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Pottery, Uptown Clay, Shop local, ceramics, stoneware, Mel Faverro

Stop By and See us at The Powderhorn Art Fair This Weekend

Five artists from Uptown Clay will participate in the Powderhorn Art Fair as part of the Group Exhibitors. The Powderhorn Art Fair is celebrating 26 years of art and community and features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines


Pottery Is the New Yoga! Here’s to the Mind-Clearing Benefits of Clay

Pottery is more than an emerging market or au courant hobby, however; amid our can’t-stop-won’t-stop tech-addicted culture, it connects us to the earth when the world might as well be coming undone.   In the past few years, pottery has crept out of the knickknack shop and into the realm of fashion. Clay’s chic status is believed to have been made official in 2013, when Steven Alan began carrying the work of young potters at his home-goods store. Rachel Comey held a ceramics bazaar at her New York shop shortly thereafter, and designer Paloma Wool commissioned original works by young potters to sell on her website—along with clothing made from ceramic-inspired fabric—for The Vase Project. The craze for earthenware has made a mark on Instagram, too, where artisans like Lindsey Hampton, Helen Levi, and Natalie Weinberger boast followings rivaling those of any It girl (although, speaking of which, even Emily Ratajkowski has recently posted herself elbow deep in clay). Young creatives, who in another era might have gone to work at fashion houses, are pursuing careers to do with …

Loring Park Art Festival

18th Annual Loring Park Art Festival – July 29 & 30 Sheryl Grassie and Jon Loer will be participating in the Loring Park Arts festival on July 29th and 30th.  This year, the Loring Park Art Festival celebrates its 18th year of bringing art to one of the cities’ oldest and finest parks. This FREE two-day event takes place on Saturday, July 29 from 10-6 and Sunday, July 30 from 10-5 near Oak Grove Street and Hennepin Avenue in Loring Park across from the Walker Art Center. Festival goers will enjoy two days of art provided by 140 wonderful artists that have been juried into the festival to assure high-quality artwork in all media. Art at the festival includes; oil painting, watercolors, handmade paper, sculpture, textiles, photography, glass, ceramics, jewelry, mixed-media, wood, printmaking and more. There are a variety of price ranges, therefore, offering something for everyone’s taste and price. In addition to art, visitors will enjoy family events, food, music and unique entertainment around the walking paths and duck ponds of Loring Park—an idyllic setting …

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Rock Johnson showing at Conception Arts, first Chicago show

We’re so proud of Rocky! He was invited to show his work in Chicago at the first Conception Arts shows there.  This show features the work of 25 artists that are on the cutting edge of visual arts. The show will be taking place on June 24th, 2017 at the Dovetail Brewery, 1800 West Belle Plaine Avenue from 5:00 pm -10:00 pm. Good luck Rocky. Chicago is going to be blown away by your new work.  Tickets available through Rocky or online here.

Roadside Attractions—Next 5 Exits, Exhibition Opening and Artists Talks at Northern Clay Center

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” —Ernest Hemingway Mar 10 to Apr 30 Main Gallery – Nothern Clay Center Opening reception: Friday, March 10, 6 – 8 pm Guest-curated by Pattie Chalmers, Roadside Attractions — Next 5 Exits reveals a vision of the allure of the wayside through the work of five artists. These artists—Chalmers, Jeremy Kane, Peter Morgan, Mariko Paterson, and Nathan Prouty—create works that depict the recollection of travels, a portrayal of collected memories, nostalgia for past Americana, and the desire to contain an experience within an object. Viewers will recognize the expression of journeys made and imagined, and they will be able to connect through their shared experience. Related Events Northern Clay is sponsoring a public artist talk by curator and participating artist Pattie Chalmers, and artist Peter Morgan, on Thursday, March 9 at 6 pm in NCC’s library. Register for your free seat here. In addition, Peter Morgan will demonstrate on Saturday, March 11, from 10 am – 4 pm. …