Virginia Clay Festival

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 5:00pm


Held in the town of Stanardsville in beautiful Greene County, the Virginia Clay Festival is an art show celebrating the creative possibilities of clay. This is a gathering of Virginia potters, sculptors and jewelers selling their latest work. All in clay! William Monroe High School

Schedule of Events:


Raku Firings  (outside)
Four Kiln Openings by Blue Ridge Pottery including 1 with Nancy Ross
decorating with horsehair

Demo Area A  (inside)

11 Steven Summerville -  color & slip, decorating a whimsical pot
12 Tom Clarkson -  throwing pots on the wheel
1 Lisa Zolandz - narrow necked vase & the crystalline glaze process
2 Barbara Mann - terra sigilatta application & burnishing
3 Carrie Althouse- closed forms (apples, pears, cats, chickens)

Demo Area B  (inside)

11 Jane Angelhart - mishima decorating technique
12 Deb Barr - sculpting & decorating jewelry
1 Betsy Curtiss - sculpting a small animal
2 Seth Guzovsky - building a kiln & setting up a studio
3 Janice Arone - handbuilding large vessel bowls

Demo Area C  (outside tent)

11 Samuel Deering - throwing a very large bottle shape & trimming
12 Lee Hazelgrove - large vessel construction using a torch
1 Michael Laroche - spiral "agate" surface design
2 Andrea Denniston - slip casting a simple cup & underglaze inlay
3 Hona Knudsen - throwing a pitcher form & pulling spout


10:00 Whit Whitfield & Judy Pagter
11:00 Before & After
12:00 DnA
2:00 Pat Egan
3:00 Parlor Preachers