Join us this Columbus Day weekend for our second annual road tour of 12 of the great clay studios, featuring 18 artists in and around Litchfield County at the start of the leaf color season. We are part of American Craft Week, a nationwide celebration of American craft and all it creates: jobs, vibrant communities, economic growth, an exceptional national heritage and a beautiful aesthetic for our homes and public places.
October 7,8,9 • 10am-5pm • 12 Studios • 18 Artists
Please click on the PDF file below for our fully printable brochure and map which features our artist descriptions and more. Each individual has a map link attached. When you are in the area of the artist, look for the “ClayWay” signs and you will be directed towards their studio:
I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of human forms, animals and the vessel. These anthropomorphic figures are developed by hand building or throwing and altering the clay. All of my work is either wood or soda fired to cone 10. The atmosphere of the soda, fire and ash contribute to the spontaneous and unpredictable finish which gives the pieces a primitive, elemental look.
48 Stone Fences Lane* • South Kent, CT 06785
*(may be spelled “StoneFences” for GPS)
Functional work inspired by traditional work in clay. Sculpted tile that borrows motifs from carved stone and dead languages. Call about adult classes in throwing, hand building and tile.
114 Joshua Hill Road • Woodbury, CT 06798
Working with clay and wood firing is a way of life for me. It has challenged and nurtured me and transformed my life for 40 years. My pots, figures and wall murals are fired in the anagama (wood firing tunnel kiln) here at my studio. You can see the kiln, studio, showroom and work in progress.
463 Segar Mt Rd •South Kent, CT 06785
Christine Owen makes pottery and sculpture informed by historic tin ware, Japanese functional pottery and the tactile experience of working with clay. The details in her work reference the rigid processes of tin-smithing and yet the soft nature of clay coupled with the wood firing process results in warm, welcoming work.
240 Cornwall Rd. • Warren, CT 06754
Will is striving to create beautiful pieces of art that are also usable on a daily basis. The idea is that if you are pouring tea out of a handmade teapot into a thought out mug, you will be able to taste and feel the difference of your tea. It amplifies the taste and smell of whatever you are going to enjoy, if that is a bowl of soup or a cup of coffee. As far as forms are concerned, Will seems to have a strange obsession with teapots which very in size from one person to ten person. That is not his only focus, for he creates all of the “normal” ceramic objects as well from bowls to plates. Once created, he focuses on Soda and Wood firings, which creates a unique surface that is nearly impossible to duplicate exactly.
50 Bell Hill Rd. • Washington, CT 06793
Cone 6 – functional and sculptural pots, made of porcelain and stoneware clays.
8 Landmark Lane • Kent, CT 06757