Clayway Artist Studio Tour offers nine locations, including South Kent


SOUTH KENT — Alison Palmer and Missy Stevens are two of the artists taking part in the fourth annual Clayway Artist Studio Tour.

The visit, with a map and a list of artists, is available on Other participating studios include Amy Brenner, 131 Old Branch Road, Wingdale, NY; Joy Brown, 463 Segar Mountain Road, Kent; Jane Herold, 54 Sharon Goshen Turnpike, West Cornwall; Ann Heywood, 54 Askins Road, Wingdale, NY; Brendan Moore, 19 Nodine Pasture Road, Kent; Christine Owen, 240 Cornwall Road, Warren; Todd Piker, Cornwall Bridge Pottery, 69 Kent Road South, Cornwall Bridge; and Will Talbot, 50 Bell Hill Road, Washington. “Clayway” signs are displayed near the studios. Other artists include Kathleen Heidemann with Amy Brenner; Alexandra FitzGerald with Jane Herold; Dan Bellow with Brendan Moore; Angelo Estrada with Christine Owen; and Sanah Petersen with Todd Piker.

To give people more time to browse and shop, Palmer and Stevens are opening their store a day before the rest of the tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 16.

The pottery will be exhibited in outdoor tents as well as in the open kiln sheds. Mandatory masks and social distancing.

Palmer has been a ceramist since 1982. “I strive to achieve a light fusion of human, animal and vessel forms,” ​​she said in a statement. “These anthropomorphic figures are developed by hand by building or casting and modifying clay. All my work is either wood or cone 10 fired soda. The atmosphere of soda, fire and ash contributes to the spontaneous and unpredictable finish that gives rooms a primitive and elemental look.

For many years, Missy Stevens has been making joyful objects with fabric and yarn. “About 10 years ago I started playing with clay and quickly fell down the rabbit hole,” she said in a statement. “I like surface decoration that can tell a story, and fire in electric or wood-fired ovens. I make whistles, cups and small sculptures. The line moving from my fabric work to clay is a celebration of the magical elements of the natural world, animals, plants, water. All this nourishes me on a daily basis and I hope will delight you as well. This is her second year on the Clayway tour.

To learn more about the artists, visit, www.missystevens.comor

Palmer’s studio is located at 48 Stone Fences Lane in South Kent. Show times are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 16-18.


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