Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Show

Colorful floorcloths by GraffitiMats.
Each year on Thanksgiving weekend the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild Show is held in the Expo Center of the NC State Fairgrounds, and this year marked their 42nd show.  I always look forward to the show.  One of the artists that I liked this year is GraffitiMats where artist Sheree White Sorrells and her husband Ken create fabric collages on canvas.  Their floorcloths, table mats and coasters are fun and functional and display colors in unusual combinations.  Check out their website to learn how they make this colorful artwork (  I bought some of the coasters, and now I'm wishing I had bought a floorcloth for our kitchen.  Guess I'll just have to make a trip to their studio in Waynesville, NC.

Marti Mocahbee, Clay Artist.
I love, love, love the pieces by clay artist, Marti Mocahbee.  Her pieces have a contemporary style with influences from the past--Greek, Egyptian, Celtic, Native American Indian and Japanese.  (

Bowl by Marti Mocahbee (from her website).
The show had its usual variety of media represented: clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, wood and photography.  Meeting the artists and enjoying their works was a fun way to spend a Sunday afternoon, and I am already looking forward to next year's show.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention and the photo, Pat. We'd love to have you visit Waynesville, and love to make that floorcloth for you.
    Good Travels, and Happy Holidays!!
    Ken & Sheree Sorrells