Call to Artists – Farmer Brown’s Provisions

unnamedFarmer Brown’s Provisions is all about supporting local- local produce, local farms, local prepared foods, and local artists.  A visit on their Mobile Market allows shoppers to contribute to the health of their local economy and to support their neighbors by keeping their dollars here in NC.  They would love to have your craft items featured on their Mobile Market, especially as the holiday season is quickly approaching.  The products that sell best for are small to medium in size and $25 or less.  If you decide to work with them, you decide what price your product will sell for.  They have a commission fee of 35%.  Payment will be issued once a month for the products that have sold.  You will also have a guarantee for any lost/damaged products. Please contact Allyson Meyler at Include a link to your website, online store, or include several photos of your work.

Oakland Pottery Open House/Kiln Opening

On November the 8th from 8:30 to 5:00 the Armfield Family will have an open house. This year we have an abundant supply of pottery both wood fired and Art Deco shapes from the 1930s. The colors are magnificent.

Along with their Paw-Paw, Logan and Aidan Armfield will both have a table of their wares. Logan is nine and Aidan is five. They plan to take over the shop and call it Armfield Brother’s Pottery when Paw-Paw is gone.

We look forward seeing all of you. If there are any questions call 336-953-1032 or 336-824-4987. The shop is located at 1501 Hw 22 South between Ramseur and Coleridge.


CROPKiln2013Wood-fired Kiln Opening and “Culinary Images” – oil drawings inspired by the shapes and colors of nature.

Potters John Mellage and Beth Gore will debut over 700 new wood-fired pottery creations and special guest Ellen Greer will join the Gala with her oil drawings, abstractions inspired by the textures of fruits and vegetables.

The 21st firing of the “anagama” wood kiln produced pots with amazing surface colors and textures. Wood ash drips, flame patterns and soda glaze texture are serendipitously deposited on the pottery as the pieces are decorated at the whim of the kiln. A wide variety of pieces, from pots to enhance food preparation and dining to decorative vases and whimsical owls are part of this year’s treasures.

John and Beth are thrilled to have artist Ellen Greer join their Open House. Ellen will bring original works as well as smaller reproductions printed on aluminum. It’s a technique that highlights the gorgeous colors and visual textures in her designs.

Ellen taught High School Art in Asheboro for 11 years before joining the NC Zoo staff, serving as Curator of Design for 27 years. Under her direction the zoo became a showplace for environmentally-themed artwork and design. Since her retirement, Ellen has enjoyed being able to spend more time on her own artwork, developing the wonderful “Culinary Images” series. Preview her work at

The annual Open House gives the artists time to visit with customers, explain the inspiration and techniques behind their work, and share new designs. Refreshments will be served – come join the fun!

Cady Clay Works is located on Busbee Road in the Westmoore community south of Seagrove.
Gala hours are 9am to 5pm.

For more information or directions call 910-464-5661 or go to

Asheboro library invites school-age kids for Readers’ Theater

ASHEBORO — Make reading come to life in a Readers’ Theater for school-age kids during November at the Asheboro Public Library.

This fun and interactive activity will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. on four Saturdays beginning November 1. Children participating will pick a play script and practice it for three Saturdays, and perform it for family and friends on the fourth, November 22.

In readers’ theater, actors perform using the script, so no memorization is required. No theatrical background is necessary, and all children of reading age are invited.

Parents are encouraged to stay and assist.

The library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. Call 318-6804 for more information.

Libraries to host Halloween events for kids, teens

ASHEBORO – Children and families are invited to have some ghoulish fun at the Asheboro and Archdale libraries for Halloween.

The Asheboro Public Library Children’s Room will host a Halloween Monster Mash at 4 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. It’s free and the public is invited.

Hear silly stories, make a monster mask and have a monster roar contest. Children are invited to wear their costumes for a costume parade around the library.

Afterwards, stay for pictures in the Halloween photo booth and sample some tasty treats.

Children of all ages and their families are invited to the Archdale Public Library’s annual Halloween Party at 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 28. Costumes are optional. Slightly spooky stories and goody bags will be offered, and refreshments will be served.

No registration required; call 431-3811 for more information.


Teens: Photo Booth, Scary Book Chat

Teens at Asheboro can dress as their favorite book character or scary creature and have their pictures snapped in the “Scary Photo Booth Cosplay” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 29. The photos will be posted to the library’s Facebook page.

A Halloween party and Scary Book Chat will follow.

The Asheboro library is located at 201 Worth Street in Asheboro. The Archdale library is located at 10433 S. Main Street in Archdale.



Asheboro Magazine “Homemade for the Holidays”

Asheboro Magazine is putting together an article featuring local artisans.  The working theme is “Shop Local Artists”/”Handmade for the Holidays” and may cover several pages of the magazine for this November.

They need 100 words about you and two images of your art.

That simple.

Depending on the response they will create a multiple page spread featuring you and other creatives in our community.

Send your 100 words and two images to Sherry Johnson at:

Check out Asheboro magazine here.

Tickets Available for RSVP’s Production of The Curious Savage

Tickets for RSVP Community Theatre’s production of The Curious Savage go on sale October 18 at Morings Fine Crafts, 123 Sunset Avenue, Asheboro.  Adult admission is $10.00 and senior (60+) and student (to age 18) admission is $8.00.  Tickets may be bought in person or by phone at 336-629-0399, using cash, check, or card.  At the door, only cash or check can be taken.  Open seating.

Performances will be given at the Sunset Theatre, 234 Sunset Avenue in downtown Asheboro.  Dates for evening shows are November 7, 8, 14, and 15 at 7:30 pm.  There will be two Sunday matinees, November 9 and 16, at 2:30.


Opening Reception for Gayle Lambeth at the Ragan House

gaylelambethThe NWRCAC proudly presents the art of Gayle Lambeth now on display at the Ragan House! Gayle Lambeth is a native of Archdale. She began painting in 2007 and has taken workshops and classes under several artists.  Although Gayle paints using watercolor and acrylics, her favorite medium is oil.  With oils she can achieve rich texture and vibrant colors.  Gayle lives in Archdale with her husband, Steve. You can see Gayle Lambeth’s paintings from October to December at the Ragan House located at 118 Trindale Road, Archdale NC. An opening reception will be held this Sunday, October 19th, from 2-4pm.

Don’t miss a chance to meet one of our local artists. For more information, visit us at, or call 802-1957. Gayle Lambeth accepts commission work and can be reached at

Westmoore Pottery Presents Hearthside Cookery Program

cooking guild 2On Saturday, October 18, Westmoore Pottery will present “Stepping Back in Time:  Hearthside Cookery.”  Cooks from The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will be the guest presenters this year as they cook foods in the large fireplace at Westmoore Pottery using historical “receipts” (as recipes were then called) from the late 18th century.

For this presentation, the Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will be preparing Scots Irish foods such as would have been cooked and served in the backcountry of North Carolina in the latter 1700s.  This will include some familiar foods, such as apple pie and shortbread, as well as some less common dishes – colcannon, bannocks, haggis, and metheglin among them.  Butter will be churned as well.   Sampling of many of the dishes will be allowed as foods finish cooking.

This experienced and very active group, a branch of the Mecklenburg Historical Association, travels from their home base near Charlotte, NC all over the country, teaching others and constantly learning more about historical cooking themselves.  The cooks frequently demonstrate period cookery at the James K. Polk State Historic Site in Pineville, NC near Charlotte.

Westmoore Pottery is well known for making and providing replica historical pottery used for heritage cookery programs and museum furnishings.   The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley will use Westmoore’s pottery in its cooking, to demonstrate how various pottery pieces were used in the 18th century.  Pots used will range from the more common bowls, pitchers, and plates to the lesser known pottery pipkins, skillets, and steep pans.

“I am excited to have The Historical Cooking Guild of the Catawba Valley this year,” says potter Mary Farrell.  “I have seen presentations these cooks have done at other venues.
They have a wealth of knowledge to share with the public.”

The Hearthside Cooking programs are always among Westmoore Pottery’s most popular special events, and attract a wide and varied audience who learn about a part of history that people sometimes forget about — the history of foods, cooking skills, and the daily tasks of those who lived long ago.  These programs interest many different types of people – history buffs, cooks, foodies, pottery enthusiasts, teachers, and lifetime learners.  Never has history tasted so good!

Westmoore Pottery will be open from 9 am – 5 pm on Saturday, October 18.  The hearthside cooking demonstrations will run from 10 am – 3 pm.  (The end of the day is allotted to washing dishes!)  Visitors may come at any point during the day, and come back as often as they like to see the various foods being cooked.  No admission fee will be charged and no pre-registration is required.

“We sometimes have people who stay the whole day to watch, ask questions, and learn,” adds Mary, “though most visitors just come for a part of the day.”

Since the cooks will be making and explaining different foods throughout the day, returning later in the day means more watching and learning . . . and more sampling!

In conjunction with the Hearth Cookery program, Mill Creek Forge (next door to Westmoore Pottery) will also be open with demonstrations making hand forged ironwork by blacksmith Jerry Darnell and friends.  Jerry is one of the most skilled blacksmiths working in the US today.  His work is used and treasured by many hearth cooks.

Westmoore Pottery is located at 4622 Busbee Road, just off Highway 705 halfway between the small towns of Seagrove and Robbins, in North Carolina.

Artist Cara Bevan publishes Children’s Book

CaraBevan_ImprobableA children’s picture book two years in the making, local artist Cara Bevan proudly presents Improbable…Never Impossible. It is a gentle story about love; a story of old with lessons of good morals and beautiful art. In a hardened world it is also a reminder to adults that they were once young and full of imagination. Here they can find a wonderful and safe place on a farm where a cat and a mouse come together, in only a way that two hearts were meant to join.

“The painted illustrations are very detailed and colorful,” said artist Cara Bevan. “Painting them was the most enjoyable set of artworks I’ve ever made.” The animals and scenes in the book were inspired by her own family farm and pets. Above all she hopes to share a beautiful story, written by her friend pen named VixyyFox.

Improbable…Never Impossible is for sale through the publisher Rabbit Valley and Bevan will also be participating in Archdale Public Library’s Author Breakfast. On October 25th from 9am to noon local authors will present their books to an audience and hold book signings. The breakfast is free for the public to attend and there will be refreshments.

Don’t miss this newly published children’s book. You can purchase it online and see details at Cara Bevan’s website:

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