The artists we feature at our outdoor artisan markets are some of the finest artists and hand crafted artisans from across Virginia. Listed here are artists and artisans that only appear in our Outdoor Artisan Shows or Retail Shop. This is not a complete listing of all of the artists that exhibit in the shows as some of our Gallery visual artists also participate. Our outdoor markets are focused on quality, locally sourced and crafted works. We take made in Virginia and made in the USA seriously and do everything we can to bring you works that meet these standards. We encourage our artisans to not only source as local as possible their supplies but also to hand craft every aspect possible. The shows are held the on second Saturdays from May till November on our beautiful grounds. We often feature local food trucks, performers and demonstrations as well. We invite you to come out and spend the day with us, see great works and talk with the artists.
Jim & Linda Harrison
Jim is a retired Newport News Police Captain who never considered jewelry making before his wife Linda signed him up to join her in a wire wrapping class. He was immediately hooked and what began as a hobby quickly became a passion. He is especially fascinated with semi-precious stones and nearly all of the cabochons he wraps in sterling silver are designed, hand-cut and hand polished by him from stones and slabs he has acquired. He also creates other jewelry including Viking knit which he weaves on a 3/8 inch dowel rod.
Rhonda began her silversmithing and jewelry design at the Torpedo Factory in Olde Town Alexandria in 1994. He studies consisted of many different aspects of jewelry design including wire work, wax design and casting, the fabrication of sheet silver and gold, and creations from colored acrylic sheets. Since moving to White Stone in 1998, Rhonda continued studies at the Visual Arts Center in Richmond specializing in silver, gold, copper and bronze metal clays. Rhonda works from her home studio, which is open by appointment. She display and sells her work at Allure Art Center in White Stone. Rhonda's other passion is Peruvian horses. She is the owner of Wheaten Point Farms in White Stone, which is a breeding and sales farm. Look for her new equestrian line in the summer of 2017 at Allure Art Center.
Jack grew up in Middlesex County, and is a 2001 graduate of Middlesex High School. He's always had a knack for creativity, and building stuff from just an idea in his head. Jack started using an old horse barn on his father in law's property as his woodworking workshop in the winter of 2013. With it being December, and the barn not being heated... Cold Barn Woodworking came to be. While much of his work uses combinations of oak, dark walnut, pine and purple heart, Jack enjoys working in a variety of mediums. Jack lives with his wife, and 2 kids in White Stone.
Bill Jenkins - Locust Farm Windsors
I make 18th and early 19th century style Windsor furniture using the same techniques as were used making the originals. Most of my work is done with hand tools. The woods I use primarily are red oak ,white pine and maple. The great majority of my chairs put together with only glue and wedges. My chairs are painted with milk paint and will grow more beautiful as they age with natural wear and tear. Windsor chairs are a classic form of furniture. They serve their purpose,they are strong, they are beautiful,and they have an enduring beauty that passes from one generation to the next. They will be passed down indefinitely and may well become museum pieces.