[NOTE: Not all artists are on every tour, so check the current tour map for open studios.
Because studio hours vary, it's best to contact the artist for non-tour visits.]

Alden Farms

David Therriault -
19215 Beallsville Rd.
Beallsville, MD 20839
(301) 972-7183

Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day

Alden Farms, an inspired, one-of-a-kind garden shop, features sculpture by David Therriault.  Come and enjoy our 2 acres of sculpture garden, greenhouses, and gift shop!

Art of Fire
Foster, Theda, Todd,
Josh and Bruce
7901 Hawkins Creamery Rd.
Laytonsville, MD 20882
(301) 253-6642
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day
Art of Fire is a full-scale working art glass studio. Located in a renovated dairy barn in Northern Montgomery County, it is the mid-Atlantic's largest state-of-the-art studio. We offer classes and furnace rental. You may browse our gallery while watching Foster, Todd and Josh create original pieces using the freeblown, off-hand technique. Please click here for directions.

Claire Howard Studio

Claire Howard
Claire Howard Studio
Lindenwood Farm

20415 Westerly Rd.
Poolesville, MD 20837

Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day

Historic Lindenwood Farm was built in the 1850's and Claire's Studio and Gallery is located behind the Victorian farmhouse in a renovated chicken coop. Her richly textured oil paintings reflect her love of the beautiful rural countryside, local beaches, and lovingly tended flower gardens and farm animals. Giclees, beautifully framed prints and cards fill the Studio as well as delightful seasonal gifts, jewelry, and specialty papers. She loves to welcome studio visitors and share her love of art, painting, and country living. Commissioned work accepted.

Dancing Leaf Farm
Dalis Davidson
21920 Beallsville Rd. (Rt. 109)
Barnesville, Maryland 20838
(301) 972-8089
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 Fri & Sat,
12-5 Sunday
Hand painted yarns and fiber from the sheep the sheep that graze the fields near Sugarloaf Mountain. Fanciful felted scarves and shawls. Vintage painted furniture and home goods. Whimsical jewelry. 

Dusty Road Pottery

Jennifer Hamilton
Dusty Road Pottery
1526 Linthicum Road
Dickerson, Maryland 20842
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 Fri & Sat,
12-5 Sunday
- Open only Dec. 4, 5, 6
Dusty Road Pottery is the ceramic studio of artist, Jennifer Hamilton. Housed in a converted dairy barn, the studio features colorful, hand-painted, earthenware pottery and unique sculptural vessels. Dusty Road Pottery also offers classes for the young and the young at heart and programs for children.

Kidera Designs

Pink Fluff  Oil on Panel 18x36” 
©Brenda Will Kidera
Metal Sculpture by Ed Kidera
Paintings & Limited Edition Prints by Brenda Kidera

3591 Hipsley Mill Road
Woodbine, MD 21797
Brenda Kidera:  brendakidera@gmail.com
Ed Kidera:  ehkidera@gmail.com
Not open for Dec. tour
At Kidera Designs you will find original oil, watercolor and acrylic paintings and giclee reproductions and cards by Brenda Kidera and metal sculpture by Ed Kidera. Brenda’s award-winning paintings cover a wide variety of subject matter including the rural countryside, still life, wildlife, portraits, florals and more. Ed works in steel creating one-of-a-kind bells, gongs, iPod players, furniture, mailboxes, steampunk sculpture, creatures and more. Both have exhibited extensively and their work is held in numerous private and public collections. Commissioned artwork is welcome, and they welcome you to their studio!

Kiparoo Farm

Annie Kelley

3511 Bussard Road
Middletown, MD 21769
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day
Kiparoo Farm is a working sheep and dairy farm located in rural Frederick County, Maryland. The mission of Kiparoo Farm is to teach and demonstrate the stewardship of natural and agricultural resources by growing quality sheep and wool in cooperation with Mother Nature. Our farm studio is fully stocked with a fantastic selection of exciting yarns spun from our large flock of beautiful Border Leicester sheep. We carry a large selection of great Kiparoo Farm patterns and a pleasing collection of antique buttons, needles and crochet tools. We have a varied assortment of finished products and samples to inspire your creative spirit. So come to a gentle place in time and meet the sheep and shepherds of Kiparoo Farm.

Morningstar Studio

Tina Brown
18201 Barnesville Rd.
Barnesville, MD 20838
(240) 654-3149

(Click here for Tina's studio notes.)
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day

Morningstar Studio is the art space of artist, Tina Thieme Brown. This charming 1790 log cabin art studio is set behind her 1747 Barnesville home that was a tavern during the civil war. Her work reflects a passion for nature and the pastoral landscape surrounding Sugarloaf Mountain. Oil paintings, Prints off the etching press, Color pencil drawings, Pastels, Botanical originals and Giclee prints line the walls. The bookcase is filled with the Sugarloaf field guide and history books that she illustrated, as well as the illustrated Map of Montgomery County’s Agricultural Reserve. Tina shares her passion for native plants and their habitat when you visit the studio.

Niswander Ceramics
Niswander Ceramics
Laurie J. Niswander
9013 Gue Rd., Damascus, MD 20872
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day
I create handbuilt and wheel thrown pottery, as well as slab-built figurative sculptures. I work textures into the surfaces of the figures using tools I have created from bisque fired clay, plaster casts, natural elements, and fabrics such as burlap, lace or netting. I use red iron oxide and engobes as finishes on the sculptures before firing them in the kiln to 2262 degrees fahrenheit. 

Pastels & Porcelain

Pastels & Porcelain
Penny McCrea & Michael Cohen Holdahl
23800 Peach Tree Road
Clarksburg, MD 20871
Penny McCrea  
Michael Cohen Holdahl  
Not open for Dec. tour, but can be seen at Tiewyan Studio

These artists join forces in a rustic gallery setting near Sugarloaf Mountain.  Two-dimensional pastel paintings and photos of Penny McCrea’s will be exhibited with the unique hand crafted three-dimensional porcelain pieces of Michael Cohen Holdahl’s. Visitors will enjoy an on-site kiln opening at the Peach Tree studio/gallery.

Rockland Farm and Winery

Rocklands Farm and Winery
The Glenn Family
14525 Montevideo Rd.
Poolesville, MD 20837

Open for Dec. tour Saturdays only, 10-5.

Rocklands Farm is 34 scenic acres located on a historical property in Montgomery County, Maryland, thirty miles from Washington DC. It is one of the first farms within the south-eastern corner of Montgomery County’s Agriculture Reserve, adjacent to Seneca Creek State Park and the Potomac River, and is conveniently located just off River Road, a main road from the metropolitan area used by destination seekers of open space and scenic farmland. The farm is a certified Maryland winery and also raises animals on pasture for meat and grows organic vegetables. 

Something Earthy Pottery Studio

Linda Phillips
24410 Hipsley Mill Rd
Laytonsville, MD 20882

Dec. tour hours: 10-5 each day

Slightly off the beaten path, nestled in the Agricultural Reserve, you will find Something Earthy Pottery Studio. The studio houses a gift gallery of the original hand thrown pottery of artist, Linda Phillips. The gallery also features many local artisan's work in jewelry, paintings, photos and more. Something Earthy offers classes on the wheel and other unique programs throughout the year. Stop by to see what's "Hot out of the Kiln" and find that one of a kind item!

Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard

The McGarry, McKenna
and O'Donoghue Families
18125 Comus Road
Dickerson, Maryland 20842
301- 605-0130

Dec. tour hours: open Sat and Sun, 10-5 each day

Sample Sugarloaf Mountain Vineyard's recently released wines: Cabernet Franc '06, Cabernet Sauvignon '06 and Comus '06 as well as our Chardonnay '05, Pinot Grigio '06, Merlot "05 and Comus Reserve '05, a blend of our five Bordeaux grapes. Crafted from French-certified vinifera clones, our grapes have been meticulously cared for, carefully fermented and aged in French Oak barrels. Tour our winery. Food is also available.

Sugarloaf Studio

Susan Due Pearcy
Paintings, Prints & Drawings
21900 Beallsville Road (Rt. 109)
Barnesville, MD 20838


(Click here for Susan's studio notes, and here to see some of her recent work. For her resume, please click here.)
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 Fri & Sat, 12-5 Sunday

Northern light streams in on the original fine art of Susan Due Pearcy. Enter the quiet peace of living and creating in a country studio setting. Susan offers a vast array of original prints, paintings and photographs celebrating nature’s beauty. Pearcy’s art has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is held in numerous private and public collections.

Guest Artist:
     "Rebecca Pearcy Textiles" and "Queen Bee Creations" - (www.queenbee-creations.com)

Tiewyan Artisans
("Tee Wee An")

An Artist Collective
Contact Person: Bev Thoms, Fiber Artist
Tiewyan Artisans

21700 Big Woods Road
Dickerson, MD 20842

Tiewyan Studio Notes
Dec. tour hours: 10-5 Fri & Sat, 12-5 Sunday

Please join us at Tiewyan Artisans during the holiday CountrysideArtisans tour. The fabulous work of 10 sensational artists will be on display, including absolutely lovely quilted textiles, stunning felted, hand-dyed and custom designed art-for-wear, unique beaded, metal and fused glass jewelry, gorgeous display art of many fabulous mediums, colorful hand dyed yarns, fragrant soaps. My studio will feature the 'Pastels and Porcelain' shop, and a book signing by a local poet. Enjoy the pristine winter landscape of the famous Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve. You will find my studio in our big red barn on our cattle and sheep farm. Come see!

2 Griffins

2 Griffins
Fine Woodworking
Vernon & Damien Griffin
27421 Clarksburg Rd.
Damascus, MD

Dec. tour hours: 10-5 Fri & Sat, 12-5 Sunday


2 Griffins Fine Woodworking is the father and son team of Vernon and Damien Griffin. We couple stunning exotic hardwoods from around the world with our original designs to create one-of-a-kind pieces, such as our signature lamps, various accent tables, and mirrors. We also offer a variety of collectibles, including antique and contemporary peppermills, wood and acrylic pens, and much more.

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