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 charter members were four 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 Scott Barnim, one of the other two founding members of the tour, is proud to share this tradition with fellow artisans Richard Fisher, Stephanie King, Angela and Fred Sirrs, Elizabeth McQueen, Catherine Weir, Paul Simon, and four other guest artists.

 

The Beyond the Valley Studio Tour happens annually - the weekend after Thanksgiving.