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.Name a Tile
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.
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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.
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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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.Name a Tile
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