Artisans participate in Open Studio Tour
A wood-fired pitcher made by Walter Slowinski.

Artisans participate in Open Studio Tour

Vermont Crafts Council fall tour runs statewide during the weekend of Oct. 2-3

BRATTLEBORO — The statewide Vermont Craft Council's Fall Open Studio Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 2 and 3 will include multiple craftspeople with working space in Windham County.

Participating sites will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings. Visitors will have the chance to see demonstrations, purchase handcrafted items, talk to the professional artisans who made them and see the environment where their creative work happens.

To ensure safety during the pandemic, visitors are asked to wear face masks in all indoor spaces.

All four of the Brattleboro area studios participating in the tour belong to members of Brattleboro-West Arts, a group of professional artists and craftspeople who live and work in the watershed of the Whetstone Brook.

The tour coincides with the 12th annual American Craft Week, a nationwide celebration of handmade artisan work. Vermont has been a participant through its open studio weekend since its beginning.

Tourgoers can pick up guidebooks with maps at any participating site statewide.

Brattleboro area

The following Windham County artists are participating in region C (Windham/Bennington region), for which Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 (106 Main St, Brattleboro; 802-257-7044) serves as an information center:

Matthew Tell Pottery (no. 42): Wood-fired pottery, with earth tones and overlays. 163 Potter's Rd, Marlboro; 802-254-8057.

Chris Lann Designs (no. 43): Contemporary handcrafted fine sterling jewelry. 1420 Sunset Lake Rd., Brattleboro; 802-254-0383.

Naomi Lindenfeld Clayworks (no. 44): Nature-inspired, colored clay pottery. 330 Meadowbrook Rd., Brattleboro; 802- 258-6475.

Orchard Street Pottery (Walter Slowinski, no. 45): Wood-fired salt-glazed pottery, branch handles. 658 Orchard St, Brattleboro; 802-257-1030.

Vermont Artisan Designs & Gallery 2 (no. 46). Pottery, art, glass, jewelry, and wood. 106 Main St., Brattleboro; 802-257-7044.

Bellows Falls area

The following Windham County artists are participating in region D (Windsor region), for which RAMP (9 Canal St., Bellows Falls; 802-463-3252) serves as an information center:

McBride & Rosser Studios (Robert McBride and Phyllis Rosser, no. 47): Dynamic abstract paintings and sculptures. 17 Rockingham St., Bellows Falls; 802-463-1992.

Sherwin Art Glass (Christopher Sherwin, no. 48): Unique, collectible, hand-sculpted, blown glass. 33 Bridge St, Bellows Falls; 802-376-5744.

Tsuga Studios (Nicholas Kekic, no. 49). Decorative and functional blown glass. 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls; 802-875-1825.

Clare Adams Art (no. 50). Prints and painted glass. Grafton (exhibiting at 33 Bridge St., Bellows Falls); 802-380-5089.

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