Smoky Mountain Made

Through a JCAC funded Grassroots sub-grant, Smoky Mountain News has been releasing weekly articles highlighting talented visual artists in Jackson County.

Below are the articles and artist information in order of publication:

Gabriel Crowe: Traditional Cherokee Basket Maker
Contact via e-mail:

Woodland Muse: Reclaiming Nature’s Bounty
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All in the family: Riverwood Pottery
Contact via website:

Peeling back the layers: Couple shares Cherokee history, culture – Butch and Louise Goings

In search of the muse: Cashiers artisan finds purpose in painting – David Berger
Contact via Mountain Mist Gallery: – 828.743.1801

Bill Douglas: Passing Down a Bit of History
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Finding your passion: WNC bead artist aims to share intricate art form
Contact via phone: 828.293.1492 or text 828.508.5061

The primitive naturalist: Jackson County artisan bridges nature, history
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Barn Quilts: Deborah Freedman mixes traditional with contemporary
Contact via email: or phone: 561.308.6620

In search of natural beauty: Beloved Designs Woodworking
Contact via website:, social media @beloveddesignswoodworking