Studio Tour


AUGUST 6 – 7, 2022
Studio Tour Artists Gallery Exhibit at Ashe Arts Center August 2-6
Opening Reception August 2, 5 pm – 7 pm

Tour participants will discover art studios located all over the county – in and around West Jefferson, Jefferson, Crumpler, Laurel Springs, Todd, Creston, Warrensville, and Lansing. Most of the studios are not usually open to the public, so this is a rare opportunity for people to see where these artists work and at select locations, to watch them as they create their art. And it doesn’t hurt that getting there takes you through some of the most beautiful mountain countryside the High Country has to offer!


The studio tour will be accompanied by a week-long exhibit leading up to the tour weekend at the Ashe Arts Center from August 2 – 7.  Studio tour artists will display their works in our gallery space to give visitors a preview of the kind of work that they make.  The Opening Reception will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd, with gallery hours extended until 7:00 pm.


Saturday Studio Tour Hours: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday Studio Tour Hours: 12 pm – 5 pm

Jane Munroe Floyd

Shades of Nature

429 Buck Mountain Road

West Jefferson, NC 28694

(336) 877-7973


Luminous Botanical Collage using pressed plants, colorful and textural papers on hand constructed lampshades and two dimensional art.

Lynell Dodge

Lynell’s Studio

167 Finch Way

West Jefferson, NC 28694

(919) 619-8410


Sterling silver jewelry and mixed media paintings.

Tom Risser

Heartspark Studio

1494 Hartzog Ford Road

West Jefferson, NC 28694

(704) 843-1136


Mostly Sculpture: Large to small. Abstract and figurative. Metal and glass. Built to last. Made for JOY.

Dottie Baker

High Meadows Pottery

1060 Will Vannoy Road

West Jefferson, NC 28694

(336) 877-1634


Gestural, earth colored, 

handmade pots whose roots are in early American and medieval English and Japanese pottery traditions.

Martha Saffer

MPS Studio

1212 Green Meadows Drive

Todd, NC 28684

(818) 963-3738


I enjoy painting landscapes, flowers, wildlife, and pets. Nature always inspires me with its beauty and truth.

Carla Houck

Carla’s Baskets

312 Green Meadows Drive 

Todd, NC  28684

(336) 877-1965


Functional and decorative handwoven baskets in a variety of styles some with wood bases and handles, some with color, all beautiful!

Ann Spragens

Happy Hill

312 Green Meadows Dr. 

Todd, NC  28684

(630) 240-3248


Realism, Impressionism and Expressionism inspired by the harmony of nature and the beauty of mountain living. 

Mary-Ann Prack

Prack Art

431 Sunnyside Park Road 

Jefferson, NC 28640 

(828) 406-7046


Abstract, figurative, large and small scale ceramic sculpture. Colorful, multilayered abstract paintings. 


Cherly Williams

Grassy Creek Pottery

746 Roby Poe Road

Crumpler, NC 28617

(336) 982-8716


Wheel thrown pottery created for everyday use and sculpted work with sass and class. 

Wendy Painter

Gentry Farms

1046 JE Gentry Road

Crumpler, NC 28617

(919) 602-3505


Vibrant paintings with beautiful colors and textured layers; communicating light, clarity and engaging energy.

Denise Lawless


800 Quail Hollow Road

Jefferson, NC 28640

(336) 877-6632 


Art using fiber allows freedom, imagination, and creativity to express myself in felted clothing, gnomes and whimsical creatures.

Becki Henderson-Gow

Red Salamander Pottery

273 S. Graybeal Hollow 

Creston, NC 28615

(828) 234-6524


Colorful, wheel thrown pottery that features hand painted designs reflecting archetypal symbols interpreting the natural world.

Jennifer Gardiner

Gardiner Pottery

5123 Big Windfall Road 

Lansing, NC 28643

(336) 384-1968


Wheel-thrown, earthenware pottery with brushed and incised figures given depth by slips and glazes.

Come celebrate handmade, original, incredible art with us…

Enjoy the Drive!

Please note not all studios are equipped to take cards. Cash & checks are recommended.

Location on Map

More Upcoming Events

Studio Tour