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Handcrafted Wall Sculptures – Metal Crosses

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Well, we all understand that life has thrown a big, ole monkey wrench into our lives.For those of you who are nursing the sick or who maybe have lost loved ones…take our prayers from our hearts to yours.

For the “worried well” as the rest of us are called, when a wrench gets thrown there are still things we can do to help…
Be thankful for what we do have,
Do your part: stay home & please wash your hands,
Be grateful for the opportunity we have to learn from this crisis

And please offer your prayer for protection for the doctors, nurses, EMTs, police and military who are on the front lines!

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And as we promised we will be continuing to showcase the works of our local artists.  The first is Edwin Knies who had created crosses out of several old wrenches he had laying around his shop.

As you can see these wonderful “reclaimed” metal wall sculptures are priced right, just in time for Easter or to offer as a gift to anyone you know who is in need.

 

Shipping and handling will only be $3 (for Easter you know) plus we don’t charge any taxes for online orders.

If you would like to purchase one of Edwin’s art pieces just drop an email to mtnmade@gmail.com and tell us your selection, your address and phone number, so we can call back and get your payment info.

Now here is another wonderful selection of smaller but no less beautiful metal sculpture by Chancer Reese.

Chancer’s work is made from vintage-style American cut nails, thick masonry nails and recycled horseshoe nails.

See you next time, until then stay safe, stay well, stay home.

 

COVID 19 Notice – Sorry, We’re (Temporarily) Closed

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We are navigating through the constantly evolving local COVID 19 public safety rules here in Asheville as best we can.

That being said, our gallery is temporarily CLOSED to the public. 

If you have any questions, please don’t call the store since there is no one is manning the phones!

But you can always contact us by email here => Melinda Knies, owner of Mountain Made 

Take care until we see you again!

Dodge the Crowds – Pre-shop for Arts & Crafts at Mountain Made

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Mountain Made Art Gallery – Inside the Grove Arcade

 Like everyone else, we’re closely monitoring local and national reports on the evolving impact that COVID-19 has had on our country.

Experts are recommending that you work from home (if you can) or avoid big crowds. Our hearts go out to those who are suffering from this terrible, terrible illness.

Yet we all understand that too much isolation can lead to restlessness, decreased motivation, sadness or even depression. And while our store will remain open during our usual hours, you may want to explore pre-shopping with us.

Did you know that pre-shopping is a real thing?

Yes, it is the act of doing all your in-store browsing online first THEN doing a quick run to your favorite shop or store to collect your purchase.  Similar to the “store pick-up” services at the big box stores.

Also called “ROBO”, this new “Research Online, Buy Offline” trend has always been a part of the Mountain Made experience.

Which is why we are offering you a chance to pre-shop with us for all the upcoming holidays like Easter, Mother’s or Father’s Day. And of course graduations or birthdays.

Click and explore our extensive archives of over 400 articles about our local mountain made arts and crafts, and the people that created them:

 

And don’t forget our unique & free Personal Shopping Program that lets you to bypass the worries of crowds when browsing yet allows you the experience of discovering the wonderful local artwork and uncommon home decor items you have come expect from our Western North Carolina gallery.

With your online browsing pleasure in mind, over the coming weeks we will be showcasing a just a few of the works of our local artists.

Almost all of our artwork can be shipped anywhere within the Continental US or held for local pickup. Just let us know which you prefer!

Now you might have heard of Jenean Hornbuckle before. She is Cherokee Painter who specializes in Western North Carolina Landscapes. Jenean creates some the most emotive landscapes, we have ever seen.

She believes that her extraordinary ability to capture the beauty of our mountains (and to see their hidden power) has been passed down over the years from her Cherokee ancestors.

She says that she has “a genetic memory (that) exists on a cellular level and is passed down from generation to generation,” a connection honored by her family.

Jenean’s mother was a citizen of the Cherokee Nation from Oklahoma, and her father was a member of Eastern Cherokee from the mountains of North Carolina.

Jenean was born on the Qualla Boundary near Cherokee NC. The Qualla Boundary is not a “reservation” but a territory held as a land trust for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.

Jenean says, “I’ve lived my life in western North Carolina and there’s no place I’d rather be than on a creek side or mountain top. I paint to entice the viewer to go out and find these places and to experience the land. To listen to the quiet. I heard a quote once that inspires my work: ‘I can not leave here, the land knows me.’ ”

Her father worked as a forester, protecting and preserving the mountains, and Jenean’s paintings also preserve the beauty of the mountains, in artistic form.

While the aesthetics of her paintings come from traditional Cherokee culture, she developed her technical skills in college classes where she worked to earn her fine arts degree.

Now if you any questions about Jenean and her works or you would like to purchase one of her prints from us, we invite you call us at 828-350-0307 or contact us by email => here.

Welcome SoCon Basketball

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Southern Conference Basketball Tourney

No matter who is your favorite Southern Conference team is, we invite you come by Mountain Made and check out our amazing collection of SoCon themed gift ideas!

First, we offer blown glass basketball sculptures: “Hot Hands, Cool Glass Collection” by local glassblower Terri Siglar.

SoCon Basketball - glass art for Southern Conference Basketball Tournament

Win or lose – you will be proud to own one of these awesome blown-glass sculptures as a souvenir of your time at SoCon.  Click on the images below to see what we mean…

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“Hot Hands, Cool Glass” – Basketball Sculptures

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Basketball Sculptures - glass art by Terri Sigler

Hand Blown Glass Basketball Sculptures

By Asheville Artist Terri Sigler

Mountain Made is thrilled to present to you, one of the more interesting and unique glass sculptures we have ever had on display in the gallery.

Anyone who has seen or played enough basketball has, at one time or another, seen a player go through a “can’t miss a shot” period – when a shooter is allegedly more likely to score if their previous shots were successful, i.e. having “hot hands”.

The gallery’s only traditional glassblower, Terri Sigler had created a wonderful collection of glass basketball sculptures named after those rare, “too good to be true” streaks of luck.

Sigler’s “Hot Hands, Cool Glass” collection is on display just in time for the 2019 SoCon (Southern Conference Basketball) Championships.

basketball sculptures - hand blown glass by Terri Sigler

Asheville glassblower Terri Sigler

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