A Brief History

The Beyond The Valley Studio Tour began in the spring of 1982 and is the second oldest continuing studio tour in Ontario, the oldest with both a spring and fall tour.

The charter members were 4 friends with pottery studios in and around the Dundas Valley who wanted to meet their customers face to face and show them where the alchemy happens.

Bodil Pearson and Anne Sneath are legends in the world of Canadian ceramics. Although no longer with us, their spirit lives on in the Studio Tour's dedication to high standards in design, execution, community participation and the sheer joy of creating.

Mindful of that legacy, Terry Osborne and Scott Barnim, the other two founding members of the tour, are proud to share this tradition with fellow artisans Richard Fisher, Stephanie King, Paull Rodrigue and Sandra Greenwood and joining us for the first time - New this fall - Emma Smith in Jerseyville.

The Beyond the Valley Studio Tour happens twice a year - the weekend after the Victoria day holiday and the weekend after Thanksgiving.