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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Buy Local for the Holidays: The Other Half Gallery

This beautiful baking dish made by local artist Ron Propst of The Other Half
Gallery combines form & function. Baking dishes range from $65-$150 according to size & come with the very special Granny Propst Barbecue Chicken recipe from Ron's mom. 
Artists and gallery owners Ron and Tamara Propst are from Hickory, NC, and attended art school at East Carolina University in the 60's. Ron became a resident at Penland School of Crafts in 1967. After his residency, he established his own studio by the Toe River Bridge at Penland. The Propst's moved to Winston-Salem and became the reproduction potters for Old Salem and Ron established his studio at the West End house. 

Ron also studied in depth the tile-making and production of the tile stoves that the early Moravians used. In 1983, Ron moved his studio to 6th Street in the space where 6th & Vine is now located. Tamara was the Centershop Manager at the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA)


The Propst's own The Other Half Gallery on Trade Street, Winston-Salem. Ron continues to produce wonderful pottery and special clay commissions across the country, as well as commissions for Moravian tile stoves.

5 comments:

  1. As a former business owner, it is so important to buy local! We buy as much local as we can.

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  2. Thanks for your feedback Martha! I agree wholeheartedly. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  3. Thank you for highlighting The Other Half in your Southern As Biscuits blog. We invite all to visit us during the holidays Monday - Saturday 10-5 and Sunday 1-5. See you in The Arts District

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  4. You are welcome! I love your gallery and hope you are very busy this season!

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