This year’s Over the Mountain Studio Tour is scheduled for November 12 & 13 (Sat & Sun). The tour route includes 8 local studios, with 17 of the Eastern Panhandle’s most passionate artisans participating to present (and sell) work that includes gorgeous textiles, vivid alcohol inks, elegant turned wood, sophisticated ceramics, sinuous and rustic basketry, forged metal, inspired encaustics, thoughtful cartoons, and botanical lovelies.
2022 marks the 33rd year of the tour, and also a goodbye for founding members Ren and Pam Parziale – a final chance for visitors to explore their pottery studio and take home a piece of their lovely work before they retire. Laurie Monsma, a passionate maker of quilts and textile art and Luke Bauer, maker of charming rustic baskets, both of whom participated last year as emerging artists, have joined the group as regular members. Two new artists are also participating this year – Esther Murphy, an accomplished ceramicist, and Denise Ray, who weaves exciting textiles.
All studios will be open 10 am to 5 pm on both days of the tour. The tour is free and self-guided, an opportunity to explore some delightful hidden places around Jefferson County, interact with the artists in conversation and demonstration, and support the local creative economy.
Details on the participating artists and studio locations at OverTheMountainStudioTour.com.By Staff Contributor