artist-studios

Artist Studios

Outside of our scheduled tour dates listed below, studio visits are by appointment only.
Inquiries can be made through Grovewood Gallery.

Artistic Tradition

Grovewood Village is home to 8 working artist studios, occupied by 11 local makers. These workspaces were originally built to house the weaving operations of Biltmore Industries, an Arts and Crafts enterprise that played a significant role in the Appalachian Craft Revival during the early 20th century. Today, our resident artists – inspired by an earlier craft force – create jewelry, pottery, sculpture and more, in the same workshops where the famed Biltmore Handwoven Homespun was once made.

Glass artist Carl Powell

Open Studio Tours

Every third Saturday of the month during May – October, some of our resident artists open up their studios to the public, allowing visitors to gain insight into their creative process and view their most recent works. Tours are free and self-guided and will take place from 11am – 4pm on all 2020 dates: May 16, June 20, July 18, August 15, September 19, and October 17. The artist studios are located in the same building that houses the Biltmore Industries Homespun Museum.

Please Note

Many of our resident artists travel throughout the year to attend shows and teach workshops. If you really want to see a particular artist, contact us before your visit to make sure their studio is going to be open.

Metalsmith Tom Reardon

Meet Our Artists

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Wooden Flutes and Whistles
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Ceramic Art & Fine Furniture
Asheville glass artist Rick Eckerd. Rick Eckerd
Hand-Blown Art Glass
Asheville ceramic artist Lisa Gluckin in her Grovewood Village studio. Lisa Gluckin
Ceramic Art
Asheville glass artist Carl Powell in his Grovewood Village studio. Carl Powell
Glass Sculpture & Stained Glass
Ceramic artist Helen Purdum working in her Grovewood Village studio in Asheville. Helen Purdum
Ceramic Art
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Fine Furniture & Sculptural Wood Art