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

Maureen Alvarez

Ceramics

Guest at Garden Corner Studios
38615 Morrisonville Rd,
Lovettsville, VA 20180

Catoctin Region Cluster, 2024 Stop #14

About

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Pottery: Floral Wine Cups
stoneware pottery cup, wheel thrown, underglaze and sgraffito design

I am a Loudoun County potter doing what I love -creating functional and decorative work from my home studio in Hillsboro, Virginia. My education in horticultural and landscape design as well as residing in western Loudoun County for 28 years have greatly influenced the design elements in my work. Whether the piece is functional or made for sheer delight, wheel-thrown or slab-built, each carries my non-traditional designs created with handmade stamps, carvings and forms. I am a small batch potter focusing on one-of-a-kind pieces that may have relatives but never twins. It is my intent that you are able to see/feel the hand of the maker in all of my pieces-the finger pull lines on wheel thrown pieces, carving lines on my sgraffito work, indentations from my hand-carved stamps, or the patterns in my carved work. My hope is that my stoneware pottery makes its way into homes where everyday use allows it to become part of traditions and memories for generations.

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pottery: House and Hills Mug (Tour Thumbnail choice)
stoneware pottery, thrown, sgraffitto design
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pottery: Circus Mugs
stoneware pottery, wheel thrown, slip and underglaze design
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pottery: Fly Away Bowl
Stoneware pottery bowl, underglaze with sgraffito design
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Pottery: Bloom Platter
Stoneware Pottery Platter, slip, underglaze and sgraffito design
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Pottery: Mountain Mugs
stoneware pottery mug, wheel thrown
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Pottery: Floral Bowl
stoneware pottery bowl, wheel thrown, slip and sgraffito design
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Pottery: House and Hill Vase (with Bird)
Wheel thrown and altered vase, slip and sgraffito design
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Pottery: Footed Planters
wheel thrown stoneware pottery planters, hand carved
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Pottery: Little House Vases
Hand-built stoneware pottery vases, stamped


Available from this artist:
Mugs, vases, bowls, sugar & creamers, mobiles, platters, colanders, covered jars, spoon rests, mini figurines, wall vases, bakers, cheese boards, charcuterie pods

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

Map and Directions:

Catoctin Region Stop #14

Directions to Guest at Garden Corner Studios:

From Route 287 North (north of Route 9), turn left onto Morrisonville Road, then turn left onto Purcellville Road to the studio in the first building on the right.

Supplement these directions with the Google Map location.

Connect with this artist:

You can also find this artist on Instagram as www.instagram/chunkofhappiness and on Facebook at www.facebook/chunkofhappinessceramics