Meet Our Jeweler

matt_willig.jpgMATT WILLIG
Owner of MW Design

Meet our Jeweler Matt who has been working with us on Jewelry repair and design since January 1st 2000.

Matt has been in the jewelry business since 1976. His skills range from design, fabrication, and repairing all precious metals to stone setting of purchased jewelry.

Matt's art jewelry has been shown in the following exhibitions:

Merit Award – Fall Celebration of the Arts 2011 - Toe River Arts Council, NC
Fall Celebration of the Arts – 1997-2011 – Toe River Arts Council, NC
Toe River Studio Tours – 1995-2011 – Toe River Arts Council, NC
Classic Crafts - Piedmont Arts – Winter 2009, Martinsville, VA
Delicate Beauty, Penland Gallery – Summer 2009, Penland, NC
Green Hill Center for NC Art – Winter Show 2007, Greensboro, NC
Ornamental Indulgences – 2006 – TRAC Gallery, Burnsville, NC
Fall Celebration of the Arts – 2006 – Merit Award, Toe River Arts Council, NC
33rd Annual Competition – Fayetteville Museum of Art – 2005, Fayetteville, NC
ACC SE Spotlight Show – 2004 – Blue Spiral Gallery, Asheville, NC
Featured Artist – 1999 – Hand in Hand Gallery, Flat Rock, NC

His professional affiliations include the following organizations:

Society of North American Goldsmiths
Penland School of Crafts
Southern Highlands Craft Guild
Toe River Arts Council
Florida Society of Goldsmiths

Matt Willig has been involved in his community through his work with the Burnsville Rotary Club. He has been in charge of the Rotary's yearly fundraising to provide scholarships to Mountain Heritage High School graduates.

Matt, his wife, Jane, and their children have lived in the South Toe Valley of Yancey County since 1994. Jane has worked with the Yancey County Schools, Yancey County Health Department, Toe River Arts Council, Artistree and MW Design. Their children are graduates of Mountain Heritage High School and scholarship recipients for college study at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.