Resident Artists

Grovewood Village is home to 11 resident artists, whose studios are located directly next door to Grovewood Gallery. These workspaces were originally built to house the weaving and woodcarving operations of Biltmore Industries - a groundbreaking enterprise in the history of American craft and textiles. Today, our resident artists create jewelry, pottery, sculpture, and more, in the same workshops where Biltmore Handwoven Homespun was once created.

11 Resident Artists

Chris Abell – Wooden flutes and whistles

Kathleen Doyle – Jewelry and metalwork

Rick Eckerd – Hand-blown art glass

Melissa Engler – Sculptural wood art

Daniel Essig - Wooden-covered art books and book-based sculptures

Lisa Gluckin – Ceramic art

Carl Powell – Glass sculpture and stained glass

Graeme Priddle – Sculptural wood art

Helen Purdum – Ceramic art

Tom Reardon – Jewelry and metalwork

Brent Skidmore – Fine furniture and sculptural wood art


Studio Hours

Studio hours vary depending on the individual artists. Appointments for studio visits are welcome and can be scheduled through Grovewood Gallery or by contacting the artists directly.

Open Studio Tours

Our resident artists open up their studios to the public every third Saturday of the month during May – November. 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 open.