The purpose of the Artisans & Crafters Guild is to spotlight the talents of the people of the Cumberland Gap Region.  The appalacian history is ripe with arts and crafts passed down through generations.  We are proud to present the Artisans and Craftsmen of our region.

 

 
 The Art of Cora Pat  Cora Pat Howard studied art at Lincoln Memorial University and Southeast Community and Technical College. She is a Freelance artist and instructor come see and purchase her paintings at the Cumberland Gap Artists' Co-Op in Cumberland Gap, TN.

The Art of Cora Pat

Cora Pat Howard studied art at Lincoln Memorial University and Southeast Community and Technical College. She is a Freelance artist and instructor come see and purchase her paintings at the Cumberland Gap Artists' Co-Op in Cumberland Gap, TN.

 Distinctive Gourds, A Sculpture From Nature   https://distinctivegourds.com/    Marty McConnaughey is a sculptural artist whose passion for a natural, organic design is evident in each piece she completes .   It all begins with a humble gourd, most would not give it a second glance. I see it as viable means to create something unique and unexpected. The use of pine needles and other elements from nature brings an organic component that draws the viewer on a tranquil journey.  The hours I spend cleaning, scraping and sanding a gourd allows me the time to study its form, its flaws, its strengths and what will make this piece unique from others. I am compelled to create a sculpture that enhances a wide range of decors: collectors find that there is a strong element in my work that compliments their individual tastes.  I feel truly blessed for the opportunity to use what has been given to me to bring joy and inspiration to others.

Distinctive Gourds, A Sculpture From Nature

https://distinctivegourds.com/

Marty McConnaughey is a sculptural artist whose passion for a natural, organic design is evident in each piece she completes .

It all begins with a humble gourd, most would not give it a second glance. I see it as viable means to create something unique and unexpected. The use of pine needles and other elements from nature brings an organic component that draws the viewer on a tranquil journey.

The hours I spend cleaning, scraping and sanding a gourd allows me the time to study its form, its flaws, its strengths and what will make this piece unique from others. I am compelled to create a sculpture that enhances a wide range of decors: collectors find that there is a strong element in my work that compliments their individual tastes.

I feel truly blessed for the opportunity to use what has been given to me to bring joy and inspiration to others.

 Cumberland Gap Artists' Co-op    521 Colwyn Ave, next door to Festival Park Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 37724    (423) 869-5935  Our mission is to promote Appalachian art in the tristate area of TN, VA and KY, by displaying and selling the artists' work and by teaching art.  categories

Cumberland Gap Artists' Co-op

521 Colwyn Ave, next door to Festival Park
Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 37724

(423) 869-5935

Our mission is to promote Appalachian art in the tristate area of TN, VA and KY, by displaying and selling the artists' work and by teaching art.

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 Glass from the Avenue  Teresa Howard   teresa@glassfromtheavenue.com   Teresa makes handcrafted stained (lead) glass products and fused glass products. Her art ranges from small items such as nightlights, picture frames, sun catchers to large stained glass windows and doors. Her Fused glass products include jewelry, platters and flowers.

Glass from the Avenue

Teresa Howard

teresa@glassfromtheavenue.com

Teresa makes handcrafted stained (lead) glass products and fused glass products. Her art ranges from small items such as nightlights, picture frames, sun catchers to large stained glass windows and doors. Her Fused glass products include jewelry, platters and flowers.

 Dulcimore Dan   http://www.dulcimore.com   Dulcimore Dan has been following his passion to preserve the true American instrument, the Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore. Originating in the Appalachian Highlands, these pieces have remained relatively unchanged for some two hundred years. He is using only air dried indigenous woods, staple frets, and hand rubbed finishes for that high, silvery sound of yesteryear; in short, nothing that wasn’t used hundreds of years ago for that unique, one-of-a-kind sound. Over the past seven years, he has completed over 140 of them! Feel free to visit his web page for more information, or simply e-mail him at dulcimoredan@gmail.com.

Dulcimore Dan

http://www.dulcimore.com

Dulcimore Dan has been following his passion to preserve the true American instrument, the Traditional Appalachian Dulcimore. Originating in the Appalachian Highlands, these pieces have remained relatively unchanged for some two hundred years. He is using only air dried indigenous woods, staple frets, and hand rubbed finishes for that high, silvery sound of yesteryear; in short, nothing that wasn’t used hundreds of years ago for that unique, one-of-a-kind sound. Over the past seven years, he has completed over 140 of them! Feel free to visit his web page for more information, or simply e-mail him at dulcimoredan@gmail.com.

 Deborah Hembree  Latest Creations Jewelry  cumberlandmist@hotmail.com  Handcrafted Jewelry Creations, Appalachian made by a Coalminers daughter in the Cumberland Gap region of Ky . Carved Coal pieces. Vintage Inspired Designs

Deborah Hembree

Latest Creations Jewelry

cumberlandmist@hotmail.com

Handcrafted Jewelry Creations, Appalachian made by a Coalminers daughter in the Cumberland Gap region of Ky . Carved Coal pieces. Vintage Inspired Designs

 Mary Ivancovich  maryivancovich@gmail.com  My name is Mary. My business name is M L I Creations. I am an artist and very passionate about my work. I love to create and am always experimenting with new things. I do laser engraving, airbrushing, wood burning, wood carving and gourd art. I am now experimenting with resin jewelry and am really enjoying learning that process. I create custom work to suit my customer’s needs. I can laser engrave on just about any medium; wood, leather, glass, etc. Here is just a small sample of some of my work, Enjoy!

Mary Ivancovich

maryivancovich@gmail.com

My name is Mary. My business name is M L I Creations. I am an artist and very passionate about my work. I love to create and am always experimenting with new things. I do laser engraving, airbrushing, wood burning, wood carving and gourd art. I am now experimenting with resin jewelry and am really enjoying learning that process. I create custom work to suit my customer’s needs. I can laser engrave on just about any medium; wood, leather, glass, etc. Here is just a small sample of some of my work, Enjoy!

 Diane Mack  Mack.Diane7@gmail.comPysanky Style Decorated Eggs. Pysanky means "to write". The egg is decorated by hand with a wax resist dye technique involving a series of dye baths and waxing. She learned this technique as a child from her Coratian grandmother. 40 years later, she says, "after finding the tool my dad made for me to "write" on the eggs, I rekindled my love for the art". These unique eggs make wonderful gifts.

Diane Mack

Mack.Diane7@gmail.comPysanky Style Decorated Eggs. Pysanky means "to write". The egg is decorated by hand with a wax resist dye technique involving a series of dye baths and waxing. She learned this technique as a child from her Coratian grandmother. 40 years later, she says, "after finding the tool my dad made for me to "write" on the eggs, I rekindled my love for the art". These unique eggs make wonderful gifts.

  Mitty’s  is a blacksmith metal art studio and storefront located in the historic town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Most days you will find Ryan Schmidt, metal artist and owner of Mitty's in the studio making a table, a bottle tree or perhaps working on a custom order. Ryan specializes in custom made functional objects, ornamental ironwork, sculptures, furniture, and fixtures, public, and private commissions. The studio is located next door to the storefront, aka The Shop.  The Shop at Mitty’s features living space furnishing, home décor, novelty to unique metal, wood, glass and other mediums. The featured products in The Shop at Mitty's are handmade by the local artist in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virgina. Stop by and visit us today! We’re located at 519 Lynn Avenue, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

Mitty’s is a blacksmith metal art studio and storefront located in the historic town of Cumberland Gap, Tennessee. Most days you will find Ryan Schmidt, metal artist and owner of Mitty's in the studio making a table, a bottle tree or perhaps working on a custom order. Ryan specializes in custom made functional objects, ornamental ironwork, sculptures, furniture, and fixtures, public, and private commissions. The studio is located next door to the storefront, aka The Shop.

The Shop at Mitty’s features living space furnishing, home décor, novelty to unique metal, wood, glass and other mediums. The featured products in The Shop at Mitty's are handmade by the local artist in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virgina. Stop by and visit us today! We’re located at 519 Lynn Avenue, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee.

 Joppa Mountain Pottery  We welcome visitors to our rural pottery location in Grainger County - Eastern Tennessee anytime! 1479 Joppa Mountain Road - Rutledge, Tennessee 37861  Not in the area? Be sure to visit our Etsy shop ( www.etsy.com/shop/JoppaMTNPottery ) to purchase our pottery online. We can ship anywhere!  If you have questions about classes, ordering, custom orders, turnaround time or shipping contact us online or call (865) 230-0471.

Joppa Mountain Pottery

We welcome visitors to our rural pottery location in Grainger County - Eastern Tennessee anytime! 1479 Joppa Mountain Road - Rutledge, Tennessee 37861

Not in the area? Be sure to visit our Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/JoppaMTNPottery) to purchase our pottery online. We can ship anywhere!

If you have questions about classes, ordering, custom orders, turnaround time or shipping contact us online or call (865) 230-0471.

 Peddlers and Candles  James Napier  james57napier@yahoo.com

Peddlers and Candles

James Napier

james57napier@yahoo.com

 Linda Steele  865-661-1199  LOSteele@comcast.net  I have been "caning" for more than 25 years and thoroughly enjoy preserving our antiques.

Linda Steele

865-661-1199

LOSteele@comcast.net

I have been "caning" for more than 25 years and thoroughly enjoy preserving our antiques.