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.
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.
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.
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.