Monday, November 24, 2014

The AJC spotlights the Spruill Gallery!

Did you see Saturday's edition of the Atlanta Journal Constitution? The Gallery received some major coverage on the front page of the Living section! Read the article here. The article highlights the local holiday markets and festivals. Ornaments by Glak Love and Masa Sasaki Ceramics received special attention in the article! We hope it inspires readers to think "small & local" for holiday gifts!

Read full article here!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Yelp's Holiday Artists Market Preview

It's delightful to have first time visitors come to the Gallery! Because of our location, a lot of people drive by but never stop in! Isn't that a shame? For the Holiday Artists Market, we partnered with Yelp OTP for a Preview Party of the Gallery, just for Yelpers.

Discover more about Yelp's Holiday Artists Market Preview!

The Gallery Crew with Heidi, the awesome Yelp organizer!
Artists Linda Suskin, Candice from 4 Paws Pottery and Angelyn from Glak Love were in attendence. Guests enjoyed shopping, listening to holiday tunes and sampling the treats, provided by Yelp. We had an ornament raffle going throughout the night with pieces donated by the artists.

We're happy to be working with Yelp as a part of their Yelp Shops Local campaign. There are so many benefits to spending your dollars in the small businesses in your community! As their motto states, "Shop Wisely. Give Locally. Yelp On!"

Thursday, November 20, 2014

HAM Artist Spotlight: element47

element47 is a special brand to the Spruill Center for the Arts and Spruill Gallery. 

Designer and owner, Amy Gresens, always had a passion and talent for the arts. She began taking jewelry classes at Spruill about 10 years ago and has developed her love of jewelry into a career. She's now an instructor at the Center, teaching jewelry and fiber arts classes

The Spruill Gallery is thrilled, once again, to showcase element47's colorful and unique jewelry in the 2014 Holiday Artists Market. 

element47 encompasses the fusion of metals and rich colored alternative materials, like resin, to create dynamic contrasts that are extraordinarily unique.

This post is part of an ongoing series, featuring artists participating in the Spruill Gallery's 2014 Holiday Artists Market. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

HAM Artist Spotlight: 4 Paws Pottery

It all started with a dog. Candice took Ceramics classes in New York and continued after moving to Atlanta. She and a friend took classes at Callanwolde around the same time that a new love came into Candice's life. After adopting her Corgi, Tucker, she began making food and water bowls for him. Soon, friends started asking Candice to make bowls for their dogs! The rest, as they say, is history.

"So, whether it’s a really cute bowl, a personalized treat jar, or just something to hold their brushes… it helps us to give back to the animals that do so much for us. Our pets expect so little from us…and yet they give so much to us every day."

Today, Candice has a full studio in her home devoted to creating her work with Corgis Tucker and Earl by her side. Using a variety of stamps and glazes, 4 Paws Pottery's offerings now include cat and dog bowls, treat jars, ornaments and more.

4 Paws Display at the Spruill Gallery
The Spruill Gallery is happy to have 4 Paws Pottery featured in the 2014 Holiday Artists Market and year-round in the Gift Shop. We think they're a perfect present for your four-legged best friend!

View 4 Paws Pottery Website.
Like 4 Paws Pottery on Facebook.  

This post is part of an ongoing series, featuring artists participating in the Spruill Gallery's 2014 Holiday Artists Market.

Thursday, November 13, 2014


Our elves have been working overtime for the last few weeks to get the Holiday Artists Market ready for your shopping enjoyment. Tonight, it all begins!  

Festivities start at 6:00 and will continue until 9:00. Beginning tomorrow, the Market will be open Monday-Saturday, 10:00-6:00 and Sunday 12:00-5:00.  

AND! The first 7 people to spend over $100 will receive a glass catch-all plates (pictured below), designed by Kelly Thames!

Eileen Braun Ceramics, photo by Acquille Dunkley
North Georgia Birdhouses, photo by Acquille Dunkley
Stephanie Butker Winter Scenes, photo by Acquille Dunkley

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

HAM Artist Spotlight: Glak Love

Glak Love uses innovative Celluloidic Art™ to create one of a kind products! Founder Angelyn began cutting up film strips into shapes and patterns that turned into a career. She now sells her art as jewelry, wall art and ornaments!

Each ornament contains a distinct and beautiful world. The traditional tree scenes and snowmen are full of whimsy.  Even nature's disliked animals - the T-Rex, racoon and giant squid, are adorable in the Glak Love ornaments.

The Spruill Gallery has a variety of Glak Love ornaments for sale in the Holiday Artists Market. 

View the full Glak Love collection on etsy.

This post is part of an ongoing series, featuring artists participating in the Spruill Gallery's 2014 Holiday Artists Market.