Spring 2023 Art Safari

Spring is coming to the mountains, and we are getting ready for the Spring Edition of the Weaverville Art Safari Studio Tour!

We will have glassblowing demonstrations both days of the Tour, as well as lots of new work to shop from- Mother’s Day is right around the corner, so keep that in mind as you do the Tour this Spring!

We have three fabulous Guest Artists at the Shop this April 29&30- New Safari Member Artist Melanie Dyel of Dyel Pottery, Joanna Donchat of DogLoom Mountain weavings, and fellow SHCG Guild Member and Jeweler Melanie Miller of Alchemist’s Garden!! We are thrilled to host these three artists and have a fun weekend full of Craft and Community!

Fall 2022 Art safari at Crucible Glassworks

Fall Art Safari is our favorite at the Glass Studio. Naturally, blowing glass involves temperatures between 900-2000 to melt, heat, and shape glass, so we appreciate the cooler temperatures Fall brings more than most! Come get “Blown Away” by artist Mike Hatch ofCrucible Glassworks!

This Safari we will be doing glassblowing demonstrations “on the hour” both Saturday and Sunday starting around 11am. Glassblowing is a very quick craft, as the moment a gather is drawn from the crucible, it starts to cool and resist . By re-heating and torching the glass, the artist is able to soften and continue manipulating the glass into a shape. After a piece is made, it is put into a large box annealer, that enables the glass to cool to room temperature overnight. Pieces made in Saturday’s demos will be available Sunday morning. Sunday we will do a “glass candy cane pull” to demonstrate how our Holiday canes are made.

We also will have our seasonal Glass Pumpkin patch set up, as well as a Christmas corner full of our glass ornaments, candy canes, and other Holiday decorations, for those of you who want to jump-start their Holiday shopping locally.



2022 Fall Tour at Salvaterra Pottery

Salvaterra Pottery, located at 30 Cole Rd, Weaverville, will be hosting 7 other artists along with their own work.

Mediums included in the line up are, basketry, glass works, woodworking, mixed media, jewelry, handmade hats and scarves and of course lots and lots of pottery.

Will be a fun event with the fire pit going and s’mores being made along with music and drinks.  Enjoy in the festivities.  It is sure to be a hot spot.

To learn more about Salvaterra Pottery visit one of our websites:

Main Site

2nd sitE

Asheville site


Fall Artist Registration Opens on July 15th!

Registration for existing Art Safari Members, Visiting Artists,  and new Jury applicants is open between July 15th and August 15th. Mark your calendars!

Preview Party Auction Item

“Phantom Of The Moment” is a new ink and acrylic on wood panel that I created for a show at Push in Asheville next weekend but I will have an artist proof of an archival print available for auction at the preview party. So come by Friday night and put in your bid to take this cuddly little guy home.

Fian Arroyo New Watercolor and Ink Painting

Here’s a detailed shot of a new watercolor and ink piece “Angels Of Our Better Nature”. The original is for an upcoming show at Push in Asheville May 4th but I will have some prints of this with me this weekend at Crucible Glassworks, where I will be a guest exhibitor, so come on by and see me.

Spring Art Safari at Crucible Glassworks!!

Looking forward to an exciting Spring Art safari as we will be joined by Illustrator Fian Arroyo, and Fine Furniture maker-Hayley Davison!! We will also be hosting a sample event from local Shanti Jun Elixirs on Saturday from 2-5pm. Come join the fun! Hot Glass-Blowing demos on the hour each day all weekend, and lots of new Glass Art to see!

Owl Print Up For Silent Auction

The Fall Art Safari Preview party is tonite and I’m going to have my matted 11″x14″ museum quality print of “The Spirit Of Wisdom” available in the silent auction. Come on by and meet all the great artists have some tasty beverages, food and an amazing time. The party will be hosted at Miya Gallery, Mangum Pottery and Artisans On Main from 6pm-8pm…come and get some!

Fian Arroyo Art At Art Safari This Weekend

I’m going to be set up at Crucible Glassworks here in Weaverville this weekend for Art Safari Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm. I’ll have prints, wood prints, canvas prints and originals with me so come by and say hi. Don’t be scared, I don’t bite…well maybe sometimes. 😊

Crucible Glassworks is at 60 Clark’s Chapel Rd here in Weaverville, NC.

Our Fall Safari is another fundraiser for the Reems Creek Greenway

10% of all sales at Mangum Pottery will go to the Reems Creek Greenway during the weekend of the Weaverville Art Safari, Saturday and Sunday, November 4th and 5th. Come enjoy the art and the mountains and support a good cause. for more info about the Reems Creek Greenway go to: