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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

The CrAFT Studio at UNC Asheville: About the Studio

Now open on Ramsey Library's Lower Level, the CrAFT Studio is a multi-use creativity studio at the intersection of technology, creativity, and scholarship.

Welcome to the CrAFT Studio, located at the intersection of technology, creativity, and scholarship!

CrAFT stands for Creativity, Art, Fabrication, and Technology, which other than being a catchy acronym, encompasses the multiple facets of what the studio represents in modern scholarship. We're equal parts maker lab, creative commons, flexible use space, and living room. We provide large format printing and 3D printing for UNC Asheville's entire campus community (students, faculty, and staff) and opportunities for hands-on experience with emerging technologies like the iPad mini and iPad Pro.
...did we also mention we have a LEGO wall?

This space is designed for ALL UNC Asheville students, staff, and faculty to utilize for both projects associated with work/school, but also for their own personal use.

Meet the CrAFTies

(Staff Biographies)

Amanda G. - User Engagement Librarian & Coordinator of the CrAFT Studio

Birthday: September 28th
Hometown: Knoxville, TN/Marshall, NC
Major/Minor: Well, I'm the old boss, but I've got degrees in horticulture/geoscience (B.S. Mississippi State University), history (B.A. UNC Asheville), and library and information studies (M.L.I.S. UNC Greensboro).
Hogwarts House:
Hufflepuff ( one is ever surprised when I say this.)
Preferred Pronouns: she/her/hers

Favorite Color of Filament: Lulzbot Green or Purple
Favorite Item You've Printed/Modeled: I created a pair of earrings and printed them in the clear filament; they look AWESOME!
Favorite Piece of Tech in the Studio: iPad Pro + Pencil + one of the sketching programs

What're You Watching Right Now?: Impatiently waiting the next Friday 3-at-a-time episode drops of Young Justice: Outsiders, along with K-dramas (Coffee Prince is a longtime favorite). I will also pop on an episode or three of Great British Baking Show or Nailed It if I need to unwind.
What're You Playing Right Now: Soul Calibur VI, Smash Brothers Ultimate, the Sims 4, and I'm slowly getting better at Overwatch (typically a support main, but I play a LOT of Sombra nowadays).
What's on Your Studio Playlist?: K-pop, and I am so not sorry over that one. I'm also a 90's kid to my core and will listen to mid-to-late 90's pop and rock any day of the week.
What Does the CrAFT Studio Mean to You?: The studio is the best representation of the liberal arts that there is; we're inter-sectional, interdisciplinary, and interactive.

New Staff Bios Coming Soon!

Contact Us

Connect with the CrAFT Studio:

CrAFT Studio Operating Hours
(Google Calendar)

The CrAFT Studio Alumni

Mason Parnell
(Psychology & New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2017)

Ragan Harrison
(Engineering, matriculated to NC State)

Logan Patterson
(Art & Design, matriculated to NC State)

Rae Steinberg
(New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2017)

Keri O'Hern
(New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2018)

Hann Henson
(Psychology, UNC Asheville Class of 2017)
(New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2018)

Clara Murray
(New Media, Creative Writing, & French, UNC Asheville Class of 2018)

Zach Weston-Farber
(New Media & Mass Communication, UNC Asheville Class of 2018)

Gaby Brodman
(Art & New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2019)

Michael Parker
(Computer Science & New Media, UNC Asheville Class of 2019)

Mario Zigante
(New Media & Art, UNC Asheville Class of 2019)