New Work Just in By Janet Francoeur

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All of Janet’s pottery can be personalized for an additional charge.

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New Bern Calendar by Jan Francoeur

This year Jan painted 12 tiny – 5 x 6″ or so originals for the calendar, featuring architecture, gardens, and gates from Downtown New Bern. The calendar comes in a cd case, open it up and it holds the calendar upright.

$15 each.

They are available at Carolina Creations along with the original paintings and prints of some of them.

You can also purchase the calendar on the website by following this link. 

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Sally’s Painting Party

Carolina Creations Presents
Sally Sutton Painting Party
Garden Terrace 
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Paint your own acrylic painting of this image on 11 x 14″ canvas with artist Sally Sutton!
Thursday October 12 from 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Sip, snack and paint!
All supplies and snacks will be provided so all you need to do is be ready to enjoy some time with friends creating your own painting!Sally will have the image drawn out on the canvas, she will lead you through painting it.
Wear clothing that is casual or bring an apron. Cost $55 Location: Francoeur Studio, 229 E Front Street, New Bern “click here to see location on the map“.

Register here or by calling 252-633-4369.

If you get lost the evening of the party call 252-626-3376.
$55 includes all supplies wine, water,
and snacks!

Luv This Place 2018 Calendar

For over a decade, Elaine O’Neil has been re-creating the places you love in North Carolina with her unique textile art. Now you can celebrate the places you love throughout the year with her new Luv This Place® 2018 North Carolina calendar.

 

Textile artist Elaine O’Neil grew up in rural Maine, the great-granddaughter of a lighthouse keeper, granddaughter of a farmer, and daughter of an ardent seamstress.

She received a degree in textile design from the Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, and has shown her work in galleries up and down the East Coast as well as in the mountains of North Carolina.

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Her work is also in the collections of many colleges, businesses, and hospitals, on the cover of several books and publications, and she has illustrated two children’s books.

Elaine says of her work, “My artistic process begins with the simple, pure memories of my childhood. I strive to conjure up the essence of those good times and capture them through whimsy and color, stitching them together with a sense of humor and delight.  My process begins by approaching each textile collage with a simple sketch. Then through snips and cuts, my scissors, like a painter’s brush,slowly reveal the image. Layer upon layer of fabric, stitched into place using a variety of colors and textures, brings the piece to life. In each piece I create, my hope is to evoke the kind of pleasure and delight of childhood, when life is simple, sweet, and full of endless possibilities.”

“This will be the 5th year that I have created my Luv This Place ® North Carolina art calendar featuring the places and culture we love in North Carolina. A percentage of the proceeds is shared with the NC Cancer Hospital.

To purchase.

Welcome NC Potter Christina Brown

We love the diverse styles of the potters who make North Carolina their home. Our newest NC potter is Christina Brown
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She talks about her work……

I love the endless possibilities creativity brings. 
I enjoy thinking about where my pieces will go, who will hold them, drink from them, and what conversations they will be privy to at dinner tables amongst friends…. hopeful of the joy they will bring. 

Creative Journey and Ceramic Study 
​2016 – The Makers Summit
Hosted by The Makers Collective in Greenville, S.C.
A gathering of creatives brainstorming to grow 
their businesses and invest in the beauty of their craft.

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2015 – Workshop with Justina Blakeney
Hosted by Italian Fix in Italy
Branding, Social Media, blog/biz/idea/future 
connections for growth workshop.
Re-energize your vision as a creative person.

2014 Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts – Gatlinburg, TN
Ceramics Intensive Workshop – Jenny Mendes

2012/2013 Guilford College – Greensboro, NC
• Ceramics 1 – Charlie Teft
• Ceramics 2 – Charlie Teft

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University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2011
​Ceramics Study

2010 Odyssey Center for Ceramic Arts – Asheville, NC
•  Ceramic Intensive Workshop ~ Matt Kelleher
•  Ceramic Intensive Workshop – Shoko Teruyama

2009 Appalachian Center for Craft – Smithville, TN
•  Ceramics Intensive Workshop – Margaret Boles
•  Ceramics Intensive Workshop – Lana Wilson
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Much gratitude and thanks to all the generous and kind artists who have helped teach and inspire me. And with a heart full of gratitude, love and joy I thank my husband, Tim, who supports me to no end. My two amazing children, Leah and August,”You encourage me, love and inspire me everyday to keep doing what I love,I couldn’t do it with out you all and it wouldn’t hold the same joy.” 

When making my pieces I use the wheel, hand build and also alter shapes made from forms I have thrown or also made myself. I search thrift stores and yard sales for bowls, platters and more that I can then make plaster mold. I also love to find hand carved wooden bowls and trays that I can use for interesting forms. The imperfect nature of those pieces make for interesting creations to house my designs. 
The hunt for these pieces is also part of the joy and creation. 

Carving into the clay is probably one of my most favorite things. I create the form, slip it, then as the piece speaks to me scenes of birds, leaves, vines, flowers, owls and other natural images will emerge in the carvings on each piece.​

To purchase her pieces or for more information click here.

Stephen Moore Featured Artist

stephen mooreStephen Moore of Beaufort will be our featured artist for September and October. 

Stephen’s show,  “Beach Obsession”, will feature acrylic paintings of our coast.

Stephen Moore is an artist known for the color and light quality in his paintings. He is a native of North Carolina. He is a graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill and retired from a thirty four year career in family medicine in 2015.

He was taught by Eleanor Seng, a North Carolina artist who studied with Emil Holzhaurer, a student of Robert Henri. Stephen was taught by Eleanor beginning in the fifth grade at a community art center in Burlington, NC.

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Stephen has been painting and showing his work since 1980. He has traveled and painted extensively in Europe. Painting interests also include coastal and other North Carolina scenes with an emphasis on local color. Though primarily a landscape painter practicing  plein air techniques and studio painter, he is also interested in portrait, figurative, and still-life genres.

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He works in his studio in Beaufort NC. He is a regional painter and is associated with Artsource Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC, with the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort NC,with the Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City,  Carolina Creations in New Bern and the Village Art Gallery in Oriental, NC.

sm2His work is held in the corporate collections of SAS, Jordan and Price Law Firm, Rex Hospital, Family Medical Associates of Raleigh,  Hospice in Raleigh,  and Duke Raleigh Hospital to name but a few. Numerous private collectors across the state of North Carolina own his work.

The show will be up September 1 through October 31. Meet the artist during ArtWalk, October 6, 2017, 5-8 pm.

For more information contact the gallery at info@carolinacreations.com, phone 252-633-4369, or on the web at www.carolinacreations.com.

Stephen Moore Beach Obsession

Carolina Creations announces our featured artist for the months of September and October.  His colorful paintings depict our coast for his show “Beach Obsession.
The show will run from September 1 through October 31. Meet the artist during ArtWalk on October 6 from 5-8 pm.
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Stephen Moore is an artist known for the color and light quality in his paintings. He is a native of North Carolina. He is a graduate of UNC in Chapel Hill and retired from a thirty four year career in family medicine in 2015.  He was taught by Eleanor Seng, a North Carolina artist who studied with Emil Holzhaurer, a student of Robert Henri. Stephen was taught by Eleanor beginning in the fifth grade at a community art center in Burlington, NC.
Stephen has been painting  and showing since 1980. He has traveled and painted extensively in Europe. Painting interests also include coastal and other North Carolina scenes with an emphasis on local color.
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Though primarily a landscape painter practicing  plein air techniques and studio painter, he is also interested in portrait, figurative, and still-life genres. He works in his studio in Beaufort NC.
He is a regional painter and is associated with Artsource Art Gallery in Raleigh, NC, with the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery in Beaufort NC,with the Carolina Artist Gallery in Morehead City,  Carolina Creations in New Bern and the Village Art Gallery in Oriental, NC.
His work is held in the corporate collections of SAS, Jordan and Price Lawfirm, Rex Hospital, Family Medical Associates of Raleigh,  Hospice in Raleigh,  and Duke Raleigh Hospital to name but a few. Numerous private collectors across the state of North Carolina own his work.
For more information contact Carolina Creations at 252-633-4369 or email by clicking here.