Waking Bear Studio

Located in Shallotte, in southeastern North Carolina, Waking Bear Studio creates whimsical metal sculptures, paintings, and furniture. They incorporate recycled elements as much as possible in making each piece a unique work of art.

Martha McKinley Murphy

Martha is originally from the Allegheny Mountains of Western Pennsylvania. She has worked as an Artist-in-Residence for the PA Council on the Arts for the past 17 years teaching sculpture, watercolor, and writing. She and her husband Rick re-located to North Carolina in 2014.

Coming Soon!

Our new gallery is under construction where we will offer classes and small events.

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Contact Us


4670 Maple Hill Road SW

Shallotte,  NC 28470