I’m back in Minneapolis! For the second year in a row I have the great honor to participate in the American Pottery Festival as a Guest Artist. And after the prolonged extremely hot temps in PDX this summer and wildfire smoke and ash filling the city sky this past week…I might decide to just stay.
“Minnesota Nice” is real and no joke! I’ve never felt more gracious hospitality and profound love for pottery. Studio pottery is part of the local culture here, due in no small part to Warren MacKenzie and many other potters who have been laying down roots here since the mid-20th century. The region and its vibrant community of potters have been hosting the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour for 25 years, and is currently being honored by the Walker Art Center through the exhibition A Culture of Pots: The 25th Anniversary of the St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour. So, between the American Pottery Festival at Norther Clay Center and the St. Croix Valley show at the Walker, it’s clay fest in Minneapolis this weekend!
Tumblers and mugs (bottoms up!), ready for glazing, and APF-bound!