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Cape Fear Copper

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Cape Fear Copper

The fine work of copper-smith artisans Cape Fear Copper is available at Ricky Evans Gallery. The artisans, Kendal and “D”, are the creators of all this lovely copper work and we hope you come in to see the vast collection we have available. Most of their designs are the result of a collaborative effort between the two artisans. D’s mechanical engineering experience combined with Kendall’s love of the decorative arts blend well allowing them to execute any designs and custom requests they have encountered so far.  ...

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Meet Potter Ardie Praetorius

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Meet Potter Ardie Praetorius

Meet pottery artisan Ardie Praetorius. Ardie began pottery studies 45 years ago at UNC Greensboro, and then at Penland School of Crafts. She currently resides in N. Myrtle Beach, SC and works out of her home studio. Ardie is best known for her work on the wheel, but she hand builds pottery as well, producing a variety of functional and decorative items. She often carves her own pieces and continues to use her signature flower motif. Each of Arie’s clay pieces is handcrafted and unique, so no two are exactly the same. The use of fine porcelain or stoneware clays and hand mixed glazes...

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Meet Silversmith Barbara Bennett

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Meet Silversmith Barbara Bennett

Meet silversmith artisan Barbara Bennett. Barbara was born and lived on Long Island most of her life. Educated at Parsons School of Design in NY she worked in interior design for many years designing custom furnishings and corporate computer and trading rooms for the fortune 500. After moving to the Raliegh, NC area over twenty years ago she became a Food Service Consultant/Interior Designer and focused on restaurant and corporate cafeteria design. In 2009 she began studying silversmith skills at Pullen Arts Center in Raleigh. Upon retirement in 2011 Bennett moved to the coast settling in...

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