The 17th Annual Western Loudoun Art & Studio Tour

WLAST

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, June 7, 8 & 9, 2024

10:00am - 5:00pm NOTE: Not all studios open on Friday, June 7

Amy Oliver

Ceramics, Sgraffito

Monkeytown Pottery
20603 Airmont road,
Bluemont, VA 20135

Snickers Gap Cluster, 2024 Stop #30

About

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Stoneware clay: Cat teapot

Ceramic artist , Amy Oliver, has been a potter for 30 years. She uses colored slip and bare clay to carve and sculpt images on functional pots. Trees, birds, owls and other animals and nature landscapes are often represented on her pots. Amy is heavily influenced by her art history studies especially the pots of Mesopotamia and the vibrant trees and landscapes by Vincent van Gogh. Masks and faces have always been an interest to Amy as well. One of the things she values most as a potter though is true function of the pot. How can it work best? How does it feel in your hand? Is it balanced ? She strives to make functional art, for everyday use, that nurtures the spirit. Her studio is in a lovely country village called Bloomfield in old general store that once belonged to a great grandfather. History, nature, and art come together here.

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Stoneware: Wood nymph
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Stoneware clay: Dinosaurs, aliens and Bigfoot
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Stoneware clay: Bowl with birds
Bowl with mint green glaze on inside, carved black slip with nature scene and birds on outside.
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Stoneware clay: Large vase with multiple blue slips, carved tree scene
Tall tree scene carved with blue slips and white glaze
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Stoneware clay: Godzilla mug
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Stoneware clay: Bird bath
Large bird bath designed as a tree. The base is the trunk and the bowl is the branches.
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Stoneware clay: Vase with trees and birds
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Stoneware clay: City owl scene
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Stoneware clay: Horse in woods


Available from this artist:
Functional pottery with an emphasis on surface design using slip. Everything from mugs, soap dishes, serving trays, large vases, sculptural pieces, casseroles and pitchers.

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday - June 7, 8 and 9, 2024

Map and Directions:

Snickers Gap Stop #30

Directions to Monkeytown Pottery:

From Route 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy) take Round Hill/Purcellville exit towards Round Hill. After gas station, take left on New Cut Road, which becomes Airmont Road. Straight at 4 way stop. Pass church and cemetery. Monkeytown Pottery is on the right next to a stone house. Look for the Coca Cola sign that says Freemans Store and park in store parking lot.

We are in the little village of Bloomfield. Look for the studio is painted black with a green roof, it has red Coca-Cola sign that says Freeman's store. Parking is in front of and beside the studio.

Supplement these directions with the Google Map location.

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You can also find this artist on Instagram at www.instagram.com/monkeytownpottery and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/monkeytownpottery