Asheville artists Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle in their Grovewood Village studio.

Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle

Sculptural Wood Art

Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle have been collaborating on sculptural wood art in their shared studio space at Grovewood Village since 2015. This husband and wife team maintains a busy exhibition schedule, while also teaching woodturning workshops around the globe.

Melissa Engler holds a B.A. in sculpture from the University of North Carolina at Asheville. She is also a 2010 graduate of Haywood Community College’s Professional Crafts Program in furniture. Her work has been featured in Carolina Home + Garden, WNC Magazine, Woodwork Magazine, and American Craft. Engler’s interest in conservation and her love of the outdoors inspires her work in wood. Her hope is that her sculptures “convey a sense of our primal connection to our environment and evoke an awareness of its tenuous state.”

Graeme Priddle, a woodworker for over 25 years, is widely known for turned and carved sculptural work. Many of his sculptures reflect the life and environment of his home country, New Zealand. His work has received numerous awards and has been exhibited around the globe. Priddle is very active in the woodturning world. He served on the committee of the New Zealand National Association of Woodturners for five years and was instrumental in establishing the New Zealand CollaboratioNZ, a biennial week-long art event based in Whangarei Northland.

Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle welcome special commissions, and their commitment to fine craftsmanship is evident in every project they undertake.

Studio Visits

Outside of our scheduled tour dates (third Saturdays May – October), studio visits are by appointment only. Inquiries for studio visits can be made through one of our gallery associates. Examples of Melissa Engler and Graeme Priddle’s sculptural wood art can be found at Grovewood Gallery.

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