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  1. 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!

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    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.

  2. ‘Fun Art’ Double Demo Saturday!

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    Candy Emerson: metal jewelry maker

    Sondra Hastings: handcrafted ceramics

    All is good with the world… Because our ‘Fun Art’ Demo weekend is coming Nov 4, 2017 at 11.

    The hassle of road closures, detours and limited parking (come early) are a small price to pay for this FREE day-long event. Mountain Made is happy to host live demonstrations by two of our most popular artists: metal jewelry by Candy Emerson and Handcrafted Ceramic Artwork by Sondra Hastings.

    Although both art demonstrations begin Saturday morning at 11 and continue until 4 p.m., you are invited to drop by Friday evening from 5-8 pm to browse the gallery and check out our “Good Books Make Great Gifts” display.

    Here are a few samples of what the artists leading the demonstrations have to offer: (more…)

  3. Fiber Art Vessels & Sun-Catchers by Paige Houghton

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    Attending the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair?

    Paige will be giving a demonstration of her fiber artwork, Sat, October 28, 2017. We invite you come by if you are in downtown Asheville.

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    Asheville Fiber Art – Paige Houghton

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    “Fiber has long been the fabric of our lives, the problem is in our modern disposable society, we need no longer toil and have therefore lost the appreciation for fiber arts and crafts” ~ Unknown

    Well, we can truthfully say that Paige has never lost her appreciation for fiber crafts. Her colorful art pieces are made from both plant and animal fibers and then handcrafted into wonderful “vessels” and wall hangings. (more…)

  4. Ceramic Hedgehogs

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    Ceramic hedgehog – toothpick holders

    The Art
     
    Perk up your kitchen or dining room with these cheery ceramic hedgehogs! These hand-molded toothpick holders can add the right touch to any dinner or party.
     
    The Maker
     
    These amusing little hedgehogs are handmade here in Asheville by ceramic artist Patricia Van West.  Patricia says about herself, “I’m an artist, educator, editor, and freelance writer. My work is in art galleries from Florida’s Forgotten Coast to Western North Carolina.”
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    Fun Fact About Hedgehogs
    • A group of hedgehogs are called an “array.”
    • Hedgehogs use hearing and smell due to very poor eyesight.
    • Hedgehogs got their funny name from their preferred habitat—garden hedges—and the pig-like grunts they make.

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    The Details
    • Fired Red Clay accented with a frosted white glaze
    • No two hedgehogs will be exactly alike and colors may vary slightly.
    • Includes toothpicks (quills)
    We invite you to come the gallery and check out our current “array” of hedgehogs today.
     
  5. Glass Pumpkins: a Great Autumn Party Decor & Gift Idea

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    Glass Pumpkins

    Elegant Decor for your next Halloween bash

    Ditch the plastic pumpkins and trash those fake autumn leaves everyone has for centerpieces…

    …Why not get a few really awesome glass pumpkins to set a more upscale tone for your next party? (more…)