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.
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!