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2019 – The 5th Annual Flower City Pottery Invitational
October 10 - October 13(Varies)
ANNUAL FLOWER CITY POTTERY INVITATIONAL
OCTOBER 10-13, 2019 | ROCHESTER, NY
Preview Sale & Opening Reception: Friday, Oct. 11, 6–8:00 p.m
The event starts on the 10th but the opening for the show is on Friday/11th, and the sale is on Saturday and Sunday, 12th/13.
Flower City Arts Center is proud to welcome, for the fifth year, 20 premier ceramic artists from across North America for a long weekend celebrating the best in contemporary clay. The event includes a special artist reception, sale, pottery exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and talks by the visiting artists.
This is a unique opportunity for collectors, clay enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates finely-crafted, handmade work to meet and talk with masters of the field and see a large body of their work. Whether you prefer contemporary design or rustic tableware, hundreds of hand-crafted pots will be exhibited and available for purchase, and their makers will be on site to talk about and demonstrate their work. For those of you who are new to contemporary ceramics, this is the perfect opportunity to see the range of work being made with this extremely versatile material.
Not in Rochester, but interested in purchasing work? We will have personal shoppers available for 15-minute appointments on Friday, October 11th beginning at 8pm EST ($20 ticket required). To secure an appointment, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Planning for the Flower City Pottery Invitational began in early 2014 when area potters Matt Metz and Richard Aerni discussed bringing fellow esteemed ceramic artists together for a weekend exhibit, following the example of similar shows like the Old Church Pottery Invitational in Demarest, NJ and the popular American Pottery Festival in Minneapolis. Rochester seemed like the perfect city to hold a similar event, being in the middle of a clay mecca, with RIT’s School for American Craft and Alfred University close by, as well as strong clay programs in Syracuse and Buffalo. Metz and Aerni partnered with Flower City Arts Center and, together with artist Peter Pincus, invited colleagues from around the country to participate in the inaugural event October 2015.
Friday: 6 – 8:00 p.m. (with ticket only)
Saturday: 10 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (free and open to the public)
Sunday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (free and open to the public)