Collage of artworks by Studio Tour participants

November 11-13, 2016

The Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour is an annual event held in mid-November in Hampshire County, West Virginia, which showcases local artists and artisans, inviting visitors to tour the artists’ studios and view the creative process. Visitors and artists have the unique opportunity to interact in the artists’ creative environment. November is a lovely time to visit the Hampshire Highlands and a perfect time to find unique art gifts for the holidays. 

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The 2016 Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour is free and being held:
            Friday, November 11: 10am-5pm
            Saturday, November 12: 10am-5pm
            Sunday, November 13: noon-4pm

For further information contact or call Melissa Snell, HHST Coordinator, at 703-772-5536

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Map to Hampshire Highlands Studio Tour locations 2016




Directions: Located one mile west of Romney on Rte 50 at 27435 Northwestern Pike. Cross the new bridge & railroad tracks, then take the first left turn. There is a fence along the lane that leads to the house.
Visitors traveling east on Rte 50, turn around at the tracks & head west to enter the lane.

Robin Pancake – Stained Glass **
Nancy Judd – Country Painting, Knitted Wear
Denise Huard – Painting & Various Media including Paper Filigree & French Beading **
Barbie Hillenbrand – Watercolor
Victoria Carr – Painting, Jewelry


Directions: 292 W Main St, Romney. Turn left on Charlevoix St at Calvert’s Storage, just west of the 7-11. 
Bill Calvert – Wood turner **


Directions: 240 N High St, Romney. From Rt 50, turn North on North High Street (RT 28) & go about 2.5 blocks.
V Lynn Moore – Fine Oil Paintings & Graphics
Lynne Dolinger-Payne – Stained Glass



Directions: 3223 Northwestern Pike, Capon Bridge. Located on Rte 50, 20 miles East of Romney & 20 miles West of Winchester at the intersection of Rte 50 & Cold Stream Rd. 

Elizabeth Braun – Architectural & Art Glass
Olie Teeter Jr – Pottery ** Raku demos at noon & 2 pm Fri & Sat **
Sandy Patterson – Photography
Lois Hagerty – Jewelry & Glass Art
Melissa Snell – Photography & Photocraft

** Denotes Artists Who Will Be Doing Demonstrations

At Mill Meadow Stained Glass Studio

Robin Pancake               Mill Meadow Stained Glass Studio

Showing at Mill Meadows Studio, Romney, WV.

stained glass by Robin Pancake   Stained glass flower screen by Robin Pancake  stained glass by Robin Pancake

Robin Pancake is a long-time artist on the Studio Tour. Art has always been a part of her life and she has worked and experimented with a variety of media. In 1990, she began working in stained glass and discovered a media that was challenging, versatile and fun. Largely self taught, Robin makes pieces in stained glass ranging from small animals made from glass nuggets to large panels and windows. 

Stained glass by Robin Pancake  stained glass by Robin Pancake

She also makes suncatchers, kaleidoscopes, 3D stars and other 3D projects. “I enjoy designing a piece of stained glass using colors and textures that show the effects of light on and through the glass. I have found that stained glass is the media through which I am best able to express the beauty of colors and textures working together.”

stained glass by Robin Pancake   stained glass by Robin Pancake

Many of Robin’s pieces are original designs. She also uses patterns in different styles and subject matter. A background in drawing enables her to design special commissioned projects. Her studio, Mill Meadow Stained Glass Studio, is located in her home. Work is on display and commissions are accepted. During the Studio Tour, watch demonstrations. 

stained glass by Robin Pancake

Denise Huard

Showing at Mill Meadows Studio, Romney, WV. 

Exhibit by Denise Huard

Denise has won both local & state awards for her art and this is her 3rd year on the Tour. She uses paint, beads, crystals, thread & paper to create unusual & interesting artwork; vibrant birds, glass beaded flowers, paper dreams, quilted items, & mixed media paintings.

Painted birds by Denise Huard  painted WV magnet by Denise Huard

  BIrd design by Denise HuardQuilling design by Denise Huard

Buildings design by Denise Huard

Nancy Judd                 Nancy Judd Country Painting 

Showing at Mill Meadows Studio, Romney, WV. 

collage of artist Nancy Judd and her work

Nancy has shown at local & regional art shows, festivals, and exhibits, and has won awards for her art & booth displays. Nancy has operated Country Painting since the early 70’s & offers painted objects, knitted wear, & paintings for gifting. 

Watercolor landscape by Nancy JuddMountains painting by Nancy Judd

Old School House painting by Nancy Judd

At Bill Calvert’s Workshop

Bill Calvert turning bowl
Bill Calvert

Bill is a self-taught wood turner of the highest caliber, as is evident when you see and hold his wood turned items. He makes bowls, platters, treenware, and vases from local wood. The process can take up to a year to complete as a kiln to dry is not used. Bill welcomes visitors to stop by, have some refreshments and watch how wood is turned into beautiful keepsakes. 

Bill Calvert turning a wooden bowl   Turned wood bowls & implements by Bill Calvert

Ask questions and listen to Bill talk about the entire process and you’ll see his love & understanding of the wood he uses. Watch the demonstrations which he does throughout the Studio Tour, loved by adults and children alike. Bill & Dot offer delicious refreshments and a fascinating look at the studio work of a true artisan.

 Turned wood bowls and vases by Bill CalvertBill Calvert shows work to a guest

At Calvert’s Carriage House

V Lynn Moore

Showing at Calvert’s Carriage House, Romney, WV. 

V Lynn travels the mid-Atlantic region plein-air painting the wonderful world that she sees. V Lynn will offer fine oil paintings and graphic arts. Her work represents the beauty and value of the wild.

Lynne Dolinger-Payne

Showing at Calvert’s Carriage House

I enjoy working with stained glass & my favorite pieces incorporate found objects. I am self-taught & am always learning new techniques.

Stained glass mushrooms by Lynn Dolinger-Payne   Stained glass by Lynn Dolinger-Payne

Beach with shell stained glass by Lynn Dolinger-Payne  Teardrop stained glass by Lynn Dolinger-Payne

At Capon Bridge Community Center

Elizabeth Braun

Showing at the Capon Bridge Community Center

Free-form glass bowl by Liz Braun

Elizabeth began her training in stained glass at L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Aix en Provence, France in 1981 and since that time, has studied with some of the world’s leading glass artists.
Though she was trained in traditional leaded stained glass methods, she taught herself copper foil, then fusing and other warm glass techniques. In the mid 90’s Elizabeth began to take classes with renowned glass masters like Brent Kee Young, Doug Anderson, Anna Boothe, and numerous other international and American glass artists.

Sunshine Daydream stained glass by Liz Braun

After 25 years Elizabeth still finds great satisfaction in creating a window or a door that becomes an integral part of an existing structure, as well as making a statement about the owners. Her non-commissioned work is primarily concerned with the sensual and emotional, often incorporating body parts or images, and words.

Glass plate by Liz Braun

Elizabeth’s cast glass pieces are very personal, though now and then she does a purely whimsical piece. Fusing glass allows her to push the envelope with experimentation and feels like a dialogue, a co-creation with the glass itself.

Koi glass bowl by Liz Braun

Olie Teeter Jr.

Showing at Capon Bridge Community Center.

Pottery is only limited by our imagination. Although my focus has been on functional pottery, I am intrigued by raku, its radical process & hidden beauty. Raku demos at noon & 2 pm on Friday & Saturday, weather permitting, and pottery “throwing” demos will be done throughout the Tour.

Ollie Teeter demonstrating his pottery techniques.

Clay cups by Ollie Teeter

Crock by Ollie Teeter  Pottery tea set by Ollie Teeter

Lois Hagerty          L Smith-Hagerty Designs

Showing at Capon Bridge Community Center.

I love art in all forms. I especially like mixing color & unusual objects to produce something unique. Glass allows me to do this.

Dichroic Glass Dish by Lois Hagerty

Neckalce by Lois Hagerty

Dichroic Glass Dish by Lois Hagerty

Sandra Patterson
Showing at Capon Bridge Community Center.

Sandra Patterson with an exhibit of her photos

Subjects to photograph are all around us. In my neighborhood, in a picture window, & in nearby West Virginia caverns; all ideas I found interesting.

I will be showing a variety of photographs and will offer both framed and matted selections as well as greeting cards.

Photo by Sandy Patterson  Photo by Sandy Patterson

Photo by Sandy Patterson

Photo by Sandy Patterson  Photo by Sandy Patterson

Photo by Sandy Patterson

Melissa Snell                  Wild Onion Photography
Showing at Capon Bridge Community Center. 

Photo by Melissa Snell With a Song In My Heart

Although relatively new in the art world, I have shown in national juried, local and regional art shows, receiving recognition. I offer matted & framed photographs of regional wild life, landscapes, & rural scenes, greeting cards & photocraft items (coasters, festive votives & more). All pictures are printed on & matted with acid-free material using pigment ink so will not fade.

Photo by Melissa Snell Deer under Trees in Snow

Melissa Snell photo Snowy Woods  Rt. 50 redbuds photo by Melissa Snell photo by Melissa Snell

 photo by Melissa Snell   photo by Melissa Snell