We didn't have the best of weather for our tour of the Taos canyon studios on the Artistic Vistas and Treasures Art Trail. But perhaps that was what is particularly nice about an art studio tour - the welcome is always warm regardless of the weather. And you can view fine art in a studio whether it is hailing outside or not.
|Enchanted Circle Pottery|
|Kevin explaining the 40 hour firing process|
|Jo showing us the gallery|
And yes, they also do functional pieces for your kitchen in the same wonderful warm earth tones. A great place to stop in and shop.
|Alden Sculpture Gallery|
|Alden working studio|
|Future Victorian Fountain|
Our last stop before the weather got really bad was the Laurie Hill Phelps Studio just before Taos Canyon opens into the Town of Taos. I always want to append the words And Gardens to Laurie's Studio because in the summer the terraces leading up to the studio are a riot of colorful flowers.
|Laurie Hill Phelps Studio|
|Artist Laurie Hill Phelps|
We had no sooner gotten into our cars then the storm really hit with high winds and hail. I had planned on stopping on the way back and recording some of the unique sights and vistas in Taos Canyon. I did get one or two when I had to pull over and wait to be able to see well enough to continue my journey. But clearly I need to return when Laurie's flowers are blooming and the huge cotton woods have leaves.