Potters Guild Throws “Bowl-A-Palooza”
The Door County Potters Guild will hold their annual studio tour and sale May 3 and 4, 10 am – 5 pm. “Bowl-a-palooza” will feature handmade bowls created by seven unique potteries. The potters invite everyone to “take the tour” and visit their studios and galleries and be the first to see new work created over the winter. The following is a sneak peak of what each pottery will offer:
• Clay Bay Pottery, Ellison Bay
Potters and owners Jeanne and David Aurelius will have a wide variety of bowls of many shapes and sizes. They will be decorated with colorful scenes of the area, floral motifs, and geometric decorations.
• Gill Rock Stoneware
Tour their studio and see pots in different stages of completion. The finished pottery will be displayed as well as table linens, wooden utensils, and glass vases.
• TR Pottery, Fish Creek
Watch pottery being made. Tony and Renee Gebauer work on-site creating functional, wheel-thrown pottery. Visitors can see all stages of production from clay preparation to kiln unloading. Their work focuses on traditional forms and is designed and priced to be used and enjoyed.
• Ephraim Clayworks
New work by resident potter Ryan Pederson will be featured and he’ll be throwing throughout the weekend.
• Ellison Bay Pottery
As part of their 40th anniversary year, John and Diane will demonstrate the raku process with a limited edition bowls made especially for this event. There will be demonstrations, a drawing for a free Anniversary Raku Bowl and refreshments.
• Off the Wheel Pottery, Egg Harbor
Sgraffito demonstrations throughout the weekend, and homemade cookies and cider will be served.
• Plum Bottom Pottery, Egg Harbor
See the newest porcelain work from resident ceramic artist Chad Luberger in the expanded gallery. There will be wine and light refreshments.
Maps for the tour can be picked up at any of the galleries on the tour. For more information visit doorcountypottersguild.com.