The Door County Potters’ Guild invites everyone to their annual studio tour, May 5 and 6, from 10 am to 5 pm. This year’s theme is “Pitchers of All Sizes” and nine unique studios on the peninsula are participating. The potters welcome guests to their studios and galleries to see new work created over the winter. Each gallery features their own distinct styles and techniques ranging from traditional wood firing to contemporary experiments with form and color. Maps for the event can be found at DoorCountyPottersGuild.com or at any participating studios. Here’s a peek at what to expect at each studio/gallery.
Lily Bay Pottery will be serving up original new work to satisfy your visual senses. After a long winter we are looking forward to conversations with our visitors. We’ll have some Betty Crocker’s old fashioned, home baked cookies with libations for the festivities.
Plum Bottom Gallery is featuring not only work from resident artist Chad Luberger but also guest potter, Pat Black, from Iron Mountain, Michigan. See how she incorporates found objects from her walks along the shores of our Great Lakes into her work. Meet potter Chad Luberger and enjoy snacks, wine and coffee all weekend.
Off the Wheel Pottery is excited to show the new work resident potters, Renee Schwaller and Greg Pieper, have been creating a all winter. They will also have fresh work by several returning potters and a couple of new artists. Snacks and demonstrations will be provided throughout the weekend.
Tony and Renée Gebauer will be working on-site, at TR Pottery, creating functional wheel-thrown pottery. Visitors can see all stages of production from clay preparation to kiln unloading. Their work focuses on traditional forms and is designed and priced to be used and enjoyed as part of daily life.
Ryan Pederson has been busy making work all winter, so stop by Ephraim Clayworks to see what is new.
Jeanne and David Aurelius at Clay Bay Pottery have been creating a wide variety of pitchers for this event, as well as many other fun and fanciful pieces. There will be studio tours, demonstrations, and refreshments.
Thor and Judy Thoreson will be proudly displaying pottery produced in the Gills Rock Pottery studio during the winter months. Also featured will be wooden ware, linens, and other fine home accessories.”
Come to Lynn’s Pottery to see her beautiful pottery in an array of eclectic, electric colors. Mugs, goblets, bowls, casseroles, vases and more. Also featuring baskets by Yvonne Kett and paintings and tiles by Randy LaLuzerne
Ellison Bay Pottery’s pitchers come in many sizes and colors and shapes. Resident Potter John Dietrich will be demonstrating at the potter’s wheel how he makes his pitchers. Refreshments.