WNC Pottery Festival

November 3rd 2018 10am-4pm

The festival will go on rain or shine.

Join us for our 13th annual festival!

This juried event showcases more than 40 master potters, with many demonstrations in a variety of techniques.

Come see why it's become a top arts event in the mountains, attended annually by several thousand aficionados of pottery.

2018 Featured Potter

Judy Brater

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I grew up influenced by family artists . Art has been my purpose in life , my chosen vocation . I received my formal education from the University of Cincinnati where I studied painting and ceramics .
For 46 years , I have been developing my craft . Creativity is inspired by my natural surroundings . When I pass on a piece that I have created to a customer who years later will tell me they are still enjoying the piece they acquired , my life is worth every minute I spend in clay !

How I make vessels
. Slab or shell thrown forms including vases and bowls
. Leather hard surface is decorated by carving , incising , and stamping
. Coils are placed individually on the leather hard rim to form a collar
. No mold or templates are used for added designs - all free hand
. Hand painted glazes and fired to Cone 6 in an electric kiln