Hello and Welcome to Our Shop!
Hi...We'd like to thank you for visiting our little shop and tell you a little more about US. The start of our Mountain Creative story started as a napkin dream many, many years ago. We knew we wanted to have a little shop where families could come enjoy time together, be creative, and make memories. We wanted to enhance the arts in our community and be able to give back, as our little city of Fairmont has so richly given to us. We came across this lovely building in 2007. It needed new life breathed into it and we started that 4 year process. After lots of blood, sweat, and even a few tears, we opened our doors July 13, 2013. Since our very first day, we have watched our painters' families grow (including ours), celebrated milestones with our painters, and watched art blossom just as we had dreamed.
Miles holds a bachelors degree in sculpture and masters degrees in art education and teaching from Fairmont State University. When he's not making his own pots, he enjoys traveling to schools to present art projects, teaching clay lessons, and interacting with our painters. Miles is a juried Tamarack artist. Purchase Miles' pots here.
Jessie has been in education since 2007. She graduated from West Virginia University with a bachelors degree in English and a masters degree in secondary education. Her favorite thing about being at Mountain Creative is seeing people take a minute out of the hustle of life to slow down and enjoy creating.
And then there is Boone. He's the shop kid at Mountain Creative.
Shawna is a ray of sunshine to our little shop. If you haven't had a chance to meet her, we are certain you will feel happy after being in her presence. She has been a part of the Mountain Creative family since she was in high school. She now attends WVU. She's a talented a photographer too...I mean TALENTED! She's also a Stars Wars buff!
We are so very fortunate to have Brittany and Jacqueline as part of our Mountain Creative family! They both take time out of their schedules to help our painters create the perfect holiday gifts!
This is us and we can't wait to meet you! Stop by and see us!