The West Side Artists Annual Studio Tour showcases the artwork of 30+ artists at 8 welcoming stops in the West Seattle Area. This self-guided tour is free and open to the public. Each stop is at a working artists studio and will have three or more people showing in many media – From Ceramics to weaving, encaustic painting to forged jewelry, and from colored pencil to tin collage – We have it all! Explore these neighborhood, hidden gems, and make a day of discovering local talent.
Event Description: Loren Lukens will be showing porcelain pottery; Paul Lewing will be showing acrylic landscape paintings. Also showing will be Adam Sims' photography.
Event Description: Come see Robin Leventhal’s latest ceramic work of salt cellars, air plant holders, mezze inspired service pieces and a new variation on the oyster plate.
Enjoy delicious craft vodka cocktails, Mother’s Day macarons and the best part: a portion of the sales will go to Mary’s Place for all the amazing work they do for families in need. https://www.marysplaceseattle.org/
I hope to see you in Seattle May 11th from 1-4 pm, just in time for Mother’s Day~
Website with more info: http://craveclay.com/events/
Event Description: This exhibition, curated by Pottery Northwest resident artist Soe Yu Nwe, brings together a group of Southeast Asian ceramic artists. "With their various artistic backgrounds, each artist uses clay with a different sensibility to bring out the diversity of the materiality of clay, ranging from traditional pottery to figurative sculpture to miniature porcelain." - Soe Yu Nwe
Opening Reception for 2nd Annual WCA Teapot Show Juried by Ken Turner
Cast your vote for People’s Choice Award!
Event Description: Join us for a solo show of Pottery Northwest resident artist Anyuta Gusakova's sculptural, dreamlike work.
Join your fellow clay-lovers for the WCA’s annual Winter Social! Bring your favorite potluck item to share. Explore Bellingham’s all-new Burnished Clay Studio. Enjoy a demonstration by Jeremy Noet. View the WCA’s 5’X5’X5’ member show. Swap your old Ceramic Arts books and find some new-to-you ones. Bring your own ceramic creation to participate in our favorite gift-stealing game.
Event Description: Glazed portrait sculptures by Meg Murch and abstract paintings by Roger Burk.
All artwork must fit within a 5”x5”x5” cube. Artwork may be functional or sculptural, it may set or hang for display, pieces must be primarily clay work. It just needs to fit in a 5x5x5 inch box! This is not juried, this is an All-Member Invitational Exhibition, so join in on the fun and show us what you’ve got! See our “Call For Artists” page for details.
Artist is responsible for getting their artwork to and from Burnished Clay Studio. Artwork must arrive by January 5, 2019.
Event Description: Gale Lurie, along with 5 other artists will be showing their work at her studio, Dockton Pottery. Several other WCA members on the island will also be showing their work on this self-guided tour. 25913 99th Av. SW Vashon, WA
For maps and more information go to www. vashonislandartstudiotour.com
Need more info? Call Gale at 206 418-9902
vent Description: This one woman show by Robin Leventhal showcases recent work with black clay celebrating the heart with a re-purposed spring as a stand in a series called Light Hearted . There is also a section dedicated to air planters which animate the parched earth and burnished forms. The two largest of these are on the wall becoming Wall Flowers Finally, there are a group of my mixed media pieces which include lacquered and lustred pods and flowers housed with ceramic components, bones and rust fragments enshrined on wood. These pieces were inspired from the passing of my father and were initially for ashes, but evolved into shrines to celebrate the beauty that is life.
Event Description: Pots for Plants is a solo exhibition of work by Pottery Northwest Resident Artist Ciara Jackson, marking the conclusion of her two-year residency. Inspired by the concepts of the indoor/outdoor divide, as well as the interaction of nature with (wo)man-made structures, Ciara Jackson is exhibiting a collection of vessels intended for bringing the outdoors in.
Event Description: ClayFest Northwest is an extensive exhibition of Northwest Clay Artists, in conjunction with our annual Salad Bowl Fundraiser and a weekend celebrating clay! Work from artists such as Deborah Schwartzkopf and Sean O’Connell will be available for purchase, among many others. Salad Bowl attendees will be able to preview the exhibition, which will be open to the public that weekend: August 24-26.
Event Description: Foster/White will feature all new work by Seattle sculptor George Rodriguez at this summer’s Seattle Art Fair, which takes place August 2 - 5, 2018 at the Century Link Field Event Center. Rooted in his study of traditional temple guardian figures from around the world, George’s highly individualized ceramic forms reveal the inherent commonality at our core.
Event Description: Kirkland Arts Center is proud to present the seventh installment of its biennial juried contemporary ceramics exhibition, Clay? VI. This exhibition explores the versatility of clay as a medium of artistic expression. Showcasing a range of sizes, scales, subject matter, and techniques, the artwork of this exhibition is both a testament to the enduring legacy of clay and future of the field.
Event Description: A Cosmic Perspective is an exhibition of work by Joe Wilkinson. Informed by cosmology, astronomy, geology, and biology, his work explores repetition and interrupted patterns in order to create curiosity and examine human expectation.
Event Description: Coalesce is a solo exhibition celebrating the work of Artist in Residence Chase Lilleholm. Chase explores relationships and details in our world through his forms and surfaces, "instilling within each piece his own set of values and ideals." This exhibition marks the close of his residency.
Event Description: Pottery Northwest's Annual Student Show focuses on the work students have made over the last year. Students of all abilities and levels of experience are encouraged to submit their best piece to be displayed in the gallery for the month of April. Join us for a celebration of everything our students do!
Event Description: Pottery Northwest Resident Amanda Barr marks the close of her residency with a solo exhibition: Weight of Words. Her work juxtaposes delicate porcelain forms accented by rich earthenware, often enhanced with patterns and text that directly explore gender, violence, and oppression. Join us for the Opening Reception, or view this exhibition during regular gallery hours throughout the month of March.
Featuring teapots of artists from across the state. Come by to see your fellow WCA members and the art of the unique and talented artists we have here in Washington State!
Juried by Simon Levin
Opening Reception February 3rd from Noon-3pm
Meet the Artists, vote for People's Choice and see the Juror's Choice Award Winner
Event Description: Inner Workings contains ceramic figurative sculpture that deals with the topic of mental illness and it's stigma. This show will be open February and March. The second reception event will be on March 2nd from 6 - 10pm.
Event Description: PNW’s Holiday Special offers shoppers an approachable, well-curated space for purchasing beautiful, useful gifts while supporting artists and makers. Skip the stress and find something special here in the Pottery!
And because it’s the holidays, after all, we’ll be hosting a party and open house.
The public is invited to the holiday party and open house on December 1 from 6 to 8pm. The market will remain open each day from 10am to 6pm until December 22.
Event Description: Robert Bruce’s two-year residency at Pottery Northwest concludes with the solo exhibition “Neontot”. Neontot is a careless, unabashed nihilistic response to the disposable, gentrified culture of the first world and an ironic critique of the art world. Humanity has paved over the beauty of the natural world replacing rivers, trees and open fields with highways, stadiums and casinos. Neontot follows suit by discarding the natural beauty inherent in crafting functional pottery and replacing it with fluorescent glow in the dark spray paint over a dangerously brittle ugly glaze.
Opening Reception: June 2 @ 6-8pm