Saturday, December 29, 2012

Mosaic 101 - Intro to Tile Mosaic

**New** in January, 2013, Susanne Vernon is offering the workshop 'Mosaic 101 - Intro to Tile Mosaic'. Space is available! Please contact Susanne at (412) 953-5652 or to register.  Interested in glass mosaic or picasiette?  Keep checking back at for additional workshops!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

Happy Holidays from all of us to all of you !!!  

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Marie Gruber will be in booth #59 at Artisphere this weekend

Artisphere is back for the 7th year and so is Marie Gruber. She has been fortunate to participate in Artist Row at Artisphere every year since the festival started started in 2005. She will be displaying primarily her works on aluminum, but will have a selection of matted prints on paper available. And for the first time, she will be mixing in a few color images with her black & white photography. Stop by and check out her latest work at booth #59 in Artist Row in front of High Cotton.

2011 Artisphere dates/times:
    Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Saturday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Sunday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

A couple of Marie's new color images:

Sedona - Arizona

Painted Desert - Arizona

Friday, May 6, 2011

Art Crossing studios featured in "The Impulsive Traveler"

Greenville's lovely downtown and Art crossing studios are featured in a recent column of The Impulsive Traveler in the Washingtion post.  Writer Becky Krystal interviewed artists Patti Rishforth and Ron Gillen of Art Crossing Studio 201 for the article.  The full article can be found here - The Impulsive Traveler: Picture-perfect Greenville, S.C. 

Monday, October 18, 2010

Erin Cramer joins Art Crossing

There is a new artist in Art Crossing, Erin Cramer. We are thrilled to
have her in 201 Studios and she is definitely an artist you'll want to
meet. It's always fascinating to watch a potter at work, and her
pleasant personality will draw you in even more. While she is usually
covered in mud up to her elbows, she is still able to sit and carry on
a conversation and answer questions while her hands remain busy at
work. You'll be pleased to know when you meet her that she enjoys
teaching classes as well.

Erin showed her talent early on as she was hired to help in a pottery
shop in Genoa, Ohio at the age of 14. She worked as an assistant
cleaning greenware, loading kilns, glazing pots and whatever else was
needed to keep things running smoothly. She learned how to throw pots
on the potter’s wheel by Jan Pugh at the pottery shop and she also
studied ceramics at Bowling Green State University.

Erin moved to South Carolina in 2006 to study Art History at Converse
College. After graduating in May, 2010 she worked as an Administrative
Assistant at the Spartanburg Art Museum. While she was passionate
about a career in the art history field she couldn’t quite let go of
her dream to become a full time studio potter. If she wasn’t busy
working at the museum or teaching pottery classes she was in the
garage making pots until the wee hours of the night. Thanks to the
support of her friends and family she was finally convinced to take
the plunge and pursue her dream.

After a recent trip to northern Italy, she was inspired by the great
amount of detail Italians put into the presentation and service of
their meals and occasions. Covering the table in beautiful pottery,
filling it with great food, and surrounding it all with laughter and
chatter amongst friends and family is what making pottery is all
about. “I like to play a small part in making this all happen by
creating utilitarian ware” says Erin. She is off to Italy once again,
Southern Italy this time, and is hoping to draw inspiration from the
renowned ceramics of the Amulfi Coast and its beautiful atmosphere.

You can look forward to seeing her new collection of pottery inspired
by this trip. She is planning on making large pieces used in
entertaining. Punch bowls and mugs, serving platters, carafes - just
the sort of thing that would look great on a dining room table filled
with guests for the holidays. So next time you are at a Farmer's
Market, filling your arms with fresh produce while talking to the
person who planted them, why not make your next stop be a stroll down
Art Crossing.

Stop into Studio 201 and look for the potter’s studio in the back.
Erin has a growing collection on display and specializes in custom
pieces. Her handmade pottery goes great with homemade food.

You can reach Erin at: 304-906-8813, or
through her website,

Monday, September 13, 2010

August Vernon paints Hines Ward

Art Crossing artist August Vernon paints Hines Ward "live" for the 13th annual Mel Blount Youth Home All-Star Celebrity Roast honoring Hines Ward, April 4th, 2010 Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First Friday and Artisphere!

This weekend we have First Friday and we have Artisphere and we have great weather. Sounds like the perfect art weekend to me! Art Crossing is not officially associated with Artisphere, but our location puts us right in the center of things, and we are busy creating exciting new work.

At Art Crossing 101-112 studios:
Catherine has new hand painted frames, and acrylics on paper. Emily has new 4" x 4" original paintings on wood. August will be painting live. Christina will be showing her fresh summer jewelry. Susanne will be working on her latest mosaic. Cheryl has napkin rings with 1" x 3/4" original paintings. Larry has new miniatures, and new original watercolors. Al has photography on satin, and a new spring line of scarves. Jared has t-shirts with an image from one of his live performances. Ric will be showing off his redesigned studio. Scott will be showing his photography. Ashley will be doing her pencil portraits live. Guy and Marie are each participating as booth artists in Artisphere's Artist Row.

At Art Crossing 201 studios:
Patti will be creating her original silhouette portraits from 11 am to 3 pm on Saturday. Matt is unveiling a new sculpture in front of studio 201 at 3 pm on Saturday. Ron has new prints of the Greenville Train Station, and a new painting of the Reedy River falls. Teri has a great selection of hand woven scarves. Patrick will be showing his color photography of local and international places. Sarah is now creating one of a kind purses, jewelry, and accessories.

Come on down and check us out!