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JCR Designs

Artist Statement

Having been an artist from my earliest childhood-drawing and painting at every opportunity- I eventually moved into 3-d media, primarily in clay.

The wide variety of colors and textures exhibited by nature through the seasons has always fascinated me. This appreciation for variety has made its way into the work I produce today.

While selling my pottery at the Grove Park Inn, I developed a strong interest in Classic Arts and Crafts furniture. After collecting a few pieces, I started designing specific pieces to compliment my furniture. The intention is to create new designs that reflect the warm-toasty feeling achieved from the arts and crafts period. Incorporating mat, earth tones with colored glazes and innovative techniques using scraffito, carving, and hand-made impressions characterize my signature works. Although finely detailed, my pottery is very durable, with its peak firing temperature reaching over 2100 degrees.

Please enjoy my work at the following fine galleries:

In Asheville:

WoolWorth Walk on Haywood St. (downtown)

Gallery of the Mountains (inside the historic Grove Park Inn)

In Waynesville:

Twigs and Leaves on Main St. (downtown)

In Hendersonville:

Wickwire Gallery on Main St. (downtown)

Contact Me:

Use the contact form on this page to contact Julie.