The Highland County Maple Festival 2022!!!

Posted by Melanie Schaefer on


Finally after being gone for THREE YEARS (can you even believe that because I can't?) the Highland County Maple Festival is BACK ON!!  I AM SO EXCITED!! For more information on the festival visit their WEBSITE. I am in my usual spot in the High School Gym.

I have missed seeing so many of you over the last few years! I do hope that you can make it out and enjoy the festival.  I have been creating lots of new pieces and acquiring lots of new gorgeous gemstones to work with. 

Sterling Silver Mandala Pendant with Ethiopian Opal  Image of the back of sterling silver mandala pendant

I am happily settled into the Spring House Studio now.  It's such and enjoyable space to get to be in every day. I AM SO LUCKY!! Recently we added a small sink so that I do not have to go into the house when I need to rinse and wash things.

Sink in spring house studio

 ALSO- a wonderful friend of mine gifted me this AMAZING Fisher Anvil and my husband and I had fun finding the perfect stump in the woods.  He will tell you that sanding the anvil was not so fun but now I have a nice smooth working surface. Look at how great this looks! It really completes my space. An amazing solid surface for all my hammering and stamping.


Inside shot of workspace  photo of Fisher Anvil

AS ALWAYS- I welcome you by appointment to my studio.  I will also be planning an open studio at some point. 

COMING UP- I plan on mainly being at the IX Art Park Farmers' Market most Saturdays throughout the year.  I will be doing my usual fall shows but this market has been so good to me that I have decided to stick with it.  It's a lovely market at a really cool location in Charlottesville and I love being there! 

If you can't make it to see me, some of my best designs are available on my website and will be shipped right to your door!  I also welcome custom orders, just send me a message.


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