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Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour

December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

The Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour are a group of passionate artists and artisans who open up our studios to the public once a year. Enjoy a FREE, family friendly, self-guided tour of 17 art studios and two galleries located around Carroll County, MD. Meet our 22 incredibly talented artists and artisans, see demonstrations and have the opportunity to buy fine art and craft directly from the source. Visit the map page to view where all the studios and galleries are located. Link to Google maps to get directions.

The Tour Features TWO Taneytown Studios:

STOP #1: Doug’s Turnings

Doug Heck, 410-259-6406,

I am a self-taught Carroll County wood turner, enjoying the beautiful wood that God has given us. He puts the beauty in – I get to show it off. I began turning wood in 2004, finding that wood-turning was to become my new passion. Most of the wood I turn is from the Maryland area and from trees that must come down or have already fallen. It’s hard for me to see a fallen tree on the side of the road and not imagine what could be created from that wood. I cut and haul most of the wood that I use. I also turn most of it green, meaning while the wood is still wet, which is a whole process in itself. 

I find relaxation in the craft. I also enjoy reading books on the topic and researching techniques others have used that help tackle the many challenges involved in turning wood.

I reside in Carroll County, Maryland, with my wife Susie. When I am not wood-turning, I enjoy beekeeping.

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STOP #2: Thistledown Farm Pottery

Laura C. Wailes, 443-929-0561,

Hand-built stoneware architectural sculptures using the slab building method. A variety of ware includes houses, barns, fairy houses, and many other architectural styles. Also, many weatherproof garden pottery items such as bird houses and toad houses, and plaques.

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Please visit and support our Taneytown, MD Artists!! 

And check out all the other amazing artists throughout Carroll County!


December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 am
December 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
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Carroll County Artists’ Studio Tour