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!

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.