Door County Art Scene: Potters’ Guild Welcomes New Members

The Door County Potters’ Guild welcomes three new members for the 2009 season. Ellison Bay Pottery (John Dietrich and Diane McNeil), Plum Bottom Pottery (Chad Luberger), and Off the Wheel Pottery (Renee Schwaller) will be joining the current long-time members, which include The Potters Wheel (Abe and Ginka Cohn), Gills Rock Stoneware (Larry and Judy Thoreson), Clay Bay Pottery (David and Jeanne Aurelius), Ephraim Clayworks (Brian and Tracey Fitzgerald) and TR Pottery (Tony and Renee Gebauer).

The Potters’ Guild, which formed in 1976, was the idea of Abe and Ginka Cohn as a way to advertise as a group and promote one another’s professional and unique talents as ceramic artists in Door County. The Guild looks forward to continuing their functions of the past and growing stronger with the addition of the new members. Some projects they are planning for the 2009 season include a new rack card, a Door County Potter’s Guild Web site and an annual show.

The public has an opportunity to view works by the current and new Guild members at the present exhibition at the Peninsula School of Art in Fish Creek titled “Potters’ Guild & Friends.” The exhibit, which runs through January 3, features a wide variety of work by the eight local potters displaying their diverse styles and techniques.

Several of the new and current Guild members have events planned for Thanksgiving weekend and are open in the winter. Call individual galleries for more information.