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Sweetwater Gallery and Studio

Showcasing Arts & Crafts

Made In The Mountains

Call 828 389 0924 for appt.

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 Sweetwater Gallery part of the building is dedicated to the display of art objects hand made by locals in the Smoky Mountains.  

A group of 16 creative people has 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.



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.


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.  


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 .


Estelle Schwarz


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


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


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



Future events are planned so click on the link "Classes" above for the calendar of events.  You may also submit the Get In Touch" form below. We will email you details. 

Deborah Ledwin


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


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 Artists

Billie Shelburn


  • 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


  •  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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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. 


Dec 19 - 20 - 21

Last Shopping Days

11AM - 4 PM

Th - Fr - Sa Only

Event Details

Dec 19 - 20 - 21

Last Shopping Days

We be closing for the Winter season on the 21st.  Please stop by this last week and select your Last Minute Holiday Gifts.  Items from $3.00.  Stocking stuffers to  priceless keepsakes.

11AM - 4 PM

Th - Fr - Sa Only

Winter Season January -April

By Appointment Only

828-389-0924 - 828-316-8643

Event Details

Winter Season January -April

By Appointment Only

The gallery will not have regular hours January through April but will have regular hours again beginning May 1, 2020.  During these months however we invite you call us to schedule an appointment for a visit.  We are only a few minutes away and glad to open up if you are heading our way.  

828-389-0924 - 828-316-8643

Contact Us

Get in Touch

Sweetwater Gallery And Studio

40 Breckenridge Drive, Hayesville, North Carolina 28904, United States

(828) 316-8643









11:00 am – 04:00 pm


11:00 am – 04:00 pm


11:00 am – 04:00 pm