Townsend Artisan Guild

"The Voice of Art on the quiet side of the Smokies"

Sculpture, Clay

Elaine Barnes

Sculptor Harbour Arts by Elaine

865-254-0417

elainebarnes@me.com

“I am inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds me and my work reflects the joy and connection that I feel daily with Mother Earth. First, there is the joy of learning. Whether working with glass, clay or paint, there is an ongoing learning process. Second, there is the joy of spending time doing what I love to do. And lastly, I hope that my creations will bring joy to others.”

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Evelyn Bryant

941-920-0422

mikebryant225@comcast.net

“I never start a sculpture thinking, “What do I want this piece to say?”.  The work comes from within, from what I have read or heard, from feelings evoked, and then put into form.  In the end, I see what the clay has said.”

Annamaria Gundlach

Sculptor

865-977-5037

ajgund@charter.net

“Clay is a formless mass of mud that offers a challenge to the artist who must be the architect, chemist, and conjurer.  Each of my sculptures has its own voice with begins to speak during the creative process."

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Dave Huber

Stringtown Pottery

865-448-0069

stringtown2@aol.com

“My journey is a mesh of experiences from living in Japan, years as a professional carpenter, and a life-long interest in archaeology, geology and children’s drawings. I see my work as a gift from the ancients of cultures and as snippets of imagery aesthetically melded by geologic and archaeological influences.”

Bill Shinn

Shinn Custom Carving

865-705-3404

bill@shinncustomcarving.com

"The exit from two-dimensional “flatwork” into the world of “3-D” is an adventure of communicating depth in the round. The artist can discover new possibilities in offering shape and balance to the real touch of texture in creating form."

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Sharon Webb

Webb Wildlife

865-805-3243

artist@webbwildlife.com

“My ultimate achievement is creating a believable, anatomically accurate wildlife figure that conveys the emotion of the moment. Three dimensional sculptures blend my own inspiration with the realistic standards that I set for myself.”

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Fiber Art, Natural Fibers

Deborah Adams

Fiber Art Design

865-206-8815

FiberArtDesignsbyDeborah@gmail.com

“My inspiration comes from the many color changes of the Smoky Mountains and the bounty of wildflowers. Hearing the water rush over the rocks in the Little River gives me a sense of peace and restfulness as does gazing at the blue haze over the Smokies’ mountain ridges.”

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Kathryn Barrow

The Peaceful Petal

865-310-6236

peacefulpetal@gmail.com

"I create fine lace accessories, uniquely crafted in natural fibers and inspired by the intricacies of wildflowers. From lace shawls in silks or cottons for a cool summer evening to warm wools for the snowy days, each piece is an individual design.”

Kathy Dittmaier

865-566-2921

 kathyannco@gmail.com

 

“My love of fabric has brought me full circle from garment construction to fiber art quilting. Who knew             making clothing could turn out to be so much fun.” 

Melanie Eichholz

850-319-3544

seekingtheshift.aol.com

 

“Whether needle felting or wet felting, I feel like I am painting with a technicolor palette of cotton candy. Felting brings a fascinating, tactile joy in working with a range of materials, textures and colors which opens unlimited possibilities to excite my creative flow.”

 

 

Lynn Hash

Fiber Arts Creations

865-599-3164

spinstoo@live.com

“I enjoy visioning an image and then starting with the raw fibers to develop the colors, texture, and style to represent my vision. I learn from every piece that I complete and continue developing unique and more intriguing representations of the world around us.”

Beryl Lumpkin

865-777-1802

blumpkin@nxs.net

I have been making baskets with natural materials for over 30 years recently adding waxed linen. I am constantly searching for new and different natural fibers and dyes to use. The continuing challenge to create unusual baskets and to perfect working “small” keeps me in the woods gathering.

Vicky Walker

Victoria’s Lace, Etc.

865-306-9713

victoria@victoriaslace.com

"I seek to clothe women in grace and beauty through elegant crocheted lace wardrobe enhancements in luxurious fibers. Informed by history. Transformed for today."

 

 

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Glass, Jewelry

Sissy Caldwell

865-681-8654

featherbellsfj@aol.com

"I enjoy learning new techniques that allow me to meet the challenge of fashioning countless designs inspired by living amidst the beauty of East Tennessee.  My signature off-loom bead weaving incorporates precious metal clay, glass, natural items, enameling, and other techniques into one-of-a-kind pieces that reflect the beauty of God’s abundant love."

Becky Goodman

Cabin Treasures

865-448-6868

becky@cabintreasures.net

“I strive to create glass art that becomes a part of one's daily surroundings and enhances lives visually while being unique and emotionally connected to the individual.  Glass is a perfect medium and can be designed to meet an infinite variety of tastes, budgets and surroundings."

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Dave Neamand

Jewelry by Dave Neamand

216-469-9083

dave@daveneamand.com

“I strive to create jewelry that is so individual and well designed that it becomes a family heirloom to be cherished for many generations.”

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Painting / Graphic Art

Lois Alexander

Alexander Graphics

865-448-6728

alexandergraphicsinc@comcast.net

“Art has truly been a lifelong passion for me and I continue to explore the serious and the whimsical through painting, pen and ink, and pastels.”

  Arline Boyce

  865-713-9548

  arlineboyce@yahoo.com

 

  “In gratitude and joy.... I Paint therefore I Am!”

 

Karen Bracket

865-304-8793

 

“Art is a natural magnet. If my work can draw a viewer into a moment of beauty and pleasure, then I have met my goal of offering a moment of joy and gratitude."

 

Melanie Eichholz

850-319-3544

seekingtheshift@aol.com

“An Artist’s Quest is one of Hope.  Creating art is a journey of the Spirit with an unknown destination. Inspiration is found everywhere.  In a phrase, a flower, a still moment in time or the single heartbeat of hope.”

Ken Kant

865-984-5411

kenkant@att.net

“My joy in painting comes from putting colors and shapes together in a way that pleases the eye.”

Susan McCollum

765-283-5695

greenbrier1701@gmail.com

Painting is an intuitive process for me that is intertwined with walking and exploring. I am inspired by the mystery and complexity of the natural world and rely on it as a source, investigating and exploring forms and patterns as well as the effects of time, water and wind upon these forms. While exploring, I take snapshots and make sketches and when a theme begins to emerge, I develop it into a series of several paintings by playing with line, shape and color. Art has provided me with endless delights and challenges, stimulating my imagination and deepening my appreciation of life and the world. I try to express that delight and appreciation in my art.

MJ Montgomery

265-509-5163

mjmskyjack@aol.com

“As a naturalist and outdoor person, my work reflects my love of the Smokies and the flora and fauna of our world.”

Lyda Plemons

865-983-8878

lplemonsart@aol.com

"The joy of creating art cannot be fully expressed but with each painting, I wish to convey my inner        feelings. From a water drop, to a striking red rose, to a warm evening sunset, I challenge myself to        convey what I feel for others to enjoy.”

 

Betty Polk

BP International Marketing

865-448-0677

bpint2@yahoo.com

“I work with high technology by “day”, and find art in wood carving, painting and photography to round out my life and provide enjoyment and relaxation.”

Yichen Reneau

865-387-2953

ann905@msn.com

“Art is my view of the world that I want to share with people.”

 

 

Bill Shinn

Shinn Custom Carving

865-705-3404

bill@shinncustomcarving.com

"Basic drawing skills are essential for visual expression. The incorporation of texture and contrast are elements that invite the viewer to journey through the depths of a composition.  The printmaker is limited only by his imagination. The joy in creating an artistic expression through the etched plate is satisfied by the unlimited available possibilities. The printmaker has to be not only a draftsman but a chemist, engineer, and, in some cases, a machinist."

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Suzanna Terrill

865-313-5211

suzannaterrill71@gmail.com

“After a successful bout with breast cancer, I joined a friend on the back of a Harley and went West. The trip was hot, dusty and challenging. When I realized I was riding on the Trail of Tears, I felt the soul of each Native American who had walked that trail. My inner voice told me to paint those struggles: a story of perseverance no matter where the trail might lead. So I have begun… "

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Jeanie VanWinkle

865-310-7977

jeanievw@gmail.com

“Art is for me an interpretation of the natural and man-made world around us. The challenge is to express this array of visual images in a way unique and personal."

Sharon Webb

Webb Wildlife

865-805-3243

artist@webbwildlife.com

"As a child I dreamed of becoming an artist and growing up in East Tennessee I naturally wanted to paint nature and wildlife scenes. I never tire of trying to capture the essence of what makes an animal come to life on canvas.”

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Sarah Weber

Sarah Weber Fine Art

865-456-6923

"I grew up on a farm so painting the rural landscape is pure pleasure for me.  Painting also allows me to share my observations of unique personalities and charms of a variety of animals.  Commissions of your pet or favorite landscape are welcomed."

Photography

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Marietta “Marcy” Ballis

904-568-3068

marietta.renee@gmail.com

"We are gifted with an ongoing outdoor drama in these East Tennessee hills, mountains and valleys.  My part as a photographer, interpreter of what I see in my time, is to bring a fresh view of place, my vision of beauty as made with my camera. The work is secondary to the joy of being out there."

Susan Cooper

865-448-0859

suscoop@gmail.com

“I lose track of time setting up shots and experimenting with angles, light and camera adjustments.  My goal is to reflect the world around us through all forms of nature photography.  While understanding the camera and software is essential, it takes more than the technology to reflect the elusive beauty seen by the mind and heart.”

William Culler

865-206-2661

wncullerphoto@comcast.net

"The Great Smoky Mountains fuels my excitement for photography and the desire to capture the area’s beauty. I feel blessed and privileged to live in and photograph the landscape and history of East Tennessee. My goal as a photographer is to not only share the wonderful sights, but to help visually preserve these mountains and landscapes for all to enjoy in the years to come."

Jim Joyce

865-335-8178

joyceknoxville@comcast.net

Joyce always tries to have a camera with him wherever he goes.  His philosophy is that the “Kodak moment” is always there, it is just a question of realizing or identifying it.  Without the camera, it is often reminiscent of the fisherman’s story of the “one who got away.”

 

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Dan Meadows

Dan Meadows Nature Photography

901-674-5887

meadowsdtm@gmail.com

“Photographing the beauty of nature fulfills the soul. Preserving the handiwork of the Creator for the enjoyment of others is quite rewarding. We can travel great distances to see the world's wonder or, we can ‘go out our back door’ and see one of the most beautiful places on earth - in and around Townsend.”

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Gary Millar

865-659-9071

wildroseTN@comcast.net

“To me, photography is a way to look my surroundings and to strive to capture a bit of wonder that would often be overlooked.”

Betty Polk

BP International Marketing

865-448-0677

bpint2@yahoo.com

“I work with high technology by “day”, and find art in wood carving, painting and photography to round out my life and provide enjoyment and relaxation.”

Kathy Smith, CPP

Kathy Smith Photography, LLC

865-272-9612

kathy@kathysmithphotography.com

“My goal is to offer classic and elegant images that last a lifetime. When not photographing people and relationships, I enjoy capturing images of wildlife and landscapes. My portfolio includes events and commercial photo shoots as well. I enjoy restoring photographs to reflect previous lifetimes. I am a professional photographer certified by Professional Photographers of America."

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Tyson Smith, CPP

Wild and Wonderful Photography

865-336-2289

tyson@wildandwonderfulphotography.com

"Sometimes the narrative of my image is documentary and other times it is more creative. My goal is to stimulate emotion and provoke thought in the viewer. If I can encourage a desire to become a character in the story and a longing to connect with the natural spirit of the subject of the image, I will have contributed to the balance in life of my audience. "

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Sharon Webb

Webb Wildlife

865-805-3243

artist@webbwildlife.com

“Photography allows me to step outside of the labor of creating a three dimensional piece to enjoy the simple freedom of seeing what is in front of me.”

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Woodworking

Mike Clemmer

Wood n' Strings Dulcimer Shop

865-448-6647

mike@clemmerdulcimer.com

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Peter Mueller

865-617-1925

petermueller@dishmail.net

“Although I begin with a photograph and an actual scene, I add vitality and historical context to the scene through imagination. I enjoy the challenge of combining woodworking skills to create miniature replicas of the world around us.”

Gallery

Betty Polk

BP International Marketing

865-448-0677

bpint2@yahoo.com

“I work with high technology by “day”, and find art in wood carving, painting and photography to round out my life and provide enjoyment and relaxation.”

Wade Richardson

W.B. Richardson Custom Furniture

wade@wbricharson.com

“I am always on the lookout for a twisting branch or an odd shape in the trash pile, seeing opportunity to create something beautiful that God has given in nature or others have discarded. I enjoy talking with clients about their visions and building personalized pieces from materials that have character and unique style. I will always build furniture.”

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Bill Shinn

Shinn Custom Carving

865-705-3404

bill@shinncustomcarving.com

"The natural beauty of wood itself is an invitation for a craftsman to explore techniques and skills to take a common stick or gunstock and transform it into a work of art as an artistic heirloom."

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John Wharton

865-776-2434

whartonj40@gmail.com