2018 Pottery Tours

Illustration by Zoe Pappenheimer for Studio Potter journal, 2018.

As part of our new Winter/Spring 2018 issue, Volume 46, Number 1, "Regional Perspectives and Pottery Tours," please join Studio Potter in celebrating and attending the range of self-guided ceramics and pottery tours in North America during 2018.  Tours are organized by country, then by state, then by date. If you'd like to add your event to the listing, please contact us.

 

UNITED STATES

 

National Clay Week Open Studio Tour

Concurrent locations around the United States

October 12-14

nationalclayweek.org/openstudio

@nationalclayweek

National Clay Week Open Studio (NCWOS) is a nationwide event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Studios all over the country open their doors for demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions.

Ben Carter, 831-334-5431, nationalclayweek@gmail.com

 

ALASKA

Homer Pottery Studio Tour

Homer, Alaska

Saturday May 19 - Sunday May 20, 2018

facebook.com/HomerPotteryTour/

Visit Homer potters and ceramic artists in this self-guided studio tour!

Cynthia Morelli, 907-235-2846, cmorelliclay@gmail.com

 

CONNECTICUT

ClayWay Studio Tour

Litchfield County, CT

October 6, 7, 8

clayway.net

Eighteen artists in and around Litchfield County at the start of the leaf color season.

Alison Palmer 860-927-4680, spoonrest@icloud.com, www.alisonpalmerstudio.com

 

FLORIDA

Tampa Tour de Clay

Tampa Bay, FL

December 8-9

tampatourdeclay.com

Our 11th annual tour of five pottery studios featuring the work of over thirty accomplished local and national ceramic artists.

Michele Ginouves, 352-346-1855, michelegin@bellsouth.net

 

ILLINOIS

Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail

Southern Illinois

May 5-6

potterstrail.wixsite.com/pottery-trail

facebook.com/pottery-trail

Nine Potters, One Great Weekend!

Steve Grimmer, 618-697-4258, potterstrail@gmail.com

 

Twenty Dirty Hands

Galena + Elizabeth, IL

October 12-14

twentydirtyhands.com

Tour the studios and delight in the work of these makers. The potters of Twenty Dirty Hands love clay.

Paul Eshelman, 815-858-2327, eshelman@eshelmanpottery.com

 

INDIANA

Michiana Pottery Tour

Goshen, IN

September 29-30

michianapotterytour.com

@michianapotterytour on Instagram

The Michiana Pottery Tour includes more than 30 artists at six locations across northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. The two day tour takes place on the final Saturday and Sunday of September every year

michianapottery@gmail.com

 

KENTUCKY

Southern Crossings Pottery Festival / SXPF

Louisville, KY

March 2-3

SXPF.org

Made By Hand, Designed For Many

Jason Bige Burnett, 865-278-8938, sxpottery@gmail.com

 

MAINE

Maine Pottery Tour

Maine

May 5-6

mainepotterytour.org

Lori Watts, info@finemesspottery.com

 

Twelve Hands Midcoast Potters Tour

Midcoast, ME

August 25-26

midcoastpotters.org/

The nearby friends and firing crew of Jody Johnstone's anagama kiln open their studios to you for this special event.

Simon van der Ven, 207-975-3456, siem@vandervenstudios.com

 

 

MASSACHUSETTS

Asparagus Valley Pottery Trail

Western Massachusetts

April 28-29

asparagusvalleypotterytrail.com

A self-guided driving tour featuring 23 potters at 9 studios along the beautiful back roads and historic towns of western Massachusetts.

Steve Earp, 413-625-2870, steve@stephenearp.com

 

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour

Western Massachusetts Hilltowns

July 28-29

hilltown6.com

This tour includes nine nationally recognized potters and their guests based in the eclectic and beautiful Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts.

Christy Knox, 413-404-6695, knoxpottery@aol.com

 

Berkshire Pottery Tour

Berkshire County in Western Massachusetts

September 29-30

berkshirepotterytour.com

A self-guided tour of Berkshire County Potters..our fifth anniversary!

Ellen Grenadier, 413-528-9973, grenadierpottery@hotmail.com

 

MICHIGAN

The Cracked Pot Studio Tour

Mid-Michigan

September 22-23

crackedpotstudiotour.wordpress.com/

Ten rural potteries open their studios and invite 50 Michigan ceramic artists to join in showing and demonstrating their work.

Mary Fritz, marycurtisfritz@gmail.com, http://www.maryfritz.com

 

 

MINNESOTA

The 26th annual Saint Croix Valley Pottery Tour

Chisago County, MN

May 11, 12, 13

minnesotapotters.com

Celebrating pottery and potters, seven studios will host 62 potters, making sales and connections that prove satisfying to visitors and potters alike.

 

Cannon River Clay Tour

Northfield, MN

June 16-17, 2018

cannonriverclaytour.com

This self-guided studio tour is hosted by eleven local clay artists and features twelve guest artists from around the country.

Juliane Shibata, 507-720-9339, cannonriverclay@gmail.com, js@julianeshibata.com

 

MISSOURI

Midwest Pottery Fest

Kansas City, MO

April 7-8

kcurbanpotters.com

Join the KC Urban Potters & invited guest artists for a weekend of demonstrations, artist talks, a flower bar, & pottery!

Erica Iman, 541-513-0753, kcurbanpotters@gmail.com

 

MONTANA

Montana Clay Tour

Helena, MT

July 28-29

montanaclaytour.com

Ceramic artists invite their colleagues from around Montana for a festive open studio event that coincides with the Bray Bash.

Mel Griffin, montanaclaytour@gmail.com

 

NEBRASKA

Lincoln Clay Tour

Lincoln, NE

April 27-28

facebook.com/LincolnClayTour/

Local artists Gail Kendall, Amy Smith, and Sharon Ohmberger host two home-studio tours and a sale, with guest artists.

Amy Smith, 402-488-0283, amysmithporcelain@gmail.com

 

Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour

Omaha, NE

October 6-7

onhpt.com

Enjoy the work of nineteen nationally recognized clay artists while traveling along the Lewis and Clark scenic byway.

 

NEW YORK

Finger Lakes Pottery Tour

Ithaca, NY

May 12-13

fingerlakespotterytour.com

Three studio locations near Ithaca NY with local and invited potters at each studio.

Julie Crosby, 607-280-1606, juliecrosbypottery@gmail.com

 

Hudson Valley Pottery Tour

Mid-Hudson Valley area of New York

October 20-21

hudsonvalleypotterytour.com

We invite you to visit the studios, engage the makers, and learn how they have forged a life committed to ceramics.

Doug Peltzman, 845-750-7577, hudsonvalleypotterytour@gmail.com

 

Brooklyn Clay Tour

Brooklyn, NY

September 7-9

brooklynclaytour.com

brooklynclaytour@gmail.com

 

PENNSYLVANIA

Fall into Winter

Boyertown, PA

November 17-18

studiobbb.org/fall-into-winter/

A self-guided tour of artisans’ spaces.

Linda Rohrbach-Austerberry, lausterberry@gmail.com

 

VERMONT

Vermont Open Studio Tours

VT

May 26-27, October 13-14.

vermontcrafts.com

Visitors are invited behind the scenes into studios where clay work is created.

Martha Fitch, 802-223-3380, vermontcraftscouncil.com

 

VIRGINIA

16 Hands Bi-annual Studio Tour

Floyd, VA

May 5-6 & November 23-25

16hands.com

Fine Pottery and Woodworking in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Southwest Virginia. Free self- guided tour.

Ellen Shankin, 540-745-3595, warshank@swva.net

 

Annual RVA Clay Studio Tour

Richmond, VA

June 2-3

rvaclay.com

Take a self-guided tour of Richmond's diverse and spectacular clay community.

Scott Campbell, 804-918-7722, richmond@clayworkssupplies.com

 

WISCONSIN

The Clay Collective Pottery Tour

South Central Wisconsin

May 6-7

theclaycollective.org

Featuring the functional, sculptural and decorative ceramics of twenty-five potters in seven studio locations.

Rick Hintze, 920-699-2529, rickhintze@gmail.com

 

River Valley Potter's Fall Studio Tour

St. Croix River Valley, MN / WI

September 21-23

rivervalleypotters.com

This collective of annual fall sales represents seven charming and distinctive studios along the scenic St. Croix River valley.

Nick Earl, 952-270-6893, nicholas.earl@outlook.com

 

Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour

St. Croix River Valley, WI

September 21-23

Westernwisconsinpotterytour.com

This is a self-guided tour of four studios and guests nestled in the beautiful St. Croix River valley of Western Wisconsin.

Steven Rolf, 715-426-7367, scrolf.potter1@sbcglobal.net

 

CANADA

1001 POTS

2435 rue de l'Église,Val-David, Québec, Canada J0T 2N0

July 6 - August 12

1001pots.com

30th edition. Over 100 Quebec/Ontario exhibitors. Demonstrations, workshops, special events, Japanese tea room, Silica Garden.

Jonathan Ishikawa, 819-322-6868, expo@1001pots.com

 

Columbia Basin Culture Tour

Columbia Basin, Southeast British Columbia, Canada

August 11-12

cbculturetour.com/

This two day free self-guided tour showcases local pottery and artists' studios offering the public access to purchase work, view demonstrations and other behind the scene opportunities.

Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, 250-505-5505, wkracassistant@telus.net