Art of the Pot – this weekend!

2015 Studio Tour | May 9 & 10
Sat – 10 to 5pm, Sun – 12 to 5pm*

*Claudia Reese’s Studio will open at 10 am Sunday for Brunch

Art of the Pot is a collective of Austin based potters committed to
expanding the reach and understanding of contemporary studio pottery
through studio tours, public lectures and gallery and museum

Art of the Pot was founded in 2004 as a way to bring some much-needed
emphasis and interest to the contemporary pottery scene here in
Austin.  The goals of the founding members were modest at that time;
invite a few potters from out of town to come to their studios for a
weekend show and sale and give the public a chance to see something new
in the field of contemporary pottery.

After over 10 years, the modest beginnings have bloomed into a fully
formed studio tour with national recognition.  Annually the Art of the
Pot principles host 10 or more invited guests from across the country in
their studios for an event-filled weekend.  This year’s host are
Melissa Mencini, Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr, and Claudia Reese. With
funding from the City of Austin’s Cultural Arts Grant our programming
has expanded to include public lectures and educational events.  We
continue to develop wonderful and unique partnerships with local
restaurants, galleries and businesses that help us further the goal of
our group, to expand the reach of contemporary studio pottery throughout
Austin, Texas and the greater community.

Art of the Pot 2014

Are you ready….The
AotP Studio Tour is this week!  As artists around the country are
finishing up their work for our tour we wanted to give you a few more
details about our busy week ahead.
Lecture & Demonstration Added-  
NCECA Emerging Artist and Art of the Pot guest Renee Brown will be in Austin to present a lecture and demonstration to Greater Austin Clay Artists (GACA).
Thursday May 8, 2014 from 7-9pm
 St Edwards Ceramics Studio.  She will recap her lecture given at this
year’s national conference, and demonstrate her soft forming process as
well as the application of her colorful marbleized engobe.  Free and
open to the public.  
VIP Collector’s Preview Tour-
We have a few tickets left for the always popular Bus Tour on Friday May 9th from 5:30-10pm.  Info and tickets here.
AotP Studio Tour- 
As always, the Studio Tour is free and open to the public on Saturday May 10th from 10am-5pm and Sunday May 11th from 1pm-5pm. AotP Host artists will be opening up their studios at 4 destinations across Austin.  Delicious food and beverage companion events are returning to each studio location throughout the weekend!  


Hosted by-
Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Melissa Mencini, Lisa Orr & Claudia Reese
Guest Artists-
Anderson, Birdie Boone, Renee Brown, Sunshine Cobb, Bruce Dehnert,
Martina Lantin, Gaye Lynn & Michael Hodgson, Lisa Naples, Peter
Pincus & Adam Posnak.
The full brochure and tour map are available for download here: 2014 AotP Brochure.

Art of the Pot is One Week Away!

Joan Bruneau

10th Annual AotP Studio Tour: May 11th &12

Chris Campbell & Ryan McKerley Hosting: Bryan Hopkins & Joan Bruneau

Keith Kreeger Hosting Dan Anderson & Courtney Murphy *NEW LOCATION*

Claudia Reese Hosting Cynthia Bringle, Daniel Teran & Forrest Middleton

Lisa Orr Hosting Kyle Carpenter & Jim Smith

Plus the Artstream Nomadic Gallery at SnackBar Austin!!!

Studio Tour Hours: Saturday May 11th: 10-5 • Sunday May 12th: 11-5

Companion events at each studio during the tour:

Saturday AM: Lisa Orr will have coffee and breakfast treats at Lisa’s courtesy of SnackBar Austin.

Saturday PM: Keith Kreeger is hosting his annual
“Shots & Pots” party.  Stop by for a Mezcal Tasting with Wahaka
Mezcal, food from Paul Qui’s East Side King and music from DJ Hear No

Sunday AM: Claudia will be serving delectable brunch bites for Mother’s Day Brunch, made by the inestimable Mary Francaes DesPres!

Sunday PM: Ryan and Chris will have a pizza party courtesy of East Side Pies.

Download a Brochure: AotPBrochure2013

2013 AotP Studio Tour Google Map here.

VIP Collector’s Preview Tour: Friday May 10th: 6pm-10pm: Details and Tickets available here.

All of the info and details is on the AotP website:

Art of the Pot is a collective of Austin-based potters committed to expanding the reach of contemporary studio pottery through studio tours, public lectures and gallery exhibitions. Funding is provided in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin Cultural arts Division

2013 Art of the Pot Lineup and Tour Details Announced!

We are thrilled to celebrate our 10th year and we have an amazing roster of artists for the tour.  AotP
Hosts Chris Campbell, Keith Kreeger, Ryan McKerley, Lisa Orr and
Claudia Reese are thrilled to host another year of the nationally
recognized AotP Studio Tour!

The Studio Tour will be full of beautiful ceramics and amazing
events.  The VIP Preview Tour is back!  Companion events during the
weekend with delicious Eats and Drinks are going to be bigger and better
at each stop and the Artstream Nomadic Gallery has made the trek from
Colorado and will be at Snack Bar on South Congress.

All of the info you need to plan your visit to AotP 2013 is on our website!

VIP Preview Tour: 
Friday May 10th 5:30pm
Grab your VIP Seat and get the first look at the 2013 AotP Studio Tour.

Eventbrite - 2013 AotP VIP Collector's Tour

Each ticket gets you a seat on the inaugural AotP Collector’s Bus Tour.  R&R
Limosouine Service will transport you to all 5 stops of the 2013 AotP
Studio Tour. You’ll be greeted at each tour location with a refreshment
and food provided by Word of Mouth Catering.
This is a special
opportunity to talk with the artists and see all of the work in an
intimate setting.  You will get first dibs on all work from all of the
artists of the 2013 AotP Studio Tour.
AotP Hosts: Chris Campbell, Claudia Reese, Keith Kreeger, Lisa Orr & Ryan McKerley 2013
Guest Artists: Dan Anderson, Cynthia Bringle, Joan Bruneau, Kyle
Carpenter, Forrest Middleton, Courtney Murphy, Jim Smith, Daniel Teran
plus The ArtStream Nomadic Trailer!
The VIP Tour Begins at 6pm
and the bus will return to the first location at the end of the evening.
 Details of the stops will be emailed to attendees in April.  Space is
limited so sign up before it’s too late!
“AotP Invites” at San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts: 
We’re kicking off our 10 year’s of AotP with Art of the Pot Invites: at SAMFA April
18th thru June 23rd.  An invitational ceramics exhibits featuring work
of the founders of Austin’s Art of the Pot tour, and seven Art of the
Pot guest artists selected by the founders.  The exhibitions is part of
the San Angelo Ceramics Symposium and AotP will be there for a panel
discussion and gallery reception on April 19th and a workshop on APril
20th.  More info can be found on the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts website.
Campbell Invites Rick Dunn, Lisa Orr Invites Allegheny Meadows, Keith
Kreeger Invites Mark Shapiro, Claudia Reese Invites Sandy Simon, Ryan
McKerley Invites Lorna Meaden, Rebecca Roberts Invites gwendolyn
yoppolo, Marian Haigh Invites Finn Alban.
2013 Art of the Pot Ceramics Studio Tour:
Saturday May 11th 10am-5pm & Sunday May 12th 11am-5pm


AotP Studio Tour Events:


VIP Collector’s Preview Tour: Friday May 10, 5:30pm. 
Private bus tour with cocktails & food by Word of Mouth Catering at each studio. Tickets are $75.
Tour & Sale: Saturday, May 11, 10am-5pm | Sunday, May 12, 11am-5pm
Eats & Drinks: Each studio will feature a special event with curated food and drink.
Art of the Pot is a collective of Austin-based potters committed to expanding the reach of contemporary studio pottery through studio tours, public lectures and gallery exhibitions. Funding is provided in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the City of Austin Cultural arts Division
All of the info and details is on the AotP website:  
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