Fireplace Mantel Sculptures for Elegant Mountain Homes
Creating unique sculptural pieces for the fireplace is one of the highlights of my creative expression! I love collaborating with my clients to harvest materials right from their property (if possible) and create a one-of-a-kind piece whose beauty and story will last a lifetime. Using locally harvested branches, vines, bark and even recycled copper allow me to create a woven vignette that tells the story of nature inside the beauty of your home. Even if you're not local to Western North Carolina, believe it or not, these pieces ship easily! I know how to pack them with care to ensure safe travel! I'd love to create one of these special pieces for your home, too!
One Client's Story...
"When our family decided to move from California, it was important to us to bring the essence of western North Carolina into our home. When we visited the Grove Park Inn in Asheville, there was a display of Matt Tommey’s basket sculptures and I knew immediately that Matt’s art was going to be the focal point of our great room. I was wrong, the basket sculpture over our fireplace is the focal point of our home. Meeting with Matt at his River Arts studio was such a pleasure. He was committed to creating a piece for us that was uniquely ours - colors and materials we preferred. And to make it very special to us, he included a hummingbird nest made from horse hair given to me by my niece. Matt’s wonderful art piece is a connection to the beauty of the world we see outside every day. Thank you, Matt, for your vision and talent!" Al & Candace B. - Brevard, North Carolina
If you'd like to have a conversation with Matt about creating a special piece for your home, then please take a moment to complete the form to the right. Matt will personally respond to you within 24 hours. If you'd prefer a phone call, just include your number and the best time to call. Thanks!
"The basket is wonderfully exquisite, with earth tones and that touch of copper that really adds some intrigue and depth. It's is a wonderful addition to my home."
from a recent client
- San Diego, California