2017 Studios & Directions
Below you will find descriptions of and directions to the 2017 studios and artisans. Each studio has links to google map for direction coordinates. You can also download a pdf file of the 2017 Studio Tour map.
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 latest jewelry creations made from silver, gold, and select gemstones. Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 29N to Rte 230W 4 miles, to Wolftown. Turn right on 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.
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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 and 18k gold using traditional techniques. Elizabeth Krome creates functional and decorative porcelain and stoneware for daily 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 on 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 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 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
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. Susan Haas shows handblown art glass inspired by the sea and alive with bubbles and waves, sea foam and movement.
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 on 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 specializes in making mandocellos, acoustic guitars, and electric basses.
Directions: From Rte 250 east of Free Bridge, take Rte 20N (Stony Point Rd). Go 4.2 miles north on Rte 20. Right into driveway 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
Fred Hean crafts custom furniture, cabinetry, and woodwork in Northeastern Albemarle County.
Directions: : From Rte 250 east of Free Bridge, take Rte 20N. Go 4 miles, turn right on Lonesome Mt. Rd. (Rte 610.) Go 1.25 miles to mailbox 3226 on left. Park there or down driveway at studio.
Studio 9 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 stop sign). Kenwood turns left, then becomes Keith Valley Rd. We are the 5th house on the right after the Dead End sign.
Studio 10 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 11 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 12 City Clay
700 Harris Street, Suite 104, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 293-0808
Randy Bill will show pots and sculptures in her studio in the City Clay Annex.
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. 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 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 stoplight at Park and High, take a left. At the next light, 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 ½ 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; 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. Demonstrations. Rebekah Wostrel makes fine ceramics for use and beauty.
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 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 on Rte 745 (Arrowhead Valley Rd.). Go 1 mile, studio is on left. Take gravel drive to house, park in grass along drive.
Studio 17 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. Adam Childress, glass artisan, utilizes color and pattern to create functional accessories and utensils for the home.
Directions: From Charlottesville take Rte 29 south towards Lynchburg for approximately 8 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 18 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 Rte 29 south 7.5 miles; turn right on 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 19 Muddy Creek Pottery
470 Ponton Lane, Lovingston, VA 22949 (434) 760-3280
Noah Hughey-Commers shows functional wood-fired dinnerware. Adam McNeil, emerging artisan, displays fine wood-fired pottery, both functional and beautiful. Emerging artisan Sherri Raffaele creates wood-fired pieces that celebrate the small rituals of daily life.
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 20 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 21 The Barn Swallow
796 Gillums Ridge Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, (434) 979-4884
Janice Arone is a full-time potter who loves to create practical and sculptural forms in clay. She co-owns The Barn Swallow, where her work resides. 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 on Rte 682 (Gillums Ridge Rd.). Take immediate right, park.
Studio 22 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 23 Sunset Farm Studio
5026 Jones Mill Road, Crozet VA 22932 (434) 242-0113
Directions: From Charlottesville, take Rte 250W. At junction of Rte 250W/Rte 240, make a hard right on Browns Gap Turnpike (Rte 680,) toward Beaver Creek Reservoir. Go 1.2 miles and turn left on Jones Mill Rd. Go 1 mile to Sunset Farm Studio, on right. 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 24 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.