The Joyful Jewel

 local art fresh from the heart 44-A Hillsboro St. in downtown Pittsboro, NC  email: mariah.joyfuljewel@gmail.com (919) 883-2775 We are open again!  Hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday – Saturday. (closed Sun. – Tues.) The Joyful Jewel is a retail gallery of ~160 North Carolina artists all from Chatham and the surrounding counties.  We offer “local […]

Tim Smith “Laid Back”

“Laid Back” Tim Smith clay I think this guy is taking a day off! – like many of you on this Friday before Independence Day.  I recommend, and Tim Smith does too, to spend a few minutes of it being “Laid Back!.” ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us […]

Tim Smith “Playin’ Possum”

“Playin’ Possum” Tim Smith Clay Since we had so much fun with the tick-eating possums yesterday (thank you Laurie Lindgren​), I’m posting more.  These are clay Playin’ Possums by Tim Smith of Maddog Mudworks​.  Each one has a different instrument and personality! Tim Smith is A whimsical, talented, musical guy of the mountains who creates little […]

Jerry Fowler “Ephemeral Rising”

“Ephemeral Rising” Jerry Fowler Pottery Branching out from his well-loved cosmic piggies and sonic chickens, Jerry Fowler has made a few abstract sculptural pieces.  “Ephemeral Rising” is the 3rd in a series and shows a different kind of branching out!  Jerry says this sculptural vase represents his own imagining of “primordial life coming up from […]

Pam Epperson “Sunflower Bowl”

Sunflower Bowl Pam Epperson Ceramic A Sunflower Bowl!  Goodness to enjoy as you pour in the cereal and milk, and then again as you finish eating it.  Pam Epperson made this just the right size for morning breakfast, afternoon strawberries & cream, and for hearty evening stew. ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us […]

Debbie Englund “Pitcher”

  Blue Vase Debbie Englund ceramic Shapely and so appealing with it’s swirls of rich and creamy earth tones and its squarish handle, this pitcher by Debbie Englund would be perfect for just enough iced tea, a couple of glasses each for two.  The design makes it balanced both visually and in use with a […]

Cora Food Pantry “Chatham County Cooks Cookbook”

“Chatham County Cooks” Cora Food Pantry Don’t forget to buy your ticket to tomorrow’s Cora Food Pantry’s fundraiser “Empty Bowls” where you can get a fine bowl of soup in a collector pottery bowl, bid on the Silent Auction items, all while supporting this vital nonprofit organization.  You can visit the Joyful Jewel to buy […]

Linda Collura “Butterfly Fairy”

Butterfly Fairy Linda Collura Ceramic Who out there doesn’t love a fairy and a butterfly?  Linda Collura chose both subjects in this full-of-life small sculpture. Life would be so grand for her in a beautiful flower garden or patio display.   Here is what she says about her work: “I use low fire earthenware with […]

Cynthia Aldrich “Vase/Utensil Holder”

Vase/Utensil Holder Cynthia Aldrich Pottery Grace and beauty, these describe potter Cynthia Aldrich as well as her work.  This undulating piece can be a vase (full of favorite Spring flowers) or a utensil holder (full of tools for nourishment or for sharp-pencil writing). ~~~ See new pieces on FaceBook Follow us on Twitter @TheJoyfulJewel Call us […]

Rita Baldwin “Azalea Garden”

“Azalea Garden” Rita Baldwin Original Oil Painting, on Canvas If the weather keeps up like this we will soon be seeing azalea’s bloom as in Rita Baldwin’s dynamic flower-full painting.  First will be crocus and daffodils to color our green. She has probably painted some of those too.  Rita captured so many of the shades […]