Curve Studios

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

couch throws

orange blue paisley couch throw 2011 SOLD!!
blue dream couch throw 2011
pink paisely couch throw 2011 SOLD!!
just put these up for a client who lives in Florida to see and she took two!!

0 comments December 19, 2011 3:00 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.

CURVE Open House Weekend & Twilight Party

2011-ohw-poster-2nd-goIt is that time of year again… CURVE studios & garden will host its Spring 2011 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party April 22, 23 & 24 @ 6•9•12 Riverside Drive, in the heart of Asheville’s River Arts District. Everyone is welcome.
All studios will be open to visitors from 10am to 5pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday with the Friday night Twilight Party starting @ 5 until 8pm on April 22, Earth Day 2011. The Twilight Party showcases the finely crafted food of neighbors, Roots Café, White Duck Taco Shop & Short Street Cakes, Spinning Spider Creamery & The Wedge Brewery. If we are lucky, Akira may play some banjo in the new patio/stage between #6 & #9 CURVE. The CURVE Open House also serves to welcome the newest artist to join in @ CURVE. This year we proudly welcome Karen Newgard, Alena Hennessy & Mary Farmer.
Karen Newgard is a great addition to #12 CURVE. As a member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild in ceramics, her figurative work finds its subject matter in nature and the everyday. Karen employs sgrafitto reductive carving on porcelain, then salt firing to achieve the desired textures & clear color that define her work. She joins Maria Andrade Troya, Kyle Carpenter & Akira Satake in #12 CURVE. Kyle had his salt kiln rebuilt this winter and a snippet of new work graces our poster for the CURVE studios & garden Spring 2011 Open House Weekend & Twilight Party.
Alena Hennessy has come home to Asheville to creatively roost @ #6 CURVE. Over the years, Alena has built a smart & beautiful career by translating images from the natural world around her through paint onto canvas, paper, textiles & such. In addition, Alena will be teaching workshops & continuing to share the healing work she has developed. Alena joins Pattiy Torno in #6 CURVE. Pattiy will have several new quilts to show as well as a bunch of new skirts to compliment Alena’s tee shirts & tunics just in time for the Open House Weekend.
Mary Farmer can be found in #9 CURVE on the days she is teaching encaustic workshops @ Constance Williams Gallery & Studios. Mary is a California native who responds to and translate the play of light in her many layered, encaustic paintings. Her work is always available through the gallery @ #9 CURVE along with the work of Constance Williams & her cadre of artists who include Greg Vineyard, Jenny Mastin, Cassie Ryalls, Cynthia Wynn, Kelly Prestwood, Mystery Masiello, Patty Bilbro & Phil DeAngelo.
Please help us do our mission here @ CURVE: “Bringing people to ART & ART to life in Asheville’s River Arts District”… and show up!

0 comments February 15, 2011 12:17 pm.

Cute Gals in Cute Hats

Got a visit from a great group of gals who all ended up buying hats for themselves… so i got them to pose with their hats!… thanks!!
Simone Wilson and her new Crown Hat!
then two gals with their red crown hats…
another gal from Tryon via Martha’s Vineyard in her new hat…
and two very cute little girls in their new hat and scarf sets!!

0 comments January 15, 2011 8:19 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.

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.

Fall 2010 Fun Fleece Collections

Fall 2010 Yellow Orange Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Tan Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Turquoise Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Red Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Pink Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Green Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Brown Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Blue Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Black/Grey Scarf Selection
Fall 2010 Couch Throw Selection
Fall 2010 Baby Blanket Selection

0 comments August 29, 2010 2:15 pm.


WRAL-TV’s Richard Adkins toured the Asheville RAD with CURVE studios & garden owner, Pattiy Torno a few weeks back for a feature in WRAL’s summer travel series, “Nooks & Crannies”. Visits to Cloth Fiber Workshop, Studio C Glass’ Robert Gardner & Jonas Gerard Fine Art as well as CURVE provide the content for “Asheville Flows with Artistic Talent”. Thanks RAD (Richard ADkins…kismet, eh?) for a great day and for sharing a sweet peek @ the Asheville RAD.

0 comments August 28, 2010 3:03 pm.

Fun Fleece colors & patterns May 2010

couch throw selection May 2010
shawl & baby blanket selection May 2010
black/white & black/color selection May 2010
pink & purple scarf selection May 2010
red scarf selection May 2010
orange scarf selection May 2010
brown scarf selection May 2010
tan scarf selection May 2010
blue/green scarf selection May 2010
blue scarf selection May 2010
green scarf selection May 2010

0 comments April 22, 2010 11:42 am.

Pattiy Torno christmas commission for Angela


Pattiy got this photo in her email box with the message “We LOVE it! It turned out even better than I knew it would!”. Makes it all worth while!

0 comments February 9, 2010 4:20 pm.

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