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Meet the Artists & Craftsmen
Pat K. Thomas - Marbling
Pat K. Thomas - Marbling
Art has been an avocation for Pat since the fourth grade. When she settled in Tennessee twenty years later, art became her vocation. Pat blends her traditional, yet somewhat obscure media into contemporary works. Watercolor marbling, handmade paper and hand-lettered calligraphy provide constant artistic challenge.
Being part of the Cliff Dwellers Gallery is a perfect venue for Pat. "Preserving the past while presenting the contemporary is what I strive for in my pieces. I love the history, the stories behind the process."
Handmade cards & journals matted and framed original art and silk scarves bear Pat's signature in the gallery.
Louise bales - Watercolor, Gourds
Louise Bales - Watercolor, Gourds
Louise Bales has always loved the natural beauty found in the outdoor surroundings of Sevier County, TN.
Born in Gatlinburg, Louise is a direct descendant to one of the first settling families of Gatlinburg. She grew up in the Baskins Creek area of town and spent many hours exploring her neighbor, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Painting gourds, and other media allow Louise to express her love and appreciation for the natural beauty that she experiences at her home in Sevier County. Louise is an artist native to Gatlinburg where she has lived her entire life. To see more of her work on-line, visit www.louisebales.com
Jackie Proffitt - Wood Turning
PROFFITT'S WOODWORKS - Visit Jacki & Janis Proffitt in their shop, est. in 1979 on land that has been in their family for over 100 years. Using skills handed down from their father they continue to create traditional wood turned Appalachian crafts such as wooden fruit, candle holders, biscuit cutters etc.
Located on hwy. 321 five miles east of Buckhorn Rd. (865) 436-0180 www.proffitts-woodworks.com
Becky & David Weaver - fox Hollow creations
Becky Weaver - Baskets
Becky is a native of East Tennessee and has always enjoyed working with her hands to create useful items.
She has been weaving baskets since 2005 and is a teacher at heart.
Her style of basketry ranges from traditional Appalachian to rustic variations using local vines including the much maligned Kudzu
David Weaver - Chair caning
David is an 8th generation native and a lifelong resident of East Tennessee. He grew up watching his Grandfather using his hands to make useful objects and continues the same by chair seat weaving and caning. He loves to help families perserve cherished objects by getting old chairs out of the attic and into the living room again!
Tim Pfiffner - Horsehair & Raku Pottery
Potter of 45 years specializing in Raku and Horse Hair pottery. His work includes lidded vessels, wine chillers, bowls, vases and more. 865-436-6921. email@example.com
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