Archive for November, 2009


Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

The 16 hands Studio tour in Floyd Virginia is  Friday, Sat. and Sunday after Thanksgiving (November 27-29).  It is a unique opportunity to visit artist in their homes/studios.  There is a map that directs you to the studios.   Basically you ride around this lovely rural area and actually go to the artist’s homes .  This is one of this groups two annual events and the artists depend on these events as a main source of income.   Usually they do not have time to do a full studio tour because their focus is selling but they are very open to conversation.  Silvie Granatelli  is one of the artist and she also offers appreticeships.  The work is primarily functional. This is a great opportunity to talk with working artist who have a successful sales and marketing program. 

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