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November 2-4, 2018

Seventeen of the nation’s top ceramic artists gather for a pottery show focusing on functional pottery in the heart of Washington, DC. The ticketed preview reception offers collectors and fans the first chance to see and purchase the work of these esteemed artists, as well as receive a free, collectable tasting cup made by one of the potters. The free show and sale on Saturday and Sunday offer the chance to browse works and spend time getting to know the artists. The laid back, casual environment lends itself to conversations about the art and process behind it.

Two collaborative events with District Clay round out the weekend. On Thursday, Dan Finnegan and other artists gather at District Clay for a pottery jam. This fun and interactive event features potters challenging each other, collaborating, and having a great time while explaining their techniques. On Saturday, District Clay ventures to Hill Center for a raku firing. Join us in the West Plaza to decorate your masterpiece, go visit the show and sale, and return to pick up a gem after the firing. A fun event for kids and adults alike!

2018 Pottery on the Hill line-up

Richard Aerni* | Bandana Pottery (Michael Hunt/Naomi Dalglish) | Mary Barringer | Birdie Boone* | Robert Briscoe | Andrea Denniston* | Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz*  | Dan Finnegan | Kenyon Hansen* | Kate Johnston* | Michael Kline | Matthew Metz | Mark Shapiro | Stacy Snyder | Sam Taylor | Catherine White

*new to Pottery on the Hill

Preview Reception
Friday, November 2, 6:30 pm
Tickets: $35/advance, $40/day of
Buy tickets here

Show & Sale
Saturday, November 3, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, November 4, 11 am-4 pm
Free

Related Events

Pottery Jam with Dan Finnegan and other Pottery on the Hill potters
Thursday, November 1, time TBD
Jam will take place at District Clay

Raku Firing with District Clay
Outside in Hill Center’s West Plaza
Saturday, November 3, time TBD

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