Mud Dauber Pottery houses a working studio and a separate gallery featuring the award-winning fine functional stoneware and earthenware of Suzanne Crane, Becky Garrity, and Sara Schneidman. Two-dimensional artwork is also displayed on the walls, featuring work by Virginia artists. Visitors can watch the potters at work in the studio when they come to visit the gallery. Mud Dauber hosts three open houses & artists' receptions
per year-check back here for dates and times-
and is located just west of the Charlottesville airport, on Earlysville Road, across from the Earlysville Animal Hospital. Click here for directions.
Sara Schneidman lived as a child in Asia and Europe, immersed in cultures rich in color, pattern and symbolism. From these early experiences, her education in the fine arts and her training as a picture editor for Time-Life Books, she has developed a style of bold color and strong composition.
Becky Garrity's "lively people" series reminds us that togetherness enhances health and happiness. In support of each individual vision for a better world, we need to reach out to each other. In fact, a better world can only be attained when we rely on each other. As she draws the figures, the direction and variety of lines create a movement and life of their own. Becky is continually surprised by the subtle variations that suggest different cultures, ages, races and occupations. A life of action and interaction emerges from the surface of the vessel reflecting the joy we feel when we are appreciated and encouraged by those around us!