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Uptown Clay – Spring Open House and Ceramics Sale

Spring Open House Event. Mark your calendars; Saturday April 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM.

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Spring Open House Event

The artists are all working hard getting work ready for the spring Open House Event.  Mark your calendars;  Friday April 29th from 5:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, April 30th from 1:00-7:00 PM.  We will have some great new work from all the artists in addition to new work from some of our new studio mates.  All of our pottery is made locally by artists who live and work in the Uptown community.  This is truly shopping local!  

We are so proud of our Studio Mate – Ryan Archibald

Our studio mate Ryan is having a show this month at the prestigious Northern Clay Center’s, Emily Galusha Gallery. Ryan was the recipient of the of the 2013 Anonymous Potters Studio Fellowship. Ryan lives in Minneapolis, where he works full-time as a potter at Dock 6 Pottery and maintains a studio at Fire on the Greenway. Over the course of his residency at NCC, he worked to develop a body of mid-range, soda-fired pottery. His work is driven by the contrast of geometry and line with the unpredictable nature of soda firing. Join us at the opening reception on Friday January 16th, 2015 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at: Northern Clay Center 2424 Franklin Avenue East Minneapolis, MN 55406

Jon’s work is featured on the Pure and Simple Pottery website

As artists, we are always searching for tools or solutions that help us get to our vision. Jon is total “tool geek” and is always willing to try some new tool or crazy thing that allows him to create something new or create something a little bit faster or quicker. A couple of years ago he stumbled on Pure and Simple molds that offer some amazing shapes that allow the artist to create some fabulous hump and slump mold forms, quickly and efficiently. These are basically big pieces of plaster that the artist uses to dry clay over or in, and the clay takes on the shape of the form used. Using the forms has allowed Jon to create large functional, serving pieces without a lot of time spent making the plaster forms or the clay forms which allows him to maximize the amount of time he spends on the surface decorating, which is his true passion. Recently the Pure and Simple website featured some artist work that use their forms and they featured some …

Upcoming Holiday Open House and Sale

The kiln is working overtime with all the great pieces coming out in preparation for the upcoming Open House and Show. Mark your calendars – we have a glass of wine with your name on it! Our hours are: Friday, December 5th  from 6:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks. Saturday, December 6th from 1:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks and Saturday, December 13th from 10:00-6:00.      

Powderhorn Art Fair 2014

We all had such a great time at the Art Fair this year and we really appreciate all of our loyal supporters turning out to see us and our work. We had a wonderful weekend of great weather, the vendors and artist were all top notch, and we met a lot of new friends that loved and responded to what we’ve been working on the past few months. For artists who haven’t participated in the Powderhorn Art Fair, you can’t ask for a group of folks that is more supportive and willing to work with you; from making sure you are all right, by feeding you breakfast and lunch and by doing a great job marketing the event. The volunteers who supported the event did a wonderful job and we appreciate all of their efforts. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the booth and for the hardworking folks at Powderhorn who  made it all possible.