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The good folks over at Beaufort House Inn (BeaufortHouse.com) on 61 North Liberty Street, mentioned us on their blog!
“The holidays are upon us and so is the time for unique gifts. Mountain Made is the perfect store for local crafts made in Asheville NC. The gallery is located in the Historic Grove Arcade.
One of our favorite events at the Grove Arcade each year is watching/purchasing ornaments made by Jason at the live glassblowing at Mountain Made. If you get a chance please check out his amazing work.”
The upcoming demos listed below will be the last ones of the 2017 season! So you haven’t gotten chance yet to drop in and watch Jason make Christmas ornaments right here in the gallery, then we invite come by soon.
He will only be here the Friday and Saturday – Dec 15 – 16, 2017 from 11 to 3.
AND next week Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Dec 21 – 23,2017 from 11 to 3.
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.
Held on the day after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday is dedicated to supporting local, small businesses that create jobs and boost the economy.
Did you know that 67 percent of all the new jobs in the US are created by small and/or local companies?
So you can see that just by shopping small this holiday season, you can have a BIG impact on our economy.
Visit The Mountain Made Art Gallery While You are in Downtown Asheville
Why you should shop small and local on Small Business Saturday
Below are just a few of the reasons why you should do more of your holiday shopping locally this year:
Small business owners really do care about the products they offer
That especially true in places like Mountain Made where we showcases the works of over 150 local Western North Carolina artists and craftspeople.
Small business owners are experts in their respective fields
For example, Mountain Made owner/manager Melinda Knies has been operating this art gallery since its opening in 2001.
During this time, Melinda has been proud to support the entrepreneurial development of the arts and crafts professionals in our Southern Appalachian Mountains. She has been recognized by organizations like Mountain Bizworks for her efforts in the industry.
Small business owners support causes near and dear to their hearts
Mrs. Knies believes that artisan-based enterprises create long-term social benefits and solid economic prosperity, particularly in our Western North Carolina community.
Se we only work with best regional artisans, writers, and musicians from the Asheville and Western North Carolina area.
Small businesses are committed to improving their community
Here at Mountain Made we strongly believes that local people should be able to create a better life for themselves and their families through the application of their artistic talents and skills.
And with these thoughts in mind, Melinda has personally worked with hundreds of WNC artisans to help them better market and promote their artwork.
Small business owners get to know their customers really well
After so many years in business, we have a pretty good idea of what our customers want and like:
Artisan jewelry made from gems, beads & precious metals
Fine ceramic art and hand-thrown pottery,
Handcrafted quilted wall hangings
Gourd art & Handwoven baskets,
Hand-turned wood bowls & accent pieces,
original paintings, prints & photographs
Metal garden art,
Hand-blown glassware, ornaments and stained glass art,
Plus books and music CDs by our local authors and musicians
Please consdier Small Business Saturday with Mountain Made!
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