This Blog is going to explore the process of creating a space we are calling  “Mountain Veranda”  using local artists and builders to design and build all of the pieces that are going into the space as well as the space itself. This is all for the Handmade in America Design Expo being held at the Arboretum in June.

I am an interior design student interning with the interior designer on the team

Gini Crowder-Marshall  http://www.agespastasheville.comThe other members of our team include

team leader:  architect, Micheal McDonough www.mcdonougharchitect.com

Some of Our Contributing artists:

Dan Fowler   www.scribefitlogbuilders.com

Andrew Cachera    www.organicsteel.comRalph Berger      http://rjbalchemist.blogspot.comDavid Humphrey  squarepeginc.netTina Councell/Zoe Dadian

Nathan Rose  www.nathanrosefurniture.com


Peter Belt         peter@redskyshelters.com.                              258.8417


wood worker (Appalachia chair and rain barrel)

Dan Fowler                        lookoutdan@hotmail.com                               713-7657



Andrew Cachera                        andrew@organicsteel.com                               215-7618


Metal (lanterns, sculptures)

Ralph Berger                      http://rjbalchemist.blogspot.com


Wood (Nap Couch)

David Humphrey                    squarepeginc.net Office   828-277-5164

davidsquarepeg@gmail.com                cell    828-280-6243

Iron (Birds nest Fire pit)

Tina Councell/Zoe Dadian tinascouncell37@yahoo.com 712-8254

wood worker

Nathan Rose                         nathanrose@carolina.rr.com 704-829-5059


Florist (Flowers & plants)

Courtney Bloomfield       Courtney@shadygroveflowers.com                        236-1713

Shady Grove Flowers                        www.shadygroveflowers.com

.Ceramicist (tumblers, pitcher, and vessel)

Akira Satake                        akirastatke@gmail.com

www.akirasatake.com 828-686-9320

Landscape design  (river stone & plants)
Ann Higgins                                                                              annehiggins@charter.net

Higgins Horticultural Services, LLC                                                  (828) 713-8688

Upholstery (cushions & pillows)

Pat Moss                        pmoss451@yahoo.com

Biltmore Upholstery                        274-6722.

Metal & wood artists (small side table)

Aaron Bailey and Jesse Morgan                        edgeofasheville@gmail.com

Edge Gallery        www.edgeofasheville.com.                        257-3065

Woodworker (Bar table)

Robert Lock                        rlockstudio@hotmail.com

Robert Lock Studio                        545 0082

Artist (low table)

Chukk Bruursema                        Chukkb73@yahoo.com

Recherche            Chukkbruursema.com                        616 990 1124

Sunbrella canopy & furniture fabrics

John Gant

Glenn Raven, Inc                        glenraven.com

One response to “Hi!

  1. What a talented team of artistic professionals involved in this unique project that combines beauty, form, and function. The test run on Saturday gave the project ‘shape’, and seeing all of the individual pieces created for this space made it all come together. I can’t wait to see (and help set up) the final project this week.

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