Pete Johnson

540 975 3383

Pleasure your inner eye and enjoy the beauty of useful art

Growing up in the household of a Jeffersonian architect and artist father, I have been intermeshed with the arts since early childhood, having fun creating with various materials. I have primarily been inspired to create with wood and metal in my adult years. My appreciation for form and function in design has been influenced as a result of my travels throughout Europe, having been exposed to the classic art forms and utilitarian pieces I found there.

My creative work now is the product of turning and sculpting wood on the lathe, allowing the wood to guide me toward its final form. Function of design is also important as I turn the piece. In addition my creative eye adds any detail or embellishment, which can bring out the natural features of the base wood of the piece. The majority of the wood used in my work is selected from the many beautiful species found here in the Virginia Shenandoah Valley, also I occasionally use exotic imported wood.

Mon 10–6
Tues 10–6
Wed 10–6
Thurs 10–6
Fri 10–6
Sat 10–6
Sun 12–5
118 E Main St
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: (434) 972–9500
C’ville Arts offers a tremendous range of crafts and art, including decorative & functional objects for your home & garden, wearable art such as jewelry and scarves, organic balms, photography, paintings, sculpture, and more. As a cooperative, we work together to operate the store, helping keep our art affordable. Visitors are able to meet and chat with the artists who are on duty each day. C’ville Arts has become a popular place to find unique gifts for all occasions and locally made mementos for visitors to our area.
The Gallery is honored to be a part of the Virginia Artisans Trail Network, specifically the Monticello Artisans Trail.  “Choose from the many creative excursions and activities available as you plan your trip to Virginia!  The Artisan Trail Network will help you navigate a unique adventure.  We invite you to explore the byways and back roads, visiting craft artisan studios, agri-artisan gardens & farms, wineries & breweries, galleries & craft related venues, local businesses & eclectic shops and historical & cultural points of interest.”  The Gallery was recently featured in a video produced for the Virginia Artisans Trail Network.