Virginia Clay Festival

Sunday, Sep 23, 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 Becky Garrity - throwing sets of bowls & cups
12 Swink Barry - a mug from start to finish with sgraffito
1 Neal Reed - sgraffito carving on greenware.
2 Wendy Wrenn Werstlein - cutting & shaping an undulating rim
3 Josh Manning - wax & brush decoration

Demo Area B    (inside)

11 Jennifer Paxton - jewelry design, texture & glazes
12 Stephen Palmer - hand built tray with slips & stencils
1 Sidra Kaluszka - transforming a tea cup into a sculptural piece
2 Maggie Stultz - colorful & whimsical pottery start to finish
3 Susie Wilburn - applying color & graphics to clay surface

Demo Area C  (outside tent)

11 Elizabeth Krome - throwing rectangular baking dishes
12 Jake Johnson - throwing forms with lids & will take requests!
1 Trista Chapman - making a teapot from altered thrown forms
2 Ron Sutterer - using a rib to form bowls
3 Nell Fredericksen - "the cylinder as a starting point"


10:00 Tunes in the Hood
11:00 Warmed-Over Boys
12:00 Blue Ridge Irish Music School
1:00 An Lar
2:00 Hairball & the Hackin’ Cats
3:00 Carveth Concertina