Moses Cone Manor

Milepost 294 Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock NC | 828-295-7938
March 30- November 30, 9am to 5pm

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With abundant natural beauty at the Cone estate, the Guild bridges the landscape with its people in a splendor of craftsmanship.

At the turn of the century, Moses and Bertha Cone built their home, nestled among the mountains with vast views of the Blue Ridge. For over six decades, the Guild and the National Park Service have opened the house to the public each spring. Turned bowls, ceramic tableware, woven garments, and more handmade crafts are displayed throughout the first floor in different rooms. Come enjoy our seasonal craft demonstrations on the front porch while soaking up the views.

Seasonal Demonstrations

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Children’s Hours are free, best suited for ages 4 – 12. Activities are hands on simple crafts. An adult or older responsible attendee must stay with children in order for them to participate.

June Maker Demonstrations:
17-21, Jen Swearington (surface design)
20 - 10:00-11:00, Children’s Hour
22-25, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
26 - July 1, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)
27 - 10:00-11:00, Children’s Hour 

July Maker Demonstrations:
1, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)
2-4, Jay Pfeil (print making, etching)
4, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
5-6, Lorraine Cathey (felted bears & landscapes)
7-11, Allen Davis (wood turning)
11, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
12-14, Peter Werner (broom making)
15-16, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
18, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
20-22, Sandy Adair (needle tapestry weaving)
25, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
26-31, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)

August Maker Demonstrations:
1-4, Jay Pfeil (print making, etching)
1, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
5-6, Jen Swearington (drawing, dyeing, sew, print)
7-9, Lorraine Cathey (felted bears & landscapes)
8, 10:00-11:00 - Children’s Hour
10-12, Sandy Adair (needle tapestry weaving)
13-16, Ronnie McMahan (wood carving)
17-19, John Turner (raku glazing)
22-27, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)
28-30, Judy Brater (ceramic hand building)
31, Jen Swearington (draw, dyeing, sew, print)

September Maker Demonstrations:
1-3, Jen Swearington (drawing, dyeing, sew, print)
7-9, Lorraine Cathey (felted bears & landscapes)
14-16, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
21-23, Sandy Adair (needle tapestry weaving)
25-30, Lynn Jenkins (wheel throwing, raku)

October Maker Demonstrations:
1-3, Lee Entrekin (flute making)
4-7, Allen Davis (wood turning)
9-11, Jeff Neil (shaker box construction)
12-14, Peter Werner (broom making)
15-20, Lin Oglesby (crocheting, knitting, yarn plying)
21-24, Tom Gow (cottonwood bark carving)
28-30, Jay Pfeil (print making, etching)