as goodies from 12 Bones Smokehouse & Rosetta’s Kitchen. Baked goods will come from Short Street Cakes & Yuzu Patisserie. Drinks will include sangria, wine & local beers… with music by DJ Marley Carroll between 5 & 8pm, with a performance @ 7pm by CURVE artist, Akira Satake, on banjo & shamisen.
The mission here @ CURVE is “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”. This Twilight Party, 10% of sales @ CURVE will go to support the GO Kitchen job-training program, so bring your credit cards to buy ART in support of Green Opportunities & the artists here @ CURVE! This event is free & everyone is welcome.
March 3, 2013 4:01 pm.
I began sewing in 1965. In my family, learning to sew was no surprise. In 1974, my last year in high school, I decided to become a fashion designer, as it was the only career I could think of, that would allow me to earn a living having something to do with what I love the most… sewing. I started quilting in 1983 right after I closed my first design company in NYC. I moved to Asheville in 1984 and opened Tornado Clothing Company. In 1989, I bought what is now Curve Studios. By 1995 I had closed Tornado and started quilting full time. After 10 years away, in 2002 i returned to Asheville to help found the River Arts District and realize my vision for CURVE studios & garden.
Now it is 2012. I live and work @ CURVE studios & garden… My time is divided between making my extraordinary quilts, eclectic clothing, photopiecings, fun fleece hats, scarves & blankets and keeping up the garden here @ CURVE… My studio is OPEN EVERYDAY from (at least) 11am to 4pm @ #6 Riverside Drive so please do stop by!
“Subtle” © 2011 Quilt by Pattiy Torno
Cap Tee $60 Origami Skirt $145 Cascade Jacket $145 Wrap Dress $95 © 2013 by Pattiy Torno
Fun Fleece Blankets $95 each © Pattiy Torno 2013
February 1, 2013 4:53 pm.
This morning the parking lot @ CURVE was full of music to celebrate the running of the Isaac Dickson Elementary School PTO fundraising Hot Chocolate 10K…. over 1200 runners went the full 10 kilometers in the pouring rain… was still really fun and inspiring!