The 9th Annual Berkshire Pottery Tour
Berkshire County (Several Towns, Berkshire, MA 01230, Berkshire MA)
**The 9th Annual Berkshire Pottery Tour**
Saturday and Sunday, September 24 & 25, 10am to 5:00pm
Great Barrington, Stockbridge, Richmond, Monterey, New Marlborough
For more information contact: Ellen Grenadier, email@example.com, 413 528 9973
The self-guided 9th Annual Berkshire Pottery Tour will take place the weekend of Sept. 24-25, 2022, 10am to 5pm each day. The tour is designed in a geographic loop and participants can start at any of the 5 studios. Orange and white Berkshire Pottery Tour road signs will be posted at key turns on the weekend of the event.
The potters and their locations include: Daniel Bellow (Great Barrington), Ben Evans (Richmond), Ellen Grenadier (Monterey), Linda Skipper (New Marlborough), and Paula Shalan (Stockbridge), and The Berkshire Art Center (Stockbridge). At each of the five core studios, the potters will be available to talk about their clay work and/or to demonstrate their techniques. There will also be wares on display for purchase.
Seven guest potters will be present on the tour, offering an even greater array of functional and sculptural ceramics. Their names and host studios include: Lois Aronow (Daniel Bellow); Harry Levenstein (Ben Evans); Connie Talbot and Michael McCarthy (Ellen Grenadier); Rie McCarthy (Paula Shalan); and Lorimer Burns and Hunter Cady (Berkshire Art Center).
A detailed map is available on the Berkshire Pottery Tour Website as well as on widely distributed brochures. Attendees who pick up a Berkshire Pottery brochure and have it initialed at each studio will be entered into a raffle to win a gift of five pots donated by the host potters.
Visitors can see a preview of each studio via a short film on the Berkshire Pottery Tour website: www.berkshirepotterytour.com.
Together the potters tell a compelling narrative on the tour, though their styles are vastly different. Visitors will be treated to a variety of constructions, glazes, firing techniques (electric kiln, gas kiln, and smoke), and studio styles on display. They will also get an intimate look into the artists' studios. According to Grenadier, "So many folks are turning to pottery for a hands-on creative experience. They want to see behind the scenes, the why and where and how others make pots. This tour is an invitation to poke around and ask questions!”
For more information on the Berkshire Pottery Tour: https://www.berkshirepotterytour.com/
Berkshire Pottery Tour Map: https://www.berkshirepotterytour.com/map
Berkshire Pottery Tour Video: https://www.berkshirepotterytour.com/
Instagram: @berkshirepotterytour, https://www.instagram.com/berkshirepotterytour/