Learn in the Studio
Listed below our are artisan members that teach or offer apprenticeships in their studios.
Get in touch by clicking a name to view that artisan's profile and contact information.
|A .T. Wiggins - Narrogate Woodworks||Wood||Carroll|
|Adda Davis - Golden Harvest Creations||Literary||Russell|
I write books about the culture of Appalachia. I have one book for children, a series that is historical fiction, a book on a little understood religion in the mountains, and am presently finishing a book about the lingering effects of childhood abuse. For further information go to http://www.goldenharvestcreations.comView full profile »
|Adelaide Moss -||Mixed Media, Other||Washington|
Oil and pastel paintings of typically local landscapes; portraits especially in pastel. _x000D_
|Aileen Fletcher - Childress Road Studio||Two Dimensional||Montgomery|
I create photos which are printed on mounted canvas and then painted by hand with oil paint. I use both digital and darkroom techniques. I use Photoshop extensively to create panoramas, digital collages, and infared effects. My favorite subject is southwest Virginia. I love landscapes. I also work with color photography and do watercolors.
|Aislinn Lowry - Aislinn Lowry: Fine Art||Two Dimensional||Montgomery|
I live and work in the beautiful mountains of Southwest Virginia. I draw inspiration from my daily surroundings, whether they are beautiful riverside views or objects around the house. I create with several mediums, but focus primarily in watercolor painting and drawing. I currently teach drawing and watercolor for Concord University in WV and offer workshops in Southwest Virginia. Contact me if you are interested in commissions, lessons, or purchasing my work.View full profile »
|Alana Anderson - Laces By Alana Tatter||Fiber||Bland|
Hi! I'm Alana, and I run an online business called Laces By Alana Tatter. Tatting is an old-fashioned way of making lace with knots. This particular type of lacemaking is not very common today despite being quite popular in the Victorian era. Inspiration for my tatted lace jewelry and accessories comes from vintage styles, music, movies, and books! I am part owner of a flock of Shetland sheep as well, so you can imagine how difficult it is for me to decide what project to do first!View full profile »
|Ali Wieboldt - Ali Wieboldt||Metal||Giles|
I hand paint miniatures of birds, animals and plants on bone, antler and synthetic materials. These are then set in sterling silver as pins and pendants. Often the jewelry pieces open and have a Biblical inscription inside that relates to the subject of the piece. I hope to communicate the intricacies of Nature and the amazing way that each part is a reflection of the Creator.View full profile »
|Allen Weidhaas - Allen F. Weidhaas Sculptor||Wood||Patrick|
|Amy Wickham - Amy Lynn's Attic||Mixed Media||Wythe|
Located here in beautiful Southwest Virginia, I operate Amy Lynn's Attic from the attic workshop in my home. I create one-of-a-kind hand-stamped/painted cards, altered boxes, ornaments, and numerous country crafts that are unique and charming. I also am a calligrapher, and do hand made invitations and other special cards.
|Andrea Marshall - Little River Designs||Mixed Media||Floyd|
Little River Designs is located 3 miles from downtown Floyd at the Little River Bed and Breakfast. I work primarily with silver, semi-precious stones and pearls to create contemporary jewelry. Recently, I have been creating other crafts using fiber,copper, brass, wood, and stones that I collect from my property and the surrounding area. Visit my website http://www.little-river-bedandbreakfast.com.View full profile »
|Ann Childress - Ann Childress||Clay||Carroll|
I make stoneware wheel-thrown and hand-built pottery designed to be used in the kitchen, at the table and in the garden. Nature provides the inspiration for much of my work.View full profile »
|Anna Nenonen - Artstar Productions/ Out of Bounds Farm||Mixed Media||Washington|
I am a professional artist with MA (Abo Akademi University) and MFA (Rochester Institute of Technology). I live on a horse farm in Abingdon.
My paintings, photographs and video works are exhibited internationally. I also teach art and art history part-time.
Crafts and fashion that I design include hand-made knits and jewelry, one-of a kind pieces completed by me.
For examples of my craft items go to http://aknenonen.foliosnap.com/#graphic-design-jewelry-mutimedia; http://aknenonen.foliosnap.com/#graphic-design-jewelry-mutimediaView full profile »
|Anne Armistead - Ann Armistead||Metal||Montgomery|
My one-of-a-kind pieces begin in the form of precious metal clay and are sculpted, carved and manipulated to form a unique piece of wearable art. Using traditional metalsmithing techniques, I make many of the chains and findings. All stones and glass are selected for their unique value and quality.View full profile »
|Anne Vaughan - Anne Vaughan Designs||Mixed Media||Floyd|
Marrying an artist’s sense with grounded sensibility, Anne can best be described as a collage artist.
|B. Don & Donna Johnson - Blue Ridge Views Nature Images||Two Dimensional||Floyd|
Spectacular and beautiful fine art Nature images of the Blue Ridge Mountains and beyond available as archival quality photographic prints online at our website or at local galleries in the Floyd, Va. area, such as the Jacksonville Center, Blue Ridge Muse gallery in The Village Green, Floyd Country Store and (by appointment) Blue Ridge Views studio/gallery/office. Also see http://www.bdonjohnson.comView full profile »
|Becca Imbur - Bimbur Books & Design||Mixed Media||Montgomery|
Bimbur Books & Design is an eco-forward design studio featuring handmade books and journals made from reclaimed, salvaged and repurposed vintage books based in Blacksburg, VirginiaView full profile »
|Bill Cartwright - Buffalo Mountain Woodshop & Forge||Wood||Floyd|
Woodshop: High quality reproduction structural wood parts for antique cars and trucks.
|Bill Pruehsner - The Foothills Smithy||Metal||Patrick|
I am a traditional blacksmith. I do not use chemicals (i.e. Tig, Oxy-Ac welding). I do all my welding on the forge or mechanically rivet items as required. I learned my craft as one of the Blacksmiths at Mabry Mill on the Blue Ridge Parkway.View full profile »
|Billy Heck - Cumberland Forge||Metal||Lee|
I produce museum-quality 18th-century knives, rifles, tools, and powder horns.View full profile »
|Blake Lunsford - Blake Lunsford||Wood||Washington|
Blake has been carving for well over 5 years and is an award winning wood carver. He has been published in the special edition of Woodcarving Illustrated Magazine Hand Carved Holiday Gifts Volume Two, and has also won Best of Show in the Tom Wolfe category at the Charlotte Woodcarver's Showcase 2010 in Charlotte, North Carolina. All of his wood carvings are hand carved out of bass wood and finished with an acrylic wash.View full profile »