Maine Pottery Tour

The 2022 Maine Pottery Tour is happening Saturday and Sunday, April 30th & May 1st. 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!
For a full list of participating studios, visit www.mainepotterytour.org

Sunday, April 17, 2022

The Printable Maps are Here!

Printable flyers for each of the regions are available at the links below. Each has a full list of participating studios in that region, with the address, (in most cases) a photo, and a map to help you plan your route. 

Links here:



Central Region 







Coastal Region







Southern Region







Portland Region


Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Brownie Troop Earns Pottery Badge at Peeper Pond Studio


Members of Girl Scout Brownie Troop 1097 earned their Potter Badge this fall with the help of Fiddlehead Center for the Arts and Peeper Pond Studio.

The twelve Scarborough second- and third-graders learned how to work with clay at Fiddlehead.  They created leaf print pinch pots, painted ceramic tiles to be glazed, and sculpted using polymer clay.  After the pieces dried and were fired in a kiln, they returned to glaze their pieces before a final firing.

The girls also toured  Peeper Pond Studio, a working pottery studio in Scarborough.  There they learned about the different ways of shaping and decorating clay.  Several of the girls tried using the wheel.  Everyone had a fun, muddy time.


Troop Leader, Kristy Capponi says that “The experience of working with clay is invaluable for self esteem and self expression.  It allowed the girls to learn how to solve problems in a safe setting.”  Clay also has a uniquely therapeutic quality that engages students for hours, improving sensory development, motor skills, discipline, and pride.

 “The girls learned that the little details make a big difference.”  Says Ellen McCarthy of Peeper Pond Studio.

Brownie Troop 1097 will have a display of their work at Peeper Pond Studio during the Maine Pottery Tour April 30th and May 1st.

Sunday, March 20, 2022

A Full List of Participating Studios

 Here are all the studios participating in the 2022 Maine Pottery Tour. You can plan your trip with our interactive Google map






Thursday, March 3, 2022

Check Out the Online Interactive Map!

Ain't technology wonderful? Our online map will interact with your cell phone - choose your stops &plan your route! Check it out at this link

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Save the Dates! April 30th & May 1st


There's been some confusion about the dates of the Maine Pottery Tour this year. It's always the first weekend in May, but we schedule to avoid Mother's Day, so that our participating potters who are Moms (or have Moms, or whose children have Moms) can celebrate that day with their families. 

As a result, this year the tour lands on April 30th & May 1st. We hope to see you! 

Lori

Event Organizer, Maine Pottery Tour


Saturday, January 15, 2022

Funded in Part


 "The Maine Pottery Tour is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts."

The is the first time I can say that! The Maine Arts Commission put out a call late last year for an Artist Jobs Grant - there was a very short window between the announcement & the deadline! - and I am delighted to say we were chosen for funding.

What does it mean? It means we can pay our web designer & our publicist, and me, the organizer, for the first time. It also means a big advertising push, both online & in print. Since the beginning of the tour I've been cautious about growing the number of studios, because the success of the event is not just more stops - it's more audience. I've worked hard to grow the numbers of visitors, and let the numbers of studios grow organically. This year, with a little funding, I look forward to out most successful year yet.

The Maine Pottery Tour is happening Saturday April 30th & Sunday May 1st. See you in the spring!