ELLEN FAIRCHILD-FLUGEL At age 16, I designed my first ring from the red wax coating on Gouda cheese and cast it in silver. I was hooked! My journey in metal has evolved over the years to include forging iron, larger scale casting, etching, forming metal over stakes and anvils, welding, soldering , construction , and more. Creating relationships and contrasts between natural elements has been a recurring theme in my work. I love the intensity of Australian Aboriginal Art and have been inspired by the instinctual blending of visions, history, and sense of place. My goal with my work is to express motion and energy – and provide a visual feast!! When designing I like to incorporate unusual textures and materials with metals to compliment the beauty of each; copper and art glass, bronze and marble, handmade paper with gold, silver, and gems. All of my pieces are one of a kind. Currently I am a member of OASIS Fine Art & Craft and am also concentrating on commissioned jewelry and sculpture, (collaborating with clients melding their vision and mine, is one of my real joys).
METAPHYSICAL LANDSCAPES Sculptures in metal and mixed media interpreting the landscape of the Shenandoah Valley through natural and metaphysical forms. Each piece changes with light and shadows drawing the viewer into their own personal journey.
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Come enjoy Muse Vineyards with friends and family. We have reopened! Bottle sales, wine flights and our full food menu are available. We look forward to your visit!
Please Note: Tickets are General Admission and do not automatically reserve a table in our Tasting Room or outside Terrace for your party. Table reservations are not required but suggested for large groups. Table reservations are never required for our spacious lawn seating. (Please feel free to bring a blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy our groomed lawn.) If you do want to request a reservation for a table inside the Tasting Room or on the Tasting Room Terrace, please visit the reservations page on our web site.
Along with our award-winning wines we offer lunch and other delicious food offerings. You are welcome to bring your own food for a picnic on our lovely groomed lawn. Outside food is not permitted in the Tasting Room or the Terrace, however. Outside alcohol is not permitted anywhere on the property by Virginia state law.
In Compliance With Virginia Regulations:
- Each group must maintain a social distance of at least 6 feet from other groups.
- Our Tasting Room is open! Masks are required inside unless you are eating and/or drinking.
- We will be cleaning and sanitizing regularly throughout the day according to CDC guidelines.