Holiday Sip & Shop

A ceramic art tile featuring Christmas trees by Motawi Tileworks.
"Perfect Tree" art tile by Motawi Tileworks

This holiday season, give the gift of handmade! Grovewood Gallery will host its annual Holiday Sip & Shop on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 9 – 11, from 11 am to 4 pm each day. In addition to 10 percent off select merchandise in the gallery, visitors can enjoy artist demonstrations and complimentary wine and warm cider.

This Holiday Sip & Shop offers a refreshing alternative to big-box retail chains, as every item in our shop is American-made. Discover beauty in small batches while shopping for unique gift items handmade by Asheville artists and beyond. Grovewood Gallery showcases over 9,000 square feet of finely crafted jewelry, wooden bowls and utensils, ceramic tableware, blown glass, fiber art, and much more.

Parting of the Sea Menorah by Alicia Kelemen

Demonstrating Artists

Eddie Aaronson of Windthrow – Dec. 9, 10, & 11
Eddie will be demonstrating his woodworking skills, mainly carving and wood burning. He’ll also be demonstrating his scratchboard work, which is a form of carving. This is an illustration technique where small, sharp tools are used to remove black ink that has been dried over a white porcelain tile. Any marks made reveal the crisp white beneath. Scratchboards are great for creating beautiful textures and dramatic landscapes.

Lisa GLuckin – Dec. 9 & 10
Lisa will be hand building stone-like pieces from clay which, after bisque firing, glazing, and firing again in her studio, are stacked to create her unique cairn lamps. In her demonstration, Lisa will also share several surface design techniques used to create the various finishes on her pottery and sculpture. Finished examples will be on display. Visitors will also have the opportunity to design and create their own lamp.

Cheryl Mackey Smith – Dec 9 & 10
Cheryl will demonstrate how she hand-shapes multiple clay pieces in a variety of shapes and sizes. Using found objects and a selection of different tools, she will add textures and other imprints to the clay. Each individual piece will eventually be kiln-fired and then used in creating her large gridded, organic framed compositions, inspired by her love of the natural world.

Marilyn Bailey – Dec 10
Marilyn is a master craftsman and educator. She will be sharing her extensive knowledge of anticlastic forging as well as various gold and silver smithing techniques. A renowned North American fine jeweler, Marilyn’s work is simple yet elegant in design.

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