Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red
Center for Craft 25th anniversary logo in red

Tile Appeal

Name a tile and support the Center

Be a part of the Center for Craft by naming a tile for inclusion in the named tile wall on the exterior of our building.  The named tile wall will complement Liminal, a work of art installed on the front of our National Craft Innovation Hub. For $350, you can name a tile and demonstrate your support for generations to come.

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The full exterior installation consists of two parts: The first is the street-facing facade wall featuring the 3-D tile installation, Liminal. The second is on the adjacent south-face of the building that displays the 2-D commemorative donor tiles.

And just like the city of Asheville itself, which lies somewhere in the unknowable present between its industrial past and its post-capitalist future, Liminal invites the viewer, even the casual passer-by, to enter that liminal state and feel the vastness of a world pulsing with change and uncertainty.

Drawing viewers into a space between noticing and understanding, the pattern will continually change throughout the day, revealing a variety of blue and green hues that perfectly contrast the building’s red and orange brick.

Help the Center as we Build a Future for Craft.

The artists

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Creation and Design Lead

Ian Henderson

Ian Henderson is a studio artist, teacher, and arts administrator currently the Director of Operations at Penland School of Craft. He will lead the design and creation of Liminal.

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Ian earned a degree in Contemporary U.S. History from Brown University, where he also studied sustainable building and design as well as art. In 2010 he moved to North Carolina where, as a recipient of a Core Fellowship at Penland School of Craft, he undertook an intensive, two-year study of materials and craft processes.

In 2013 Ian was awarded an Arts/Industry Residency at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Wisconsin. During this time he developed a process for translating the geometries and design language of historical, architectural ornament into high-relief tiles.

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Project Manager

Shae Bishop

Shae Bishop is a studio artist from Louisville, KY who earned his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute.

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He recently completed the prestigious Summer Fellowship at the Archie Bray Foundation and from 2014 - 2017 was the Studio Assistant and Production Manager for Cristina Córdova.

Shae’s stunning ceramic work has been exhibited internationally and throughout the US and is informed by his deep knowledge of cultural and art history and of the natural world. Shae will act as Project Manager for Liminal.

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Steel corner detail and text plates for Liminal will be fabricated and installed by Asheville artist Andrew Hayes. You may find more info about Andrew here.

Steel corner detail and text plates for Liminal will be fabricated and installed by beloved Asheville artist Andrew Hayes.


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The Center for Craft’s mission is to provide a unique event and meeting space where both national and local groups can gather to communicate, innovate, and be inspired.

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