Clayway Artist Studio Tour features 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 tour, with a map and a list of artists, is available at Other participanting 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 posted near the studios. Additional 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 ahead of the rest of the tour, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 16.

The pottery will be displayed in outdoor tents as well as both the open kiln sheds. Masks and social distancing are required.

Palmer has been a ceramic artist since 1982. “I strive to achieve a lighthearted meld of human forms, animals and the vessel,” she said in a statement. “These anthropomorphic figures are developed by hand building or throwing and altering the clay. All of my work is either wood or soda fired to cone 10. The atmosphere of the soda, fire and ash contribute to the spontaneous and unpredictable finish which gives the pieces a primitive, elemental look.”

For many years, Missy Stevens has made joyful objects with fabric and thread. “About 10 years ago, I started playing with clay and quickly fell down the rabbit hole,” she said in a statement. “I enjoy surface decoration that may tell a story, and fire in electric or wood kilns. I make whistles, cups, and small sculptures. The through line from my fabric work to clay is a celebration of the magical elements of the natural world, animals, plants, water. All of this nurtures me everyday aand I hope will delight you as well.” This is her second year on the Clayway tour.

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