Golden Carp to host class

The Golden Carp

The Golden Carp

The Golden Carp will host a class on May 18 taught by local artisan Les Williams on the making of hypertufa. Hypertufa is a lightweight cement-based material used in making planters, bird baths and other decorative items. It is commonly associated with English garden troughs.

The class is $50 and lasts  between two and three hours. All supplies will be provided and every participant will walk away with a finished original work of art. Anyone interested in attending the instructional course can sign up in person, via telephone or email.

The Golden Carp is a local shop in Dillsboro, NC that offers a “charming mix of imported and locally created accessories for the home, unique gifts and fine art.” The shop was founded in March of 1990 by two enterprising individuals new to retailing. They found Dillsboro to be the perfect home for their unique wares, in a town that was filled with local crafts.

“Our intent was to satisfy our diverse customers- we have something for everyone: country, traditional, ethnic, we have it all and at every price point,” said John Miele, co-owner of the Golden Carp. In addition to selling home décor, the shop also features a watercolor gallery boasting original watercolor paintings by regional artists.

The Golden Carp is located at 107 Webster Street, Dillsboro, NC 28725. To learn more about the class and to enroll, call (828) 586-5477 or send an email to: goldencarp609@aol.com

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