- First artisan inside the door is favored
potter Sue Malsnee. She has many area collectors of her work
who look for her unique creations at this show. They will be glad to find
her nature designs and original glazes.
- Amy Ammons Garza Spirit of
Appalachia will be selling books for their not- for -profit
- Dogwood Crafters will be selling
samples from their unique shop.
They feature quality handcrafts from the mountain area. Visit their shop in Dillsboro, NC
- Dearly cherished, Harold Sims; Catman2. His
kind heart started a no kill rescue and adoption home that
has aided hundreds of felines. Go by and donate generously. He
does much good.
- Tom Livingston's
Piece by Piece Intarsia
takes many kinds of wood and shapes them into amazing
pictures. He will have some neat choices for special giving or dressing up
- I fell in
love with 'Cabin Fever " pottery designed by artisan Barbara Bates
from Tennessee. I am so honored to have her
themed work at this year's show. It takes me back to
a comfortable time growing up .. You are going to love it too. Welcome Barb.
It is 18,000 sq feet of cool , comfortable shopping area.
- Good live music brings cheer!
There will be live, guitar
music floating from the fingers of Macon County's Ronnie Evans. He plays the old songs that we
remember . He will be selling his
to enjoy all year.
The pottery section
- Customers looking for Kim von Hedemann
will be so happy to find
her love of cartoons and animals for this adorable art . She
captures a whole menagerie with clay,
on mugs and trinket boxes.
- Balsam Mountain's Ann Suggs Stone house Pottery
will be here with her Summer collection !
- Pamela Kohler Camp And Sara Laughed
will be featuring fine glazes on her hand shaped pottery
with nature themes. Welcome Patricia to Cullowhee.
Specialty foods and sweets:
- Terri Cook's Delightful Dips
customers line up for more of Terri's homemade dips, mixes and
southern meat rubs.
- Paul and Linda Schuette My
Pop Pops Nuts will be returning. That delicious whiff in the
air is their honey roasted nuts.
Organic Muscadine Juice will be coming back
with delicious organic drink from the Muscadine Grape .He is coming
- Don Mandelkorn Green Mountain Maple
is bringing Pure Vermont maple syrup and maple cream candy .Yum,yum..
- Bill Reed Freedom Farms
is coming back with his
milk soap and personal grooming accessories.
- Laura Craig Shade Tree
Farm soap maker always has delicious new flavors
Other special crafts :
- Corn shuck flowers date back to the early
settlers. Artisan, Betty Cabe,
is preserving this
heritage craft. She will demonstrating and selling colorful
bouquets and collector dolls. How about some special
- Elly Davey Bird in Hand
almost famous for little folk
figure with hickory nut heads and don't forget her whimsies. She has many
collectors who look for new creations
- Alva Houston was our 'Featured
Artist" last 2016 "Summertime " show. Her
little mountain folk dolls will be joined with snowmen gourd art
and fresh canned jams and jellies from her summer garden.
- Roberta Brown-Roberts Pressed Flower
Art is our Featured Artist this 2017
"Summertime" show. She has the garden lovers favorite! They are going to love
framed bouquets of pressed flowers, grown in her own garden.
- Look for Tommy Hill with his hand tooled
leatherwork. Replace that old wallet with a new one.
- The little log homes and churches that David
Pruitt (2016 Featured Artist!) Another Place In Time
coming back . David is working now on new ideas. His wife,
Silvia Pruitt ,will
have hard to find hanging kitchen towels and coasters.
- Elizabeth Lilly Spread the Love
Lip Balm is bringing all natural gourmet lip balm and more.
- Lee Willis has fun with soda cans. She turns
them into little airplanes, mobiles and flashy earrings.:
Carla Parvin Coloring
Book Mania has caught the coloring book fun and designed
her own .Also color-in-cards and prints of her art.
Wendy Griffith's paintings at another show and was so
impressed that I contacted her . Her work is very nice. She
paints on glass and barn wood .You are going to love her style.
Carolyn Kinnison is Mixed Media Artist who has inspirational
paintings and signs and more. Welcome Carolyn .
- Look online for my friend Michael M Roger's ,
watercolorist and avid hiker will be Sharing the Beauty of his beloved mountains in his latest
DVD of waterfalls
and wild flowers. Visit his new online store at
You can purchase original art work, prints and photography on
The Fabric and Fiber Art categories
are looking good
: Just in :
Cowee Creek Quilters will be demonstrating an old fashioned
quilting bee the way Grand ma and her friends did it . They will be
selling chances on a lovely quilt . The donations will benefit their
Fire Department .
Mary Jo Gayer
will be demonstration yarn spinning and having some of her creations
for sale : hand knitted and woven scarves, hand felted vessels
,spun yarns and more .
- Dora Reynolds Designer Tableware
is a hit each show
with her bright colorful fabric plates and bowls. She
will have her summer collection of birds and
flower prints .
- Beverly Borchardt will have a summer
selection of quilted wall hangings and accessories.
- Susan Kennedy's quilted purses are
collector's pieces. Drop by to see what's new for giving or
you !. Don't
forget Mark's photography taken on their travels.
- Susan Peluso Crochet by Sue is
new this year with stylish handmade accessories and embroidered
towels. Welcome, Sue .
- Sabrina Miller and Janet Bennett Beads and Bags Boutique team up to make
handcrafted bags, scarves and matching fun jewelry and more .
- Patricia Spangler
TheLanguage ofLeaves is an
artist who transfers nature designs onto silk accessories.
has a flair to swirl brilliant colors using simple
methods . Here is her summer collection .
The Glass Artists Category :
Plowman is a mixed media artist .She will have stained
glass creations and some very original polymer clay jewelry .
Glass Blower , Ken Curtiss will be demonstrating this
ancient art .His specialty is Sculpture
figurines, miniatures and
nature themes. Welcome to Cullowhee, Ken !
Hearn Boxes by Neal is coming back with his summer collection
of fused glass boxes and hanging panels with natural gemstones . He always sells out of his unique art.
- Mike & Sharon Smithwick's Recycled Wine Bottles, Lanterns and etched glass
is on the way.
- Tina Clark is new this year with
Garden Art from repurposed vintage antiques. Welcome, Tina.
The wood craftsmen at this show : Lenden
Abbott has been carving with his pocket knife since he
was big enough to hold one . He
is now 81 and will be whittlin" at this show . His work will
be for sale .
as he can't take it with
him . Looks like he has bears and mountain stuff . Welcome Lenden
and Helen to Cullowhee ,N.C. WE are happy to
have a ginuwine Tenessee mountain man !
- Tonia Cannon Balsam Mountain Wood Works
will be here with scroll saw work and original designs.
- Ken Rudd's Custom Woodwork has a big
following. He has worked all winter to have potato boxes
and trash cans that are scarce.
- Steve Simonelli Simonelli Fine
Woodcraft always pleases his customers with pieces made one
at a time for them.
John Rizzo is a
wood turner. He will have unique bowls and other creations .
Photographers are tops"
Macon Green Photo has amazing shots of the Elk herds in the Smokies. He
has prints and greeting cards of many mountain themed views.
Stacy Redmon Red Rock Photo wows his
customers with mountain themes . Spring, summer. winter
and fall; small and large sizes.
We have some of the most skilled jewelers
from our area and far away.
- Jaqueline Hatch Native
American Jewelry artisan with original pieces and bullet bling.
- Angel Hudgins Hudgins Designs
this year with unique, cool designs for the 20 something
- Coming back is Jacolyn Campbell, Campbell Designs master wire wrapper. She will have chain maille styles
and gem trees,
- Nanci Leigh will be bringing her
hammered copper pieces as well as her original gem stone necklaces. Check her web site for her summer collection.
BornAgainCreations has some fine vintage silverware (and found items)
creations .Welcome Billy and Lavada !
LittleWoodlander Leather Jewelry .The leather cuffs with metal
inset are hand stamped .They have cowhide clutches and fabric
bags with leather accents.
- Note for Janet Anderson customers
Wild Fired Glass is a favorite
artist in glass with her original glass art; fused and slumped
ornaments and other creations. Her line of jewelry is
diachronic glass accented with Swarovski crystals. She has
been out with a back injury. We miss you, Janet. Hurry