Artisans open studios for annual tour
Lewis Snyder from Studio S Pottery checks one of his clay pieces in the kiln.
Studio-S Pottery owners Lewis and Eric Snyder are internationally recognized for their pottery and clay work. The father-and-son business owners have spent decades perfecting their craft out of their Murfreesboro studio and teaching others how to transform a hunk of clay into a piece of art.
Their rustic studio, located in a renovated dairy barn at 1426 Avon Road, provides the Snyders with a view of nature that inspires their functional works.
Lewis Snyder will demonstrate the potter's wheel during the Stones River Crafts Association's 14th annual Murfreesboro Artists Studio Tour slated for November 17 and 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“People will get to try it if they want to,” he said.
During this two-day event, a select group of Murfreesboro artists will open the doors of their studios to the public offering for sale merchandise, refreshments and demonstrations.
“The major objective of our tour is to elevate the community’s awareness of the many full-time artists living and producing in and around the Murfreesboro area,” said Eric Snyder, president of the Stones River Crafts Association.
“The studio tour provides us the opportunity to encourage the development and preservation of our visual arts through education and promotion.”