|Kim Wynn||Cobb Hill Alpacas|
|Marcella Taylor||The Museum Shop|
|Thomas Stowe||Thomas Stowe||
Thomas Stowe has been creating wildlife artwork for more than thirty years using Linden wood as the main medium.
Subjects are carved for shape, wood burned for texture, and panted for realism.
Over the years, artwork ranging from basic feather pins to intricate life-sized woodcarvings have become desirable and collectible.
|Ellen Reynolds||Beagle Ridge Herb Farm|
|Ellen Reynolds||Flying Flowers|
|Rick Radman||Stony Fork Workshop||
Stony Fork Workshop features birds and other creatures welded together from recycled tools and other farm parts. Wind chimes made from used coffee pots, roller skates, horse shoes and more. High fired, wheelthrown, functional pottery. Hiking sticks made from homgrown bamboo.
|Rhonda Overturf||Pleasant Hill Farm|
|Dan Moore||Dan Moore||
Dan is a talented artist who is not limited to one style or media. He can capture a variety of subjects well and has an appeal to people with various backgrounds and tastes.
|Sarah Minick||Berry Hill Baskets||
Sarah Minick has been making traditional Appalachian style baskets since 1996. In her baskets she weaves reed and cane, and hand-gathered vine and bark. When the basket is finished, she dips it into a homemade black walnut dye to soften the colors. Sarah uses sustainable, natural materials, and her newest project is learning how to gather materials, dry, and weave bulrush and iris leaf baskets. Her work reflects the beauty of her natural surroundings.
|Scott Mecimore||Rural Retreat Winery & Dye's Vineyards|
|Evelyn Lahman||Mill Creek Studio||
Walking through these Blue Ridge Mountains have become the inspiration for the many different colorways in my hand weaving. I enjoy the traditional patterns which were used when weaving at home was a necessity, and I hold a deep appreciation for the weavers who have gone before. My weaving includes wool lap robes, blankets, coverlets,rugs and household cotton items such as towels, table covers, placemats and fabric yardage. Natural vegetable dyes and commercial dyes are used in my work.
|Roger and Beverly King||King's Country Produce Inc.|
|Judy King||Judy King||
Hi, My name is Judy King and I make and sell a variety of crafts. I have been sewing and making crafts for forty years. I attended school at Rural Retreat and then to Wytheville Comm. College. I am married and have two children, three grandchildren, and three wonderful great grandchildren. I also have a german shepard dog named Dekotah. I love camping with my family and friends, going to flea markets and craft shows. I like taking care of my flower gardens and working in my yard. I have a variety of house plants to take care of and I like container gardens. I attend church at Kings Grove UMC and I am a member of The Friends of The Rural Retreat Library. I love to read, do puzzles, and play games on my computer.
|Ron Kime||BW Country Store at Big Walker Lookout|
|Paul Hric||West Wind Farm Vineyard & Winery|
|John O'Quinn and Gail Jacobs||Real Wood Designs||
Real Wood Designs builds functional household items, including furniture. All projects are created in my studio using local wood.
|William and Marcia Blackwell||Henley Mountain Berry Farm|
|Leanne Barley||Dancing Arethusa||
I've spent most of my life living near or on mountains. I grew up in the embrace of the Catskill Mountains in NY, and I spent 12 years studying the rain forest in the Luquillo Mountains of Puerto Rico. I have always felt most at home in the mountains. I can remember when I first started coming to this piece of paradise two decades ago. Once or twice a year I'd drive down Rt 77 and marvel at the layers of majestic mountain ridges stretching into infinity. I was inspired by them then, and 8 years into making the Blue Ridge my home, I'm more inspired by them than ever. The attachment grows ever deeper. With the mountains comes the culture they nurture. Mountain music emanates from living rooms and front porches and from free for all jam sessions at the local restaurant or grocer after hours. The songs very often pay homage to these mountains where our communities nestle.