Bluffton, South Carolina

Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence 2021

Throughout 2021, Garden & Gun and Palmetto Bluff hosted ten acclaimed artists, makers, and chefs at Palmetto Bluff’s Moreland Village for the fifth installment of the Artist in Residence program. During their stay, each artist led G&G readers and Palmetto Bluff residents in specialized workshops about their craft.

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The program kicked off with chef, restaurateur, television personality, and author Maneet Chauhan for a series of workshops and events centering around her latest cookbook, Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India.

In April, Stephanie Fees of Scratch Pasta Co.  taught guests to create pasta dough from scratch using techniques she learned in “pasta school” in Chiavari, Italy. Guests created a number of different pasta shapes, as well as homemade focaccia and a traditional bolognese sauce, to take home with them.

Contemporary artist and designer Dorothy Shain Henderson showed guests how to create custom watercolor palettes to illustrate their photos on paper with inspiration found in nature at Palmetto Bluff.

Guests ventured out into the Bluff to gather inspiration for their work during the “Landscape Basics in Watercolor” workshop hosted by artist and designer Annie Moran.

Anne Blackwell Thompson of Blackwell Botanicals hosted a two-day workshop on pressed botanicals where guests harvested an array of flora native to Palmetto Bluff, followed by a class on how to dissect and place the foraged elements into presses.

Sisters Carlene Browner and Cassandra Browner Richardson of Charleston-based BR Design Co. led workshops on creating their signature polymer clay jewelry. Guests began by choosing their own clay colors and then learned how to roll clay colors together in order to create a pattern.

Quintin Middleton of Middleton Made Knives hosted a two-day workshop on masterful knife-crafting where guests learned the intricate process behind each Middleton Made knife. 

Charleston, South Carolina–based chef and restaurateur Brooks Reitz hosted his own slate of workshops, centered on effortless cooking and entertaining, such as how to turn pantry and freezer staples into easy meals for a group.

Hardywood Park Craft Beer creators Patrick Murtaugh and Eric McKay talked through the process of brewing with local ingredients—an important part of the Hardywood process.

Elisabeth Connolly of Elisabeth Rose hosted a slate of workshops inspired by her burgeoning candle business, started during the early days of the pandemic, teaching guests how to create custom scents and pour candles of their own.

Cheers to another incredible year at Palmetto Bluff! Thank you to all of our wonderful Artists in Residence.