A couple of weeks ago, we made a special trip to Black Belt Treasures in Camden. It had been a while since our last visit and I couldn't wait to see all the new things they had - plus I was looking forward to a surprise visit with my friend Sulynn there, who really is a treasure all her own.
One of the things what makes Black Belt Treasures so interesting is that they only accept art made by people who live in the Black Belt...so when you visit, it's exciting just to see who they have discovered now.
Everything was looking *so* beautiful - displays of functional pottery and face jugs:...and this large wooden hanging ornament by Tyree McCloud (who did all the Gee's Bend murals) of a Loretta Pettway quilt:
More pottery and baskets:
Works by Charlie Lucas, including the framed "Rag Lady":
Jack-o-lanterns by Miller Pottery, a multi-generational Black Belt pottery:
Even more beautiful quilts (some quilts they carry are by the Freedom Quilting Bee):
...I really wanted to bring home this wreath:
, by ginger