Touring for Pottery

{ Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th } See the work 9 local potters at 8 studios at the Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour.

Nine local potters will open their studios at the end of July for the 11th annual Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour. Recognized as one of the best contemporary craft events in the Northeast, the tour introduces a new element this year. Local chefs will join artists at their studios at every stop of the tour to celebrate the connection between handmade pottery and homegrown food. Culinary offerings include everything from Mt. Tom’s Homemade Ice Cream to farm-fresh sandwiches from The Lone Wolf and others. Live pottery demonstrations are also slated for each stop.

The Hilltown 6 is a group of nationally-recognized potters based in the hilltowns of Western Massachusetts, including Robbie Heidinger, Christy Knox, Maya Machin, Michael McCarthy, Hiroshi Nakayama, Mark Shapiro, Eric Smith, Constance Talbot, and Sam Taylor.

This year’s diverse group of artists and rolling schedule of educational demonstrations and talks span a broad range of ceramic art from around the region and across the country. Visitors will have the chance to climb inside a massive wood kiln, watch master potters shape beautiful pieces of art from formless hunks of mud, and scarf down locally prepared morsels off of handmade plates.

Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour
Western Massachusetts
Saturday, July 29th and Sunday, July 30th
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Free and open to the public
Top image: Pottery by Hiroshi Nakayama, courtesy Hilltown 6 Pottery Tour
Janet ReynoldsTouring for Pottery

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