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Potters of the Blue Ridge

Potters of the Blue Ridge

Potters of the Blue Ridge The Potters of the Blue Ridge Exhibition will be open to the public from October 8th – November 29th at Florence Thomas Art School in downtown West Jefferson, NC.  The exhibit features member potters with works that range from...
Betsy Brey

Betsy Brey

Betsy Brey grew up on a 400-acre dairy farm in Wisconsin and traveled extensively before she moved to Wilkes County in 1978. There she was inspired by the prolific, diverse, and immediately accessible natural resources in her surroundings to focus on the craft of...
Midday Sun on the New River

Midday Sun on the New River

“That’s somewhere near Creston,  And the sun was hot that day.  I was painting for that show- The New River- we were having at the Arts Council.  I thought that barn was interesting. One thing, I never like to take commission, or have someone tell me to go and paint...
Daisy and Peaches Still Life

Daisy and Peaches Still Life

  Florence Thomas painted many still lifes during her lifetime.  This small 16″x20″ painting features some common daisies, peaches, and a metal milk can.  These are items that would have been at hand around Florence’s farm in Ashe County during...