Tuesday, June 5, 2012


Betsy Carr studied art at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington and graduated in 2004.  She developed a love for silversmithing at Arrowmont School of Crafts in Gatlinburg, TN in 2007.  Combining silversmithing and collage, her company, found*ling, was born. 

Betsy is inspired by objects handed down through generations-things like haphazard fabric combinations in old quilts, spidery handwriting, faded paper, and quirky old folk sayings. She keeps her eyes and ears wide open for such treasures from her studio at 15B Domino Lane.

image courtesy of Jennifer Callahan

Thank you, Harvest Records!

Thank you, Harvest Records, for your donation!  Harvest Records is also generously providing a 10% discount  to those of you who are in the neighborhood for the event.  

Thank you, West End Bakery!

The West End Bakery will be donating cookies to the West Asheville Open Studios event!  You'll find them to nibble on in the studios.  Thank you, West End Bakery!

And, thank you, The Admiral!!

image by Melissa Robinson
Thanks to The Admiral for their donation of a $25 gift certificate to be included in our raffle this weekend, June 9-10th.  The raffle will be happening at The Drygoods Shop.  Tickets are 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.

Thank you, The Hop!

The kind folks at The Hop donated a gift certificate for an 8" ice cream cake to include in our fund raising raffle. Thank you, so much!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Thanks WALK!

WALK on Haywood Street donated a gift certificate to West Asheville Open Studios.  Thank you!!  We'll be including this item, along with other donated and handcrafted items, in our raffle.  The raffle proceeds will benefit future West Asheville Open Studios events.  Tickets will be one for $3 or two for $5.  The raffle will be happening at The Dry Goods Shop on Haywood Rd.

Mimi Strang

Mimi Strang's studio has been at 15A Domino Lane since 2004.  She's trained in ceramics and for years did architectural tile work.  She's currently focusing on sculptural work in welded steel.