Located in Asheville, North Carolina, next to the world-renowned Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa, the Grovewood Gallery exhibits 9,000 square-feet of handmade American crafts by more than 500 artisans. The gallery features ceramics, glass, jewelry, garden sculpture, and an impressive second floor studio furniture collection.
Mudhoneyz Pottery features the work of LeElaine Comer, Missy Batten, and Molly Walter. These three young potters met in the clay studio of Haywood Community College. Their hard work, desire to find and be a part of a craft community have made them part of mine.
Owner and operator of Across the Creek Woodworks, Mark Galvin attended Haywood Community College which is where I met him. He has since gone on to create his custom cabinetry business which is where I work when I am not working for myself. Mark brings the fine craftsmanship that we learned at HCC to Custom Cabinets, and has become one of valued my mentors as well as being a fantastic employer.
One of the strongest craft organizations in the country, the Southern Highland Craft Guild represents over 900 craftspeople in 9 southeastern states. The Guild has partnered with the National Park Service for more than fifty years, operates the Blue Ridge Parkway’s Folk Art Center, and hosts the Craft Fairs of the Southern Highlands.