We’re hoping you can come to our Artists’ Open Studios! We’ll be open on Saturdays and Sundays only this year: Nov. 26 + 27 and December 3 + 4, 10am – 5pm.
Sixty-six artists are showing their work and working methods, all around the Quiet Corner of Connecticut, so check out our website and flyers! This is a fabulous day trip: visit some studios, get a bite to eat, see more studios or a group show…
Open Today Signs will take you from Susan Morisette’s Sober Camel Pottery Studio, #42 (great work, totally worth checking it out!) at 200 Pole Bridge Rd., Woodstock, CT 06282 -- out to our place, Meb’s Kitchenwares, #39.
Park near the workshop, the first building on the right as you drive in.
Indoors: Masks please. We have extras… Meb has cancer, Tom is 81… If you came to the new shop last year, or to our old workshop in earlier times—please visit again. Lots of changes!
Downstairs: You can tour our off-grid systems: the workshop machinery, the inverter system and dust collection/expulsion. We’ll demo how we make our work—and also how Meb teaches spoon-making classes. I sincerely apologize that our space is not handicapped accessible—we’ll try to make it so in 2023. I’ll be happy to bring pieces downstairs or to your car for perusal.
Upstairs: It’ll look like a working show—drying racks of work, our work displayed for sale or just for air-stirring in preparation for a spoon class! Also, a hangout with chairs and puzzles and stuff for kids to do. And lots of pieces and parts of trees, large and small, cool explorations of wood. Plus I have give-aways-- stuff I just can’t keep around anymore (from file folders to gloves to hankies) and extra flyers for the Open Studios tour. Also I’ll have gift certificates for spoon classes—a new class format is available!
Outside: If you like, you can tour (walk or just drive around) the homestead (Meb may or may not have the energy to guide you). 10 solar panels as you enter on the left, 4 panels in front of the house, SOO many projects underway: a roof over the cistern, a new roof for the original outhouse, the sawmill (maybe in operation!), the house’s south wall heat storage area underway, firewood piles everywhere, a shower (actually inside the house!), pathways through the Mountain Laurel*, a campfire to burn all the sticks that have blown down (depending on the weather). Just remember, this year, nothing is as neat or dust-free as we’d wish!
Hope to see you one of these weekends! Meb and Tom
*come back for an Open House in early June to see the Mountain Laurel in bloom. It’s quite a sight!