Maine Pottery Tour weekend returns May 1, 2

Springtime in Maine can mean daffodils or snow, and sometimes both, but the first weekend in May has meant the Maine Pottery Tour for nearly a decade, according to the Tour, in a news release.  The 9th annual Maine Pottery Tour welcomes visitors on Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2021, to studios throughout the state, in including Lincoln, Knox, and Waldo counties.

“The self-guided Tour is an opportunity to enjoy spring in Vacationland and the hospitality of local potters in their studios,” said the Tour. “Eagerly anticipated by all who enjoy handmade pottery, as well as anyone looking for a special and unique Mother’s Day gift.”

Nearly 50 pottery studios around the state are organized into three regions of approximately 15 studios (see below) allow for several studios to be visited in a single outing.

“It's a fun chance to meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods,” said organizers.

Interactive maps of each region are available at MainePotteryTour.org and a full list of participating studios is below.

About the Tour

The tour’s goal is to make people aware of the potters in the state and to cultivate an appreciation and affection for handmade pots. Because of the tour, eating, drinking, and serving from one-of-a-kind plates, mugs, bowls, pitchers, platters and casseroles has become standard practice for large numbers of people.

“Once you drink morning coffee from a handmade mug, a production cup seems lackluster,” said the Tour. “Pots are uniquely intimate. What other art form do you raise to your lips, cradle in your hands, and trust with your food. Don’t need anything for the food and drink?  You will be surprised and delighted by the artists who sculpt, make tiles, wall vases, planters and other visual treats. It’s amazing what a lump of clay can do, in the right hands.”

 

Studio Listing

Western/ Central Region

Fine Mess Pottery

Augusta

A Lakeside Studio Pottery

Wayne

Malley Weber

Hallowell

Maple Lane Pottery

Windsor

Bog Pond Pottery

Phillips

Red Door Pottery

Augusta

Sunset Haven Pottery

Paris

Martha Grover and Joshua Rysted

Bethel

Whitefield Pottery

Whitefield

Jeffrey Lipton Pottery

Litchfield

Whitney Gill

Bowdoin

The Potter's House

Litchfield

d harwood Pottery aka Mudgirl

Winthrop

Miki Glasser Ceramics

Freedom

Orchard Lane Studios

Minot

Coastal Region

Neighborhood Clay & Liz Proffetty Ceramics

Damariscotta

Tyler Gulden Ceramics

Walpole

Prescott Hill Pottery

Liberty

Fireside Pottery

Warren

Dragon's Breath Pottery

Warren

Jody Johnstone Pottery

Swanville

Mainely Pottery

Belfast

EC Ceramics

E. Blue Hill

West Third Ceramics

Belfast

Barbara Walch Pottery

Thorndike

Miki Glasser

 

Van der Ven Studios

Lincolnville

Everyday Pottery

Belmont

Southern Region

Portland Pottery

Portland

Adrian King Pottery

Portland

Homeport Pottery

Kennebunkport

Wendy Twitchell Porcelain

Kennebunkport

Creative Energy Images

Cornish

Cedar Mountain Potters

Parsonsfield

Buckland Ceramics

Bridgton

Zwellen Pottery

Limington

Sarah Fitzpatrick

 

Shannon Wong Pottery

Portland

Bentley Pottery

Portland

Delany Arts

Yarmouth

Heather Abt

Portland

Chari Chalmers

Westbrook

Muddy Toes Pottery

New Gloucester

Peeper Pond Studio

Scarborough

MEC Pottery

Cape Neddick

Southern Maine Pottery Guild

Kittery

Ash Cove Pottery

Harpswell

 
 

Event Date: 

Sat, 05/01/2021 (All day)
Sun, 05/02/2021 (All day)