Over the Mountain Studio Tour set for Nov. 8 & 9
The Over The Mountain Studio Tour invites you to the 25th Year Anniversary Celebration of West Virginia’s longest running studio tour. Nov. 8 and 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 22 artisans and 8 stops will be shining and ready for your visit. Come see the newest Collaborations between members, our first Emerging Artists, and the true magic that happens when a community nurtures its makers.
Three members have been with the tour since the beginning, Anne Bowers, of Heirloom Baskets, and Pam and Ren Parziale of Sycamore Pottery. New tour members will be featured, including Barbara Acker’s Mountain View Gourds, and Vanessa Morris’ Blue Ridge Salvage handmade toys. Our first Emerging Artist, Tim Everson, will bring a fresh perspective with scrimshaw arts at Anne Bowers’ studio. Live demonstrations are scheduled for every stop, both days.
2014 members include:
Barbara Acker: Mountain View Gourds
Charles Steven Adams: hand hewn bowls and furniture
Tara Bell: Dream Circle colored pencil drawings
Treva Blackford: Brown Shop Bears and other animals
Anne Bowers: Heirloom Baskets
Sheila Brannan: stained glass
Joy Bridy: wood fired pottery
Fran Brolle: dichroic glass and silver jewelry
Linda Case: polymer clay
Bruce Fransen: sculpted wood vessels
Eric Johnson: Southwood Farm Forge blacksmithing
Rebecca Grace Jones: mixed media wall pieces
Pat Langerhans: folk-art cloth figures
Tom McGarry: Birnam Wood Joinery cabinetry
Vanessa Morris: Blue Ridge Salvage wooden toys
Margot Ours: needle artistry
Pam and Ren Parziale: Sycamore Pottery stoneware, salt, and earthenware
Susan Shildmyer: free form knitted garments
Carrie Singer: silver art jewelry
Nancy Streeter: woodcarvings
Mikkey Tarrantino: watercolor paintings
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“Being part of the tour from the beginning, I’ve had a bird’s-eye view. The Over the Mountain Studio Tour is a strong and supportive community with members who are proud to be a creative network for each other and the larger community. People who visit the tour can sense these connections, and become part of what makes the tour special. I’ve seen the kind ways we reach out to one another, in times of crisis, moving, death, loss and in joy, and am so proud of what this tour has become.” Anne Bowers, founding tour member, shared.
“By seeing where we make, where the day-to-day work and patience and experimentation happens, guests gain a deeper connection to the community, and to the pieces that they take home with them. As a maker, I am honored by the people who come out to enjoy our studios, our families, and our community, and thrilled when they take something home with them, from the memories and snapshots of a weekend well-spent, to handmade wares for their own homes and unique gifts.” said Joy Bridy, wood firing potter and 6-year tour member.