Curve Studios

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Second Saturday @ CURVE

winter-starr-quilt-in-studio-finishedJanuary finds a new show @ Constance Williams Gallery entitled “Resolutions” & a public showing of a 10 month quilt project by Pattiy Torno… The quilt “Winter Starr” goes to Atlanta to its new home on January 17, 2012 so do not miss this chance to get a peek.

0 comments January 14, 2012 1:37 pm.

News from Pattiy Torno @ CURVE

Pattiy Torno @ CURVE has a new sign above the door, a few new fleece prices as of May 1, 2011 & a bunch of new clothes made and ready to try on. Alena Hennessy and her great tee shirts seem to compliment the ever popular Aline skirt… and with two quilt commissions to work on this summer, there should be a big something on the design wall before too long

0 comments April 29, 2011 1:58 pm.

Pattiy Torno @ CURVE open extra for Black Friday

pattiy-manequinPattiy Torno, Sutherland Handweaving & Meagan Chaney, all found in #6 CURVE will be open from 10am to at least 5pm Friday November 26 thru Monday November 29 for your shopping pleasures. Do drop in for the fun of it!

0 comments November 26, 2010 10:26 am.

Xmas Shopping @ Southern Living

Southern Living Travel Editor, Annette Thompson, shares the people and pleasures of locally made gifts in this mountain town called Asheville. And yes, she mentions Pattiy Torno & CURVE studios & garden & the River Arts District in her article, “Warm Your Heart”, part of the “3 Ways to get into the Spirit” section in the December 2010 issue of Southern Living Magazine. Thanks for the love!!

0 comments November 20, 2010 1:49 pm.

Henderson Fiber Show juried by Pattiy Torno

Pattiy Torno, well-known fiber artist in Asheville’s River Arts District, is the judge for the upcoming Fiber Arts exhibition presented by The Arts Council of Henderson County in the D. Samuel Neill Gallery at the Arts Council, 538 North Main Street, 2nd floor in downtown Hendersonville, and will be the Arts Council’s final exhibition at that location.

The opening reception and awards ceremony will be Friday, November 5 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public. Gallery hours are Tuesday- Friday, 1:00 – 5:00 pm, and Saturdays, 1:00 – 4:00 pm. The gallery is open additional days and times by appointment.

Torno has juried shows in North Carolina and Georgia, and has served as a textile expert to the Standards Committee of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild.

0 comments October 21, 2010 11:55 am.

CURVE hosts Carolyn & Bill Pollack of QVC-TV

Jewelry designers & QVC-TV hosts Carolyn & Bill Pollack stopped in @ CURVE while filming their “Summer Across America” destination series this July. They had a look at the work of Karen Donde of sutherland Handweaving, talked with Pattiy Torno about her extraordinary quilts & explored the wonderful world of encaustic painting with Constance Williams. Carolyn & Bill were lovely to have in the studios and even went home with a series of 6 “jewel box” encaustic studies by Constance. The fruits of their visit will air on QVC-TV starting August 8, 2010.
Bill & Carolyn & Constance & the film crew having the after popsicle… it was a hot day!

0 comments July 29, 2010 10:10 am.

“Big Blue River”… the animation by Pattiy Torno

0 comments February 14, 2010 1:00 am.

CURVEilinear: selected works from CURVE studios & garden

Haywood County Arts Council’s Gallery 86 has invited CURVE studios’ Greg Vineyard to curate a show celebrating CURVE studios & garden & its artists called “CURVEilinear“. It’s all about what people see and feel when they walk through the doors of the three historic brick buildings at 6, 9 and 12 Riverside Drive in Asheville’s River Arts District. It’s the CURVE studios & garden working studio experience where vistors seven days a week encounter functional clay and decorative ceramics, textiles and weaving, jewelry, metal works, furniture and paintings, plus a beautifully landscaped garden… with a synergistic communication amongst the group nurtured by artist-owner Pattiy Torno’s desire to incubate a creative community. The show runs from January 11 to February 6, 2010. Gallery 86 can be found at 86 North Main Street in Waynesville, NC. or online @

0 comments December 20, 2009 8:44 am.

extraordinary quilts

Clean Up My Messes © 2005 Pattiy Torno

Pattiy Torno has been quilting for over 25 years. Her contemporary visual combines with traditional methodology to create the most extraordinary quilt money can buy. She is honored to be one of 5 or 6 people in the past 30 years to be accepted into the Southern Highland Craft Guild with a perfect score. She is featured as a master quilter in the movie at the Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center. More of her work can be found at the Folk Art Center, Asheville, NC, The Signature Shop, Atlanta, GA, Arrowcraft, Gatlinburg, TN and her studio here at Curve Studios. Please come for a visit.

Contact Pattiy @ 828.388.3526
photo by stewart stokes
Pattiy Torno working on Open To The Possibilities 2008 © Stewark Stokes Photography

0 comments March 4, 2009 3:21 pm.

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