Working primarily in oil on canvas, Jack Hamrick uses his unique impressionist style to create original paintings that arouse our instinctive visceral response to complimentary colors and patterns in the natural environment.
Blowing Rock, NC
I am a leather artisan who creates eco-conscious and one-of-a-kind accessories for men and women. My business name is Primavera Leathers, specializing in what I call "pro-impact" leathers that each have positive social and/or environmental attributes that are moving us in the direction of harmony with the planet that sustains us all. The leathers I use are free-range, re-purposed and chemical free leathers. A portion of the proceeds from my work goes to support wildlife conservation.
I fell in love with this craft in my early years and enrolled in my first stained glass class in 1978 near Reynolda Village in Winston Salem, NC while attending college.
Pat began weaving in 1987. An award-winning and published artist, Pat has woven various styles of basketry and vessels - Nantucket, sculptural design, twills, coiling with pine needles and contemporary gourds. She has used reed, waxed linen, natural materials such as pine needles, barks and vines, gourds, antlers, foraged forest materials, cane as well as hand-painted paper, threads, wire, yarns, metals, alcohol inks and sometimes recycled materials such as stereo speaker wire, plastic tubing, or videotape.
I specialize in small production and one-of-a-kind pieces of handmade jewelry that is best described as simple, elegant, wearable jewelry with an eye for organic movement and feel. Living in the mountains of North Carolina, my jewelry designs are influenced by the landscape and natural organic shapes and colors around me. Designs emerge that are unique and elegant blending with everyday casual; comfortable like your favorite pair of jeans.
I have always enjoyed designing, creating, and building and from a young age my parents taught me about craftsmanship and the natural beauty of wood. I spent my Saturday mornings watching “This Old House” and “The New Yankee Workshop” on TV and these early lessons are constantly ringing in my memories.
Mary has been knitting for 50 years, weaving for 30 years and spinning some of her thread for 18 years. She primarily works with natural fibers, both dyed and undyed. She prefers to make everyday items that are meant to be used. She teaches both adults and children in her farmbased studio.
Stephanie has been creating glass mosaics for the past 4 years. Inspired by traditional stained glass and the vibrant colors she now repurposes textured and colored glass into vintage windows creating original threedimensional mosaics.
Born into an artistic and tinkering family with deep roots in Deep Gap and Boone, I have been around creative endeavors of music, sewing, painting, metal work, and gardening since childhood. After a lifetime of singing and a 25-year career in higher education and human services, I fell in love with modern quilting. Offering endless creative opportunity, free-form quilting gave me a place to combine color, pattern, and texture as I create fiber art, wall hangings, and greeting cards with new and recycled materials. Every choice of fabric and embellishment and every stitch gives me the opportunity to use my own visual instincts and respond to color, fabric, and possibility as I sew.