LH017: Michael Hatch, glassblower – “Have furnace, will travel!”

Michael Hatch of Crucible Glassworks, Asheville area artist

With the mastery that comes from 30 years in glass-blowing, Michael Hatch still experiences the process as a rush! In this interview, Michael gives us a look at what makes the medium unique and so exciting to him. Michael and his wife Hilary Hatch are the owners of Crucible Glassworks, in Weaverville, NC, where Michael … Read more and listen to episode…

LH015: Mary Filiss – Finally Happily Painting and Quilting in Retirement

Oil painting by Asheville area artist Mary Filiss

Mary Filiss is a painter and quilter living in Marshall, North Carolina.  She attended art school, Cooper Union College in NYC,  and upon graduation, Mary and her husband shared studio space in the same neighborhood as some of the rising stars of the period’s art scene. Life happened, and after many adventures and years of … Read more and listen to episode…

LH014: Joseph Pearson – Guiding the Next Generation and Tips on Artist Grants

"Grooming the Future" oil painting by Asheville artist Joseph Pearson

Joseph Pearson is an Asheville oil painter on a mission.  He paints pieces that convey his values and send a message to the viewer about societal issues.  He expressed during this interview that if he created work that didn’t make a statement, he would feel that he was “talking to hear myself talking.” I met … Read more and listen to episode…