sweetwater gallery & studio

Showcasing Arts & Crafts

Made In The Mountains

What we are about

Our little brick building is the home of David's Handy Work where he makes concrete textile pottery and recycled pallet wood products in the studio. The gallery part of the building is dedicated to the display of art objects hand made by locals in the Smoky Mountains.  


A group of 14 creative people have brought their talents together for an interesting browse of the wares they offer buyers of distinction.  Enjoy perusing through the variety of arts and crafts.  Inquire about classes to help develop your creative side. 


We are all about customer convenience so give us a call if you need us to stay open later to accommodate your schedule.  With advance notice we open for groups traveling in our area.


Read more about us below.

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Artist 1 ~ DAVID ALLEN DICK

Sweetwater Gallery is the home and studio of David's Handy Work.  David Allen Dick is the resident artist and owner.  

He creates hand draped textile concrete pottery and utilitarian pieces of reclaimed wood. His juried creations are seen at popular festivals.

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Artist 2 ~ L. LEE HOLLAND

Lee is also a resident artist and owner of SG&S,  She is a singer/songwriter who makes jewelry and enjoys acrylic and multi-media art.  Her CD recordings are available.  2019 special events will include entertainment. The picture features Lee with Patricia Dick for whom the memorial barn quilt was dedicated.  

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Sweetwater Gallery & Studio is listed on the Clay County Barn Quilt Block Tour.  "Patricia's Pillow" is mounted on the exterior of the building.  Pick up a flyer about our inspirational story and a map listing other quilt blocks displayed within the beautiful mountain countryside .

Featured Artist

Estelle Schwarz

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An extraordinary pastel artist, Estelle is equally adept at the fine twigs in a landscape or translucent whiskers on her kitties. Originals of your pets are available by consignment. 

Janet Smith

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This lovely lady is a multi media and pottery artist.  From her statues to wall hangings she expresses herself uniquely.  Her sweet little faces may remind you of someone.

Christine Golden

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Truly a golden girl with shiny red hair Christine enjoys painting with acrylic and watercolor.  We have several of her originals adorning our walls.  

Check back for Classes

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Like Jewelry? We are planning a class of Viking Weave bracelets February 15th. Submit our "get in touch" form. We will send you the details. 

Deborah Ledwin

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Retired after 35 years as an operating room nurse, Deborah still loves details and crafting is what she loves to do now.  Her bracelets of viking weave are one of her specialties. Buy one or join her class to make one of your own.  Sign up!

Southern Cross Alpaca

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The farm is only a few short minutes away where you can meet these lovely animals.  Donna and Chuck Burks care for them like babies. They are sheered locally. We carry bagged fiber and carpets. 

More Featured artists

Billie Shelburn

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  • Billie is a resident artist at the John C Campbell Folk School.  Her talent is renown in all art media.  Her work is featured here in SG&S as well as her own gallery.  Inquire about future classes. 

Dawn Constantine

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  •  Dawn is a fiber artist of fashion articles and also a maker of unique jewelry.  You will love bracelets and rings of guitar strings and earrings of guitar picks.  No wonder, her husband is a famous musician and we have  Dr. Paul Constantine's CDs.  

Linda Vanderlaan

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  • Linda is adept at many forms of art and craft.  From vibrant oils, watercolors and acrylics to bright, sturdy baskets, or hand sculpted and painted gourds. She patiently teaches classes so you can weave autumn corn or tree angels, too.  

Becky J'Tineant

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  • Cross Stitch is not for the faint of heart.  It is an endeavor no matter the size of the project.  Both sewing and embroidery it is a labor of love for endless hours.  Wait until you see Becky's albums.

David Sigman

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  • This guy is sharp!  Not only his attire but his knife letter openers he hand crafts.  His woodworking of large, medium, and small boxes, is just exquisite.  A craftsman extraordinaire. 

Vickie Gibson

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  • Vickie's artwork is full of energy.  She calls it Wood Mania Fractal Burns.  Art  that is dangerously designed by the force of 2,000 volts of electricity etched into wood.  Bravely beautiful. 

Calendar

February 1, 2, 8, 9, and 14

Valentines Day is Coming!

11AM to 4PM

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February 1, 2, 8, 9, and 14

Valentines Day is Coming!

February is ours to celebrate the month of Love.  February 14 is the day to make the special person in your life feel appreciated.  We have many items to help you tell them how much they mean to you.  We will even help you wrap it up.  

11AM to 4PM

February 15th

Viking Braid Class

11 AM to 4 PM - Friday

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February 15th

Viking Braid Class

Join the class to learn the art of weaving this beautiful jewelry.  Made of pliable wire on a special dowel and drawing-down template (provided to use), the bracelet will be something to be proud of.  Class is $15.00 per person.  Cost of bracelet materials is $15.00.  You may call us or contact us below.  A lite lunch is included.

11 AM to 4 PM - Friday

February 16 thru February 27

CLOSED FOR VACATION

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February 16 thru February 27

CLOSED FOR VACATION

The Gallery will be closed for vacation We invite you to visit when we reopen on Feb 28th.  

February 28 th

We're Back! Sign Up For March Class & Customer Appreciation Drawing

11 AM to 4 PM - Thursday

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February 28 th

We're Back! Sign Up For March Class & Customer Appreciation Drawing

 We invite you to shop our one of a kind handmade art and craft pieces.  From jewelry to unique wall hangings and fine art,   Visit us by Feb 28th and  enter our customer appreciation drawing.   Those with February Birthdays receive a FREE greeting card of your choice from the Lee Holland Collection.   At 2 PM on the last OPEN day of each month we  draw the name of a lucky customer to win a lovely gift.  Will it be you?  Sign up for March Greeting Card Making Class. 

11 AM to 4 PM - Thursday

Contact Us

Get in Touch

Sweetwater Gallery And Studio

40 Breckenridge Drive, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904, U S A

(828) 316-8643

Hours

Thursday: 11am - 4pm

Friday:  11am - 4pm

Saturday:11am-4pm

Sunday Thru Wednesday -  Closed

Hours Available by appointment