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 and one of the owners of Troika Contemporary Crafts Gallery in Floyd, Virginia.


16 Hands Spring Studio Tour

May 2nd 10am- 5 pm

May 3rd 12pm-5pm

with Guest Artist Laurie Gunderson

Laurie Gundersen creates heirlooms to treasure.

Learning her skills over the past four decades, she is an accomplished dyer, spinner, weaver, quilter and basket maker. At Laurie’s studio and shop, Appalachian Piecework, she creates innovative designs, utilizing traditional techniques and repurposed antique textiles. She lovingly produces functional and beautiful items for modern everyday living.

John Roberts joined the Studio at Appalachian Piecework in 2019. Under Laurie’s tutelage, he has honed his weaving skills. Working on a 19th century Weaver’s friend loom, he has created a collection of fine rugs.

Together, they offer the finest examples of their craft.