About Us

Hi! My name is Michelle, owner of Hive. With a background in Design & Arts Education, I am excited to showcase local talented craftspeople & offer an array of Arts Education workshops & classes to all ages!

I moved to NC from Buffalo, NY in 2011. I have a Masters Degree in Art Education and taught for 7 years in the public school system. Art has always been a passion of mine. I love teaching art, not only because it gives me sense of accomplishment, but also because it provides me with the opportunity to interact with people of all ages, listen to them, and to watch them learn.

I opened hive to shop the importance of locally made. I have always had a passion for all things handmade and local + now at hive, you can too!

My husband Chad is also an artist. He has a Bachelors Degree in Ceramic Design. We live to Lexington with our three doggies & kitty.