Silvie Granatelli is a potter who lives and works in Meadows of Dan, Virginia.

She views pottery as a vehicle of hospitality, because a pot gives and receives simultaneously; it is both host and guest. Silvie is a founding member of the 16 Hands Gallery Tour.


My ceramic apprenticeship position is opening up in October.  If you are interested please read the information on the Apprenticeship page of my website.  To apply, contact me at


16 Hands Fall Tour

4th weekend of November

Visiting Artist for 16Hands Fall Tour 2021

-Abby Reczek-

Abby is a studio potter in Floyd, VA. She has been living and working in Floyd since 2013 after moving from her home state of Pennsylvania where she graduated from Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia. After leaving school she did a year long residency at the Cub Creek Foundation in Appomattox, VA where she then learned of the little mountain town of Floyd and the apprenticeship offered by Silvie Granatelli. Abby did a two year apprenticeship with Silvie and then stuck around Floyd to continue her life in this community rich in the culture of craft.

Abby’s work is intended to reflect the brightness of nature while offering a comfortable vessel to incorporate in day to day use. She is inspired by the green fields, blue skies, and other subtle colors that surround the home where she lives and works.