Invalid Displayed Gallery
By Riki Bolster
There is a place in Atlanta where art and craft meet community – and the holidays!
A nonprofit art studio and gallery, the Cabbagetown Clay and Glass Works (CCGW) will host their 13th Annual Holiday Sale on Friday, December 5 from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. It features the work of nine different artists, a variety of pieces from fused glass to fine porcelain to raku fired pieces. Each artist has his/her own style and expertise, and the artists work side by side in their cooperative environment. The result is commisisoned work, international patrons, and even pieces featured on movie sets.
Located a short distance from Oakland Cemetery, it is “definitely worth a stop if you’re looking for something handmade and beautiful,” according to Becky L. on Yelp.
On opening night, CCGW is offering the opportunity for a limited number of customers to “U do Raku.” Attendees may buy a pre-made piece ranging in price from $10 to $45, and glaze it. CCGW fires it that night, and it is ready to be taken home. Supplies will be limited for this special firing.
Founded in 2002, CCGW’s mission is to “create a community of artisan fellowship by promoting local art and craft education.” Owned and operated by its member artists, CCGW also supports fundraisers for community causes. It offers classes and memberships to a 1,300-square-foot facility with kilns, pottery wheels, glazes, and 24-hour access.
How can such a studio be a great place to buy one-of-a-kind gifts? Here’s what was posted on YELP last year:
Had a great experience here on Saturday when I was doing some holiday shopping. I was greeted by the artists at work who took time to tell me about the store, but then left me alone to shop. There was a great vibe to the place. For all handmade pieces, their prices were pretty reasonable, and there was a good range [of designs]. You could get something for $10 or for $200. I bought three different types of bowls.
After opening night, the Cabbagetown Clay and Glass Works, located at 588 Woodward Avenue, will be open for the holidays every weekend until Christmas.
For additional information, please contact Devanie Schilpp at firstname.lastname@example.org.