FAR WEST — From honey and cheese to pottery and woodcarvings, explore the local makers of rural Appalachian on a self-guided drive about June 25 and 26.
The Arts & Crafts Drive About tour features eight studios, galleries and specialty food purveyors in Swain and Graham counties.
Meet the artists and watch them work during the drive-aobout from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.
Printed maps will be available at each location, or a map with step-by-step directions can be found at the Stecoah Valley Center website.
Galleries and studios on the tour include:
• UNTING BOY WOOD CARVINGS: Hand crafted native arts and crafts including pottery, mask and chain saw art.
• WEHRLOOM HONEY & ESSENTIALS: Over fifteen varieties of local and herbal infused honeys, mead on draft, candles, locally made crafts, and skin care products
• TAYLOR'S GREENHOUSE: A love of mother nature’s bounty. Must see container gardens, along with any kind of vegetable & bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, & trees. Specializing in heirlooms.
• STECOAH ARTISANS GALLERY: Wide variety of traditional and contemporary art and craft: paintings, pottery, weaving, wood, glass, photographs, jewelry and more.
• YELLOW BRANCH POTTERY & CHEESE: Hand-thrown functional stoneware pottery and Yellow Branch Farmstead Cheeses. Tour the working pottery studio and sample locally made cheeses.
• JUNK 'N' STYLE: Handmade NC bark displays, unique gift shop featuring fantastic local artisans.
• LOCAL HANDMADE POTTERY: Working studio featuring the work of seven local potters..
• GALLERY ZELLA: Exclusive collection of local and internationally renowned artists. Original paintings, sculptures, artisan jewelry, and photography plus unique gifts, art books, and decorative art.