Vermont Open Studio Weekend – Central VT Artists
Vermont’s upcoming Open Studio Weekend is just a week away.
The studio cleaning has started…snack selection is in the works…things are right on schedule.
If you’re planning on visiting my studio (and you totally should!), you can visit other great artists within a 20ish minute drive of here. Area artists are offering exhibits and demonstrations of pottery, jewelry, sculpting, weaving, painting, rug hooking, and more.
I’ll be referring to studios by both name and number – the number refers to a listing in the Vermont Studio Tour Guide 2010. 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
- 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):
- #213 – Sans Souci Studios/Carrie Rouillard: Original wearable paper mache masks
- #214 – L. Koehler Pottery/Leslie Koehler: Majolica glazed terracotta earthenware
- #215 – Blackthorne Forge/Steven Bronstein: Functional, sculptural, contemporary ironwork
- #216 – Fred Varney: Stained glass panels, lamps
- #217– Vermont Floorcloths and Fiber Arts/Sandy Ducharme: Handpainted canvas rugs, hooked wool rugs
- #217 – Adirondack Furniture/Richard Ducharme: Outdoor furniture, chairs and gliders
- #218 – Stephanie Krauss/Green Mountain Hooked Rugs: Traditional hand hooked rugs
- #219 – Thistle Hill Pottery/Jennifer Boyer: Functional stoneware pottery
- #220 – Blue Roof Designs/Elissa Campbell: Handmade books (that’s me!)
- #221 – Frank Woods: Landscape, figurative painting, mixed media
- #222 – Lochlin Smith: Contemporary art jewelry, clocks, mobiles
- #223 – Hunger Mountain Arts/Ira Sollace & Cindy Griffith: Pastel, painting, fiber sculpture
- #224 – Newcomb Design/Lynn Newcomb: Etchings, lithographs, forged steel sculpture
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.