The Door County Potters’ Guild invites the community to their annual studio tour on May 7 – 8, 10 am – 5 pm. This year features handmade vases from all seven unique studios on the peninsula. The potters invite guests to visit their studios and galleries and be the first to see new work created over the winter. Each gallery features their own distinct styles and techniques. Maps for the event can be found at DoorCountyPottersGuild.com or at any participating studios. Here’s a peek what to expect at each studio gallery.
Clay Bay Pottery
Celebrating their 40th year, David and Jeanne Aurelius will demonstrate creating various types of vases on the wheel. There will be a tile demonstration and they’ll unload a glaze firing. Refreshments will be served and there will be a drawing to win a vase.
Ellison Bay Pottery
The vases John and Diane have been working on all winter are a mix of John’s signature style and their explorations into new shapes, glazes and artwork. There will be vases, a variety of ikebanas and small planters. Refreshments served both days and a free demonstration on Sunday 1 – 3 pm.
Off The Wheel Pottery
There will be snacks, demonstrations and the debut of work by two new potters and resident potters, Renee’ Schwaller and Greg Pieper.
Gills Rock Stoneware
Judy and Thor Thoreson invite guests to stop in to see their latest work that will include an array of vases.
Watch pottery being made as Tony and Renée Gebauer work on-site creating functional wheel-thrown pottery. Visitors can see all stages of production from clay preparation to kiln unloading.
Plum Bottom Pottery & Gallery
Come see the latest work of resident porcelain artist Chad Luberger and well as four other guest potters. Enjoy special vintner’s blend wines from von Stiehl Winery while browsing the artwork.