Showcasing concrete pottery, fine paintings and other delightful crafts
Artists Lee Holland and David Dick bought this former county community building to house the studio where David makes unique concrete textile hand-draped pots that are more art form than garden receptacle.
Today the workshop has expanded to become the Sweetwater Gallery & Studio where visitors can see and buy high quality arts and crafts. Paintings in oil, watercolor, and acrylic paintings are available as are prints, wood table trays, wine and corner shelves. Knitted items include hats, scarves, boot warmers, and Alpaca socks. Beside the gourd art, woven basketry, books, and cards, and jewelry, visitors will find David’s concrete pottery designs.
Lee Holland is an entertainer and singer/songwriter. Her CD recordings are also available at the gallery. Since moving to the mountains, she has made many friends who are local artists in varied media and the gallery has become the perfect space to display the delightful crafts of her group of friends.
Sweetwater Gallery & Studio is also on the Clay County Barn Quilt Trails for “Patricia’s Pillow,” a painted quilt block square designed as a memorial for David’s mother, Patricia Dick, also an artist, whose work is available in prints and gift cards. Visitors are able to see other painted quilt blocks mounted on exterior walls of buildings in downtown Hayesville and throughout Clay County.
The gallery is open year-round. For hours and information on classes, visit their website.