Wood and Clay Weekend in Floyd


Got some days off over Thanksgiving? Family in town and you’re looking for something to do?

While I hestitate to ask for a traffic snarl at THE LIGHT in town, I highly recommend the Sixteen Hands Pottery and Crafts tour that will carry you over some beautiful backroads to (map) some exquisite handiwork. Somebody on your Christmas shopping list will be glad you took the time. And so will you! (NOTE: you get MORE than 16 hands this year!)

And while you’re in town, stop by the Phoenix Hardwoods Open house / Friday, Saturday, Sunday NOV. 23, 24, 25 / NOON to 5:00. You’ll be impressed with the quality and creativity of their solid-wood design and craft. (The desk I’m writing from is a Phoenix product we designed together!)

Directions from Floyd: From the stoplight go north on 221. You will pass  GJ Ingrams Marathon gas station on your left after about 5 miles, then about 1 more mile, cross the bridge and we are immediately on the right, in a one-story cement block building with a curved roof. (The old roller-skating rink.) The actual address is 2540 Floyd Hwy. North.

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Fred First holds masters degrees in Vertebrate Zoology and physical therapy, and has been a biology teacher and physical therapist by profession. He moved to southwest Virginia in 1975 and to Floyd County in 1997. He maintains a daily photo-blog, broadcasts essays on the Roanoke NPR station, and contributes regular columns for the Floyd Press and Roanoke's Star Sentinel. His two non-fiction books, Slow Road Home and his recent What We Hold in Our Hands, celebrate the riches that we possess in our families and communities, our natural bounty, social capital and Appalachian cultures old and new. He has served on the Jacksonville Center Board of Directors and is newly active in the Sustain Floyd organization. He lives in northeastern Floyd County on the headwaters of the Roanoke River.

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  1. You guys have so much creative energy where you are. I know it has to be around here somewhere, but the city squelches it. The artist have some lovely pieces on the website!