Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour

The Tenth Annual Michiana Pottery Tour has taken a new approach during the pandemic. The 2021 event is planned as a hybrid event on September 25-26, 2021. With lingering uncertainty and varying levels of comfort from person to person due to COVID variants, the 2021 Pottery Tour will be a hybrid event. Some artists will have work available in-person at one of six stops. Some artists will have work available for online purchase only. Some artists will have work available in-person AND online.The event will be hosted virtually at www.michianapotterytour.com and in-person at various locations around the Michiana Region.

Guests interested in the in-person event can visit the Michiana Pottery Tour website for a details map of locations and artist participants. While visiting the website guests will also be directed to the websites and contact information of all participating artists. Guests may purchase and/or view information about each artist thru these direct links.

Interest in contemporary functional pottery is growing in the Michiana area. This tour will feature ceramic artists with local and national exhibition experience. Additionally, a new book about the potters of the Michiana region titled, The Michiana Potters, was written by Meredith McGriff, and traces the networks and culture surrounding the potters working in the region. The author will be a participant in the virtual tour this year and copies of the book are available by following links on the Michiana Pottery Tour website.

 

The video was shot by Goshen College students and edited by pottery tour participant Keith Hershberger.

Hosts of the tour include Mark Goertzen, Justin Rothshank, Sadie Misiuk, Brandon “Fuzzy” Schwartz, Trevor Daugherty, Alec Hoogland, and the Goshen Clay Artists Guild. Hosts have invited guests from near and far to join in this year’s event. Visit www.michianapotterytour.com for more information. Information and images can also be found on the Facebook site, www.facebook.com/michianapotterytour or on Instagram, @michianapotterytour.

 

upcoming events @ Belger Crane Yard Gallery

Join Jonathan Christensen Caballero for an artist talk this Friday, August 6th at 7 PM at the Belger Crane Yard Gallery (2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO). Jonathan Christensen Caballero’s exhibition La Gente/The People, on view in the Gallery, explores themes of race, class, familial ties, and labor issues.  Jonathan will discuss the inspiration and multiple layers of meaning in his work, and the technical aspects and materials used to create his life-sized, mixed-media sculptures.

This presentation is free and open to the public.  Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be provided. Please visit our website to RSVP and for our most updated COVID-19 safety measures.

Collaborative work by Tuile-Fionnuala and Paul Maloney is on view in the Belger Crane Yard Gallery (2011 Tracy Ave., Kansas City, MO 64108) and is available online through Tuesday, August 31. The creative process for this international collaboration began in the studio of Tuile-Fionnuala, an 11-year old ceramic artist based in Ontario, Canada, where the works were given their initial shape and form.  In their wet stage, the newly formed objects were then sent to Belger Crane Yard Studio Manager Paul Maloney.  Paul contributed to the process with additional hand-building, glazing, and firing of the work at Belger. To learn more about each artist and their process, visit our website.

Tons more awesome upcoming stuff on their website! Check it out HERE.