Join us on the first Saturday of every month for our Artisan Market, an open-air, covered arts fair featuring local artists showcasing, demonstrating and selling their work.
Come meet the artists, shop for handmade goods, and visit The River House gallery and Cafe while you're here!
FREE (donations appreciated)
SEPTEMBER ARTISAN OF THE MONTH: Joy Bridy
Joy Bridy: Locals say that a wild woman walks these paths, in the mythical clean air and water of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed in the Eastern Panhandle of WV. An artist potter, flaneur, and lover of trees, she can be seen along the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers, the Appalachian Trail and C&O Canal. These water lines both keep her alive and inform her work in art and community. She stands true to her heart and values, and thrives with grass-roots connections and creative projects of subtle but strong magnitude. If you catch sight of her, you’ll surely see her tell-tale pooch, and possibly a sketchbook under her arm. While not from here, she is of here, and welcomes your genuine conversation.
“I am a wood firing potter nestled in the rocks and rolling hills of Jefferson County, West Virginia. Clay travels have taken me coast-to-coast, north to south, and the urge for my own studio space and smokeless bourry box wood kiln brought me to settle in this vibrant West Virginia community with a long history of handmade and home grown. My time is spent creating in clay; teaching outside and in community spaces; networking with the larger community of artists, naturalists, and farmers; walking and hiking the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers with my pooch…creating the balance between studio work and community building that I love best.”
Joy Bridy Pottery