Open Studio Weekend – A Pottery Potpourri!
Written by Jennifer Boyer, retired from Thistle Hill Pottery
Vermont has a rich variety of clay artists, and it’s a treat to visit their studios. You could plan your whole Fall Open Studio October 3 & 4 experience just by following the roads to potteries.
Let’s look at them by County
NOTE: Studio numbers correspond to numbers on our free Vermont Studio Tour Map. See it online at this link:
Chittenden & Addison Counties:
Studio Tour # 19 – Robert Compton Pottery offers a rare look at am amazing variety of hand thrown wood-fired stoneware. Even more interesting are the several different kilns on the property. A must see for any clay fan.
Studio Tour # 10 – Jean Meinhardt’s contemporary porcelain features unique microcrystalline glazes in an interesting palette.
Studio Tour # 27 – Andy Snyder of Mud Puppy Pottery specializes in functional artistic pottery for the home using a variety of techniques. See Andy’s brand new studio in Orwell complete with a couch for visitors who would like to sit and chat.
Rutland, Windsor & Windham Counties:
Studio Tour # 34 – Nicholas Seidner & Diane Rosenmiller, husband and wife team, of Rising Meadow Pottery offer wood, salt or soda-fired utilitarian pottery. Nick and Diane will also show a variety of their friends high quality artwork in their studio gallery.
Studio Tour # 37 – David Stone has a variety of styles in burnished earthenware and stoneware.
Studio Tour # 58 – Walter Slowinski of Orchard Street Pottery specializes in wood fired and salt-glazed functional ceramics and teapots.
Studio Tour # 49 – Matthew Tell of The Turnpike Road Pottery makes elegant wood and gas fired stoneware pottery. Matthew has been a part of Open Studio Spring for over 20 years and is a real master at his craft.
Studio Tour # 52 – Malcolm Wright is an internationally known clay artist who works with functional pottery and clay sculpture.
Studio Tour # 62 – NEW ARTIST – Virginia Wyoming makes stoneware pottery for home and garden.
Studio Tour # 57 – Naomi Lindenfeld specializes in a unique line of colored clay pottery
Studio Tour # 46 – NEW ARTIST – Diane Echlin makes stoneware pottery and jewelry.
Studio Tour # 77 – Andrea Trzaskos of Frog Song Designs offers a beautiful line of hand-built, hand carved functional stoneware.
Studio Tour # 78 – Two Potters, Nathan & Becca Webb specialize in wood-fired stoneware pottery and will give tours through their two chambered kiln and new studio.
Studio Tour # 42 – Jane Wojick of Form and Function Pottery produces functional and sculptural stoneware. She will be showing at the Bennington Arts Guild.
Orange, Washington & Lamoille Counties:
Studio Tour # 96 – NEW ARTIST – Noel Bailey features a line of functional high-fire porcelain.
Studio Tour # 100 – Mud Studio – A potter’s collective and educational center shows the work of more than 22 different people in the gallery. Also visit the wheel room and hand building areas to become tempted into a life of your own in clay.
Studio Tour # 101 – SPECIAL EVENT – Jeremy Ayers makes functional and decorative ceramics in a studio on his grandfather’s property. Over Open Studio Weekend, Jeremy will celebrate his new studio in a renovated barn, just off the Main St in Waterbury VT.
Studio Tour # 105 – Lynn Flory of Mill Village Pottery produces functional pottery and tiles.