Potomac Clay Weekend: get out and explore your rivers!


The Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers are waiting for you.  The C&O Canal and Appalachian Trail are in wildflower bloom.  Get out and explore!  By connecting with our own waterways, our watershed, we find a contentment and richness in or lives…it’s worth it.

***Potomac Clay Weekend Map***

Kirke Martin and M4 Studios, Bill Van Gilder Pottery, Lisa Kovatch Pottery, Pam and Ren Parziale and Sycamore Pottery, and Joy Bridy Pottery are all in their studios this weekend, looking forward to hearing about your adventures along the rivers and trails, and showing you their newest works.  See Pam’s traditional brushwork of birds, Lisa’s stylized carvings of nature’s vines and birds, Bill’s huts inspired by his time in Africa, Kirke’s wood fired aesthetics paired with spring’s branches, and Joy’s kinetic sculptures in action (workshop Sunday at noon).

And while you’re out and about, it’s also the second annual South Mountain Festival, the 7th annual Panhandle Earth Day Celebration at Morgans Grove Park, Stony Field Farm’s kickoff farm day, Harpers Ferry Bolivar Art Walk, and the Jefferson and Berkeley County House and Garden Tour, for starts.  Something for everyone on this gorgeous April weekend….see you out there!


Good Shepherd Caregivers’ Empty Bowls: Friday, March 13

The 15th annual Potters Bowl held at Shepherdstown Fire Hall (Barron Hall) is this Friday, March 13. Doors open at 5:30.

Sycmore Pottery bowls
Pam Parziale, of Sycamore Pottery, long time empty bowl maker and local beloved potter says: “We just delivered a potter’s dozen to Good Shepherd Caregivers for their Empty Bowls dinner. We made soup bowls designed to make you happy to donate $30; you take a bowl home after a delicious meal of soup and bread. All proceeds benefit community members that need Good Shepherd Caregivers free service to remain independent and healthy!!  Thanks in advance for helping!  Quiz: What’s a potter’s dozen?”

For tickets, call (304)876-3325.

For the answer to Pam ‘s question about what is a potter’s dozen, visit Sycamore Pottery on facebook…

#potsinaction hashtag for, well, Pots in Action

#potsinaction ...started by Ayumi Horie

#potsinaction …started by Ayumi Horie

Do you post images on facebook or instagram?  If your images include handmade functional ceramics in use, add the hashtag #potsinaction to be part of a movement to bring the natural usability of functional ceramics into the spotlight.  What is perfectly normal to those of use who use/make/love handmade pots can be a new idea to others…let’s share the love!

And thanks to Ayumi Horie for starting what may or may not be a ‘wave’ of action shots of our personal lives, our handmade pots, the reason we make what we make.