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Glassblowing by Asheville Artist Terri Sigler Traditional Glassblowing It is always interesting to us, to learn how an artist gets started. But of all the stories we have heard over the years, Terri Sigler’s is one of the most unique: according to Terri she started her journey into traditional glassblowing in 2006, when her husband gifted her […]
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Asheville’s Woodturning Master, Bill Wanezek Asheville’s woodturning master, Bill Wanezek is just that, a master. Bill was recently the featured artist in the regional arts and culture magazine, The Laurel of Asheville. This came as no surprise to us since Bill’s wood turned bowls, otter letter-openers and handcrafted pen and pencil sets are some the most popular […]
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Scientific Glass Blower Jason Probstein … 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.
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In our continuing series of peeking behind the curtain of a working artist studio, this month we visited ceramic artist Sondra Hastings. Sondra is responsible for creating two of Mountain Made’s most popular spirit-based artwork: meditation plates and hand-sculpted Nativity Scenes.
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The Fiber Art of Gratitude In it’s simplest terms, gratitude just means “thank you. ”’Thank you’ is the best prayer that anyone could say. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility and understanding.” ~ Alice Walker The three dimensional fiber art vessels and panes created by local artisan Paige Houghton have been compared to both blown […]
Classy glass decor pieces for your Halloween bash Ditch the cheapo-creepy plastic pumpkins and trash those tacky fake cobwebs. We invite you to view these artful decorations that are so elegant that you’ll want to keep them on display all year long. Check out the video at the bottom of this …Read More »
American Craft Week Events: (Oct 1-16) begins on Saturday! This will be the 7th annual American Craft Week (ACW), a 16-day event which was created to celebrate the skills and artistry of American craftsmen and their work. Once again, Mountain Made will be a proud sponsor of ACW here in …Read More »
Indoor Nativity Sets (Christmas Manger Scenes) by Sondra Hastings These indoor Nativity sets let you bring the magic and wonder of Christmas into your home, or office. The “starter” set includes just Mary, Joseph and the baby Jesus. What is a nativity scene or set? According to Wikipedia, “Nativity scenes …Read More »
No Talent Required We will be doing one of our “No Talent Required” Interactive Art Project: “A Labor of Love” all during this holiday weekend. Open to children of all ages, we invite you and your family to come by Mountain Made Saturday, Sunday & Monday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM and make …Read More »
Plant & Flower Pounding Art Quilts Asheville quilting artist Bonnie Lucas’s new article ‘Plant Pounding with a Twist’ showcases both her teaching expertise and her wonderful artwork. Bonnie’s article on plant pounding that was published in the May issue of “American Quilter”. “American Quilter” is the premier magazine for quilting …Read More »
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Bio/Artist Statement North Carolina artist, Jo Ridge Kelley is a contemporary ‘plein air’ impressionist painter who works in oil and lives and works in Waynesville, North Carolina. Jo says, “When I begin a painting, I take inspiration from a beautiful light, color, form or texture and then continue working through observation. …Read More »