Meet Our Artists
Glass & Metal Sculptors
Our goal is to make art which conveys the happiness we feel about the world and its processes. We have so much fun together, and hope our work reflects the lightness, playfulness, and exuberance of life.
Jenny immerses herself in painting florals or landscapes (as well as figurative work) and is a master at capturing light and shadows. Her paintings are vibrant and her color usage can be surprising.
Grace has been described as a force of nature and her metal sculpture is an expression of that.
Paintings are the way I have found to compact into a singular form, what I have observed and learned, thought, and felt about an experience or an event in the larger world.
A woodturner who is breaking new ground with color and texture.
“Minimalist landscapes” is a perfect description of his paintings. Mountains and trees are a common theme, as well as sheep and small farmhouses.
Today wood is carved, inlaid, etched, painted and burned. It’s an exciting medium and artists such as Melissa and Graeme are at its forefront.
His work is fluid, with its own strength, style, and character, allowing the wood’s natural beauty to speak through his design. The joinery is impeccable. His furniture is, in a word, elegant.
Mixed Media Paintings & Small Metals
Artwork that tells a story or has a conversation with the viewer is Mark and Kristy’s specialty. Mark focuses on paintings and mixed media wall pieces, and Kristy works in small metals and art books.
Working on new ideas and refining his techniques keep Steven excited about his processes even after more than 30 years as a professional potter.
Sharon Gordon is a composer of materials using modern rag weaving as her canvas.
Heather’s work is inspired by a desire to process and express life’s experiences.
Mary Carol is one of a small number of craftspeople in the region that practice bookbinding.
Glass & Mixed Media Sculptor
Robs’ varied and deep levels of involvement in education, and his lifetime career in glass have given him a broad experience base that he is more than happy to share.
Always interested in fibers and visiting other cultures, Betsy combines these two sources of inspiration into her own style of free-form weaving.
Leo demonstrates both the simplicity and complexity of working with paper in dimension.
Terance combines his first love of drawing and painting to execute detailed landscape scenes on clay forms.
Chris works with wood—both new and reclaimed—however he’s been known to resource other materials when the project calls for it, and he does so seamlessly – with skill and perfection.
An intimate connection with his surroundings is a primary influence on Carl’s art.
Kenny excels in the Italian style of glass blowing. Elegant shapes and precise design motifs are implicit in Kenny’s glass.
Tom and Kathleen's flawless work is diverse, but much of it is inspired by Western North Carolina, including the Pisgah View mountain rings they are well known for.
Sarah’s forms are distinctive, they have a style and graceful quality that is easily recognizable.
Organic textures and edges almost like bark, soft and subtle colors: these are the hallmarks of Akira Satake’s ceramics.
Ceramics and Mixed Media Sculptor
The delicacy of the forms and surfaces in Michael Sherrill’s world echo nature’s most exquisite compositions.
Matt Tommey weaves sculptural and elegant baskets. His materials are not fancy – he uses kudzu vine, local bittersweet vine and popular bark.
Alison's goal is to present landscapes in a fresh way. She loves capturing nuances and shifting light of a landscape on canvas.
"I believe that an object has more meaning when the owner understands the connection to the way it was made and values the process."