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Melinda Knies - Owner and manager of Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery
  1. Handcrafted Decorative Ceramic Fruit

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    UPDATE: Jean & Carl will be here at the gallery on Saturday, September  16, 2017 for a live art demonstration of their work! We invite you to come by if you are downtown.
    Ceramic Fruit - Jean and Carl Saake

    Decorative Ceramic Fruit

    Apples and Pears by Jean & Carl Saake

    Did you know that this little corner of the Blue Ridge Mountain is famous for being one of the South’s the premier apple growing regions?

    And along with large commercial operations there are many family-run fruit farms in and around Western North Carolina. In fact there are over 29 such small apple orchards within an hour’s drive of Asheville.

    Not to mention that many towns like Hendersonville NC also host  apple festivals and harvest fairs throughout the entire month of September.

    But you couldn’t make it to your favorite apple festival this year, then don’t worry – you didn’t miss out.

    Mountain Made gallery is celebrating NC Apple Month in true Southern style, as two of our local artists are providing you with some wonderful ceramic fruit artwork from master artists Jean and Carl Saake. (more…)

  2. Book Signing – Celia Miles, Nancy Dillingham & Nancy Sales Cash

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    Mountain Made is proud to announce that three of our bestselling authors: Celia Miles, Nancy Dillingham and Nancy Sales Cash will be here on Saturday, Sept 2, 2017 book signing from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

    Celia Miles and Nancy (Dillingham) were co-editors for the perennial bestselling book, “A Christmas Presence”. And Nancy Cash was one of the story writers in this wonderful holiday anthology.

    Not to mention we also have copies of all the ladies’ latest novels and book on hand ready for signing!

    We invite you drop in if you can. The ladies are always happy to answer questions about their books – Don’t be bashful! > Directions to Mountain Made Book Signing

     

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  3. Asheville Fiber Artist – Paige Houghton

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    UPDATE Paige will be giving a demonstration of her fiber artwork, Sat, August 26, 2017. We invite you come by is you are in downtown Asheville.

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     Fiber Art Vessels by Paige Houghton

    “We look at life from the back side of the tapestry. And most of the time, what we see is loose threads, tangled knots and the like. But occasionally, God’s light shines through the tapestry, and we get a glimpse of the larger design with God weaving together the darks and lights of existence.” ~ John Piper

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    Paige Houghton says about her work,

    The fiber vessels and other decorative pieces I create are inspired by the beauty we are blessed with here — in this place. The sky’s sunsets and sunrises I see from my little bungalow, the dirt, rocks, trees and flowers. And of course my beloved French Broad River.

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  4. Asheville Ceramic Artist Sondra Hasting’s Meditation Plates

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    UPDATE: Live Art Demo, by Sondra Hastings

    Saturday, August 5, 2017 – 11:00AM to 4:00PM

    “Meditation is all about the pursuit of nothingness. It’s like the ultimate rest. It’s better than the best sleep you’ve ever had. It’s a quieting of the mind. It sharpens everything, especially your appreciation of your surroundings. ” ~ Hugh Jackman

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    Who knew an action movie star could be so eloquent? But as Sondra Hastings says, her hand-held mediation plates were inspired by both modern and ancient mediation techniques.

    In ancient times, people would walk along a labyrinth, in hopes of reaching enlightenment or salvation.

    People also thought of these mediation trails as being symbolic “pilgrimages”, designed to open one’s mind to new possibilities or to calm a restless spirit.

    Sondra started hand molding her “Original Asheville Mediation Plates” about several years ago as way to ease her own mind and body during several tough life situations and difficult health issues. (more…)

  5. Whimsical Ceramic Art by Asheville Artists Jean & Carl Saake

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    UPDATE: Live Art Demo by Jean & Carl Saake

    Saturday – 11AM – 4PM

    Ceramic Art - Asheville Artist Jean and Carl Saake
    Being creative is not a hobby…It’s a way of life

    And so it has been with ceramic artists Jean and Carl Saake.

    As some of Asheville’s oldest ceramic artists (90+), both Jean along with her husband Carl have long mastered the wonderful technique of hand building fanciful birds, apples and pears as well as other whimsical critters such as lady bugs and snails from clay.

    Jean painstakingly molds, rolls and pinch crafts each and every one of her ceramic pieces by hand while Carl hand paints and glazes each one of them.

    We invite you to checkout the images of photos of some of their work below:

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    Ceramic Art – Asheville Artist Jean and Carl Saake