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  1. “Handcrafted Holiday Gifts Ideas”

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    The Mountain Made Handcrafted Gift Guide

    Shipping is available for (almost) anything (via USPS Mail) within the continental (contiguous) US until December 18, 2017!

    Discover unique handmade gifts for just about everyone on your gift list – handcrafted by local art and craft professionals.

    Now we know the big box stores want you to think you only need to shop with them. But we are here to ask you why fight the crowds, the traffic and the LONG lines, when you can drop by our gallery and find affordable luxuries like:

    • Hand-blown glass works,
    • Handcrafted artisan jewelry,
    • Ceramic art & hand-thrown pottery,
    • Hand sewn quilted wall hangings & fiber vessels
    • Locally grown gourd bowls and vine baskets,
    • Hand-turned wooden bowls & carved sculptures,
    • Original photographs, prints and paintings,
    • Playful metal garden art,
    • Books & music CDs by local WNC authors and musicians,
    • And much, much more!

    Our handcrafted gifts will please even the pickiest people (even the boss) on your list this holiday season.


  2. 4 Ways to simplify your gift giving: Want, Need, Wear & Read

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    “How to Simplify Your Holiday Gift Giving”


    Having a hard time finding just the right gift for the special people in your life?

    You are not alone.

    All to often we all get too wrapped up in the frenzy of the “holi-daze”; keeping up with work and traveling to see friends and family.

    And that leaves us with very little time to do the kind of thoughtful gift-giving we want to do.

    So how to simplify your gift giving?

    We recommend “Get something they WANT, something they NEED, something to WEAR and something to READ.”

    “What do you mean…something they WANT? Something to READ? Whose are they?”

    We were told a few years ago that the phrase WANT-NEED-WEAR-READ was a easy way to made holiday gift shopping quick and simple.

    We were impressed the minute we heard about it from a customer. Just four little words, yet so very SMART!

    “Get them something they WANT; something they NEED; something to WEAR; something to READ.”

    So we thought we share with you…

    “A Simple Handcrafted Gift Giving Philosophy”

    “Want, Need, Wear, Read”


  3. Jason Probstein: Asheville Glass Blower at Work

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    Asheville Glass blower

    Asheville Glass blower, Jason Probstein is a lampworker and scientific glass blower who lives here in Asheville, North Carolina. He uses Corning Pyrex glass tubing and rods to create his wonderful artwork. He uses a 3000 degree torch to heat and shape his glass art into strong and very durable pieces like ornaments and goblets.

    Scientific Glassblowing Asheville NC

    Live Demos by Jason Probstein

    Glassblowing Asheville - Jason blowing glass at Mountain Made gallery

    Jason received his degree in scientific glass blowing from the Salem Community College and has studied Venetian glass techniques at the Penland School of Crafts.

    Jason as a nationally known glass blower has had his glass ornaments and other collectibles displayed in various art galleries and museum gift shops the throughout the Untied States (such as the Smithsonian).

    His lightweight, yet durable Christmas ornaments are unique in both their shape, colors and patterns. It is this attention to detail that makes Jason’s work stand out among other glass artists.

    Mountain Made is proud to have had Jason display his craft during the holiday season for the past 5 years. We invite you to come by the gallery and watch Jason at work.

  4. Handcrafted Holiday Gift Preview

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    It’s that time of the year when people’s attention starts being focused on the upcoming holidays.

    Are you scurrying about looking for just the right gift for those special people in your life?

    You are not alone.

    We invite you drop by Mountain Made and browse our great selecton of handcrafted artwork and unique decor items.

    We have new stuff coming in the gallery every day. Come by early (and often) so you don’t miss out!





    ALSO don’t forget the annual Winter Wonderland celebration starts Nov. 17 here at Grove Arcade.

    The opening night festivities are from 5-8 PM and will include:

    A Deck the Halls Lighting Celebration;
    A performance by the Asheville Symphony Chorus 6 p.m.;
    Story Time and Photos with Santa Claus;
    A Holiday Tree Ornament Making Station for the kids;
    And our own special Mountain Made event – a live glass-blowing demonstration by popular local artist Jason Probstein

    We will have some great refreshments like Holiday Cider and Cookies!

    This event is FREE to the public, but visitors are encouraged to bring dog and/or cat food that evening to support the Santa Paws program – benefiting the Asheville Humane Society.