Almost Aleta

Article Published: Jun. 14, 2012 | Modified: Jun. 14, 2012
Almost Aleta

Potter and jeweler Aleta Chandler is showcasing her work at ArtWalk.
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Johnson City, Tenn., potter and jeweler Aleta Chandler has recently moved into ArtWalk.

Her ceramics have a modern, industrial edge, glazed in rusty reds, vivid greens and neutral browns. Chandler’s work at ArtWalk includes cereal bowls, serving dishes, sake cups, butter dishes and more.

Her pottery is hand-built, but lacks the clunky, heavy aesthetic of most pottery of the sort – sturdy, but streamlined.

Her pieces are made of stoneware clay, with colored slips and oxides providing unique splashes of color. Most pieces even have steel or brass nails fired into the clay for added architectural affect.
Chandler also teaches pottery classes in her community.

ArtWalk also features Chandler’s jewelry line. Her quirky jewelry features found objects, copper wire, antique watch components, sparkling beads and all kinds of vintage treasures.

ArtWalk is located at 611 W. King St., across from Mast General Store, and is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Artists of all media and experience levels are invited to inquire about booth rentals. For more information, email ( , call (828) 264-9998 or visit the online store at

Gallery Times

Gallery Times is a weekly news feature of The Mountain Times, featuring short news items submitted by local galleries.

For more information or to make a submission, contact editor Frank Ruggiero at ( or (828) 264-6397.

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