American Pottery Festival 2020

American Pottery Festival 2020

NCC's Annual pottery festival and fundraiser in person and online

During the American Pottery Festival, ceramic artists from across the country will illuminate and celebrate the honor in, and value of, the millions of ways to be and live and create in the U.S. This year, APF features a virtual conference and an exhibition and sale. 

Sign up for virtual workshops, demonstrations, artist lectures, and more

APF artists will offer weekday interactive virtual workshops and a full weekend of demonstrations, panels, and lectures, all with the opportunity to immerse yourself in their worlds and pose questions. In addition, everyone is welcome to join us nightly, Wednesday through Saturday, for evening social hours and artist lectures.

The festival is a five-day opportunity to choose from an array of finely-crafted objects from engaging artists, available for purchase both in-person with ticketed gallery appointments and online.

American Pottery Festival 2020 Invited Artists include:
Ashley Bevington, Patty Bilbro, Andy Bissonnette, Doug Casebeer, Pattie Chalmers, Amanda Dobbratz, Justin Donofrio, Sanam Emami, Brett Freund, Stuart Gair, Guillermo Guardia, Mike Helke, Peter Jadoonath, Randy Johnston, Bill Jones, Kathy King, Forrest Lesch-Middelton with Arash Shirinbab, Jordan McDonald, Catie Miller, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Tricia Schmidt, Mike Tavares, Sandra Torres, Daniel Velasquez, Kurt Brian Webb 

Conference
This year, we determined the safest way for us all to come together for the education component of APF weekend is through virtual platforms. Local workshop participants will have the opportunity to come to NCC to pick up the clay and supplies needed to participate, and return their work to be bisque fired as part of their workshop fee.

APF artists will offer weekday interactive virtual workshops and a full weekend of demonstrations, panels, and lectures, all with the opportunity to immerse yourself in their worlds and pose questions. In addition, everyone is welcome to join us nightly, Wednesday through Saturday, for evening social hours and artist lectures. 

Exhibition & Sale
 APF launched this year with a Preview Show introducing participating artists and featuring their work in our online gallery. Annually, NCC invites a group of artists whose wares represent an array of aesthetics and materials—from humble wares rooted in historic processes, to audacious explorations of form and surface, to technical mastery of new technologies—all established in balanced composition and service to utility. Every September, APF presents over 1500 wares from the hands of the most accomplished ceramic artists in the country alongside makers who carry the promise of tomorrow. All are remarkable. This year, the festival is a five-day opportunity to choose from an array of finely-crafted objects from engaging artists in support of NCC programming. Your APF purchases underscore the impact makers have on our world. Shop NCC's Online Gallery.

Fundraiser
 First and foremost, APF is Northern Clay Center’s annual fundraiser. All contributions and NCC’s portion of the purchased work, created by the 2020 APF artists, support NCC’s programs in advancement of the ceramic arts for artists, learners, and the community, through education, exhibitions, and artist services. Never has our annual fundraiser been more valued and necessary. More Information

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