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Art Studio Tour Is Back, Nov. 19–20

After 23 years of consistently amazing offerings of quality crafts and art in Rutherford County, the annual Art Studio Tour can safely be called a “must-do” tradition for the holiday season.

Organized by The Stones River Craft Association, this year’s Art Studio Tour is poised to be even more impressive than ever. Always scheduled the weekend prior to Thanksgiving, with this year’s tour coming up Nov. 19 and 20, it features 39 artists located across 10 studio sites. Tour-goers may take in a wide variety of finely crafted artwork from glass, ceramics, mixed media, jewelry, book arts and wood design to painting, blacksmithing and fiber. Whether the viewer’s taste is more traditional or contemporary, anyone can find something they must have on the Art Studio Tour, either as a perfect gift or to keep for themselves.

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Felted Alpaca and SIlk Hat by Eva Berg

 

A favorite tour stop offering a total craft experience is the studio of fiber artist Eve Berg. Not only do visitors get to experience her rich and lovely pieces, worked in wool and alpaca, and see her demonstrate working with the fiber, they will actually get to meet the critters the fiber is harvested from at the Everich Farm stop.

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Raku Ruffle Ceramic Vase by Lewis Snyder

“It’s wonderful to look, feel and touch with your hands and minds all the creations by the artists around the county,” Berg says.

Experience masterful pottery work at the Studio S stop, where tour-goers will find work from Lewis Snyder. His work is collected all over the world. Snyder’s Studio S is one of the original founding studios on the tour from its inception 23 years ago, and patrons anticipate the tour each year for an opportunity to pick up more of his exceptional works to add to their collections.

The Studio Tour and all demonstrations are free and open to the public. Tour hours are Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 19 and 20, from 10 p.m. until 5 p.m. For more information, visit artstudiotour.org.

2016 Art Studio Tour locations and artists include:

Alan Daigre Designs
5323 Ferrell Hollow Rd., Readyville
Alan Daigre – furniture
Tracy Yarborough – painting
Jan Quarles – dyed silk
Mike and Louise Kelly – ceramics

Elizabeth Bray Jewelry
521 E. Main St., Murfreesboro
Elizabeth Bray – handcrafted jewelry
Becky Dickovitch – encaustic and textiles

Carved Buddha by Logan Hickerson

Carved Buddha by Logan Hickerson

Everich Farm
8695 Hwy. 269/Bell Buckle Rd., Christiana
Eva Berg – fiber
Erin McClelland – functional pottery
Lynn Driver – mosaic, sculpture and jewelry
Carol Berning – painting
Ann Pierce and Mae Carkuff – fiber and jewelry

Hickerson Woodworks
4172 Betty Ford Rd., Murfreesboro
Logan Hickerson – handcarved woodworks
Marc Barr – handmade functional stoneware
Heloise Shilstat – paper mosaics

Joe Brown Blacksmith
3538 Cripple Creek Rd., Readyville
Joe Brown – custom forgings
Maggie Sunsera – wood jewelry and hand painted silk scarfs

Popcorn Studio Pottery
2031 Nelson Lane, Murfreesboro
Sue and Ray Allen – stoneware
Daune Jordan – eggery
Tom Shea – painting
Jack Rogers – woodworking

Sterling inlayed stone rhodochrosite pendant by Anne Rob

Sterling inlayed stone rhodochrosite pendant by Anne Rob

Red Oak Pottery
2925 Spain Hill Rd., Lascassas
Bill and Judy Heim – ceramic stoneware
Anne Rob – handcrafted jewelry
Mike Zinser – wood

Studio 903
903 Murfree Ave., Murfreesboro
Dawna Magliacano – mixed media
Kevin Rains – wood carving
Nancy Turner – fine linen, fabric and paper

Studio S Pottery
1426 Avon Rd., Murfreesboro
Lewis and Eric Snyder – stoneware, porcelain, raku
Mary Veazie – painting
Phyllis Razo – watercolor

Turtleware Pottery
4004 Southridge Blvd., Murfreesboro
Susan Rodehaver – clay
Sheila Smith – painting
Mark Maisano – ornamental iron

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