Spring Open House Event. Mark your calendars; Saturday April 29th from 12:00-6:00 PM.
Wow has it been a year already since the 1st Pottery Throw Down? Yup. If you recall, at the event last year, our volunteer potter’s threw 180 bowls that ended up being used over the course of several events; the biggest one that raised over $15,000 for homeless youth at Nicolet Square. This years “Throw Down” will be on Saturday October 15th at Uptown Clay ( formerly known as Fire on the Greenway). We are still at 2845 Harriet in south Minneapolis. We will have a bunch of wheels set-up and pre-wedged clay to make bowls with. We will have a helpful “Clay Wench” to respond to the potters every wish and desire. We are asking for “guest” potters (that’s you) to volunteer a few hours to come and throw bowls. We will take care of trimming and firing and the bowls. The finished bowls will be donated to an event Empty Bowls is sponsoring in conjunction with Kingfield Neighborhood. Here is a little bit about how they use the bowls for fundraising; In case you are unfamiliar with Empty Bowls, it …
The artists are all working hard getting work ready for the spring Open House Event. Mark your calendars; Friday April 29th from 5:00-9:00 PM and Saturday, April 30th from 1:00-7:00 PM. We will have some great new work from all the artists in addition to new work from some of our new studio mates. All of our pottery is made locally by artists who live and work in the Uptown community. This is truly shopping local!
I know, right? And speaking of December, our Studio Open House and Holiday Sale is this weekend. We will be open to the public on Friday night with Wine and appetizers from 6:00-9:00 and we will also be available on Saturday from 1:00-9:00. Stop by and see all the great work the artists have been working on.
The kiln is working overtime with all the great pieces coming out in preparation for the upcoming Open House and Show. Mark your calendars – we have a glass of wine with your name on it! Our hours are: Friday, December 5th from 6:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks. Saturday, December 6th from 1:00-9:00 with wine, beer and snacks and Saturday, December 13th from 10:00-6:00.
We all had such a great time at the Art Fair this year and we really appreciate all of our loyal supporters turning out to see us and our work. We had a wonderful weekend of great weather, the vendors and artist were all top notch, and we met a lot of new friends that loved and responded to what we’ve been working on the past few months. For artists who haven’t participated in the Powderhorn Art Fair, you can’t ask for a group of folks that is more supportive and willing to work with you; from making sure you are all right, by feeding you breakfast and lunch and by doing a great job marketing the event. The volunteers who supported the event did a wonderful job and we appreciate all of their efforts. Thanks again to everyone who stopped by the booth and for the hardworking folks at Powderhorn who made it all possible.
The artist of Fire on the Greenway are proud to be a part of Powderhorn Art Fair, one of the finest juried regional art fairs in the country, which celebrates artistic expression and community engagement. Set in a pastoral, 66-acre city park, Powderhorn Art Fair features 184 regional and national artists of varied disciplines, as well as a Community Showcase and Group Exhibitors from the Powderhorn area. Powderhorn Art Fair is a collaboration between the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board. Sheryl Grassie, David Menk, Jon Loer, Melissa Favaro and Brynn Macosko Paguyo will be showing their work and plan to be on premiss for the entire show. Stop by and see us. Check out the Powderhorn Art Fair site for more information including a schedule of events, maps, hours, directions, etc.