This work by Carl Fouquet is an example of the varied media represented at this year’s Tryon Arts and Crafts School Fall Festival. The festival runs Oct. 12-13, with a silent auction that begins at the school Oct. 8. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)
This work by Carl Fouquet is an example of the varied media represented at this year’s Tryon Arts and Crafts School Fall Festival. The festival runs Oct. 12-13, with a silent auction that begins at the school Oct. 8. (photo submitted by Christine Mariotti)

Tryon Arts and Crafts School Fall Festival planned for Oct. 12-13

Published 9:19am Friday, September 6, 2013

Tryon Arts and Crafts School will present its sixth annual Fall Festival on the grounds of the school Oct. 12-13.

This popular arts and crafts festival highlights the skills of many local craftspeople as well as those from neighboring states. More than 30 vendors have reserved a booth space to show their wares and meet the public.

Some of the crafts represented include Ron Ponce, whose work is a fine example of technical excellence in ceramics and has always attracted buyers in the past. Other potters include Michele Wright and Gary Huntoon, who are returning to the festival with exciting new pieces. Jim Cullen, ceramics instructor at Tryon Arts and Crafts School, will also demonstrate wheel throwing and selling his wares.

Some new vendors include Nate Barton, a woodworker from Asheville, and Josh Staton and Carl Fouquet, whose works in metal sculpture are appropriate for the garden or inside.

Other media that will be seen at the festival include jewelry: glass beads, wire wrapped and fabricated pieces; wood turned pieces and constructed wood working pieces; fiber arts, represented by the weaver’s group at Tryon Arts and Crafts School; Janet Bennett , who makes designer tote bags; and the Fiber Frenzy booth featuring several fiber artists affiliated with the school.

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