Pottery on the Hill 2023

Pottery on the Hill 2023

Pottery on the Hill is BACK and so was it’s social media takeovers by its artists!

From details to behind the scenes to potter features & takeovers, the last couple of months shared all things pottery! 

Pottery on the Hill 2023 will be Friday, November 17th – Sunday, November 19th. Register here.

Now for a recap:

First up on our social media takeovers was Guillermo Cuéllar, who’s new to Pottery on the Hill! He started on August 21st. Born in Venezuela and currently lives in the St. Croix Valley of Minnesota, he became a studio potter in 1980. He shared many reels/videos of his workshop like this post:

Next up on our social media takeovers was Christina Bendo. You may recognize her work from the ‘New Potters’ section in past years, but this year she has her own station! For her takeover, she shared how she started working in pottery, her work with Dan Finnegan and videos of creating her beautiful pottery. Here is an example:

The following week was Floyd, Virginia! She used fun music and behind the scenes video:

Starting September’s first full week takeover was Donna Polseno, a potter and sculpture and part-time teacher at Hollins University where she created and directs the “Women Working With Clay” symposium. She took over on behalf of Richard Hensley, her husband, and herself. Richard’s work has always been beautiful functional porcelain. She also shared sculpture is glazed in my technique and took me about three days to glaze. 

Then it was David & Junko Young (@thelionpotter), located in Gettysburg. Junko met David there when she came from Japan to study. Once they got married and returned to Maryland, they worked together in clay, teaching at local community centers and schools. 

This is a video of a tour of their workshop:

Then it was Dan Finnegan, the curator of Pottery on the Hill! His pursuit of a career in pottery started in New York and took him to Arizona and rural England before landing in Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 2001 he founded LibertyTown Arts Workshop in a former plumbing supply building. The center has 30 private studios, a pottery school, a gallery and offers classes. Dan sold LibertyTown in 2012 and relocated his studio deep in the woods about a dozen miles from town.

He shared videos and photos of his work like this one:

Matt Kelleher & Shoko Teruyama then took over.  Matt Kelleher is Associate Professor and Division Head of Ceramic Art at New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University. As Matt continues to investigate soda-fired tableware, his studio practice has expanded to include larger sculptural ideas.

Shoko Teruyama grew up in Mishima, Japan. She is now a studio artist in Alfred, NY. In one post, Matt shared how he changed his life from a full-time potter to joining the ceramic faculty at Alfred University. 

Catherine White and Warren Frederick then took over in October. They have shared a studio since 1984, moving to Warrenton, Virginia in 1988. Here is one of the reels of Catherine creating her famous moon vases:

Stacy Snyder then tookover. She lives and works in Arlington, Virginia. She shared in a fun video of how she deals with the traffic for her commute to work (it’s 50 steps from her garden!):

Doug Peltzman took over next. He has been making pots since 2003 and has been painting and drawing his whole life.  He also shared a studio tour:

Sam Taylor was a fan of Instagram stories, sharing his daily routine and shared posts of all the work he has been prepping for POH:

The final takeover was Danielle Carelock who shared a photo of her on the wheel and some of my work over the years:

Thank you to all our pottery takeovers and we look forward to seeing them and all of you to Pottery on the Hill! Get your tickets here.

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