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Over the Mountain Studio Tour set for Nov. 8 & 9

By Staff | Oct 17, 2014

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

For more information, visit “http://www.studiotourwv.org”>www.studiotourwv.org

Or contact info@studiotourwv.org

“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.