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About Us - Studio Background

We started this journey in February of 2017 when we found our location and started creating our venue.

Phil Berneburg and Dennis Stark, Founders of Washington Street Studio, share their vision with Gerri Bermans and hear her thoughts on their vision.

Flyover of property - buildings on right (white buildings from fence to classroom in back of lot).

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Why us?

Washington Street Studios is a fully equipped community pottery studio located in the historic town of

Bolivar, WV, within walking distance of scenic Harpers Ferry National Park at the confluence of the Shenandoah and Potomac Rivers.


Members of the Studio have 24-hour access to all the facilities which include various areas for throwing, glazing, and hand-building.  Firing options include electric (oxidation), gas reduction, gas fired soda, raku and pit/sawdust kilns.  


We provide all the best materials and equipment that constitute a professional-level ceramic art studio.

Washington Street Studios is owned and operated by experienced potters and educators familiar with

all aspects of the creation of ceramic art.

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