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Handcrafted Holiday Gifts Ideas

Handcrafted Holiday Gifts

Handcrafted Holiday Gift Ideas for 2016

Welcome to the Best Christmas Gifts from Mountain Made Art Gallery!

Discover unique handmade gifts for the holidays and Christmas – 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.

What kinds of handmade gifts can you expect to find here in our Holiday Handcrafted Gift Guide?

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.

Below you will be able browse – what we consider to be the year’s best from across the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

Our handcrafted gifts will please even the pickiest people on your list this holiday season.

And don’t forget we can ship (almost) anything to you (via USPS Priority Mail) within the continental US. But the USPS sleigh leaves December 20, 2016 (so get your order to us by Monday, 19th)!

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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


We invite you to bookmark the page today and if you are in the downtown Asheville area, we invite you to check out our other great gifts for those who love:

  • 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!

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