2019 Studios & Directions
Below you will find descriptions and directions to the 2019 studios and artisans. Each studio has links to google map for direction coordinates. Click the links below for print versions of the Tour area map and studio directions.
Studio 1 Jaeger & Ernst Cabinetmakers
4785 Burnley Station Lane, Barboursville, VA 22923, (434) 973-7018
At the renovated train depot in Burnley Station, owners Walter Jaeger & Craig Ernst exhibit the finest tradition of the American cabinetmaker, that of both craftsman and designer/maker.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N for 9 miles to Burnley Station Rd (Rte 641). In 4.5 miles, studio is on right. From Rte 250, go north on Rte 20 for 6 miles and make a left on Burnley Station Rd (Rte 641). Studio is 2.5 miles on left after crossing the RR tracks.
Studio 2 Christina Boy Design
571 Turner Drive, Madison,VA 22727, (540) 718-7777
Christina Boy designs and builds original and custom furniture and home goods out of wood. Kyle Lucia and Johannah Willsey of Phoenix Handcraft create sustainable, handmade works in forged metal, mosaic, and wood. Emerging artisan Robert Turner shows fine Argentium jewelry for everyday wear and special occasions.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte. 29N. Turn right onto VA230E/VA231S shortly after Tastee Freez; turn left onto Twymans Mill Rd (Rte. 705); turn left onto Turner Drive [Rte. 706]; ½ mile down road, turn left in front of mailboxes and take driveway all the way to end. Studio is in red outbuilding with white door, picnic table out front.
Studio 3 Phineas Rose Wood Joinery
1112 Graves Mill Road, Madison, VA 22727, (540) 948-4248
Phineas Rose Studios is the workshop and furniture showroom of Alec and Richard Gordon and the jewelry showroom of Ninika Gordon. The solid wood furniture is a combination of traditional wood joinery wedded to contemporary design. In a continuing stream of new designs, Ninika is showing her latest creations made from silver, gold, and select gemstones.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Rte 230W. Go 4 miles, to Wolftown. Turn right on Graves Mill Rd (Rte 662). In 1 mile on right see sign for Phineas Rose Wood Joinery.
Studio 4 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 on Business Rte 33, which turns into Main Street. Shop is 1.5 miles on left.
Studio 5 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 and 18k gold using traditional techniques. Shari Jacobs creates wheel-thrown porcelain and stoneware vessels meant to enhance your everyday experiences.
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 on Dunnes Shop Rd. Studio is on left after 0.9 miles. Take gravel drive, follow signs for parking.
Studio 6 Mud Dauber Pottery
4225 Earlysville Road, Earlysville, VA 22936, (434) 973-7943
Suzanne Crane makes botanical stoneware vessels, tiles, lamps, and mirrors. Laurie Duxbury combines modern design with traditional patterns in weaving for home and wearable accessories. Becky Garrity designs fine functional stoneware to enhance your home and daily rituals.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Airport Rd. Turn left on Airport Rd. to roundabout. Take Dickerson Rd. (Rte 606S) from roundabout toward Earlysville Rd. At next roundabout, go right on Earlysville Rd. (Rte 743). Studio is 0.4 mile past Earlysville Auto on right.
Studio 7 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. (Rte 662); turn left. Go 0.5 miles to left on Fairhope Ave (driveway); follow carefully down to shop and house.
Studio 8 Heller and Heller Custom Furniture
1611 Keith Valley Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22901, (703) 716-2939
Directions: From 250 Bypass, exit at Meadowbrook Heights/Dairy Rd. Proceed to Meadowbrook Hts, on the north side of the bypass. Drive north on Meadowbrook Hts, turn left on Kenwood (at the four way stop). Kenwood turns left, then becomes Keith Valley Rd. We are the 5th house on the right after the Dead End sign.
Studio 9 Nan Rothwell Pottery Studio
700 Wilder Drive, Charlottesville VA 22901 (434) 263-4023
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, take the Park St. exit. Head north. Take the third right on North Ave. Take an immediate left on Wilder Drive. Studio is at the end of Wilder Drive on the right. Park on neighborhood streets (not blocking neighbors’ driveways, please).
Studio 10 Inleaf Studio
721 Park Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 882-1569
Lotta Helleberg will show nature-inspired wall hangings, artist books, scarves, and other fiber-related objects. Working in both stoneware and porcelain, Elizabeth Krome creates functional and decorative work for daily use in the home. Demonstrations.
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. Continue to new building at the end of driveway.
Studio 11 Vaneri Studios
500 Henry Avenue, Suite A, Charlottesville VA 22903 (434) 960-4516
Todd Leback makes furniture inspired by mid-century modern designs. Jill Jensen displays fiber art, original hand-pulled relief prints, and hand-bound journals. Cathy Vaughn creates detailed copper abstractions, collage totems, copper candelabra and bowls.
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn on McIntire Rd. Go 0.8 mile. Turn right on Preston Ave. At 2nd light, turn right on Harris St. At Henry Avenue, turn right into parking lot. Studio is straight ahead.
Studio 12 Marraccini Designs Studio
310 2nd Street SE, Space G, Charlottesville VA 22902 (434) 295-3609
Lee Angelo Marraccini designs and creates fine jewelry with stones and metal.
Directions: [GPS is not a good guide to our location] Located in the Design Building on 2nd St SE and Garrett St. Park in the Water St Garage. Walking from Water St, turn on 2nd St SE; just over the railroad tracks, the building is on your right (Sidetracks Music, Evolve, and Daniel Foytik Studio are facing 2nd St SE). Walk into the parking lot just past the building toward 3rd St SE; Marraccini Designs (Space G) is the last door on your right.
Studio 13 Gabriel Ofiesh
908 East High Street, Charlottesville VA 22902 (434) 295-9038
Gabriel Ofiesh presents gold and silver jewelry with cabochon gems and pearls, and his patented Orbit collection.
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, take the Park St exit south toward downtown. At the stoplight at Park and High, take a left. At the next stoplight, take a left to continue on High St. The studio is one block down High St on the right, at the corner of High and 9 1/2 St.
Studio 14 Tom Clarkson Pottery
1213 Meriwether Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 963-2650
Tom Clarkson exhibits ash-glazed stoneware pottery.
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn on High St. (Rte 20S). At stoplight, take left on Meade Ave. Turn right on Little High St., right on 13th St., and left on Meriwether St.; park on street near 2nd driveway on right. Walk to studio at end of driveway.
Studio 15 taviametal; Formia Design
1304 E. Market Street, Suite T, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 466-4042
Tavia Brown’s industrial yet delicate jewelry brings your quiet rebel to life. Susan Haas creates blown glass pieces that echo the ocean, filled with bubbles, sea foam, and motion. Mia van Beek creates contemporary, eye-catching jewelry while also transforming kids’ drawings into wearable art.
Directions: From Rte 250 in Charlottesville, turn on High St (Rte 20S). At stoplight, take left on Meade Ave. At next light, turn left on 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 16 Möbius Keramikk
1740 Broadway Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902 (434) 568-0426
Christina Osheim displays ceramics exploring concepts of “high art” in everyday objects with humor and intellect. Jan Elmore creates contemporary mirror frames, mixed-media wall sculptures, and painted paper collages.
Directions: From the Downtown Mall drive east on East Market St. Turn right at Meade Ave and left at the next stoplight onto Carlton Ave. At the second stop sign, Carlton Ave becomes Broadway St. Head straight at this stop sign; 1740 is the second driveway on the left directly across from Festive Fare.
Studio 17 Mary Beth Bellah
1855 Arrowhead Valley Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 409-9213
Mary Beth Bellah incorporates traditional and non-traditional materials in her unique three-dimensional and wall-hung art quilts.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29S toward Lynchburg. Approximately 3 miles after I-64 interchange, turn left on Rte 745 (Arrowhead Valley Rd). Go 1 mile, studio is on left. Parking available at top of driveway or along grassy area in meadow.
Studio 18 Wood Art by Kirk McCauley
4264 Edge Valley Road, North Garden, VA 22959 (434) 293-7525; (434) 953-6309 (cell)
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rte 29 south towards Lynchburg for approximately 7 miles. Take a right on Taylor’s Gap Rd (Rte 710). Travel approximately 0.5 mile and turn left on Edge Valley Rd (Rte 696). Driveway is about 0.6 mile on the right. It is a paved driveway with a wooden bridge crossing a creek.
Studio 19 Pettigrew Woodworks
2435 Rock Branch Lane, North Garden, VA 22959 (434) 979-0018
Alex Pettigrew will display functional home and office accessories and art hand-crafted from local woods. 2nd year emerging artisan Jessie Rublee will display stoneware pottery crafted for the table and home.
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rte 29 south towards Lynchburg; 7½ miles south of I-64 turn right on to Rock Branch Lane (Rte 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 20 Muddy Creek Pottery
470 Ponton Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 760-3280
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rte 29S about 30 miles to right on Ponton Lane (Rte 737) 5 miles past Rte 6W. From Lovingston take Rte 29N 3 miles to left on Ponton Lane (Rte 737). Go 0.5 mile and turn right at driveway marked 470. Go past first house, bearing left until you reach a field and parking.
Studio 21 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 Rd). Go 3.5 miles; bear left at fork on Falling Rock Dr. Go 1.2 miles to studio on left.
Studio 22 The Barn Swallow
796 Gillums Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 979-4884
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W, go 2.5 miles past Ivy, turn left on Rte 682 (Gillums Ridge Rd.). Take immediate right, park.
Studio 23 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 on Rte 240W toward Crozet. Go about 2 miles and turn right on Parkview Dr, same drive as Crozet Vet Care. Take first right on Halcyon Dr. At 1st house on right, drive around back to park.
Studio 24 Sunset Farm Studio
5026 Jones Mill Road, Crozet VA 22932 (434) 242-0113
Sarah Tremaine creates naturally dyed, botanical-printed, and nuno felted wearable art: dresses, tunics & accessories.
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W. Bear right at Rte240W toward Crozet center (3 miles). At 4-way stop at Dairy Queen, turn right onto Crozet Ave/ White Hall Rd. Drive 2.1 miles and turn right onto Jones Mill Rd, just after Henley’s Orchard. Drive 1.2 miles to Sunset Farm Studio on left. Alternatively, from Charlottesville, take Barracks Rd (Rte 614) 10 miles and turn left on Browns Gap Turnpike (Rte 680.) Stay straight on White Hall Rd (Rte 789). Go 2 miles, just before Henley’s Orchard, turn left on Jones Mill Rd. Studio is 1.2 miles on left. Take gravel drive, park in the field to the right of the driveway and come to the studio in the “garage” building.
Studio 25 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 on 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.