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Handcrafted Gifts – The Ultimate Guide from Mountain Made

 Handcrated Gifts - from Mountain Made, an Asheville Art Gallery

 Handcrafted Gifts & Home Decor Items

Unique & Unusual Handcrafted Gift Ideas From the Artists, Authors and Crafts People from Asheville NC and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Handcrafted Pottery & Ceramic Gifts

Ceramic Sugar and Cream Set

What Kelsey says about her work,"Embellishing the surface of the piece is as important as the form itself. Once the vessel has been completed I start to enhance the surface one stamp at a time. I begin at the rim with a single, handmade stamp, perfectly placed, and continue around the piece until I have stamped a full ring at the top..."

$120 USD

Chip and Dip Bowls

What Garold says about his work,"I started creating in clay during high school. From there, I found work making production pottery and I received a B.S.A with a concentration in Ceramics. So, that's a little bit of history but the story is in the clay. What I get from clay is the challenge...I'm constantly thinking of what the clay can become within form and function."

$33 USD

'Pie for Two' Baking Dishes

What Cathey says about their work," We started creating pottery in 2008, mostly simple forms utilizing simple glazes appropriate for everyday use..."

$22 - $30 USD

Egg Separators

Cathey says,"...We’ve been inspired by the many potters in western North Carolina and the foothills, and regularly take pilgrimages to the Seagrove area for inspiration. After a few years of experimentation we’ve developed a simple rustic line of stoneware shapes and colors, all dishwasher safe and lead-free."

Each $12 USD

Indoor Nativity Sets

(Other figurines also available.) Created by ceramic artist Sondra Hasting, these original Nativity Scenes are each individually hand-molded and painted. They make a great gift idea - no matter what the season."

3-Piece Porcelain Nativity Figures
$75 USD

Handcrafted Glass Gifts

Hand-blown Glass Goblets

Jason says, "Every piece I create has a little bit of my dancing in it. I listen to Led Zeppelin a lot, but I am a sucker for 80s hair metal—Yes, Bon Jovi, Poison, Def Leppard, and, of course, Motley Crew. My neighbors love hearing me sing in my studio while I am making this work."

$80 USD

Art Glass Photo/Card Holders

Mike says, “Glass is a mysterious medium. It is exciting to see the depth of color combinations, and forms and textures you can get by melting glass in a kiln at various temperatures. I am fascinated by the mysteries of how many ways that glass, a seemingly hard material, can be manipulated.”

$29 USD

Artisan Jewelry

Custom Leather Bracelets

Perk up your casual outfits with these adorable leather bracelets that add natural beauty any look. (With just a touch of glittering gemstones for sparkle.)

$18 USD

Sparkling Fused Glass Bracelets

Sharon says, "I strive to create fused glass jewelry that becomes a part of a woman's daily surroundings and yet enhances her life visually while still being unique." (Made with Artistic Wire)

$23 USD

Handcrafted Leather Purses, Backpacks & Artisan Handbags


Liberty St. Baggage Co., was inspired by Saundra Hall’s granddaughters...

Starting at $185 USD

Shoulder Bags & Purses

"Saundra founded Liberty St. Baggage Co. in a historic building on Liberty Street in Asheville, NC, in 1989 from a vision and commitment to creating unique, American-made baggage of peerless quality and inspired design."

Starting at $115 USD

String Handbags & Clutches

"We are dedicated to creating local opportunities for entrepreneurial women — our staff is made up entirely of highly experienced, local seamstresses that have devoted over 35 years to the business.”

Starting at $22 USD

New Releases by Local WNC Authors

Picnic Time

Vintage Cookbook & Recipes By Barbara Swell. Let's have a picnic! First, we'll craft a picnic basket from vintage treasures and fill it with classic and creative picnic fare. Then we're off to backyard, forest, roadside, or campfire to enjoy festive sandwiches, garden slaws, fire roasted spreads, homemade raspberry marshmallows and more."

$5.95 USD

Shanty Gold

Irish-American Novel By Jeanne Charters. In 1849’s famine-ravaged Ireland, homeless & alone, thirteen-year-old Mary Boland is headed for Boston to find her father— no matter what. Raped and beaten, she is rescued by a fifteen-year-old Negro slave boy. Together they survive the harrowing trip to America. Their friendship, forged in fire, turns out to be the key to happiness in this new world for them both.

$15.99 USD

It’s All Relative: Tales from the Tree

Anthology of regional women writers co-edited by Celia H. Miles & Nancy Dillingham. In this smorgasbord of family stories, essays, and poems, you can nibble on a nugget, munch on a morsel, or gobble down a whole meal. As Celia puts it, “Family are like fudge— mostly sweet with a few nuts.”

$16.95 USD

The Art of Raymond Byram

Coffee Table Book by Ray Byram Byram. Ray explains, “At quick glance my style obviously looks realistic, yet I employ the theories and approach of the Impressionists”. Ray has been painting in oil since 1969. and has devoted himself to his work, having one man and group shows throughout the East.

$75.00 USD

Featured Artwork

Wooden Koi Fish Sculpture

Hand-carved by Brian Monteleone. Brian's love of wood sculpting started 20 years ago, when he visited family's cabin in the Hudson Valley while on vacation and whittled away the time carving and sculpting a life-size statue with a chain-saw! As you can see Brian's work has vastly improved from those very rough beginnings.

$2500.00 USD

Can’t find what you are looking for? Then we invite you to explore and see even more artwork here.


Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Handcrafted Gifts from Mountain Made!

Discover unique handmade gifts for even the pickiest people on your gift list – all handcrafted by our local Asheville Artists and Artisans.

Come view the artwork from our amazing family of local artists and find some of the best handcrafted gifts for everyone on your list.

We invite you to bookmark the page today and check back frequently for updates on great gifts for those who love handcrafted artisan jewelry, ceramic art and hand-thrown pottery, handmade quilts and wall hangings, gourd art and baskets, hand-turned bowls & wood sculptures, original photographs, prints and paintings, or quirky metal garden art.

We also have plenty of artwork for those who care for blown glass art along with fused and stained glass art pieces; not to mention a wonderful collection of books and music CDs by our local authors and musicians..

What sorts of handmade art gifts will you find here in our Ultimate Guide to Handcrafted Gifts?

Just like during all the other times of the year, you’ll find the featured artworks and special pieces from all professional artists – from all across Western North Carolina, including Asheville NC. Here you can browse – what we consider to be the year’s best from across the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains – for handcrafted gifts and get inspired to find all of your handcrafted gifts here during year’s upcoming celebrations.


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