Enjoy fall colors and beatutiful art at the 2013 Crossing Borders Studio Tour

Soak in the glorious fall colors while following the 2013 Crossing Borders Studio Tour along the Minnesota North Shore of Lake Superior.

This year, 22 career artists with their original work are featured at seven working studio sites located along the North Shore.  The Crossing Borders Studio Tour offers a unique opportunity to visit the home studios of the artists and view and purchase art work. Visitors can learn about the artists’ processes and how this rugged environment influences their color and design ideas.

The tour began Sept. 27 and is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. through Oct. 6. The public is invited to participate in this free self-guided tour.

Featured this year are stone and clay sculpture, Ojibwe art work, pottery, weaving, glass sculpture and jewelry, print making, handmade paper, wood turning, metal works, fiber art, jewelry, and leather. Twelve guest artists will be part of the tour.  

A sad note for familiar tour goers is the loss of potter Dave Yungner. Dave, one of the pioneer Crossing Borders artists, passed away suddenly in July. Members of Dave’s family will be at his studio during the first weekend of the tour. Guest artist Karin Kraemer will be at Dale Burton’s studio.

The participating artists and studios are Burton Forge& Gallery, Dale Burton, hand-forged ironwork; Blue Skies Glasswork, Jody Freij-Tonder and Michael Tonder, recycled glass jewelry and kiln-formed glass; Cooter Pottery & Handweaving, Dick and Debbie Cooter, wood-fired stoneware and handwoven rugs, blankets and clothing; Betsy Bowen Studio, hand-printed woodcuts and books; kkd Pottery, Kristi K. Downing, raku, naked raku, horsehair and stoneware pottery; Lee and Dan Ross, stone and clay sculpture and abstract monoprints; and Ojibwe Art Gallery, Marcie McIntire, beadwork, leather work, and clothing.

Brochures and maps are available at www.crossingbordersstudiotour.com  or call 1-800-388-8698.