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Centerpoint Studios Introducing Work by Kyle Carpenter at Holiday Pottery Sale

17 Nov 2012

CONTACT: (Kathie Kline, 828-253-1118/828-776-3751

WHAT: Centerpoint Studios Holiday Pottery Sale
WHEN: Saturday, November 17, 2012, 10AM-5PM
WHERE: Centerpoint Studios, 320 Lakewood Drive, Asheville, North Carolina

Centerpoint Studios Introducing Work by Kyle Carpenter at Holiday Pottery Sale
Unmarked Seconds Available as Goodwill Gesture for Holiday Shoppers

The annual Centerpoint Studios Holiday Pottery Sale will be free and open to the public for sales of functional porcelain pottery on Saturday, November 17th, from 10am to 5pm. This festive event in the home showroom of artists Kathie & Robert Kline offers holiday shoppers an opportunity to buy handmade gifts at affordable prices. Porcelain pottery by Kyle Carpenter will be introduced during this year’s event. Pottery and wooden bowls by Centerpoint owners Kathie and Robert Kline will be sold, as well as a large assortment of unmarked pottery Seconds at reduced prices.

Carpenter, an emerging local potter and Centerpoint’s studio manager, is the second potter named Kyle Carpenter to live and work in Western North Carolina. He is newer at his craft than the first potter of the same name, and his pottery is distinctly different. He works exclusively with porcelain and experiments with many forms and glazes. He has participated in a number of local juried craft fairs, and sells his work at several shops in the Asheville area.

Kathie Kline has been involved in the Asheville arts community since establishing Centerpoint Studios in 2007. Each year, she joins with neighborhood artists to organize the Kenilworth Artists Association Open Studio Tour on Memorial Day weekend. Her functional porcelain pottery is sold at several North Carolina galleries and a variety of craft fairs, most recently the prestigious Paradise City Arts Festival in Northampton, Massachusetts.

Robert Kline, a family physician at Community Family Practice, began turning wooden bowls in 2008. A limited number of his bowls will be sold during this sale.

An unusual feature of this year’s event will be the sale of unmarked pottery Seconds. These are finished pots with minor flaws, often undetectable by inexperienced pottery buyers. Potters frequently throw them away or mark them as Seconds because they don’t want their substandard work seen by the public. This year, Centerpoint Studios will sell unmarked Seconds at reduced prices because the Klines want as many people as possible to enjoy the gift of handmade pottery during these economically hard times.