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The Worcester Center for Crafts Pottery Invitational is a nationally recognized, 2½ -day exhibit that brings pottery to the people. Juried by guest curators who represent new and exciting ideas in production pottery, the Invitational provides an opportunity for everyone from pottery aficionados to the casually interested to meet 20 American ceramic artists standing in the gallery next to a display of their work.
Just like daylight savings time, the Pottery Invitational illuminates. See a shape that you find enchanting? Ask the potter how the shape was made. Fall in love with a particular decoration on a pot? Tell the potter and learn the intricacies of their craft. At the Pottery Invitational, best of all, everything on view is for sale.During the Invitational, you can enjoy a weekend of programs that include opportunities to see the Center’s cutting edge ceramics studio, watch ceramic artists demonstrate different techniques, and see experts in a variety of fields demonstrate how easy and enriching it is to use quality, handmade pottery in everyday life. The Invitational is usually held in the spring.
The 2019 Invitational is being curated by Sarah Heimann and Jerilyn Virden, two master potters.
Lisa Naples, Ronan Kyle Peterson, Kyla Toomey, Brenda Quinn, Tom O'Malley, Jen Gandee, Brooke Millecchia, Todd Wahlstrom, Autumn Cipala, Michael McCarthy, Noel Bailey, Martha Grover, Tyler Gulden, Lindsay Oesterritter, Jerilyn Virden, Sarah Heimann, Stuart Gair, Steve Théberge, and Ben Krupka.