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Jeremiah Benson
Sculpture

My animal sculptures serve to express my understanding of the rhythms that exist in nature. Everything in the world is connected; it is a fragile ecosystem where without one of its members it could fail. Each animal I have made has taught me something about nature. My aesthetic choices were…

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Preston's Personalized Painting
Wood

Being a part of such an important time in people’s lives, the birth of a child, is what inspires me to do what I do. I get inspiration from the parent themselves as well as images provided to me.

The Pretty Pickle
Jewelry

The Pretty Pickle was founded in 2008 as a means to sell fiber crafts designed and created by Megan Brown. The business evolved after a few years to include jewelry. Resin was introduced, and there, the union of nature and art became one. The Botanical line includes jewelry pieces that…

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DJPittenger Photography
Photography

DJPittenger Photography is a fine art photography studio. Created in 2013, DJPittenger Photography is devoted to creating unique and engaging fine art photography that examine architecture, landscapes, portraits, and abstract expression of common objects. Many of the photographs have appeared in a number of regional and national juried shows. DJPittenger…

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Mountain Nonna Pottery and Clover Lick Creek Herbals
Ceramics

Mountain Nonna Pottery was formed in 2006 as a business to sell my pottery at local fairs and festivals. Then as an online name for use on my site on Etsy and Facebook.

Angi D*signs
Jewelry

My work revolves around sustainability. I believe in finding creative and interesting ways to use that which would usually find it’s way into a landfill. My creations are often whimsical, because whimsy is in far too short supply.

Expressions by Connie Mae
Painting

I love to experience nature and find beauty in ordinary things, and in painting, I enjoy finding subtleties in color, shape, light and shadow. The scenes in my paintings are glimpses of life in which I delight in the way light and shadow play to create beautiful contrasts. When I…

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Sterlynxsilver
Jewelry

Sterlynxsilver was founded in 1991 mainly as a means to help support an expensive hobby. Over the years, it has seen many changes in the evolution to the jewelery business it is today. All pieces are handmade and many are one of a kind. Designs are inspired by all things…

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Amanda Abbott Photography
Photography

I’ve been focusing a lot lately on the lessons I’ve learned throughout my life. My latest project takes those lessons and conceptualizes them through portraits using Photoshop. I also really enjoy showing emotions through photographs. I have worked on series about isolation or abandonment. I want to continue working on…

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Art by Sha
Painting

My goal is to create works that are sophisticated, yet free-flowing. I am inspired by the organic beauty that arises from heat induced alchemy, pushing boundaries, to go from “flow to form.” My paintings evolve from their own momentum. Ever since I was a child, color has had a very…

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Patrick Facemire
Painting

I look for the areas where art and life begin to merge in and out of each other. As a person who is willfully trapped inside of his own skull, I am always attempting to watch the ways that the imagination mediates reality in my own mind and in the…

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G-ratio Basses
Wood

G-ratio Basses was born because, as a bassist, I wanted a specific design. After contacting a few well-known, high-end bass builders with my need, I found they wouldn’t or couldn’t make it, or the price point was well beyond my budget. The evolution, development, and refinement of my first few…

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Sally Deskins
Mixed media and collage

I research, interview, and write reviews, academic articles, and features on contemporary art and feminist art. I curate contemporary exhibitions with feminist intent, which focuses on research and design for a broad audience. My writing, event producing, and curating for my organization Les Femmes Folles has a specific mission to…

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Matthew Carr
Painting

I am a landscape painter who enjoys roaming the hills of southern West Virginia. I create paintings where the viewer may envision being in the scene. I paint using oils in the Bob Ross method.

MarisaMade
Painting

MarisaMade was founded in 2015 and is the design studio of artist, Marisa Jackson. Her source of inspiration comes from her two children, and words that inspire, educate, and celebrate the little joys in life. The first piece of her collection was the Animal Alphabet which was painted with watercolor…

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Wild Rose Soap Co.
Bath and body

Wild Rose Soap Co. was founded in 2010, located in Shepherdstown, WV, specializing in custom cold process natural soaps, lotions, candles, and bath bombs. Currently, the Wild Rose Soap Co. make soaps for 5 distilleries on the East Coast, Mountaineer Brand, 3 wineries, Bed & Breakfasts, Black Dog Coffee Company,…

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Courtney McCoy
Photography

I believe a successful artist never captures a moment, but actually releases it to others. With my photography, I strive to transcend the documentary nature of the format by the sheer force of the experience. My work is both a reflection and an expression in that I do not aim…

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Tara Fowler Photography
Photography

Tara Fowler Photography was founded in May of 2009. My inspiration to continue to create stunning landscapes is to showcase the beauty around us. The majestic mountains and rolling hills keep me inspired to continually move forward and always produce more. The style I provoke has a uniqueness that simplifies…

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Anvil Works® LLC
Metal

As the scope of Anvil Works’ business increased, Lee Badger began to seek a Mid-Atlantic location where he could create a workshop of his own design. In 1998, he built the Anvil Works metal studio in Hedgesville, WV. The shop was expanded in 2005 and additional specialized equipment was acquired…

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Coat of Arms
New media and video

Coat of Arms uniquely creates and finishes films, commercials, and other visual media. Every project is different, and so our art is unique and continues to push creative boundaries within our field. We are always growing and evolving. Coat of Arms maintains a low overhead and a can-do mentality that…

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Pat Cross Art, LLC
Painting

Pat Cross, founder of Pat Cross Art, LLC, celebrates 37 years of creating, exhibiting and selling original artworks and fine art prints. Painting in a representational style, she sells originals and reproductions of North American Landscapes, Appalachian Botanicals, Appalachian Waterways, and the Human Form. Active in both public and private…

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Appalachian Moon Woodworks
Wood

I am the owner, operator, engineer, artist, and craftsman for Appalachian Moon Woodworks, nestled in the heart of the lush and beautiful Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. A small crew of experienced, knowledgeable craftsman assist in the completion of larger jobs. AMW specializes in unique, custom, hand-made, heirloom furnishings, reproductions,…

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Meredith Gregg
Painting

I have been painting and printmaking for 25 years. Since I came to live in the New River Gorge region more than 20 years ago, the beauty and majesty of West Virginia landscapes has inspired my work, and my work has been collected by private collectors from all over the county as well…

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Ginger Danz Art
Painting

Making art has always been part of who I am; very rarely do I view something beautiful without calculating how to capture it in a painting! I am particularly inspired by simple scenes, the way sunlight hits a tree trunk or a sleeping cat. I want to convey the beauty…

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Ellen Mueller
Drawing

I focus on a chaotic world of non-­stop technological revolution, impending global climate change, and hyperactive news media. Recurrent visual themes include corporate management structures, cult dynamics, and Sisyphean tasks. I use humor and absurdist visual and performative situations as a method for dealing with these challenging topics in an…

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Loomyladi Handwovens
Textile

With each piece of handwoven textile that I create, I feel a connection to the people and the places from which I come. Each handwoven piece created by my hands has a story to tell, to share. My craft is rooted in the traditional style of Appalachia, but I love…

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Appalachian Video Productions LLC
New media and video

Appalachian Video Productions is a pre-production, production, and post- production company. We help in every step of the process to make visions come to life. We create event videos, training videos, movies and films, documentaries, web series, commercials, and others.

Nellie Rose Textiles
Textile

Born to two prolific textile artists, silk, color, and clothing have always been central to my everyday life of play and personal expression. As the final apprentice to Hiroko Harada, a master of indigo and shibori, I dove deep into the technical skills and specialized techniques of shibori. Dedicated to…

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The Art of Seth
Drawing

Most of the characters presented in my work are over-saturated concepts derived from musing on things I’ve experienced, things I’ve watched occur, or things I’ve learned from little stories I’ve picked up along the way. The inspiration for such work is much like a little windup up musical box, popping…

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Kreinik Manufacturing Company
Textile

Kreinik threads and yarns are known to inspire designers and crafters to create high-end attractive products. My job is to study trends and visualize where my yarns and threads can be used. Creativity is my guiding star.

T Dean Photography
Photography

Images make a connection between our hearts and our brains, and as a West Virginia Landscape Photographer and Digital Artist, I strive to capture scenes that evoke that emotional connection. Photography is the medium I have chosen to create images using light, color, and motion that help me convey that…

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WSG Gallery
Sculpture

Most of the sculptures I carve are about making ephemeral, hard-to-quantify subjects real and tangible. These positive subjects include: freedom, working together towards a goal, joy, being motivated, and perseverance. These are all subjects that most people recognize and embody as values in their personal and professional lives. As a…

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Joy Bridy Pottery
Pottery

Much of my learning has been through wood firing, where the potter relinquishes control in favor of collaboration with wood and fire. I’ve become smitten by the process of letting go, and work to carry that dynamic into more controlled firing processes as well. Repetition at the wheel, beside the…

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Nikki Butler Design
Graphic design

I have been designing for 15 years and sewing for more than 25. I worked my way through college by sewing costumes for the college’s theater department and became the sole seamstress for Sharon’s Ms. Roberts’ Bridal Department. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Graphic Design from Marietta College,…

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Doin' Just Beadin', LLC
Jewelry

Doin’ Just Beadin’, LLC handcrafted jewelry was founded in 2006. I am a sole proprietor business located in Hurricane, WV in Putnam County. I weave the wire to produce the Viking knit chain. I use silver or copper metal to produce components such as end caps, beads and toggle clasps….

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Backstitched Design
Leather

Backstitched Design, founded in 2008, is a one-woman textile design studio born from the love of sewing, second-hand shopping, and upcycling. At the heart of the studio is the commitment to designing and creating unique leather bags, accessories, and quilts out of reclaimed materials. The work is inspired by vintage…

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Waites Run Studios
Painting

I am fascinated by the confluence of pigment and paper. Watercolor is an exciting medium to explore because of its unpredictability, yet the painting process must be tempered by careful decisions. The resulting work becomes a balance of these competing energies. As I paint, I seek the extraordinary in the…

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Echo Valley Pottery
Ceramics

My work is comprised of functional and sculptural works in clay. I use many techniques that allow me to come up with just the right surface I desire. I like to incorporate bits and pieces of my life in my works – they might be rocks, wood, or treasurers I…

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Aniclay Art
Sculpture

All of my sculptures are made completely by hand without the use of patterns or molds, and I use local resources whenever possible. I create in both polymer clay and wool, and most often explore my love of the natural world and its wondrous inhabitants as my subject matter. My…

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Mountaineer Brand
Bath and body

Mountaineer Brand is a brother/sister team from Shepherdstown, WV. We handcraft 100% Natural Beard and body care products. Only natural, pure ingredients go into our products, allowing you to get back to basics—from head to toe. You will never see artificial ingredients or chemicals in our products—guaranteed. Owner Eric Young’s…

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Clay Street Studio
Ceramics

I produce one-of-a-kind, sculpted, functional, stoneware pottery with a wildlife theme. A lifelong love and respect for the natural world and concern for man’s impact on our animal brethren inspires my creative practice. Many of my subjects are endangered species. For each piece, I begin on the potter’s wheel by…

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John Ryan Brubaker
Photography

I use photography to create project-based visual art. My subject matter is focused on interpreting the experience of space by means of it’s often overlooked details, while the art objects I create are rooted in the physical aspects of photography. My recent projects include large-scale photomontages, hand-bound photo books and…

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Catherine Miller Designs
Glass

After reading a National Geographic article about the dying art of copper wheel engraving, I wanted to learn more about engraving in general and so I decided to combine my skill set with this art. My artwork features my love of the natural world around me as well as the…

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Norma Acord Ceramics
Pottery

Being surrounded by my family has informed who I am. My family has informed the choices I have made in producing work; they have stressed the importance of self-worth, family involvement, and self-sufficiency. Rituals, family gatherings, femininity and pride are layers that have made me who I am today. I…

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Chrizart Creations
Jewelry

I am a jewelry-maker from Buckhannon, West Virginia and owner of Chrizart Creations. Chrizart is shown in over 72 galleries and shops coast to coast. I strive to create one-of-a-kind pieces of unique design and color, appealing to women of all ages, with an inclination toward whimsical, fun, and edgier pieces that…

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wenweave
Textile

I am a full time studio artist who works in dyeing yarn and weaving. I work from my log cabin studio located in the eastern mountains of West Virginia. It is here the landscape and colors in surrounding hills inspire my work. Most noted for my colors and incredible softness, I weave textiles for the body…

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Joseph Elbert
Furniture

I believe that “furniture should be a celebration and have a ‘wow’ factor,” and began creating what I felt was missing from the marketplace in 2011. Beyond the innate beauty of the materials themselves, I draw inspiration from Art Deco skyscrapers, Frank Lloyd Wright’s organic blending of metal and wood, and the cantilevered…

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Mary Almond
New media and video

I am an award winning, internationally selling Fine Art Photographer & Digital Artist, whose art has been featured in publications, and magazines throughout the U.S. My art is also a welcomed addition to the walls of homes, and businesses throughout the world. I am also a member of both Tamarack, and the Tri-State…

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Stitzinger Stonecraft
Sculpture

I use processes that bring forth textures, colors, shadows and grains to create three dimensional sculptures and bas relief carvings. My designs derive from a deep understanding of stone structure and composition gained from a formal education in geology and over a decade of stonework. The initial idea for each…

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Mountain Craft Shop Co.
Wood

Dick Schnacke, a retired engineer whose interest in toys used by families for centuries started the Mountain Craft Shop in 1963. In 2002, my wife and I took over the business and continue to make hardwood toys, puzzles and tricks based on history and folklore. We are in constant search…

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Jamit ! Baskets
Baskets

Jamit ! Baskets started in 1994, out of a need to find a job or trade that could be done from home. After making the first basket from a kit, we moved on to books. Our specialty is in rib designs with antlers and local found wood and wildtree vines….

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Courtney Chidester
Painting

I am a multimedia artist who depicts people and nature through painting, drawing, and photography. Growing up in West Virginia, I have always had access to a great variety of plant life. Throughout the years I have been observing and studying the different types of plants by collecting leafs, photographing…

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Mountain Oak Candle Company
Candles

Mountain Oak Candle Company was formed in Garrett County, MD in 2002 and is now located in Bridgeport, WV. We pride ourselves on a product that stands out from the rest in its field. Mountain Oak Candle Company is well known for its premium candles and tarts. When you see…

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WoodVox
Furniture

I am a cabinetmaker and fine woodworker from St. Albans, WV. My work ranges from furniture to decorative boxes. My work tends to begin with traditional forms that are creatively re-interpreted with modern flair and experimental joinery.

HepCatz Design, LLC
Drawing

“Cool Cats, Swell Design” is HepCatz Design’s motto (or catsch-phrase, if you will). In addition to a product line that includes cards, postcards, ornaments and shirts featuring cats with cattitude, HepCatz is a graphic design firm. HepCatz products are available in Tamarack: The Best of West Virginia in Beckley, Art…

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Merideth Young
Jewelry

Inspiration can be found anywhere. While walking through the grocery store, I had an ah-ha moment in aisle 7 – the beverage aisle. I noticed all the colors and patterns on the soda and drink cans lining the shelves. I thought to myself, “I wonder what I can make out of that!” With…

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Lavana Lemley
Sculpture

My artwork represents my love of the natural world. The connection plants and animals have to each other and the growth, rebirth, and decay that are always present in nature. The delicate transition of one replacing or becoming another is such a beautiful moment and a reoccurring theme in my…

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Blue Ridge Salvage & Blue Ridge Toy Co.
Architecture

Blue Ridge Salvage is devoted to the creation of traditional heirloom quality toys, inspiring childhood imaginative play, preservation of the environment and giving back to the community by actively donating to support many causes. All of these goals are fulfilled by practicing and preserving the art of creating handcrafted wooden…

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ThomasWork
Wood

ThomasWork, as it exists today, happened by accident. Following a workplace injury, I was forced to leave construction work behind, and start anew. With determination, and the support of the Tamarack Foundation, I attended the Buyers Market of American Craft in 2012. After meticulous preparation and pre-show marketing, ThomasWork secured enough new…

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Kylene Babski
Drawing

With a background in both studio and commercial art and design, I like to embrace my flexibility as a maker. However, no matter what medium I use, an inclination towards fine detail and realism is often present in my work. My personal work is often influenced by the people and…

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Allegheny Treenware, LLC
Wood

Allegheny Treenware is a nationally recognized business. Their work has been featured in several national publications and can be seen in use on the Food Network’s Southern at Heart series. Function is the focus of the business. Being made from WV hardwoods lends the bonus of being a beautiful piece…

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Jerill Vance Woodworks, LLC
Wood

I design and build custom furniture from native wood. I have the logs milled to my specs then air dry followed by kiln drying in my own commercial kiln. This allows me to control the process “from forest to furniture” to get the results I desire. I use unique wood,…

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Mountain Art Glass
Glass

Mountain Art Glass was founded in 1990 with an emphasis on home goods such as Tiffany reproductions, cabinet inserts, doorways and transoms, and others. I draw my inspiration for my landscape pieces from where I live, the New River Gorge! I enjoy the beauty in glass whether used for kaleidoscope…

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Elizabeth's Glassworks LLC
Glass

I like to work in many different ways with glass. I am a commission artist creating one of a kind, out of the ordinary, architectural elements, like pizza oven facades or cast glass windows, but in my free time I like creating primarily lost wax sculptural pieces. Over the years,…

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Judy Foxx Art
Painting

I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t drawing or painting. I was always encouraged by a loving family and many friends, and they are still what keeps me moving forward. I was selling my own paintings long before I began formal education in art. Realistic still life and landscape…

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Carter Taylor Seaton
Ceramics

Working creatively allows me to mold a world to suit myself, or to express the way I see it. It’s mine, yet I want it to speak to viewers and readers in such a way that they have to decide if they see it the same way. When I threw…

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Art As I See It
Painting

I have been involved in the arts since childhood. While attending Marshall University, I was inspired by the angles, patterns and shadows found in the architecture of the old homes found there. The transition from hard, crisp edges to soft, flowing lines continues to fascinate me. After moving to rural…

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Be Young Woodturning
Wood

I turn wood mostly for enjoyment. I like to create new and exciting pieces which deviate from the normal path of woodturning. Inspired by the surrounding beauty here in West Virginia, I have created work that extends beyond the norms in today’s woodturning world. With renewed interest in using color…

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Prose & Photos
Photography

Growing up in the isolated mountains of Webster County, WV, I developed an early and endearing love of nature. I developed a desire to share that love and inspire that love in others. I do so, first of all by “seeing,” looking at a scene and mentally constructing an image…

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Ervin Jones Woodworking
Wood

I make my wood turned bowls from native hardwoods from the local area. I prefer bark-edge pieces as opposed to symmetrical ones. My ornaments are made of native wood and exotic woods from around the world. Even while I am cutting the wood, I see something in the natural beauty…

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Your Business Name Here
Ceramics

The West Virginia Creative Network has been created to connect artists and creatives with each other and also with people looking to provide opportunities for them across the state. This platform works to connect and promote West Virginian artists and creatives who produce well-crafted artistic products, but exist at a wide range of stages in their…

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Steve Balcourt, Photographic Artist
Photography

My approach to image making is a meditative and contemplative one. It is an exploration of feelings as much as it is an exploration of what I am seeing. Exploring my surroundings I develop a feeling for the place, the quality of light, and the setting that I may want…

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Dick Allowatt
Mixed media and collage

My work is usually inspired by vintage objects, books and ephemera which I seek and collect. I am drawn to the aged finish and patina of these materials and very seldom have a preconceived notion of what I will create. What excites me is discovering new and unexpected relationships for…

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Glass

My art is about nature as only I see it. The flow of water in our creeks and the floating leaves are ever changing, therefore: my images change. My glass is organic in form, sometimes it turns into jewelry with cast sterling, other times it becomes functional or simply decorative….

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West Virginia American Art Glass, LLC
Glass

West Virginia American Art Glass, LLC, was created in 2015 and our grand opening was on June 20th – WV day. We are located in downtown Weston, WV. Among many nice shops and restaurants in a cozy small-town setting, we produce all of our art glass on site in a…

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With the Spirit of the Horse
Jewelry

Life is art and art is life. There is no separation for me. I have been creating since I was a child. I have a curious nature and am always learning new things. I am inspired by everything! For me, it is about the process. Although I do like to have…

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John Coffey
Painting

I work almost exclusively with watercolor, creating a pencil or pen and ink drawing occasionally. I began painting in watercolors in the evenings, working almost exclusively from photographs. I work only from my own photographs, with the exception of an occasional commissioned piece that will not be publicly exhibited. My…

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The Enchanted Bath
Bath and body

I am a certified soapmaker who specializes in making small batches of gentle, artisanal luxury soap using the cold process method of soapmaking. My craft started as a hobby and grew into a business, and now, though the use of the internet and social media, I am able to sell…

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