By all accounts we had a great turn out for this year’s tour! Thank you so much to all the folks who traveled the back roads and stopped in to chat, have a bite to eat and take home some beautiful, local, hand-made art. It was so nice to meet the people (face to face) who want to have our artwork in their homes to use and appreciate. We hope you had as good a time as we did. One such visitor even wrote about our artists and their passion in Her blog. You can read her thoughts on our … Continue reading
By all accounts the first day of the tour was a great success! Many folks came out and met artists, watched demonstrations and purchased beautiful works of art. For those of you coming out today, Sunday, to enjoy the fall colors as you travel from one studio to another, here is a downloadable map that you can print out if you need to.map_2013 and here is a list of our artists and studios:artists_list And to everyone who came out yesterday, a big thank you!! We will be in our Open Studios again today, all day until 5 pm!
Judy Saye-Willis will be doing indigo vat dying demonstrations during the Artour at her studio- Sunset Studio #7 Here is an image of a pale indigo and a clay resist. Many other artists will be doing demonstrations at their studios too! Jennifer Wolcott will be doing something with metal at her studio #2 The Trinket Foundry is a fascinating place where they make several types of very unique of beads, they will be demonstrating- stop #6 In Studio 18 Mary Beth Coyle shows jewelry and paper monoprints J.M. Johnson … Continue reading
It’s a an exciting time here in Northfield as all our artists are preparing for the Studio Tour. Up at the Halling Kiln, Juliane Shibata (studio 12) loads a kiln with Glynnis Lessing (studio 3 )and Barabara Zaveruha (studio 9) That kiln will be fired tomorrow to be ready in time for our studio visitors! Just down the road at the Sunshine Studio (studio number 7) Both Tom and Judy are readying their fascinating studios- Tom says make sure to come by for the After because this is Before! He was just finishing up a firing today when this photo … Continue reading
Toni Easterson’s studio, like many others, is in her house. It has a southern exposure with lovely light pouring in through 3 big windows; what better place in the house to work? It is a very neat and organized studio with swathes of color hiding behind beautiful cupboard doors. Toni trained as a graphic artist- so many from her family, past and present, are artists. She originally had a graphic design and advertising business in Connecticut but one day went to an exhibit at the Textile Design Center in Minneapolis and fell in love with fabric. She brings this … Continue reading