Handmade Art | Handmade Crafts

MountainMade Partners With Café Cimino Country Inn

posted: 42 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  1 Comment ;
The staff at Café Cimino Country Inn waits to delight visitors to Sutton, West Virginia.

The staff at Café Cimino Country Inn waits to delight visitors to Sutton, West Virginia.

Café Cimino Country Inn is pleased to announce that MountainMade will place a selection of West Virginia fine arts for sale in their restaurant and Inn located in Sutton, West Virginia.

This partnership is a natural fit for both Café Cimino and MountainMade.  Café Cimino is a place of casual elegance in the heart of West Virginia.  Owners Tim and Melody Urbanic have been supporters of the arts especially the dramatic art and culinary arts for many years.

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Natural Beeswax Candles From MountainMade

posted: 42 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;

MountainMade offers a variety of natural, handmade candles.

MountainMade offers a variety of natural, handmade candles.

MountainMade began making beeswax candles in 2005. We had a full-time candle-maker who perfected the craft. She created an amazing stock of inventory. Traditional tapers, votives, pillars and jar candles are available as well as signature candles like our River Rocks and Candle “Sticks” and Log Pillars.

Beeswax burns cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin candles. It will burn in a pool and drip less, a great plus for any candle lover. Better yet, no overwhelming fragrance. Beeswax emits a natural honeycomb fragrance all its own. We also add balsam fir and cranberry scents to some of the candles we create.

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Being Blessed — I Am MountainMade

posted: 42 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;
Most days, you'll find Heidi Haldeen serving artists and guests at The MountainMade Gallery in Thomas, WV.

Most days, you'll find Heidi Haldeen serving artists and guests at The MountainMade Gallery in Thomas, WV.

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.

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It’s Never Too Early To Think About Holiday Markets

posted: 43 month ago by Heidi Haldeen  |  No Comments ;
Arts Mon and the High Gate Carriage House will host two holiday markets with MountainMade.

Arts Mon and the High Gate Carriage House will host two holiday markets with MountainMade.

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.

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A Visit To WVU Ceramics Studio

posted: 43 month ago by Becky Henderson  |  No Comments ;
Artists using the WVU Ceramics Studio create a steady supply for The MountainMade Gallery.

Artists using the WVU Ceramics Studio create a steady supply for The MountainMade Gallery.

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.

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