It’s well-known that the Asheville area is a haven for the arts and there are a number of artists that call Madison County home. The artists here in Madison County find inspiration from the beautiful natural surroundings of the Blue Ridge Mountains and create incredible pieces in their private studios. From pottery and woodworking to painting, take a tour and see some of the amazing studios of these talented local artists. Below are some of the studios open to the public by appointment.

Bucky Parker’s work is a combination of philosophy and art in wood form. His studio is in the Marshall High Studios adjacent to downtown Marshall.

Art has no bounds, discover the impressive work of Bill Weldner as he explores the extremes around us at his studio in Spring Creek. Find out more

Lose yourself in the passionate and down-to-earth crafts at Mudluscious Pottery in Mars Hill. Find out more

Jim and Shirl Parmentier are full-time studio potters and their exceptional portfolio of creative and functional pieces is highly respected and treasured. Check out their Mars Hill studio! Find out more

Explore what it means to be human and reflect on the similarities we all share with the work by Rob Amberg at his studio near Marshall. Find out more

Love your pet? Love coffee or tea? Then you will love Vandermay Ceramics. Emily Vandermey designs custom pet pottery as well as other ceramic projects at her studio in Hot Springs. Find out more

Unlock the secrets of woodcarving at Dennis Ruane’s Walnut Creek Studio and Gallery in Marshall. Find out more

To call Drew Langsner a woodworker is selling his talent short. Since 1972, he has had a love for traditional woodworking. He is one of Madison County’s masters of this form and he wants to pass on his love of this art to others. Find out more