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This is the working basketry studio and gallery of internationally acclaimed sculptural basketry artist, Matt Tommey located in the heart of Asheville's River Arts District - home to over 200 working artists and 25 studio buildings in renovated...more
The local artist of Asheville are so talented. It was an amazing experience to see and speak with the artists. Look ahead and see when they open up all the studios in the art district as this event only happens 2 times a year!
Visiting Matt Tommey's Asheville studio is an immersion in statistic expression, entrepreneurship and southern hospitality! You'll get a chance to view a gallery of his amazing sculptural baskets and see him at work in the studio. If it's not busy, you'll be entertained by a...More
We visited lots and lots of stores and galleries while in Asheville. We found River Oaks studio / Matt Tommey Sculptural Art Baskets to be the most unwelcoming place.
Upon entering we viewed their basket art on display and could hear people in the back...More
Matt T, Owner at River Oaks Studio, responded to this reviewResponded September 13, 2016
Sorry you felt you had a bad experience. As you mentioned, we always say hello but if people don't go further with interaction, we try to respect their space and allow them to enjoy the gallery on their own. It's also a little hard to...More
If you’re near or in the River Arts District, Matt Tommey’s baskets are definitely worth seeing. He makes beautiful sculptural baskets, both for functional use and to display. All are made from locally harvested vines, branches, and bark. I think they are appropriate for virtually...More
While visiting Asheville, I stopped by the River Arts District and the River Oaks Studio. I met Matt Tommy, the artist/sculptor of these gorgeous sculptural art baskets. He uses all sorts of natural materials to incorporate into some of his sculptural art baskets and wall...More
Definitely put this on your list of must see studios in Asheville's River Arts District! I can't wait to visit again and bring friends and family to see Matt's gallery of finished pieces as well as the behind the scenes basketry materials and processes.
I visited Vine Baskets by Matt Tommey with my husband and it was wonderful! We thoroughly enjoyed the art and the atmosphere. The studio was beautiful, and Matt was so welcoming and kind. I would definitely recommend a visit, and we will return when we...More
I visited on a grey January day, and it was a highlight of my visit to Asheville. The opportunity to see the workshop, the work, and talk to such a talented artist is remarkable. Matt was generous with his time and my questions, and his...More
I saw Matt's baskets and copper Kudzu Leaves several years ago. I was visiting Biltmore for Christmas. I participated in a workshop in October that Matt taught. He is a very informative and innovative basket maker. He makes baskets from local and invasive species of...More