196 Roger Hill Road, Mount Holly Vt.
Geoff and Kathy Stone, owners of Stone Creek Workshops, would love to see you at their studio in Mount Holly. The Stones have combined their unique talents to provide their customers with distinctive furniture, custom built-in cabinetry, and pottery pieces for your home and garden.
“It has become a joint venture,” Kathy said, “between my husband who’s been in cabinetry for 25 years, and myself with pottery.”
The Stones moved their workshops from Westbrook, Conn. to Mount Holly, Vt. four years ago in June. This fulfilled a lifelong dream to be in the Green Mountain State.
“Geoff had spent a summer in Shrewsbury working on a farm when he was in high school and loved it,” Kathy explained. They have since spent a few days over the years on that same farm, “and my brother lives in Chittenden,” she added, which gave the Stones a few reasons for the move. With them, they brought their two yellow labs Chester and Bailey. Dogs have always been a huge part of their lives, which you will see reflected in some of Kathy’s sculpture creations.
Geoff started out by pursuing his career in home renovation and construction, and later transitioned into high quality custom cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, as well as custom furniture. His work is all done in his shop after a site visit with his clients to get measurements and other details.
Kathy started out taking pottery classes at the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, Conn. where she found encouragement from a professor, and pottery then became her new endeavor. She creates all kinds of pieces, from mugs and plates to vases and more. She can craft custom pottery and sculpture pieces upon request.
Their studio also features local photography by Steve Schild, Kathy’s brother, who has a knack for capturing the beauty in nature with no filters or Photoshop effects. Schild snaps photos of wildlife, flowers, landscapes, and beautiful sunsets, primarily of Vermont, that bring you closer to nature.
Geoff’s workshop is in Mount Holly, while Kathy’s pottery studio is currently out of their home until the couple can construct a space to share. Kathy also attends some craft fairs such as the Fletcher Farm School art festival, the Rutland farmers market, and other venues where she showcases Schild’s photography alongside her pottery pieces.
You can visit the Stones’ workshop, by appointment only, by calling 802-259-2254.