All rights reserved. Clay Week 2019

Join us for a national ceramic outreach project!

In the spirit of celebrating clay we have decided to make Open Studio's FREE. Click the button below to have you event added to the list. 

National Clay Week Open Studio (NCWOS) is a nationwide event that celebrates clay, community and creativity. Join us on the weekend of October 11 - 13, 2019 for a celebration of clay in all 50 states! Studios all over the country will open their doors for demonstrations, lectures, exhibitions.

-- Save the dates and your dollars so you can take home a new favorite piece! 

As a part of NCW 2019 we are going to host a nation wide open studio event. This event is based off the project that The Australian Ceramics Association has been doing for years. NCW will assist you with support materials, advertising, and graphics to help you promote your event. To help offset the cost of these materials we ask that all participants pay a small fee. 

This year, in expanding Open Studio, it is our goal to reach out to different communities and share the joy we find working with clay. We would love to have you or your studio participate again this year, by holding a sale, a community day, a lecture, or any other clay related activity. You are welcome to invite other artists to your studio to help host the event but our goal is to reach the public outside of our normal clay community. Building on your input we have created a press packet with a logo/signage, a press release to send to your local media outlet and a few other information sheets to help with the process.

NCW Open Studios 2019

Colorado

Cris Conklin

Open Studio at the Boulder Potters Guild with Darryl Houghton, Elizabeth Lazarus and Kati Messing. Snacks, studio tour, demonstrations and pottery for sale.

3185 Sterling Circle

October 12, 13

OR

Amy Fields

Portland Open Studios Tour Oct. 12, 13 & 19, 20. 10am-5pm

Stark Street Studios will be open featuring members Amy Fields, Sherri Aytche, Carol Greiwe
Join us for demos, work for sale and snacks!

2809 SE Stark Street

October 12, 13

PA

Hometown Potters Studio LLC

We will be hosting the local school district art department staff for a group raku firing. The studio will be open all day.

18 East Market Street

October 11, 2019

17044

PA

Black Sheep Pottery

Three ways to celebrate Clay in Community at Black Sheep Pottery Studios!
Support our Local Girl Scout Troop as they earn their business and pottery craft merit badges while they learn the art of pottery to create a functional plate in Studio B 12:30-2:30pm.
AP students & Adult studio members work in the Glaze Lab from 2:30-4:30pm glazing bisque ware in preparation for the Annual Studio Show and Pot Luck on October 20th.
Then cheer them on live in studio A as middle & high school students and studio members have a pottery throw-a--thon for the Empty Bowls Fundraiser in November from 4-6pm!

4038 Skippack Pike

October 13

19474

NY

Flower City Arts Center

Flower City Arts Center welcomes 20 nationally renowned ceramic artists for a long weekend celebrating the best in contemporary clay. The event includes a special artist reception, sale, pottery exhibitions, workshops and free demonstrations and talks by the visiting artists. (Virtual shopping available Friday night.)

713 Monroe Ave

October 11, 12, 13

14607

NC

Seagrove Area Potters Association

Join the Seagrove Potters to celebrate National Clay week. Explore the Seagrove area potteries where over 100 ceramic artists call home.

Main Street

October 10, 11, 12, 13, 2019

27341

NC

Spruce Pine Potters Market

The Spruce Pine Potters Market is a unique gathering of the greatest potters and clay artists from our area. Enjoy wonderful food and beautiful handmade pottery on a colorful autumn weekend. Admission is free and lunches are available for purchase on site.
This annual invitational show exhibits a group of makers using many different clay techniques and styles. This event allows artists to bring the privacy of their studios to a group setting and invite the world in for a visit.

31 Cross Street

October 12, 13

28777

CA

Jackpots!

Come visit me in my studio. I'll have my new planters and pendants as well as framed tiles and some pretty special mugs. Bring your Christmas list and I'll help you check off each line.

4259 Feather Ave

Oct 12-13, 2019

92117

PA

K.Olson Ceramics

Join ceramic artist, Kirsten Olson for demonstrations, open studio, and gallery hours during National Clay Week.

34 W. Pomfret Street

October 10, 11, 12

17013

NY

Peekskill Clay Studios

Peekskill Clay Studios presents Irons in the Fire, an exhibition of ceramic work by 7 invited artists. The artists are connected by their passion for atmospheric firing. The show opens with a panel discussion in which they'll reflect upon the challenges and rewards of this process. The panel will be followed by a reception. Both are free and open to the public.

1000 N. Division Street, Suite #13A

October 12, 2019

10566

CA

Shoshana Parry

Come join the 3rd annual Soup Bowl Soiree! Stop by and check out all the beautiful bowls made by wonderful local artists. When you buy one (or two) you get to stay for dinner--soup, bread and a little wine! Remember, buying a work of art feeds your soul and helps feed hungry people in our area. ALL the proceeds go to the SF-Marin food bank!

106 Dominga Ave

October 12

94930

WA

Dubsea Coffee

Rat City Studios is facilitating an exhibition at Dubsea Coffee in October of 2019 – “The Community Cup”. Current and past students of 9-week classes, assistants and guest artists, and friends please join us in this fun event by adding your cup or cups to the showcase. We want to display the diversity of work happening in the area and people working (or who have worked). This exhibition will take place the whole month of October coinciding with National Clay Week! This will be a yearly event that grows as Dubsea has granted us an October exhibition space for the coming years. Reception Sunday October 6, 11am

9910 8th Ave SW

Month of October

98106

CA

Sarah McNutt, Alta Vista School

On October 13th in the AVS Lower School Tinker Room 12-5pm we will have an open-studio free make time. Come see demos by Art&Tinkering teacher Miss. McNutt, including throwing and hand-building for all ages adults & students. All community members are welcome, families, friends, and anyone who enjoys learning and making in clay.

450 Somerset St

October 13th

94134

OR

Side Door Ceramic Gallery

Daily Demos by artists Manya Wubbold and WiL LaBelle. Functional Pottery

5001 NE 30th Ave

Oct 11-13

97211

OH

The Dairy Barn Arts Center

All week, The Dairy Barn will feature a drop-in, hands-on, collaborative clay activity and display of local ceramic artists. Open Studios Weekend has additional events, studio tours and demonstrations at The Dairy Barn, Starbrick Gallery and Rock Riffle Run Pottery, celebrating the dynamic ceramic community of Southeast Ohio.

8000 Dairy Lane

Oct 7 - 13 (see website for specific event times)

45701

OR

London Bellman of Stardust Clayworks

I will be opening up my studio for folks to drop by ,check my art tiles,pottery and some jewelry from the last year of creating.

1410 North Alberta St

Oct. 11-13

97217

AR

Cre8ive Arts Network, Inc @ Chaffee Crossing Historic District

National Clay Week Participants
Speakers Jarrod Cluck- Digging Clay
Vincent Dafatta- Local Potteries of the 1890s and maybe more speakers...such as Arkansas Arts Recipient for 2019, Gailon Hudson.
Pottery throwing demos, art, and pottery for sale and public opportunities to participate, tickets and door prizes

7408 Buckhorn ( take 7405 Terry Street Entrance )

October, 12, 2019

72936

OR

CERemony

Ensconced in a sprawling vegetable garden, CERemony produces sculptural tableware, functional gardenware and kitchenware, and organic sculptures for the interior design market.

2821 SE 45th Avenue

Oct 11, 12, 13

97206

OR

Mandy Stigant

I am participating in Portland Open Studios that weekend and the next, so my studio will already be open to the public from 10am-5pm. Demos, work for sale, snacks!

6611 SE Harney

October 12-13

97206

OR

Ancient Potter studio

Open studio to come play and learn pottery basics.

16110 SW OAK CT

October 12th

97007

OR

Jeanne Henry

A potter for 40 years, I am known for elegant functional pottery and individually carved relief wall sculptures that creates illusions of depth and space, drawn from my photographs from around the world and NW landscapes. I also sculpt life size, true to breed chickens and Etruscan inspired animals.

3290 SE Harrison Street

October 12 & 13

97214

OR

FuzzyChef Pottery

11am-5pm: Two-day open pottery studio, with live pottery demos all day, and pottery for sale.

4210 NE 75th Ave.

October 12, 13

97218

CA

The Peninsula Pottery

A local non-profit hosting open studio at a local high school. Join us for a community mosaic and more.

555 Middlefield Rd

October 11

MO

Belger Crane Yard Studios

Belger Crane Yard Studios will host a hands-on workshop with Veronica Watkins on Saturday and Sunday. Both days of the workshop starts with morning demonstrations and give participants hands-on time to practice their new skills in the afternoon. Saturday focuses on throwing and altering. Sunday will focus on surface decoration techniques and Watkins will demonstrate the non-glaze surface she uses to give her pots a warm, soft touch. The workshop runs both days from 10-4. To enroll in the workshop, call 816-474-7316 or email gallery@belgerarts.org.

The Belger Gallery will also be open to the public (Friday, 10-5 and Saturday 10-4) and currently features an interactive installation completed by our Visiting Artist Rae Stern. The exhibition, comprised of groundbreaking works in porcelain and paper, focuses on the elusive and ephemeral nature of memory as both a personal and universal phenomenon. Through the manipulation of translucent attributes of porcelain and paper, and with innovative use of digital technology, the works pose questions about the relationship between object, memory, and time.

In addition to the exhibition and workshop, visitors are welcome to come during any open hours to walk through our studios and visit with the artists.

2011 Tracy Ave

October 12 - 13

64108

NC

Michele Hastings & Jeff Brown Pottery

The Magic of Clay
Visit Michele & Jeff in their studio and experience first hand, the magic of clay being turned into pots. Visitors will have the opportunity to watch the clay artists throw a variety of forms on the potters wheel. Michele and Jeff’s studio and showroom is located in one space, giving you the opportunity to shop for a special piece and observe demonstrations. Children are always welcome.

505 E MAIN ST

October 12

27341

RI

In God We Trust Ceramics

Hand print and foot print ornaments by 3 get the 4th free! Call to book your appointment. Great gifts for grandparents for Christmas!

33 Kent Street, Suite B

October 11, 12, 13

2806

TX

Dougherty Arts Center

Celebrate a journey of clay, community, and creativity during National Clay Week at the Dougherty Arts Center, October 7-12, 2019. The Dougherty will host workshops, exhibitions and demonstrations during this exciting nationwide event.

View all events at http://doughertyartscenter.eventbrite.com

1110 Barton Springs Rd

October 7-12, 2019

78704

OR

CHRIS BASKIN

Chris Baskin with intern Dwayne Sackey warmly invite you to a sale of atmospherically fired utilitarian art pottery from wood and soda kilns. Snacks! 10 am - 4pm.

4212 SE Liebe Street

October 12, 13, 2019

97206

PA

Carlisle Arts Learning Center

We have a wide variety of events planned from October 9-12 including a Family Night, Craft Beer & Clay Night, Make a Mug and an Open studio day where visitors can visit our studio and purchase pieces from our Student Sale! Come and see our clay community at work!

38 W. Pomfret Street

October 9, 10, 11, 12

17013

RI

Art By You at Weirdgirl Creations Pottery Studio

Paint some pottery, register for a try it wheel class, book a party, stop by and get creative!

33 Kent Street, Suite B

October 11, 12, 13

2806

CO

Willi Eggerman

Open Studio with demos and tours. Sculpture and pottery for sale.

1815 Orchard Ave.

Oct 12 & 13

80304

OR

Linda Workman-Morelli & Kathy Thompson

Yamhill County Art Harvest Studio Tour Oct. 4,5,6, and 11,12,13 10am-5pm. Six clay artists and 32 visual artists open their studios to the public. Live demos. Linda pit-fires and Kathy makes ceramic tiles and mosaics. $8 button grants access to all studios all six days.

20080 SW Jacquith Rd

October 4,5,6 and 11,12,13 2019

97132

WA

Proletariat Pizza

Rat City Studios is facilitating an exhibition at Proletariat Pizza in October of 2019. Current and past students of 9-week classes, assistants and guest artists, and friends please join us in this fun event by adding your wall-ready Platters and Plates to the showcase. We want to display the diversity of work happening in the area and the people working (or who have worked) here at RCS. This exhibition will take place the whole month of October and November coinciding with National Clay Week! We did this a few years back and hung nearly 100 plates and platters on the walls. Come see them in person!!!

9622-A 16th Ave SW

Month of Oct/ Nov.

98106

WA

Rat City Studios

Workshop: Sunshine Cobb Oct 12th

2410 SW 106th Street

Oct 12th, 2019

98146

WA

Good Earth Pottery

As clay artists, we make our living from community support. At Good Earth Pottery, we believe in the importance of expressing our gratitude for that support---by passing it on. During National Clay Week, 10% of all purchases will be donated to the Bellingham Food Bank.

1000 Harris Avenue

October 7-13

98225

OH

Carol McDonough

Take a ride in the country during peak leaf peeping time and check out C McDonough Designs studio. I will be firing Raku pottery throughout the day and all pottery is available for sale. Get a sneak peak in my etsy shop.

32120 McCumber Rd

October12

45775

OR

Andy Clift

Grand Opening of the Clift House Ceramics Home Studio Mini Gallery. Friday 11th 10:00 am - 5 pm

4600 SW Fairhaven Dr.

October 11, 2019

97221

OR

Ha Austin Ceramics

Celebrating National Clay Week w
•Lots of great pottery for sale by several talented artists
•FREE Demonstrations
•Carve Your Own Bowl Project ($55)
For additional information & to preorder your bowl for carving— haaustinceramics.com

2900 Wembley Park Road

October 18-20, 2019

97034

MN

Northern Clay Center

On Friday, October 10 NCC will host a walk through of our fall exhibition Horror Vacui, featuring works by Yana Payusova, Benjie Heu, Virgil Ortiz, Valerie Zimany, Molly Uravitch, April de Felipe, Patrick Coughlin, Melanie Sherman, Lindsay Montgomery, and work by the artists of Ardmore in South Africa. So far we know that Melanie Sherman, Yana Payusova, Molly Uravitch, and Valerie Zimany will be present for the walk through.

Saturday, October 11. Yana Payusova will be giving a demonstration in the NCC Studios from 9 am - 1 pm Central. We will have a remote login available for $20 and admission is $30 for those who are able to attend in real time. I'm not sure if this is something NCW wants to promote since there is an admission fee.

The artists of the NCC Studio Program will be present and ready to receive visitors and there will be a select group demonstrating their skills throughout the day. Every demo they do will be added to a cumulative group sculpture that visitors will be welcome to collaborate on too. We will be live-streaming from this happening on our IG feed.

2424 Franklin Ave East

October 11 & 12, 2019

55406

OR

Adrienne Stacey

Fully functioning urban pottery. We will have a kiln opening Saturday with work for sale.

3434 SE Brooklyn

Oct 11, 12, 13 Noon- 4 pm

97202

OR

Rosemary Tobiga/Opal Fire Studio

Showcasing local potters:
Garden objects, jewelry, household, sculptural and functional

2270 Hillcrest Dr.

October 11, 12, 13

97068

OR

Clay Circle Studio

5 artists, one location! Hand-built and sculptural ceramic figures, one-of-a-kind abstract ceramic and mixed-media sculpture, wall compositions and pottery, plus a textile artist specializing in art quilts and 3D constructions. Artists demonstrate techniques for forming and surface decoration and share their processes. A VAST selection of works for sale, all sizes and prices.

461 SW Alderwood Dr.

October 11, 12, 13

97068

IA

Erin Carpenter

I will have a selection of work for sale and will have pieces in progress for demonstrations. Visitors will be treated to light refreshments and two very friendly kitties.
Accessibility: My studio is in the basement, so visiting requires using stairs

2901 Arbor St

October 12, 13

50014

The concept for this event was inspired by

the Australian Ceramic Open Studios.

To learn more about their organization and events please visit: http://www.australianceramics.com/acos