Vermont’s 5th Fall Open Studio Weekend is just a week away (October 3 & 4)! If you’re planning on visiting my studio (and why wouldn’t you?), you can visit other great artists within a 20-ish minute drive of here.
Hopefully the foliage will cooperate and be tour-worthy!
There are 7 studios/galleries participating in the Central Vermont area. Artists are offering exhibits and demonstrations of pottery, ironwork, painting, etching, and more.
I’ll be referring to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the red 2015 Vermont Studio Tour Guide. There are several ways to get your hands on a map:
- Pick up a copy at Artisans Hand Craft Gallery at the intersection of State and Main Streets in Montpelier (they’re an official Regional Information Center)
- Print out a full copy (warning – this is a big file)
- View a detailed map of Washington County on the Vermont Crafts Council website
Here’s the rundown of who’s who (click on the links to learn more about specific artists):
- #88 – Blackthorne Forge/Steven C. Bronstein: Functional and sculptural, contemporary ironwork.
- #89 – Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
- #90 – Artisans Hand, Vermont State Craft Center: Contemporary Vermont crafts, jewelry, photography.
- #91 – Ray Brown: Landscape inspired abstract compositions.
- #92 – Susan Bull Riley: Classical paintings, oils and watercolors of botanicals, birds, and landscapes.
- #93 – Kingfisher Forge/Chris Eaton: Blacksmith studio and hardware shop.
- #94 – Flint Brook Pottery/Deborah Van Ness: Handthrown, functional stoneware pottery.
I created the map below to help you plan your travels. Because the studios are so close to each other, you can visit quite a few of them within a short period of time.