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Explore the Poultney – Shrewsbury loop – Vermont Open Studio

May 28-29 —More than 150 Vermont artisans are opening their studios over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., to take part in the 30th anniversary of Vermont’s Spring Open Studio Weekend. And you’re invited.

Courtesy Vermont Crafts Council

Braided in Vermont – Kathy Detko & Lois Johnstone

Using new and repurposed wool to braid rugs and decorative pieces of art for the home, while helping to honor this strong New England tradition.

Map: No.58

Phone: (802) 379-7626, (802) 446-2442

Address: 1206 Church St., Wallingford

Diane Rosenmiller, Potter

Nature-inspired thrown and altered wood/soda fired white stoneware utilitarian pottery. Patterns and curves created on the surface using stamps and carving tools.

Map: No.57

Phone: (802) 287-1658

Address: 50 West St., Middletown Springs

Maya Zelkin Pottery

Maya Zelkin focuses on functional ware, including dinnerware, with strong forms, conveying a sense of movement or a gesture, enhanced by the wood-firing process. The fired glazes and clays are food safe; most pieces can be used in a microwave, dishwasher, or conventional oven.

Map: No.59

Phone: (802) 492-2045

Address: 116 Coldham Rd., Shrewsbury

Nature’s Turn – Gerry Martin

Hand turned wooden bowls.

Map No. 60

Phone: (802) 492-2244

Address: 998 Lincoln Hill Rd., Shrewsbury

Otherweis Limited – Richard and Nancy Weis

Otherweis Limited was formed in 1974 as an umbrella for various art activities including their studio work in painting, drawing, printmaking, fibers, handmade paper and installation as well as their work as artist-educators.

Map: No.55

Phone: (802) 273-3571

Address: 188 Main St, Poultney


The Potter Stone – David Stone

David Stone’s pottery is thrown in small batches or is one of a kind.

Map: No.61

Phone: (802) 492-2301

Address: 1735 Rte 103, Cuttingsville


Rising Meadow Pottery

Diane Rosenmiller and Nicholas Seidner established Rising Meadow Pottery in 1998. Their pottery is complete with studios, a variety of kilns, classroom and a gallery. In late 2009 they fired for the first time their new single chamber, 70 cubit foot, internal firebox, catenary arch wood burning kiln. The kiln was designed to burn locally harvested waste wood, from mills and industry, efficiently to stoneware temperatures reaching peak temperature near 2400 degrees Fahrenheit. The new kiln will rekindle a passion for the wood firing process that began for both Diane and Nicholas as undergraduates in art school.

Map: No.57

Phone: (802) 235-9429

Address: 50 West St., Middletown Springs, VT, 05757


Stone Valley Arts at Fox Hill

The goal of Stone Valley Arts to inspire interest, participation and provide enjoyment, enriching the quality of life in the region by integrating the arts into the fabric of the community.

Map: No.56

Phone: (802) 325 2603

Address: 145 East Main St., Poultney


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