Welcome to The Putney Craft Tour
America's Oldest Continuous Craft Tour
(press back to return to the Ranney-Crawford House) is an enticing
preview of the Putney Craft Tour, Friday,
Saturday & Sunday, after Thanksgiving Day. Meet Vermont's
most prominent artists and artisans. You'll find photos of an
exceptional array of art and craft including blacksmithing, bookbinding,
quilting, furniture making, glass-blowing, jewelry, metal artistry,
photography, polymer art, pottery, sculpture and sculptured tiles,
stained glass, weaving, wood turning, woodworking, and yarn spinning.
Each artist's page includes their biography and contact information.
Putney is conveniently located at Exit 4, I 91 in southeastern
Vermont two hours from Boston, Hartford and Albany, and within
4 hours of New York City. Tour maps are available on this website
and at each well-marked studio during the tour. The simple pleasure
of meandering the back roads of southeastern Vermont in search
of art and craft at your own pace is a gift in itself.
"Perhaps the most important aspect of the tour is
the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of the number and
variety of craftspeople in a small rural environment," notes
founding tour member and blacksmith, Ian Eddy. Tour visitors
can meet the artists and catch a glimpse of their creative process
where they work. Distinguished for its depth and diversity of
craft, the tour also is known for its warm hospitality.