Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month

Take an adventure to Hendersonville for Blue Ridge Crafts Trail Month.

There are so many places along the Blue Ridge Parkway where you can get unique pieces or artwork, from pottery, to handmade jewelry, to paintings. That’s why the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area created three Blue Ridge Craft Trails in Hendersonville. Leslie Hartley from the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area and Dian Magie from Dian Magie Pottery joined us on QC Morning to talk more about Blue Ridge Craft Trails Month. Leslie said during July the weather is great to venture along the countryside to different artists in their studios. There are thirteen stops along the way, each gallery has something different inside. We also talked with Dian about the unique demonstration she has to offer at her studio. Dian says she has a wood fired kiln that she fires up to 2400 degrees and it takes about 12 to 14 hours to create her masterpieces. She tells us July 12th is her next firing and you can come out and learn about the process. She says the most exciting part is when the temperatures get really high, the fire goes out of the chimney about 12 feet into the air.