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Save the Date: 40th Annual West Virginia Potters’ Gathering

March 13-15

The West Virginia Potters’ Gathering helps potters of all experience levels learn new skills, new techniques and get re-inspired by the work of potters from around the world.

This year, Carol Long brings her art, inspired by botanical life and hidden aspects of nature, to Cedar Lakes and the 40th Annual Potters’ Gathering. Known for her elaborate creations, incorporating flow of shape, line and texture, Carol will demonstrate a variety of techniques, including intricate slip application and glazing.

This year’s schedule:

Friday, March 13 I 6pm – Traditional potluck dinner (bring your favorite dish in your favorite pottery to¬†share with your friends), followed by a presentation of Carol’s work.

Saturday, March 14 I 9am-5pm – Carol will demonstrate her techniques and share her skills, knowledge and experiences with participants. Questions and discussions are encouraged throughout the workshop.

Sunday, March 15 I 9am-4pm – Demonstration continues as Carol uses hand building, texture presses and free flowing handles, along with other decorating techniques to finish pots started on Saturday.

Workshop fees (includes Saturday dinner):

Full Workshop Tuition $155
Student Tuition (with ID) $85
Saturday Only – Commuters includes lunch and dinner $98

Pay by check or credit card. Contact Anne Swadley at 304-643-4441 or email and use 40th PG 2020 in the subject line. For a registration form, contact Anne or see Mike and Karen at Capitol Clay Arts Company.

If you choose to stay at Cedar Lakes, contact the office 304-372-7860 for rates and booking. Please tell the office you’re with the Potters’ Gathering when you register.

Photograph above is the property of Carol Long and used here only to promote her appearance.

Links We Like

West Virginia boasts so many incredibly talented potters. Here are just a few links we’re following right now:

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Work by one of the state’s best-loved potters¬†

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