Sharing space, costs and responsibilities makes running a business possible and affordable, the artists say.
Gateless, a teacher at Braxton County High School, is a longtime weaver who once raised llamas. About seven years ago, a bear wiped out the entire flock. Shortly thereafter, her husband died and she never went back into the llama business.
She now purchases alpaca yarn as well as some wool for her handmade products.
"I enjoy fiber art, felting and soap making," she said. "I enjoy knitting hats and scarves. I have learned how to make soaps and it's a fun process. I incorporate a lot of healthy oils."
Her section includes a variety of scented soaps as well as handmade hats and scarves.
Redman, a retired oncology nurse, offers jewelry made of natural stones or beads. Redman learned the art of beading while living in Albuquerque, N.M., and moved to West Virginia nine years ago to live near her daughter.
Jordan, her daughter, manages a shoe store in Flatwoods. She also makes wire jewelry and magnetic bracelets believed to ease arthritic pain. Redman covers her daughter's share of work hours at the gallery.
Hopkins does the hand-painted slate. She also creates a variety of artworks from gourds that she grows herself. These are dried, stained and clear coated as she turns them into bird feeders, birdhouses, baskets and bowls. She loves having her wares in one spot.
"I got tired of the craft show thing," she said. "Slates get heavy."
Elonis creates unusual bowls that are part colorful pottery and part woven basket. These can be used for anything from bread to fruit baskets.
Elonis loves the ambience of the building and the feeling that everyone has a stake in the business.
"Everyone is rooted in the gallery," she said. "We all take shifts. It's like family."
The gallery is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant is open 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday.
The gallery and the restaurant are both closed on Sunday and Monday.
Go to www.pjberrys.com for more information. To reach the gallery, call 304-402-2117. To reach the restaurant, call 304-402-2105.
Contact writer Charlotte Ferrell Smith at charlo...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1246.