Maine Pottery Tour

The 6th annual Maine Pottery Tour is happening Saturday and Sunday, April 30 - May 1. Please join us to visit studios, meet the artists, and shop for great handmade Maine pottery. Dozens of studios in throughout the state will be taking part in this event. Watch this space for maps and other information about the artists and events making up this great weekend!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Download the Map!

The downloadable version for the 2016 Pottery Tour map is available! Plan your road trip - get yours at this link.
 The first page is a list of studios, with addresses and phone numbers (in case you need directions!) The second is a map with markers for each of the 35 studios. The tour is laid out as a loop, starting in Kennebunk and through the studios in the Lakes Region, then turning back through the Portland area, up through Bowdoinham into Central Maine, then down the coast from Warren to Arrowsic.

But hey - start wherever you like! There's a lot to see.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Maine Pottery Tour, 2016!

This year's Maine Pottery Tour will happen Saturday & Sunday, April 30th - May 1st. Studios will be open 10-5 on Saturday, 11- 4 on Sunday, unless otherwise noted.

This year we have 37 participating studios. Watch this space or check out our Facebook page for news and information about events and the artists that make up this great weekend. Maps will be available as we approach the date, making it easy to plan your trip.

Participating studios Contact Town Leg address
A Lakeside Studio Pottery Martha Hoddinott Wayne Central 10 Cedar Point Rd
Fine Mess Pottery Lori Watts Augusta Central 131 Cony ST
Loken Pottery Barbara Loken Farmingdale Central 26 Bowman St
Mudgirl Pottery Diane Harwood Winthrop Central 30 Old Village Rd.
Maple Lane Pottery Robbi Portela Windsor Central 36 Greely Rd
Rob Seiminski Rob Seiminski Philips Central Bog Pond Rd
The Potter's House Mary K. Spencer Litchfield Central 82 Stevenstown Rd
Barbara Walch Pottery Barbara Walch Thorndike Coastal 33 Knox Station Rd
Prescott Hil Pottery Betsy Levine Liberty Coastal 261 Prescott Hill Rd
Alexsondra – Studio Potter Alexsondra Tomasulo Walpole Coastal Clarks Cove Rd
Ash Cove Pottery Susan Horowitz Harpswell Coastal 75 Ash Cove Rd S
Fireside Pottery Nancy Button Warren Coastal 1478 Camden Rd
Liz Proffetty Ceramics Liz Profetty Newcastle Coastal 118 West Old County Rd
Tyler Gulden Tyler Gulden Walpole Coastal 45 Clarks Cove Rd
ANK Ceramics/ Meghan Flynn Ceramics Ariela Kuh & Meghan Flynn Lincolnville Center Coastal 209 Main St
Arrowsic Island Pottery Bob Santerre Arrowsic Coastal 344 Old Stage Rd
Van der Ven Studios Simon Van der Ven Lincolnville Coastal 257 Main St
The Pottery Project Rebecca Smith Bowdoinham Coastal 6 Main St,Bowdoinham
Everyday Pottery Mary Trotochaud Belmont Coastal 103 Northport Rd, Belmont,ME 04952
Peg's Pots Peg Astarita Portland Portland 39 Cumberland Ave
Portland Pottery Lisa Bonariggio Portland Portland 118 Washington Ave
Richard Boyd Art Gallery Richard & Pam Peak's Island Portland 15 Epps St
Bayside Clay Meg & Christine Portland Portland 250 Anderson St
Nedware Pottery Ned Motley Portland Portland 570 Ledge Road, North Yarmouth 04097
Barrelmaker Pottery Chris Cooper Portland Portland 162 Congress St
Lisa B Evans Lisa Evans Portland Portland 27 Belknap St, Portland ME 04103
Gallery on the Green Kathleen King Alfred Southern 11 Oak St
Homeport Pottery Cathie Cantara Kennebunkport Southern 131 Beachwood Ave
Pottery Girl Karen Discenso Standish Southern 1104 Pequaket Trail
Wendy Twitchell Porcelain Wendy Twitchell Kennebunkport Southern 232 Beachwood Ave
Saco River Pottery Kathy McGreavey Brownfield Southern 62 Denmark Road Rd
Earth and Soul Sarah Sorenson Hollis Center Southern 168 Bonny Eagle Rd
Zwellen Pottery Milly Welsh Limington Southern 20 Spencer Lane
Hands On Pottery Albert Pelletier Kennebunk Southern 14 Storer Street, Kennebunk 04043
Ellen McCarthy Ellen Scarborough Southern 18 Mast Rd

Saturday, March 21, 2015

The Map is Available!

The interactive online map of the Maine Pottery Tour is now available! Click this link to see a map of all forty stops on the tour. Click a marker to learn more about that studio.

If you just want to see if there's a tour stop near you, here's the full list, with towns:

Only a few weeks away now! I'll soon post maps of the three legs of the tour, which break it down into manageable chunks for a day trip. Watch this space!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

New Mugs from Fireside Pottery

Nancy Button of Fireside Pottery:
Mugs! I'm indulging myself in a slow flow with these mugs. Each one is different, and I've made 40. It feels like such a grand indulgence to not worry about how much time I spend on each piece. Potter Nick Joerling says that all design work equates to a short term loss of income, but a long term gain, as it keeps us excited and energized by what we do. I agree!
Fireside Pottery is loacted in Warren, on the coastal leg of the Tour.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Group Studios

Though most of the stops on the Maine Pottery Tour are individual or partner potters, three are group studios. These are fun because visitors get to see many different potters working many different ways, in one stop!
Portland Pottery, at 118 Washington Avenue, is a teaching studio where students of all ages and skill levels work. With two big gas kilns three electric, and a raku kiln Portland Pottery fires the work of about 70 students at any given time.

Hope Clay is a newer studio located at 725 Camden Rd in Hope, Maine offers wheel, handbuilding, and even slip-casting classes for kids and adults, and memberships for people who just need space to work.


Bayside Clay at Running with Scissors is a different kind of group studio. Answering a need for working space for potters, Bayside Clay hosts private studio spaces for 20 potters and ceramic artists. Artists share kilns and glazing spaces, while working independently.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

What's New at Unity Pond

Wendy and Espo are making lots of beautiful things in their studio at 22 Bangor Rd in Unity, Maine. See what else they've been working on here.