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Featured Artisan of the Day: Saturday, Dec. 20

i Dec 20th

Today’s featured artisan is Jo Perez. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Jo Perez works in glass, designing jewelry and also stained-glass windows, lamps, and panels. She has “a passion for the way light […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Friday, Dec. 19

Cards by Lauren Stangil
i Dec 19th

Today’s featured artisan is Lauren Stangil. Lauren’s love for animals and the natural world has manifested itself into a work of paintings, prints and greeting cards entitled “The Love Line.” Each drawing embodies her utmost […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Thursday, Dec. 18

Kary Haun Pottery
i Dec 18th

Today’s featured artisan is Kary Haun. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Kary crafts functional pottery that looks more like art. “My forms are a wheel-thrown mixture of the mechanical and the whimsical, […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Daryll Sneden Scarves
i Dec 17th

Today’s featured artisan is Daryll Sneden. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Daryll is from Maidens. With career experience in computer technology, she uses a multi-shaft computer-assisted loom to weave what she calls […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Tuesday, Dec. 16

Coltrin yarn
i Dec 16th

Today’s featured artisan is Gwen Coltrin. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Gwen works in alpaca fiber, creating an extension of her love for alpacas and the fabulous fleece they provide. Through […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Monday, Dec. 15

Gail Speidell Pottery
i Dec 15th

Today’s featured artisan is Gail Speidell. Gail fashions wonderfully colored ceramics that are functional for everyday use. “I love the qualities of clay, its softness when the pots are made, and its strength and endurance […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Sunday, Dec. 14

A. B. Newell key fobs
i Dec 14th

Today’s featured artisan is A. B. Newell. A juried artisan with the Artisans Center of Virginia, Alex produces modern-day leatherwork with quality cowhide using traditional tools. Made from vegetable-tanned leather, using only water-based glues, dyes, and […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Saturday, Dec. 13

D'Vine Baskets by Brenda Fairweather
i Dec 13th

Today’s featured artisan is Brenda Fairweather. Brenda uses natural Shenandoah Valley materials to fashion her functional baskets. The one-of-a-kind handles and ribs she creates make each piece an original work of art. A juried artist with […]

Featured Artisan of the Day: Friday, Dec. 12

AlexPettigrew-ACV-cuttingboard
i Dec 12th

Today’s featured artisan is Alex Pettigrew. Alex creates functional accessories from American wood. Abstaining from stains—and relying instead on the material’s “natural palette”—Alex works to bring out the wood’s inherent beauty. A resident of North […]

Ash Lawn-Highland moves to winter hours

James Monroe's Highland
i Nov 19th

Public visitation hours from November through March are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., with tours offered every half hour. Monday through Friday, the last tour of the day is at 4 p.m. On Saturday and […]