American Pottery Festival

September 9 - 11, 2016


With 25 years behind us, and a future filled with possibility, Northern Clay Center announces American Pottery Festival 2016, our 18th annual fundraising benefit and celebration of the art of the pot. This three-day event promises exceptional offerings of contemporary American pottery and outstanding conversations between collectors, makers, learners, and supporters.

Each year, the artist roster includes national artists we rarely see in this area, local artists we want to see more of, and emerging artists who spark our interest. 2016’s artist roster will be no different and promises to provide a wide range of voices in clay as well as learning opportunities. The festival always presents the chance to engage with artists through image presentations, workshops, gallery chats, and panel discussions.

  • 30 Guest Artists
  • Workshops, Artist-led Slide Lectures, and Panel Discussions
    Friday, September 9, 6 – 9 pm
    Members Only Preview Hour, 5 – 6 pm

Pre-Festival Workshop Artists include
Linda Arbuckle, Ernest Gentry, Kip O’Krongly, Matt Repsher

American Pottery Festival 2016 Invited Artists
Linda Arbuckle, Andrew Avakian, Jeanne Bisson & Ikuzi Teraki of Romulus Craft, Sarah Chenoweth-Davis, Bede Clarke, Ernest Gentry, Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke of Bulldog Pottery, Bianka Groves, Richard Gruchalla & Carrin Rosetti, Giselle Hicks, James Lawton, Haakon Lenzi, Ron Meyers, Heather Nameth Bren, Kip O’Krongly, Brooks Oliver, David Peters, Alex Reed, Matt Repsher, Ted Saupe, Jane Shellenbarger, Mark Skudlarek, Albion Stafford, John Vigeland, Mikey Walsh, Julia Walther, Betsy Williams

Purchase tickets online to Opening Night, Saturday Workshops, Sunday Workshops, Pre-Festival Workshops, or the Collector Adventure.