About Me and Events
I have a studio art degree in printmaking and drawing from the University of South Carolina, Columbia (1976). I have been a visiting artist and artist in residence for the SC Arts Commission (1977–1979), and taught classes for Durham Technical Institute and the Carrboro Arts Center in North Carolina. In the 1980s freelance design work lead me into working for thirty-one years as a book designer, eventually as Senior Designer and Design Manager for Duke University Press, Durham, NC. In 1996, I began working in clay, creating hand-built sculptures, wall art, bowls, faces, tiles, and pinch pots. My work also includes laser print photographic transfers fired on to clay. Some of these pieces appear in two publications: 500 Animals in Clay: Contemporary Expressions of the Animal Form and Image Transfer on Clay by Paul Wandless (both published by Lark Publications). In 2011, 2015, and 2016, I attended the Haystack Mountain Artists' School in Maine. Over the last twenty years I have participated in the Chatham County Artists Guild December open studio tour, the 2019 Bynum Bridgefest, and sold my work in galleries. I also sell my work through studio sales, and maker's markets throughout the year. My work can be seen on my website: www.cheriewestmoreland.com, on Instagram @cheriewestmoreland, and on my Facebook business page.
My studio can be visited by appointment, 835 Buck Branch Road, Pittsboro, NC.
My Fall/Winter markets have been impacted by my breaking my left patella. I’ve had to accept that although I will be mostly recovered by the middle or end of December, realistically it would be difficult to handle the physicality of setting up for a Maker’s Market. For December I will have my studio set up for studio visits and holiday shopping by appointment.