This week’s featured artisans bring a wealth of colors and textures, exploring a range of media, including wood, woven cloth, and pottery. Nothing compares to seeing these pieces in person. The Ash Lawn-Highland Museum Shop is open during site operating hours, 11AM to 5PM during the winter months. We are closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Enjoy the featured artisan series, and think of taking home Virginia-made crafts.
Tom Jacobs is a woodworker whose pieces “combine art with everyday function.” Using only salvaged wood, he’s found that the material’s “many years of exposure” adds character and beauty to the final product. Tom Jacobs is from Faber, Virginia.
Daryll Sneden uses a multi-shaft computer-assisted loom to weave “complex cloth.” She has demonstrated her art on site, and explans, “I combine old and familiar weaving drafts into non-traditional patterns, and then further manipulate the patterns…to create new and unique structures.” Daryll Sneden is from Maidens, Virginia.
Kary Haun crafts functional pottery that looks more like art. “My forms are a wheel-thrown mixture of the mechanical and the whimsical, flowing lines juxtaposed with hard edges, with many pieces altered after they come off the wheel.” Kary Haun is from Woodstock, Virginia.