Studios & Directions
Below you will find descriptions of and directions to the 2016 studios and artisans. Each studio has links to google map for direction coordinates. You can also download a schematic map with all the participating studios as well as studio information and directions using the links below.
Studio 1 Phineas Rose Wood Joinery
1112 Graves Mill Road, Madison, VA 22727, (540) 948-4248
In Richard & Ninika Gordon’s timber frame workshop/showroom, Richard creates unique contemporary furniture using traditional wood joinery executed primarily with hand tools. Ninika shows her new jewelry creations made from silver, gold, and select gemstones. Jo Perez shares work in stained glass and dichroic jewelry.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Rte 230W 4 miles, to Wolftown. Turn right onto Graves Mill Rd. (Rte 662). One mile on right.
Studio 2 Noon Whistle Pottery
328 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA 22973, (434) 985-6500
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N 13 miles; turn left onto Rte 33W. Continue 5 miles; turn right onto Business Rte 33, which turns into Main Street. Shop is 1.5 miles on left.
Google Maps link
Studio 3 Anne R. Hanson Jewelry
923 Dunnes Shop Road, Ruckersville, VA 22968, (434) 990-1299
Anne R. Hanson crafts original jewelry in silver, BiMetal, and 14k gold using traditional techniques. Elizabeth Krome creates functional and decorative porcelain and stoneware for everyday use and special occasions.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N; continue 11.7 miles past Hydraulic Rd, and turn left onto Cedar Grove Rd. Travel 1.7 miles, turn right onto Dunnes Shop Rd. Studio is on left after 0.9 miles. Take gravel drive, follow signs for parking.
Studio 4 Mud Dauber Pottery
4225 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, VA 22936, (434) 973-7943
Suzanne Crane shows her botanical stoneware vessels, lamps, tiles, and sinks. Laurie Duxbury combines timeless weaving techniques and contemporary design to produce elegant textiles. Becky Garrity designs fine functional stoneware to enhance your home and daily rituals.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Airport Rd. Turn left onto Airport Rd. to roundabout. Take Dickerson Rd. (Rte 606S) from roundabout toward Earlysville Rd. At next roundabout, go right onto Earlysville Rd. (Rte 743). Studio is 0.4 mile past Earlysville Auto on right.
Studio 5 Blaise Gaston
686 Fairhope Avenue, Earlysville, VA 22936, (434) 973-1801
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Hydraulic Rd. (Rte 743); turn left at light. Go 1.7 miles; turn left at Earlysville Rd. (Rte 743). Go 0.7 mile to Woodlands Rd. (Rte 676); turn left. Go 2.3 miles to Reas Ford Rd. (Rte 660); turn right. Go 1.3 miles to Bleak House Rd. (Rt. 662); turn left. Go 0.5 miles to Fairhope Ave.; turn left.
Studio 6 Jaeger & Ernst Cabinetmakers
4785 Burnley Station Lane, Barboursville, VA 22923, (434) 973-7018
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N for 9 miles to Burnley Station Rd. (Rte 641); turn right. In 4.5 miles, studio is on right. From Rte 250, go north on Rte 20 for 6 miles and make a left onto Burnley Station Rd. (Rte 641). Studio is 2.5 miles on left immediately after crossing the RR tracks.
Studio 7 Ralph Dammann, Dammann Custom Instruments Studio
2958 Barrsden Farm, Charlottesville, VA 22911 (434)981-8448
Ralph Dammann makes mandocellos, guitars (electric and acoustic), and electric basses.
Directions: From Charlottesville, from Rte 250 east of Free Bridge, take Rte 20N. (Stony Point Rd). Go 4.2 miles north on Rte 20 (just beyond Lonesome Mt. Rd. on your right.) Right into drive way at Barrsden Farm at the bottom of the hill just beyond Lonesome Mt. Rd. Then follow signs.
Studio 8 Hean Cabinetry
3226 Lonesome Mountain Road, Charlottesville, VA 22911, (434) 973-5960
Directions: From Rte 250 east of Free Bridge, take Rte 20N. Go 4 miles, turn right onto Lonesome Mountain Rd. Go 1.25 miles to mailbox 3226 on left. Park in spaces at top of drive if available, otherwise more spaces down driveway at studio.
Studio 9 Jeff Saine/Saine Cabinetry
1702 Earlysville Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901, (434) 962-8490
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Hydraulic Rd. (Rte 743); turn left at light. Go 1.7 miles; turn left onto Earlysville Rd. (Rte 743). Go 0.3 miles and the studio is the second driveway on the left - directly across from the entrance to the Squirrel Ridge sub-development. Please put your blinker on early as you approach the driveway entrance, and watch for vehicles behind you.
Studio 10 Heller and Heller Custom Furniture
1611 Keith Valley Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901, (703) 716-2939
Directions: Meadowbrook Heights/Dairy Rd is the exit east of Hydraulic on the 250 Bypass. Go north on Meadowbrook Heights ~0.5 mile, turn left on Kenwood Lane. Kenwood Lane turns south and becomes Keith Valley Rd. We are the fifth house on the right.
Studio 11 City Clay
700 Harris Street, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 293-0808
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn onto McIntire Rd. Go 0.8 mile. Turn right onto Preston Ave. At 2nd light, turn right onto Harris St. Take immediate right into driveway by Writer’s House. Studio is on 1st floor of Old Silk Mills. Ramp is located at back entrance.
Studio 12 Inleaf Studio
721 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 882-1569
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, take the Park St. exit, go south towards downtown for 0.3 miles; the studio is the first house on the right hand side, after First Baptist Church. Parking is available on Park Street and adjacent streets.
Studio 13 Tom Clarkson Pottery
1213 Meriwether Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 963-2650
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn onto High St. (Rte 20S). At traffic light, take left onto Meade Ave. Turn right on Little High St. Turn right on 13th St. Turn left on Meriwether St.; park on street near 2nd driveway on right. Walk to studio at end of driveway.
Studio 14 taviametal; Silver Muse Studio; Formia Design
1304 E. Market Street, Suite T, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 466-4042
Tavia Brown creates jewelry in sterling, gold, and titanium that embodies her style of elegance with an edge. Nancy Hopkins creates sterling silver jewelry and accessories for women and men. Mia van Beek transforms children’s drawings into wearable art while also designing contemporary jewelry.
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn onto High St. (Rte 20S). At traffic light, take left onto Meade Ave. At next traffic light, turn left onto E. Market St.; studio is in brick building on right. Park at rear of building. Walk up ramp of loading dock to fourth door: “Malleable Studios.”
Studio 15 Mary Beth Bellah, quilt artist
1855 Arrowhead Valley Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 409-9213
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29S toward Lynchburg. Approximately 3 miles after I-64 interchange, turn left onto Rte 745 (Arrowhead Valley Rd.). Go 1 mile, studio is on left. Take gravel drive to house, park in grass along drive.
Studio 16 Wood Art by Kirk McCauley
4264 Edge Valley Road, North Garden, VA 22959 (434) 293-7525; (434) 953-6309 (cell)
Kirk McCauley displays artistic and functional wood bowls, lamps, cowboy hats and whisky barrel furniture.
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rt. 29 south towards Lynchburg for approximately 8 miles. Take a right on Taylor’s Gap Road (Rte 710). Go approximately 0.5 miles and take a left onto Edge Valley Road (Rte 696). Driveway is about 0.6 mile on the right. It is a paved driveway with a wooden bridge that crosses over a creek.
Studio 17 Pettigrew Woodworks
2435 Rock Branch Lane, North Garden, VA 22959 (434) 979-0018
Alex Pettigrew will display FUNctional home and office accessories hand crafted from local woods. Kary Haun is a ceramic artist working exclusively in porcelain to create beautiful and functional pottery.
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rt. 29 south towards Lynchburg; 7.5 miles south of I64 turn right on to Rock Branch Lane (Rt 801). Follow signs and take gravel drive to the studio, park in grassy area along drive. Cars with handicap tags may drive directly to the studio, which is handicap-accessible.
Studio 18 Muddy Creek Pottery
470 Ponton Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 760-3280
Noah Hughey-Commers makes functional wood-fired pottery.
Directions: From Charlottesville take 29S about 30 miles to right on Ponton Lane (Rte 737) 5 miles past 6W. From Lovingston take29N 3 miles to Left on Ponton Lane (Rte 737). Go ½ mile and turn right at driveway marked 470. Go past first house, bearing left until you reach a field and parking.
Studio 19 Tye River Pottery
1289 Falling Rock Drive, Amherst, VA 24521, (434) 263-4065
Kevin Crowe displays wood-fired pottery in his studio and will be firing the new anagama during the Tour.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29S to 9 miles south of Lovingston. Turn left on Rte 739 (Tye River Road). Go 3.5 miles; bear left at fork onto Falling Rock Drive. Go 1.2 miles to studio on left.
Studio 20 The Barn Swallow
796 Gillums Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 979-4884
Janice Arone is a maker of utilitarian and sculptural clay forms. She strives to have each piece be one-of-a-kind and creates everyday tableware as well as outdoor vessels and sculptures. Mary Ann Burk’s functional porcelain and stoneware are inspired by forms and patterns found in nature.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W, go 2.5 miles past Ivy, turn left onto Rte 682 (Gillums Ridge Rd.). Take immediate right, park.
Studio 21 Two Owls Pottery
5135 Halcyon Drive, Crozet, VA 22932, (434) 882-1417
Roslyn Nuesch offers functional stoneware for everyday enjoyment.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W. Bear right onto Rte 240W (toward Crozet.) Go about 2 miles and turn right on Parkview Drive. Same drive as Crozet Vet Care. Take first right onto Halcyon Dr. At 1st house on right, drive around back to park.
Studio 22 Frederick Williamson Bowls
5623 Sugar Ridge Road, Crozet, VA 22932, (434) 823-1882
Fred Williamson displays fine greenwood turned bowls, both functional salad bowls and artistic vessels, from local hardwoods. Greg Sandage presents unique and affordable silver, gold, and natural gemstone jewelry. .
Directions: From Charlottesville, go west 12 miles on Barracks Rd. (Rte 614) to White Hall. Bear left at Piedmont Store onto Sugar Hollow Rd. (Rte 614), 2.2 miles. Turn right on Sugar Ridge Rd. (Rte 674), 0.3 mile, to entrance at blue metal mailbox with cardinal on right.
Studio 23 Wayfarer Forge
3261 Afton Mountain Road, Afton, VA 22920 (434) 465-5993
Gerald Boggs forges iron into works of function and beauty.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W until you near Rockfish Pass. Turn left onto Rte 6, go 0.5 mile, studio is on right and is only house with red roof. No dogs please.