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Hill Center’s Pottery on the Hill Celebrates 11th Anniversary November 11-13, 2022

First In-Person Show in 2 Years Features 18 of the Nation’s Finest Ceramic Artists

Pottery on the Hill, the annual pottery show and sale hosted by Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, returns live and in-person for the first time in 2 years beginning at 6:30pm on Friday, November 11. The work of 18 master potters will be on display and available for sale. Virtual shopping will also be available.

Pottery on the Hill spotlights functional pottery, which is pottery created for its usefulness and purpose. These one-of-a-kind handcrafted masterpieces made by many accomplished artists include mugs and pitchers, plates and serving platters, vases, planters, and more.

“Pottery on the Hill continues to bring our community together to celebrate the exceptional craftsmanship of American artisans and the singular gathering place Hill Center has become,” says Diana Ingraham, Hill Center’s Executive Director. “For the past 11 years, Pottery on the Hill has showcased some of the nation’s finest functional pottery, stunning one-of-a-kind pieces not meant for a shelf but intended to be used, touched, and held.” This show gives us the opportunity to support the ceramics community who have been critical to making Pottery on the Hill one of the premier shows in the nation.”

Pottery on the Hill opens Friday, November 11, with a ticketed preview reception and sale, and continues through Saturday, November 12 & Sunday, November 13 with free admission. Weekend highlights include a Raku Firing with District Clay on Saturday and potter demonstrations and conversations on Sunday. Additionally, a special virtual silent auction will run November 3 – 13. The operations of Hill Center, like other arts and cultural nonprofits, were dramatically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating potters will donate pots for the virtual silent auction, and the proceeds  will benefit Hill Center’s operations.  

Pottery on the Hill welcomes 4 new potters this year. “We’re delighted to showcase the work of four new guest artists this year including Peter Jadoonath from Minnesota and Danielle Carelock, Reiko Miyagi, and David Stuempfle all from North Carolina,” notes potter and show curator Dan Finnegan. “’Pottery on the Hill’ is an intimate showcase of some of America’s finest makers of useful pottery.”

2022 participating potters include: Bandana Pottery (Naomi Dalglish & Michael Hunt) – Danielle Carelock – Dan Finnegan – Warren Frederick & Catherine White – Jason Hartsoe – Matthew Hetz – Matthew Hyleck – Peter Jadoonath – Michael Kline – Reiko Miyagi – Donna Polseno – Mark Shapiro – Stacy Snyder – David Stuempfle – Sam Taylor – Julia Walther

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About Hill Center: Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital offers quality programming in a restored Civil War-era hospital commissioned by President Abraham Lincoln in 1864. It is a vibrant home for culture, education and city life, and serves as a hub for community enrichment.

Chloe began as Hill Center's Programming Assistant in June 2022, and now works as the Marketing & Communications Coordinator.

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