The nights are getting a bit cooler and kids and teachers are going back to school. Ready or not, fall is upon us. The trees are a-bloom with apples and there’s a hint of fall colors beginning to emerge.
MountainMade Artists | Handmade Crafts
I have been very blessed to work at MountainMade. I am surrounded every day by a quality, excellence and a committed group of people who believe in what we do: We represent West Virginia artists and craftspeople by knowing and promoting their work.
I am on the front-line. I have other duties, but I am often one of the first people to greet you when you walk in the door, email or call with a question. I don’t always know the answer, but I’ll find out and get back with you as soon as I can.
The “gift” is the relationship(s) I have with our customers.
For those of you who can’t make it to Thomas to do your holiday shopping this year, MountainMade will hold Holiday Markets in Fairmont and Morgantown. The MountainMade team recently visited the two locations to discuss details.
On November 19 and 20, MountainMade will partner with Vandalia Heritage Foundation to host a market at the historic High Gate Carriage House in Fairmont.
Carrie, Rich and Becky recently visited the new WVU Ceramics Production Studio. Relocated from its former home in the Creative Arts Center to Baker’s Ridge Road, the new studio provides retail and studio space.
Chris Brown, Production Studio Manager, took us on a tour of the studio and described the process they utilize and their equipment. Chris describes how the new kiln works, which he designed with the input from experts, and the amount of product they can fire. Their product is handcrafted by students, faculty and staff and is dishwasher and microwave safe.
Charlotte Gerlach is a marvel and a West Virginia treasure. Self-taught, Charlotte’s ability to capture the fine details is little short of amazing. She works in oil paints. Her exhibit will be a collection of original works, prints and giclee’.
A nationally recognized artist, Charlotte has earned numerous awards and had her work commissioned. She is widely published.