Curve Studios

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Cassie Butcher


Contact Cassie @ 828.713.5010

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

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Cassie Ryalls Blogs


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!

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Cassie Ryalls featured in Rapid River

In the November 2010 issue of Rapid River Magazine you will find an interview with CURVE wonder young one, Cassie Ryalls. Cassie’s work emerges new and old souls from cold pounds of clay. You can pick up a paper copy or see the article online soon. There is always a good collections of souls to be found in #9 CURVE studios & garden, so do drop by.

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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 @

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POP showcases CURVE studios & garden artists

“Red Magnolia” Fleece Comforter by Pattiy Torno 2009

The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina is presenting its Power of the Purse Luncheon on June 11, 2009 at the Grove Park Inn. CURVE studios & garden artists Pattiy Torno, Constance Williams & Cassie Ryalls have graciously donated work for the accompanying silent auction. Functional ceramic artist, Maria Troya will be providing 20 flower vases for the table decorations. So please come join us for a lovely luncheon with guest speaker & author Anne Quindlen. You had best bring your check book as well, to bid in the auction or take home a beautiful vase full of flowers… the table arrangements will be for sale at the end of the luncheon.

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“Flight of Fancy” Encaustic Painting by Constance Williams 2009

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