Artist Studios

Grovewood Village is home to 10 resident artists, whose studios are located directly next door to Grovewood Gallery. 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.

10 Resident Artists

Chris Abell – Wooden flutes & whistles

Rick Eckerd – Hand-blown art glass

Melissa Engler & Graeme Priddle - Sculptural wood art

Lisa Gluckin – Ceramic art

Carl Powell – Glass sculpture & stained glass

Helen Purdum – Ceramic art

Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle – Jewelry & metalwork

Brent Skidmore – Fine furniture & sculptural wood art

Studio Hours
Studio hours vary depending on the individual artists. Outside of our scheduled tours dates, studio visits are by appointment only. Inquiries for visits are welcome and can be made through Grovewood Gallery. 

Open Studio Tours
Every third Saturday of the month during May - October, 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 dates.

Please Note: Many of our resident artists spend time away at shows and working on commissions. If you really want to see a particular artist, contact us before you visit to make sure their studio is going to be open.

Helen Purdum

Helen Purdum

Melissa Engler

Melissa Engler

Rings by Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle

Rings by Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle