Home in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Explore the beauty of the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains through the eyes and hands of ten Guild Artisans. Read a little about their story, their process, and the inspiration that surrounds them in the colors, textures, and life of the Appalachians.
Stained Glass Panels
All of the panels that are produced by Magruder Glass are of the local mountains. The colors are chosen to be as realistic as possible to reflect the mountains, waters, and trees of this area. All of the panels include an overlay of native trees in the design. The overlay allows a bit more depth to the overall look of the landscape.
Tom Reardon & Kathleen Doyle
Hot Springs, NC
Pam & Tom Bauman
We love the Pisgah National Forest. Camping is one of our favorite hobbies. We enjoy many campgrounds, but North Mills River and Curtis Creek Campground in North Carolina are the two that we return to over and over. Growing up we both traveled the world with our parents, so neither of us are from any one region or place. These mountains are our Home by choice.
I live in rural Fairview, NC, and my home is my favorite place to be. I walk up an old farm road nearby that leads to an open pasture on top of the mountain. Since it has been cleared, I can see long range views that extend as far as Mount Pisgah on clear days. The rows of mountains fading into the distance appear as a backdrop in almost all of my embroidered pieces. And much of the imagery comes from the flora and fauna I’ve seen on my hikes up that mountain.
My work consists mainly of landscapes focused on the mountains and seasons that surround us here in NC. I try to capture the beautiful seasonal mountain vistas my customers see when the drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. My hope is that my work brings them back to a memory of when they first saw the amazing vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and takes their breath away just as it did to me when I first came to this area.
Marlow & Diana Gates
I relocated to the area after my husband's death in 2013 to be near my sisters. I had been coming to these mountains for years to visit and always felt a peacefulness here. Most of my fiber landscapes feature the Blue Ridge Mountain scenes along the Parkway or waterfalls in the region.