November 6th and 7th 

Meet Local Artists

See their creations

Learn about their processes

Think ART for Christmas!

AND Get your chance to WIN ART!

You can start your Studio Tour, pick up your free map, and purchase your raffle entry forms at any location. 

Be sure to stop by Joplin Empire Market to see the pieces of art that have been donated for the raffle!

Enjoy the Interview about the Event with Angel Brame

Participating Artists: Studio Tour Participants 2021

Daria Claiborne
931 E 4th Street (Joplin Empire Market)
Joplin, MO
Pottery – Daria has been working with clay for over 20 years. She creates whimsical and
creative pieces that are beautiful as well as functional…for the most part. She has attended
numerous workshops and always strives to utilize techniques in her own way.

Barb Dedrickson
501 Foxfire Court
Joplin, MO
Gourd art and pine-needle creations – Barb creates outstanding, unique works of art from
gourds, pine needles and other found objects.

Steve Doerr
4225 Wisconsin
Joplin, MO
Wood Turner- As artists our primary goal is to discover the beautiful grains and colors that God
has hidden in His many different trees. We accomplish this by creating one-of-a-kind
handcrafted turnings of visual and functional art made from both domestic and exotic woods.

Valerie Doerr
4225 Wisconsin
Joplin, MO
Wood Turner – Valerie works as a wood turner along with her husband, Steve.

Judith Fowler
608 North Main
Joplin, MO
Painting – Paintings will be in progress. Extra features of interest include an etching press and
pottery studio.

Kristin Girard
501 Foxfire Court
Joplin, MO
Jewelry – Kristin makes copper electroformed jewelry that incorporates organic bits of nature
and semi-precious stones and crystals.

Brenda Hayes
501 Foxfire Court
Joplin, MO
Fiber and Paper Arts – Brenda creates unique weavings as well as amazing junk journals…just
to name a few things!

Melody Knowles
19099 Aspen Rd
Diamond, MO
Clay – Melody loves to hand build with clay in order to create functional ware and well as
insightful sculptures.

Dianne Miller
931 E 4th Street (Joplin Empire Market)
Joplin, MO
Glass – A flat piece of art glass always intrigues Dianne as she imagines the possibilities of
turning it into a 3-D shape through fusing or stained glass. When she has the opportunity, she
participates in glass workshops to expand her skills as well as teaching glass workshops.
Dianne oves sharing her love of glass with others. Her work can be found at ArtForms Gallery
in Pittsburg and The Market Artisans booth at Joplin Empire Market.

Connie Miller
25426 Amsterdam
Joplin, MO
Painting – Connie has a very unique style. Mid century modern acrylic paintings of real subjects.
The colors are vibrant and the subjects simplified for her compositions.

Jim Miller
931 E 4th Street (Joplin Empire Market)
Joplin, MO
Jim enjoys working with his hands to create something. Wood turning allows him to be creative
since sycamore, walnut, hackberry, cherry and oak behave differently. He may start with one
design and end up with something completely different. It’s more fun for him and relatively
stress free since there is no rigid design adhered to. His work can, also, be found at ArtForms
Gallery in Pittsburg and The Market Artisans booth at Joplin Empire Market.

Sandra Parrill
4001 Indiana
Joplin, MO
Painting – Not only is Sandra’s studio a must see, the grounds are simply definitely amazing..

Brent Skinner
19099 Aspen Rd.
Diamond, MO
Clay – Brent concentrates on functional wheel thrown potter at his community clay center. He
offers classes, studio space and firing for others.

  • Studio Tour 2021