about us

Silverbird Gallery showcases a wide variety and range of working artists  from across North Carolina. Located in the up-and-coming South Slope area of downtown Asheville. Silverbird Gallery is the perfect spot to find the finishing touches to a home, a gift, or a special item for yourself. Stop in to shop, chat, or enjoy a cup of coffee!

Ann Lea

Black Mountain resident Ann Lea is an accomplished watercolor and acrylic artist as well as a seasoned historian. Born in Nashville, some of her work can be viewed at the Memphis Zoo. She has also been involved in the antique business for more than 25 years. Ann’s experience and deep historical knowledge have been integral factors in cultivating her keen sense and passion for high-quality antique collection.

John Makowski

John Makowski studied in Los Angeles and Sonoma County for many years in order to transform his love of clay into wonderfully creative works of art. Much of his work is in the homes of private collectors, both nationally and internationally. In recent years, John has collected brass and copper objects such as teapots, vases, musical instruments, and samovars in order to create figures, helmets, life-size motor / music cycles, and unique trains. His whimsical pieces encourage humor and remind people to laugh.