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2018 West Virginia Potter’s Gathering 

Hand building expert Vince Pitelka headlined the 2018 Potter’s Gathering held at Cedar Lakes Conference Center in Ripley, March 9-11. Pitelka is a professor at Tennessee Technical University’s School of Art, Craft & Design at Appalachian Center for Craft in central Tennessee (about 60 miles east of Nashville) .

Large-Scale Coil Pot

Roughed in coil

Taking the mystery out of coils, Vince demonstrated how to create a large, beautiful and elegant pot using simple coils, a rib and minimal scoring and slip application. Vince_finished large coil pot

The finished pot, smoothed with a Shur-Form tool and slugs added.

Links We Like

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

Exquisite pottery by Keith Lahti

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

Classic or whimsical pottery by Lindsay Philabaun

Amazing pottery with a sense of humor

Tamarack, the best of West Virginia