Posts Tagged ‘Arts and Crafts Style’

Craftsman Tiles and Switchplates Among Eclectic Mix at The ARCH

February 17, 2011 2 comments

4x8 inch tiles with pounded border

The Grove Park Inn is hosting their annual Arts and Crafts Conference this weekend once again which will include displays or framed work of several tile artists and crafts people The ARCH works with.

When I walk among the vendors I have an appreciation for some of our local artist’s work as well as those more “well known”. These 4×8 inch tiles and mountain mural set are by Tzadi Turrou one of the area’s  talented artists  whose work is at The ARCH. Her Cuerda Seca technique is exquisite.

Three tile Mountain Mural by Tzadi and other works

Those of us that live in Asheville  are aware that we live among an eclectic mix of colorful architectural styles  and among the long list of  styles the Arts and Crafts Style is one prominent style typical  among many of our  neighborhoods and within downtown Asheville.

We have met many in the area  who maintain a certain style throughout their entire homes  and others that prefer a mix of styles in their small Arts and Crafts bungalow.

8x8 inch tile Scott Weaver

Nouveau Ginkgo Asheville Tileworks

Nouveau Ginkgo Asheville Tileworks

Arts and Craft Ceramic switchplates

Then there are many that infuse a great deal of contemporary design but perhaps add just a touch of the original bungalow style of their home with, for example, a single switchplate such as this copper Prairie style.

Copper switchplate Prairie style

Next door Patti Bell with Studio B has framed collectibles or unusual tiles including a five tile rambling Art Nouveau style lizard set from Ravenstone Tiles.

From contemporary glass mosaic tile or craftsman tile we have  it in the mix. Just a few examples are presented here. Give us a call at The ARCH 828 253 5455.