This year’s National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts is just about a week away. Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida will be overrun with clay artists, teachers, and enthusiasts. I am lucky to have work in several shows and locations in the area, though I won’t be there myself. One of them is The Art of Function at the Craftsman House Gallery.
Above is a poster for 2 shows hosted by Craftsman House in St. Pete, The Art of Function and Contemporary Traditions in Art Pottery. These posters, rolled in a mailing tube, made their way around the country from potter to potter. Each person represented on the poster has autographed each poster, re-rolled the stack and sent it to the next person on the list. If you’re in town for the conference, stop by to see the show and pick up a poster that traveled many miles in a circuitous route to make it back to Craftsman House.
The American Pottery Festival opens tonight in Minneapolis. It is organized and hosted by the Northern Clay Center. This year is the center’s 20th anniversary and they have invited all of the potters who have participated in the previous festivals to send 10-20 pots each. To see the full list of potters involved and the schedule of demonstrations and tours, click the link above. I wish I could be there to hang out, shmooz, and visually absorb all of the great pots that will be assembled. If you can make it, I’ll live vicariously through you.
These are a few of the pieces I sent.
Once again a stack American Pottery Festival posters arrived via US Mail. It is another nicely laid out design with 85 sweet pots. If you would like one for your home, studio, or classroom I’ll be happy to send one while my supply lasts. Email me and type Poster in the subject line.
This is the 20th anniversary of the Northern Clay Center and they have invited everyone who has ever participated in the Festival to send 10 – 20 pieces. The dates of the show and pottery extravaganza are September 9-12 this year in Minneapolis, MN.