Eastern Shore of Virginia Artisans Guild Studio Tour

 

On Thanksgiving Weekend, the Artisans Guild-Eastern Shore of Virginia has organized its 15th annual Holiday Tour, which showcases the works of 41 Guild members at 14 stops that include studios, historic venues and a winery. The stops along this free, self-driving tour will be open on Friday, November 24 and Saturday, November 25 from 10am till 5pm and feature the unique and hand-crafted items made by the artisans who call the rural Eastern Shore of Virginia their home, as well as a wine tasting.

Now in its 15th year, the Tour was developed to bring people off the main highways and into where they forge their sculpture, bend their wood, throw their pots, paint their landscapes, and weave their yarns. The Eastern Shore is a rural area with a rich history, especially in the arts, that has always had artists that love, respect, and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them and make that a part of their work. When you buy their art you take a piece of the Shore and those who love living there back to your homes and, in that way, help to preserve their way of life.

See below for a full list of locations & participating artists, including many Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail members, and visit www.esvaartisansguild.org/ for more information.

Location 1: Neptune’s Watch 3284 Butler’s Bluff Dr, Cape Charles 23310

 

Clelia Cardano Sheppard
Sculptor and oil painter. Captures light and shadows of external and internal worlds.
cleliart@hotmail.com • 757-651-1000
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #7

 

 

 

Thelma J. Peterson
Watercolors depicting landscapes, wildlife, seascapes, and people of the Eastern Shore.
thelmajpeterson@esva.net • 757-678-5037
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #27

 

 

 

Susan Kovacs
Multi-media jewelry with glass & metallic beads, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious & precious metals & gems.
sykovacs@gmail.com • 757-678-7721

 

 

 

Kathy Grook
Hand crafted sea glass jewelry & gifts.
kgrook@yahoo.com • 757-752-1135

 

 

 

Location 2: Windsor House 4290 Capeville Drive, Cape Charles 23310

 

Kurt & Sally Lewin
Historical furniture using the same tools and methods chair makers used in the 1700s.
windsorfolks@esva.net • 757-650-0210
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #33

 

 

Buck Doughty
“Hog Island Creations” Metal Sculpture
bhdoughty@verizon.net • 757-990-1769

 

 

 

Ray Wood
Gecko Pottery: Decorative and functional, Raku, soda fired and more.
twlvvman@hotmail.com • 757-284-4824

 

 

Stevon Sample – Dominion Multimedia, LLC
Graphic art design, custom sketches & printed media.
dominiongraphicart@gmail.com • 757-709-2569
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #122

 

 

 

Location 3: Carole Peirson Studio 3214 Jacobia Lane, Cape Charles 23310

 

Carole Boggeman Peirson
Original oil paintings of local scenes & subjects.
cpeirson@earthlink.net • 757-678-3340
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #5

 

 

 

W.T. Wilkins
One of a kind wood turnings, from local reclaimed wood.
yeardley@verizon.net • 757-647-0927

 

 

 

Location 4: Chatham Vineyards 9232 Chatham Road, Machipongo 23405

 

Chatham Vineyards
Winery tours and tastings daily.
wehner@chathamvineyards.com
www.chathamvineyards.com • 757-678-5588
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #47

 

 

 

Ten Good Sheep Yarns & Natural Fibers
Hand painted luxury yarns, hand spun/knit/woven wearables, felted gifts & homegoods.
www.tengoodsheep.com
karyn@tengoodsheep.com • 757-243-1400
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #29

 

 

Mark Belknap
Traditional Eastern Shore carver specializing in award winning shorebirds & custom gunning rigs.
mark@forestryandwildlife.com • 757-243-1400
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #25

 

Bobby Bridges
Coastal Creations
Hand made & brightly colored beach themed wooden decorative art.
debralbridges@gmail.com • 757-442-6660

 

 

 

Location 5: Mama Girl Folk Art 13554 Shell Bridge Road, Painter 23420

 

Mary Onley
Colorful Eastern Shore/African American art from recycled newsprint.
mamagirlart@yahoo.com • 757-710-4129

 

 

Location 6: Elizabeth Hunt Pottery 18208 First Street, Keller 23401

 

Elizabeth Hunt
Hand thrown and carved functional stoneware and decorative raku.
madchickenpotter@gmail.com • 757-709-1288

 

 

 

 

Location 7: High Point Glassworks 30389 Bobtown Rd, Pungoteague 23422

 

Ken and Edith Platt
Functional & artistic glass featuring hot and warm glass techniques.
hpglassworks@hotmail.com • 757-442-7155
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #14

 

 

 

Location 8: By The Bay Alpacas 29560 Harborton Rd, Pungoteague 23422

 

Tara King & Andrew Leach
Unique luxury hand spun/knit/woven/felted wearables & decorative items made from their alpacas.
tdancinrabit@aol.com • 757-442-5651
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #46

 

 

 

Location 9: Maurice Spector Studio 29279 Harborton Rd, Pungoteague 23422

 

Maurice Spector
Resin & stone figurative sculpture & other unique work.
moespector@verizon.net • 757-442-5595
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guy Shover
Bronze & wood, mixed media sculpture/carving.
mudwater1@hotmail.com • 757-710-1103

 

 

 

 

David Crane
Seafire Ceramics
Handmade stoneware art tile & functional clay work.
www.seafireceramics.com
cdcrane@verizon.net  • 757-665-4021

 

 

 

Miriam Riggs
Handpainted floorcloths & textiles.
mriggs11@verizon.net • 757-787-3932

 

 

 

 

Location 10: Windhorse Barn & Studio 14262 Shore Drive, Harborton 23389

 

Jennie Budd
Oils & watercolors of the people, environment & landscapes surrounding me.
jenniebudd@me.com • 804-937-3751
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #32

 

 

 

George Budd
Nature photography from the Eastern Shore.
jenniebudd@me.com • 804-937-3751

 

 

 

Anne Holland
Acrylic paintings of abstracts, figures & scenes of the Eastern Shore.
artisteah@gmail.com • 757-442-3610

 

 

 

 

Angela Herbert Hodges
Watercolor & mixed media contemporary paintings.
alherberthodges@gmail.com • 410-677-0589

 

 

 

Anne Winston
Exploring color & light through art.
annewinstonpb@gmail.com • 757-442-2150

 

 

Location 11: Vesna Zidovec Studio 30 Kerr Street, Onancock 23417

 

Vesna Zidovec
Handmade/painted earthenware dishes, tiles & other foodsafe functional & decorative pottery.
vesnazid@yahoo.com • 757-678-3712
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #31

 

 

 

Location 12: Useful Pots Studio 88 Market Street, Onancock 23417

 

Russell & Annie Jones
Functional & decorative stoneware for everyday use.
russandannie@me.com • 443-523-2112
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #30

 

 

Location 13: Ker Place 69 Market Street, Onancock 23417

 

 

Richard Toft
Painting in traditional egg tempera using hand ground pigments on museum board.
rtoftstudio@gmail.com • 757-787-4493

 

 

Diana M. Davis
Award winning watercolor artist & art teacher.
davisart@verizon.net • 757-442-5359

 

 

Gertraud Fendler
Sea glass locally found & handcrafted into fine jewelry.
www.sea-glass-girl.com
info@sea-glass-girl.com • 757-442-4430

 

 

 

Brenda Llewellyn
Organic & unique functional wood & gas fired stoneware & porcelain pottery.
llewellynmayes@yahoo.com • 240-478-7647
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #4

 

 

 

 

David Farlow
Seaside Decoys
4th generation carver of shorebirds, decoys & song birds, hand carved & painted in the Eastern Shore tradition.
757-442-9097

 

 

Location 14: Historic Onancock School 6 College Avenue, Onancock 23417

 

Laura McGowan Fine Art
Oil painter inspired by the beauty of the landscape, the ocean & natural objects.
lmcgowan@gmail.com • 757-710-7600

 

 

 

Billy Crockett
Master carver.
billycrockettcarvings@gmail.com • 757-710-6669

 

 

 

 

Bruce Ricci
Hand-built decorative & functional ceramic forms; sculpture in mixed materials.
www.brucericci.com
brucericci@earthlink.net • 757-787-1407

 

 

 

 

Barbara J. Hart
Original oil paintings celebrating local landscape & the beauty of our natural world.
barb.hart@yahoo.com •  917-363-5755

 

 

 

Susan Gibian
Fine jewelry created with semi-precious stones, fresh water pearls, sterling silver, 14k gold filled, silk & leather.
sgibian@hotmail.com •  309-472-5994

 

 

 

Donna Stufft
Painted Stitches
Art quilts – hand painted images on fabric, embellished with thread sketching to add detail, texture & color.
443-616-6708
Virginia’s Eastern Shore Artisan Trail Site #24