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.
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.
Cassie Ryalls Butcher is currently a studio artist at Curve Studios in the River Arts District of Asheville, NC. She graduated from Berea College in Kentucky where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Art and Psychology.
Cassie’s first experiences with clay was during a summer hand-building course she took at the university near her home town in West Virginia. When she returned that fall to Berea, she took a wheel throwing class and became completely mesmerized by clay. As part of Berea’s work study program, she worked in the Ceramic Apprenticeship Program making functional pottery. Although captivated by the wheel throwing process, what most interested her about pots was the suggestion of the human form.
Upon graduating from college, Cassie attended Penland School of Craft in North Carolina to study glaze chemistry. While at Penland, she discovered Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts and became a resident there for the next two years. After the residency, Cassie attended the University of Florida for post-baccalaureate studies in Ceramics. Now she has set up her studio in the beautiful mountains of Asheville, NC.
The Map © 2008 Cassie Ryalls
RAD © 2008 Cassie Ryalls
I Grow & I Grow © 2008 Cassie Ryalls
May 1, 2013 11:06 am.
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.
contact Monty @ 828.337.0827
My current work is an exercise in fancy exploring the possibilities of vitreous enamel on sterling silver and copper in regard to form, texture, color and its ability to mimic and play on other materials such as stone, fabric and organic plant life.
Most of my forms are made by micro shell forming and anticlastic raising exploiting the plastic quality of the metals. Using these techniques I can make very unusual forms which are organic in appearance from flat metal sheet. This is very useful in duplicating nature.
Bracelet © 2013 by Monty Phillips
Dogwood Bracelet © 2012 by Monty Phillips
Enamel Earrings © 2013 by Monty Phillips
March 1, 2013 6:59 pm.
Full of fresh color palettes and new energy, the works of Angelique Tassistro, Cassie Butcher and Monty Phillips show well together, from functional to sculpture ceramics as well as clay & felt florals to jewelry, in the ground floor of # 9 CURVE. Grand Opening Saturday, May 25, 2013 from 11am to 4pm.
February 25, 2013 11:06 am.
Angelique Tassistro makes work into play. Her belief in the magic of creativity, along with her childhood mispronunciation, turned imagination into “magic nation.” Angelique is a ceramic artist who focuses on functional, whimsical pottery with a sculptural approach, always going to that “magic nation” for inspiration.
Angelique grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and currently lives and works in Asheville, North Carolina. She received two BAs from Louisiana State University in 2000 in Ceramics and Photography. Her work is shown in the permanent collection at New Orleans Museum of Modern Art in New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2010 Angelique was selected to be one of The WNC Top 10 Emerging artist. 2010 also brought a feature article in The Laurel of Asheville Magazine. In May, 2011, Angelique was chosen in Ceramics Monthly’s national competition as one of fifteen emerging artists. Angelique is the founder Fly Coop Studios, re-launched in 2010, introducing a new line of functional ceramic pottery and decorative ceramic flowers. Her studio is open to the public and is located in the Asheville’s River Arts District at Constance Williams Gallery.
Lotus © 2011 Anglique Tassistro
The Grand Stack © 2010 Angelique Tassistro
Butter Dish © 2011 Angelique Tassistro
February 17, 2013 12:59 pm.
Please visit CURVE ceramic artist, Cassie Ryalls’ blog to see some great photos of work here @ CURVE. She has been featuring a different CURVE artist each day. Thanks Cassie!
November 21, 2011 2:05 pm.
CURVE is very happy to announce that Angelique Tassistro & Fly Coop Studios are joining with Constance Williams Gallery & Working Studios. Angelique makes functional & decorative ceramic pieces with a love of color & interesting pattern to modernize any dwelling. Voted as reader’s choice top 10 emerging artists for 2010 by WNC magazine… Do stop in @ #9 CURVE the next time you are here in Asheville’s River Arts District.