Maine Pottery Tour

The 7th annual Maine Pottery Tour is happening Saturday and Sunday, May 6 & 7. 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, May 7, 2012

Gearing Up for the Tour!








Just a few days left until the tour begins, this Saturday, May 12th. I am waiting right now for my last firing to cool, and getting ready! I've got pots to price and sort, flowers to buy, and signs to paint.
I hope to see YOU at the tour! It's happening

  • Saturday, May 12th 10-6
  • Sunday, May13th 11-4
Six studioss in Central Maine are opening to the public:

Maple Lane Pottery -36 Greeley Rd, Windsor
Fine Mess Pottery - 131 Cony St, Augusta - Potter's wheel demos every hour!
The Potters House - Saturday only - 82 Stevenstoen Rd, Litchfield
Malley Weber - 6 Orchard Lane, Hallowell
A Lakeside Studio Pottery - 12 Cedar Point Rd, Wayne
Brandon Lutterman -71 Bradford Rd, Wiscasset

Visit all six and enter your name to win one of five great pottery prizes! 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Studios in Southern Maine Open for the Tour

For a list and map of Pottery Tour participants in southern Maine, check out the Southern Maine Clay Guild's blog here. Southern Maine participants include Elaine Fuller's Red Door Pottery in Kittery, Cathie Cantara's Homeport Pottery Studio in Kennebunkport and the Gallery on the Green in Alfred will be hosting potters Kathleen King, Roger Dearborn & Ann Smith.

Potter's Wheel Demonstrations


...at the Maine Pottery Tour, happening next weekend. Fine Mess Pottery in Augusta will be offering demonstrations every hour.

FIne Mess Pottery is located at 131 Cony St in Augusta. The studio will be open to the public 10 am- 6 pm on Saturday May12th; and from 11 am - 4 pm pn Sunday May 13th.

Other studios particpating in the tour:

Maple Lane Pottery -36 Greeley Rd, Windsor
The Potters House - Saturday only - 82 Stevenstoen Rd, Litchfield
Malley Weber - 6 Orchard Lane, Hallowell
A Lakeside Studio Pottery - 12 Cedar Point Rd, Wayne
Brandon Lutterman -71 Bradford Rd, Wiscasset

For a printable map of the tour, click here.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Maine Pottery Tour

Maine Pottery Tour
Here are a list and map of studios in Southern Maine participating in the tour, happening May 12th and 13th.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Brandon Lutterman Joining the Tour


Wiscasset potter and sculptor Brandon Lutterman will be opening his studio for the Maine Pottery Tour! You can see lots more of Brandon's work here.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

More Pics from The Potter's House


Mary K. Spencer of The Potter's House will be opening her studio Saturday, May 12th, as part of the Maine Pottery Tour.

TC Woodfire Joins the Tour!




Potter Tim Cichocki will be joining the tour as a guest artist. Tim fires his work in Norridgewock in a wood-fred groundhog kiln, the only one of its kind in Maine. Tim describes the process:

Wood firing lends itself to the creation of a natural ash glaze which is acheived at extremely hot temperatures over several days. In a atmospheric firing such as the wood kiln, pieces recieve firebox effects from the clay reacting to its atmosphere, rich with salts and other minerals from the wood. Duration of flame passing through the ware creates directional flame patterns. Each fired piece will be unique because of the placement and interaction with other pieces in the kiln.
You can see Tim's work during the tour at Fine Mess Pottery in Augusta, May 12 & 13th.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Martha Hoddinott Pottery




Martha will be joining Malley Weber, Maple Lane Pottery, Mary K. Spencer and Fine Mess Pottery in opening her studio for Pottery Weekend in Maine. Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sponsor the Maine Pottery Tour!

Would your business like to be a sponsor? For only $20, your name will appear on over a thousand flyers to be distributed throughout Central and Southern Maine. Click the Paypal button below to sponsor the tour, or contact me at info@finemesspottery.com


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Quick Update

Martha Hoddinott, a potter from Wayne, Maine, has joined the tour! Photos to follow.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Potters House Joins the Tour!


Mary K. Spencer of The Potters House in Litchfield has confirmed that her studio will be joining the tour, bringing the total to five. Watch here for an updated map, and more participants to come.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Map of Maine Pottery Tour 2012


View Maine Pottery Tour 2012 in a larger map

Participating studios:
  • Fine Mess Pottery, Augusta, Maine
  • Malley Weber, Potter, Hallowell, Maine
  • Liz Proffetty Ceramics, Newcastle, Maine
  • Maple Lane Pottery, Windsor, Maine
That's so far. We've only been planning for a couple of days; I expect more pins on the map before we are done.

First Annual Maine Pottery Tour!

It's happening May 12-13th, Mother's Day Weekend. Maine potters are opening their studios to visitors. Shop, see the kilns, meet the potters, make a day of it, bring your mom!
Watch here for details.