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Creative Virginia profiles the artistic and creative people of Central and Southwest Virginia.

From unique pieces to quirky creations, you’ll find some imaginative folks on Creative Virginia.

Brian Lacey Pottery

Join us as we travel to meet Brian, owner of Brian Lacey Pottery as he puts his beautiful work on display.

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The Ant Car

You may have seen it around Lynchburg. It's the Ant Car! Come along with us as we learn more about it.

Greg Galbreath: Buckeye Banjos

On this episode, we head to Giles County to meet Greg Galbreath. Greg strives to make the highest quality open-back banjos possible - in tone, playability, and looks.

Jackson Cunningham: Handmade Musical Instruments 

Jackson Cunningham Handmade Musical Instruments is based in Grayson County, Virginia, USA. His father was a master craftsman, and these skills were passed down at a very young age. Family ties and a love of music brought Jackson to Southwestern Virginia where he began building instruments full time with the generous help of many local luthiers. His driving inspiration has always been the instruments his musical heroes used to perform classic American roots music.

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Lift Arc Studios

Join us as we meet Tay, a guy who takes everyday metal and turns it into beautiful art.

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Lucky Buttons

Creative Virginia heads over to Roanoke to meet Lucky, a man with a great talent and even greater mustache. Lucky takes old coins and metal and turns them into unique jewelry. 

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Crafteria: Handmade Food and Goods

Crafteria: Handmade Food and Goods is a creative hub for area artisans, crafters and makers. It is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to support local artists and small businesses.

Henry Bryant, Leatherworker

On this latest edition of Creative Virginia, we visit with leatherworker, Henry Bryant of Elliston. Henry specializes in 18th-century leatherwork for historic war re-enactors, and history museums, but he also creates modern day items using the same 18th-century methods of construction.

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Ken Pease, Folk Artist

Creative Virginia heads to Blacksburg for a chat with Folk Artist, Ken Pease. Ken credits Picasso and Warner Brothers for his artistic style, and his love for music and animals are reflected in his colorful works of art.

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Jim Dodd, Wood Strip Canoe Maker

Creative Virginia visits with Jim Dodd, a wood strip canoe maker living in Botetourt County. His canoes are considered by many to be works of art. Get more information at or email:

Cynthia D. Haney, Wood Turner

In this edition of Creative Virginia, we visit with Cynthia D. Haney. Cynthia is a wood turner in Amherst, and she specializes in drop spindles and knitting tools. Get more information at or email:

Grateful Heads

In our very first edition of Creative Virginia, we visit with Andy Taylor of Grateful Heads. This non-profit organization uses the tie-dye art medium to create colorful head coverings for cancer patients losing their hair due to chemotherapy.