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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.
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.
We love the diverse styles of the potters who make North Carolina their home. Our newest NC potter is Christina Brown
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.
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
University of North Carolina at Greensboro 2011
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
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
After 27 years Jan has decided to step back from the retail business and concentrate on her art. Meet our new owner Virginia Spencer!
There is a change taking place. Jan is retiring from the world of retail to focus more on her art; exploring new techniques for creations alongside her already established works. I am the new owner of Carolina Creations. My name is Virginia Spencer.
I have lived in North Carolina since 1981 and have fallen in love with the New Bern area. We have fabulous artists in our proximity as well as many talented artists within our state and our country. Carolina Creations has been “my favorite store” for quite some time and I am so pleased at the opportunity to take the reins.
My background has been quite varied, with focuses on pharmaceutical sales, retail florist, nursing, and 5 years as an officer in the US Army Nurse Corps. As a florist, I studied and produced floral arts, earning recognition as a member of the American Institute of Floral Design. I look forward to moving on to a new challenge.
My priority is to learn the business of Carolina Creations and become familiar with its operations. I want to meet the artists who have their art in our shop and look for a few new ones. I am sure they will provide me with a great education and appreciation for the talent they bring to our mix. The employees who have been a part of our shop for a long time are staying on board, so you can count on their learned expertise while I get up to speed.
New perspectives are sure to bring about change. I plan to seek new opportunities to share our art. But, please be assured that we will continue to deliver the same quality you have grown to expect from Carolina Creations. Please share with me ideas you may have regarding your favorite art medium and any special areas where you are seeking just the right touch. I want to find the right artist to share your vision.
I hope we will meet soon.
I have loved the 27 years I have spent at Carolina Creations from our spot on Middle
Street, to our move to 321 Pollock then our “new” gallery at 317, our current location. I have had the privilege to meet and work with hundreds of amazing artists and wonderful customers through the years, many of whom have become dear friends.
I’m ready to go back to being a full-time artist. I’m not going anywhere. My studio will still be just a block away from Carolina Creations. I will still be the featured artist at Carolina Creations and do all the pottery and paintings you’ve become accustomed to from me as well as the custom paintings, house portraits, baby sets, platters, tiles, etc! You will still order them at Carolina Creations or on the website just as before.
I’ll continue to design an ornament each year, do my little calendars, Christmas cards, etc. The difference is that I’ll have more time to create so you’ll be seeing more new work from me more often. We will still have the “Sally’s Painting Partys” at my studio.
Virginia and our wonderful staff will continue to bring you the same shopping experience you have had at Carolina Creations through all these years.
It’s a win win for all of us!
One of our talented local artists at Carolina Creations!
Oil paintings on gallery wrapped canvases, in gold floater frames.
For more information or to purchase visit our website by clicking here.
We have represented Sally since 2008 and she has taught workshops through our gallery. Sally received her BFA from California State University, Long Beach and an MFA from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. Sutton’s work has been exhibited in Tokyo at the Genkan Gallery of the Tokyo American Club, in the Meiji Gallery in Ginza, and in numberous shows in the United States. Her paintings can be found in private and corporate collections nationally and abroad.