Southern Bennington to Windham – Choose From 21 Studios
Start in Readsboro at Readsboro Glass and travel east and north to visit a great variety of studios. For a downloadable map go to this link.
43. Readsboro Glass – Mary Angus and K. William LeQuier both work in glass but make very different art work.
44. Eric Sprenger Fine Woodwork – Wilmington, http://www.ericsprenger.com. Eric’s individual design sense can be seen in all of his furniture.
45. NEW – Wellman Farm – Plein Air Event and Exhibit – Leslie Brunn – Wilmington. Leslie has organized a group of artist who will paint “en plein air” at Wellman Farm. Visitors are invited to attend the event and view work on exhibit.
After Wilmington, we skip up to Newfane and pick up the tour…
46. NEW Diane Echlin Ceramics – Newfane. Diane creates stoneware pottery and jewelry.
47. Roger Sandes – Williamsville. http://www.rogersandes.com. Roger creates figurative paintings with symbols of life, fertility and repose.
48. Caryn King Studio – South Newfane. http://www.carynking.com. Caryn King paints pictures of animals using mixed media. She also offers giclee’s of her paintings.
49. Matthew Tell Pottery – Marlboro. http://www.matthewtellpottery.com. Matthew is a master potter who uses a wood-fired kiln to produce his work. The beauty of a wood fired kiln is that ash from the burning wood settles over the glazed ware and changes it so that each piece is unique. Besides being a past president of the Vermont Crafts Council, Matt has also participated in Spring Open Studio for over 20 years.
50. JMB Glass – Josh and Marta Bernbaum, Marlboro. http://www.jmbglass.com. Josh and Marta both work with glass, each producing distinctive work.
51. Applewood’s Woodworking Studio and Gallery – David and Michelle Holzapfel, Marlboro. http://www.holzapfelwoodworking.com . David and Michelle both work with wood and produce sculpture, tables and other furniture using spalted wood and burls. Each artist begins with a particular piece of wood and proceeds from there to create the work. Michelle also works in fabric and paper. David is more of a sculptor than a cabinetmaker. See details on their website.
52. The Turnpike Road Pottery – Malcolm Wright, Marlboro. http://www.theturnpikeroad.com. A life long potter and sculptor, Malcolm uses several kinds of clay and has cast some of his smaller ceramic sculpture in bronze. Not a production potter, Malcolm works both with hand building and with the wheel to produce unique pieces. Much of his work reflects his interest in Japanese pottery including pottery used in the tea ceremony.
53. NEW Charles Townsend Landscape Artist, Marlboro. http://www.charlestownsendart.com. Charles produces contemporary landscape paintings in oils and pastels.
54. Jason E. Breen, Fine and Custom Woodwork – Brattleboro. http://www.jasonebreen.com. Jason makes cabinetry, furniture, wood turning, and just about anything made of wood. Follow his process and see his custom furniture, each a story in design and build, at his blog.
55. Ron Karpius, Brattleboro. Ron creates weathervanes, lanterns, and metal sculptures of animals and insects using copper and brass.
56. Center for Digital Art – Michel Moyse. Brattleboro. http://www.michelmoyse.com. Michel Moyse is an artist, teacher and co-founder/director of the Center for Digital Art, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational resources and promoting filmmaking and videoart.
57. Naomi Lindenfeld Clayworks, Brattleboro. http://www.naomilindenfeld.com. Naomi Lindenfeld works with colored clay, carving forms to reveal colored layers and patterns. Her clay colors are blue, brown, peach, peacock, purple, raspberry, teal, turquoise, yellow, plum, or olive.
58. Orchard Street Pottery – Walter Slowinski, Brattleboro. http://walterslowinskipottery.weebly.com. Walter works on the wheel and then alters his forms to create unique teapots, among other work. His teapots often have branch handles.
59. Laughing Lizard Studio – Jennifer Wiechers. Brattleboro. http://www.facebook.com/laughing.lizard.studio. Lately, Jen has been working with encaustics to create multi-layered and luminous paintings.
60. Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 – Brattleboro. http://www.vtart.com. Find art work from over 250 American artists in this spacious gallery in downtown Brattleboro. The work shown include a large selection of Vermont artists. Vermont Artisan Design is also an information center for the Fall Open Studio Tour so stop in and pick up a map from the gallery.
61. Fulcrum Arts – Randi Solin and Natalie Blake. Brattleboro. http://www.fulcrumarts.com. At this ceramic and glass art center, find a gallery and glass and ceramic work by Randi and Natalie, plus demonstrations in each studio. Year round classes are offered here as well.
62. NEW Virginia Wyoming Pottery – Putney. http://www.virginiawyoming.com. Virginia Wyoming creates pottery for the home and garden using sturdy designs and bright glazes. She also takes custom orders.