Saturday, May 10, 2014

Red Lick Valley Artisans Open Studio Tour 2014

Participating artist's in the rain or shine one day 2014 Spring Studio Tour. Mark your calendars May 10 from 9a.m. till 6p.m. 
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1. Happiness Hills (Jennifer Rose/Alfredo Escobar), located at 8682 Battlefield Memorial Hwy (end of Big Hill Rd), Berea; 859-582-7014;; Meet painter and illustrator, Alfredo Escobar, and participate in an ongoing mural project that will be installed onsite later in the summer. Jennifer Rose and her daughters, will be welcoming guests to a sing-along, an Appalachian dulcimer lesson, and perhaps dance an Appalachian dance or two!
2. Bill Lennox Pottery, 245 Red Lick Rd, Berea, KY 40403;; Bill Lennox makes stoneware pottery in a variety of finishing techniques.
3. Red Lick Furniture (Jerry and Gwen Jones), 496 Red Lick Rd, Berea, KY 40403; 859-985-9666; New solid wood furniture and local hand-crafted baskets.
4. Alley Cat Pottery, 174 Mallory Springs Rd, Berea, Ky 40403; 859-985-5686;; With a spectacular view overlooking Red Lick Valley, Kristal and her husband, Rob Gilkey of Alley Cat Pottery make functional stoneware pottery for kitchen and household use. Each piece is hand-crafted and glazed in holding with traditional American pottery and reflects the rich beauty and history of Red Lick Valley.
5. Turning Wheel Pottery, 191 Liza Allen Rd, Berea, Ky 40403; 859-986-5464;;; Turning Wheel Pottery is a working pottery and gallery, open to the public, 10am to 5pm, every day (most of the year). They offer classes and short workshops in wheel throwing and handbuilding with clay.
6. Tea Horse Studio (Cynthia Cusick), Guest Artist at Turning Wheel Pottery, 191 Liza Allen Rd.; 859-582-6570. Home studio 873 Sand Hill Rd., Irvine, KY 40336 open seasonally, April -Sept. Email for details.;; Clay, Mixed Media. Cynthia Cusick makes wheel-thrown and hand-built mid-range stoneware pottery with carved motifs informed by geometric shapes and cave drawings as well as creating ceramic jewelry.
7. Fast Eddie’s Woodworking (Eddie and Mary Ann Shupe), Guest artists at Turning Wheel Pottery, 191 Liza Allen Rd,; 859.986.9839;; Eddie Shupe (wood) and Mary Ann (fiber) specialize in hand-crafted fabric items and hardwood kitchen and home products.
8. Tater Knob Pottery, 260 Wolf Gap Rd, Berea, Ky 40403 859-986-2167,;; Friends of Tater Knob will join Jeff, Sarah and David for this Spring open educational event. See potters throwing on the wheel! Try it yourself! See painters at work and jewelry being created... Guest artists: Buddy Dobbins (clay), Jonathan Clark (painting), Austin Evans (jewelry) and Albert Mooney (Kentucky Agate).
9. Buddy Dobbins Ceramics, Guest Artist at Tater Knob Pottery, 260 Wolf Gap Rd; 859-582-2061;; Buddy Dobbins works in medium and high-fire stoneware and porcelain.
10. John and Sue Martin, 393 Wolf Gap Rd, Berea, Ky 40403;859-986-9205; Sculptural and functional pottery and Hand-dyed linen weaving. Open May 10, 9-5pm or by appointment.
11. D James Fox, Furniture Maker, 444 Wolf Gap Rd, Berea, Ky 40403; 859-986-7401; Fine custom furniture and restoration.
12. Against the Grain/BeeDreamer Creations, (Fred/Xyara Asplen), 554 Wolf Gap Rd, Berea, KY 40403; 859-986-7841;,, Fred Asplen creates fine custom woodwork and meditation bells crafted from upcycled fire extinguishers. Xyara Asplen works in leatherwork, jewelry, and repurposed textiles, with an emphasis on botanical themes.
13. Wolf Gap Mountain Forge, 1229 Red Lick Rd, Berea, Ky 40403;; is a blacksmith and teaching artist who works almost exclusively in mild steel. His work is both forged and fabricated, and employs all of the traditional elements of blacksmithing.
14. Snug Hollow Farm B&B, 790 McSwain Branch, Irvine, Ky 40336; 606-723-4786;, A 300 acre mountain retreat nestled in the Red Lick Valley is the inspiration for author Barbara Napier’s award winning cookbook, Hot Food & Warm Memories.Visit Snug Hollow on the Artisan tour, reserve a lunch, meet the author, walk the Snug Hollow trails and perhaps take home a cook book. Voted one of the five most romantic getaways in the South by Southern Living magazine.

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