Comfort and Chaos

08/01/19 - 08/31/19

Our gallery exhibition for August is Comfort and Chaos.  This exhibition features fiber artist Ann Harwell and wood artist Elia Bizzarri.

Ann Harwell’s vision of the cosmos comes to life in her “Jupiter” series of quilts. Her intricate, jewel-like designs are pieced together with hand-dyed, precision-cut cotton, surface designed with straight-stitch machine sewing, and hand quilted through all the layers. Ann Harwell has been an Exhibiting Member at Piedmont Craftsmen since 2002.

Elia Bizzarri uses traditional tools and techniques to rive, hew, shave, and turn elegant Windsor chairs in his workshop in central North Carolina. Known for the quality and elegance of his turning technique, his chairs reflect an integral understanding of the intrinsic qualities of maple, poplar, hickory, and oak. Elia has been an Exhibiting Member since 2008.