Fill Your Spirit

About the Farm

   The Art Barn nestled among rolling fields and forest

  The Art Barn nestled among rolling fields and forest




Nestled on 25 acres in the rolling green hills of Vermont's Stone Valley, Stone Bowl Farm is the perfect retreat for personal and creative growth.

Home to Three Trees Pottery, Mettowee Makers, and other community-based projects, the farm is dedicated to the encouragement and development of the creative process through the arts, sustainability, and community. Though focused on the ceramic arts, we believe that creativity happens in all forms - from painting, writing, dancing, making music or pottery to cooking and sharing a great meal, organizing a community event, tending a bountiful garden, stacking firewood, or building a rainwater cachement. The creative process spills over into all aspects of life and living, helping us develop into thriving human beings in connected, sustainable communities .

When you come to Stone Bowl Farm as a resident, you are embraced as family and part of a supportive community of creativity.  You are here to make work and develop as an artist and maker, but ideas and projects that contribute to the community or the farm are also welcomed and encouraged.

Several times during the season we offer something to bring the greater community together. It might be a concert, farm-to-table dinner, kiln opening, gallery opening, film screening, celebration, dance party, bonfire, or lecture.

Workshops are offered several times during the season.

Come for a month or a long as it takes to fill your spirit with inspiration and ideas.


Stone Bowl Farm was founded by ceramic artist, writer, filmmaker, photographer and community artist, Lauryn Axelrod, who wanted to develop a place to nurture other artists, and share the power of creativity and sustainability with her rural community.  Each season, Lauryn is assisted by young gardeners and helpers who work on the farm in exchange for room and board.

The property was purchased in 2016, and has undergone major renovation, including the barn, gardens and other buildings. Future plans include a tiny house village and a farm-to-market product.


Stone Bowl Farm is located in West Pawlet, VT, in the heart of the Stone Valley,  3 1/2 hours north of NYC or Boston, 2 hours south of Burlington, on the southwest edge of Vermont. The Stone Valley is known for it's abundance of slate, quartz, granite and marble, and some of the oldest quarries in the country are nearby.

Easily accessed by car or train, we are a vibrant community of makers, farmers, artists and artisans who live among the fields, forests, rivers and lakes of this beautiful region. Hiking trails, biking trails, lakes and rivers are all close, as are the towns of Dorset and Manchester. We are neighbors to Salem Art Works, Saratoga Clay Arts, Bennington College, and Mass MOCA.