Pictured is work by HCC professional crafts clay instructor Emily Reason. Reason along with other HCC professional crafts faculty will have work on display at the Professional Crafts Faculty Exhibition on campus in the Mary Cornwell Gallery. Through April, the public is invited to view the exhibition Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Haywood Community College is currently hosting a Professional Crafts Faculty Exhibition on campus in the Mary Cornwell Gallery. Through April, the public is invited to view the exhibition Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturdays. On Wednesday, March 27, there will be a talk with the artists at 4 p.m. All of the faculty members are working craft artists and this exhibition offers a rare occasion to see their work on display together.

The HCC professional crafts program offers options in clay, fiber, jewelry and wood. These programs provide both hands-on, intensive study and business training. Focusing on all aspects of becoming an independent craft professional, students sharpen their technical and artistic skills in their chosen medium while creating a marketable line of production work, plan a studio and become familiar with the craft market. Mandatory coursework includes photography of finished pieces for gaining entrance into craft shows, creating a business plan, and designing and building a studio tailored to fit production needs.

For more information about the Professional Crafts programs of study, please visit creativearts.haywood.edu, email hcc-advising@haywood.edu, or call 828-627-2821. For more information about the Professional Crafts Faculty Exhibition, please call 828-565-4240 or email clschulte@haywood.edu