has always been known for the quality of its arts and crafts since
colonial days. With no major rivers that large ships could use,
the early North Carolinians learned to make pottery, furniture and
the necessities of life and developed a crafts trade that attracted
artisans from other areas too. Today North Carolina rivals
New York and California in the number of artists per-capita.
Andrea Jerome: Ancient Greek
and Byzantine Jewelry
who came to Carrboro from Athens, Greece studied in Athens under
the renown Lalaounis and at the Jewelry Arts Institute in New
York. Working primarily in 22K Gold and semi-precious stones her
work can be found at William Travis Jewelry in Chapel Hill.
her web-site at www.byzart.com
Clyde Jones: Folk Artist
are few folk-artists who are as well-loved as Clyde Jones of Bynum, North
Carolina whose wooden animal sculptures are made by chainsaw from
fallen trees and adorn the front yards of many homes in Bynum, as
well as the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh. You can
see some of his painting and sculptures at his
exhibit at Captain John's Drydock Restaurant.
Asheville, North Carolina rose from last year's No. 5 to take this
year's silver ribbon in the Top 25 Art Destinations among small cities and towns. Asheville Art Gallery is a directory of galleries and events in Asheville and the surrounding area.
me about being included on this North Carolina Artists page.
See also North Carolina
Museum of Art and the Ackland