Annual Tour de Clay Benefits WMNF!
Saturday Dec 14 12:00PM
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San Antonio Pottery
We invite you to join us for the 6th annual Tour de Clay of Tampa Bay. This year’s studio tours and sale will take place on Saturday December 14th and Sunday December 15th and be in benefit for your community radio station, WMNF!
Visit http://.tampatourdeclay.com for maps, and kiln opening schedules of five different pottery studios featuring 22 clay artists in Pinellas, Pasco and Hillsborough counties. Here are the participating studios:
Pottery Boys:- kiln opening at 9am http://www.tampatourdeclay.com/times-square/
Clay and Paper Studio - kiln opening at 10:30am http://www.tampatourdeclay.com/clayandpaperstudio/
Hidden Lake Pottery - kiln opening at 2pm http://www.tampatourdeclay.com/hiddenlake/
Wellman and Welsch Pottery - kiln opening at 3pm http://www.tampatourdeclay.com/park-slope/
San Antonio Pottery - kiln opening at 5pm http://www.tampatourdeclay.com/stop-5-san-antonio-pottery/
One of the stops on the tour, the San Antonio Pottery, located at 11903 Curley Road, is only 25 minutes north of Tampa in the little, historic, Florida town of San Antonio. Charter member of the Florida Westcoast Ceramics Society and studio owner Jack Boyle will feature four clay artists each with distinctive approaches to creating with clay; stoneware, earthenware, raku and porcelain. There will be clay tumblers for sale there, a portion of which go to WMNF.
Boyle established the pottery in 1977 and has been a listener and supporter of WMNF since it first went on the air. Jack is known throughout the country for his functional and decorative stoneware pottery, high fired in a gas kiln. On Saturday, December 14th, we are extremely excited to welcome one of WMNF’s favorite musicians and songwriters, Rebekah Pulley, who will provide a solo performance from 7-9pm. Freak Show host Ed Greene will spin music, too!
Sunday December 15th, 11am -4pm, come meet the San Antonio artists, watch demonstrations and take the opportunity enrich your collection of handmade clay art, and participate in fundraising for WMNF.
Across the bay, Clay and Paper Gallery of Art is firing up fundraising for WMNF, too! The theme for the Palm Harbor studios this year is "The Collector's Edition." Artist Ira Burhans along with guests Alan Bennett and Vadim Malkin will donate prizes for "Spin the Wheel!"
Neighboring Pottery Boys in Palm Harbor are also donating substantial works. You can get chance drawing tickets all day on Saturday and Sunday with the drawing 4pm on Sunday.
Hidden Lake Pottery's fundraiser consists of ceramic tumblers, made by the artists exhibiting at Hidden Lake Pottery. Purchase of these beautiful ceramic tumblers entitles the buyer to enjoy our custom made, local craft beer-made by brew master Tommy Dunn. A portion of the proceeds goes to WMNF!
The potters at Wellman and Welsch Pottery are giving you chance to win one of several pieces of original ceramic artwork, all valued at least $100.00 or more. This year, Wellman and Welsch Pottery is proud to host returning guest artist John Kellum, who creates whimsical, wheel-thrown forms, often with slab-built pieces that are pierced, altered or hand-carved. John’s fluid and fanciful pieces are Raku fired with a copper mat glaze, producing dramatic and serendipitous results. John will be demonstrating Raku firing techniques at various times throughout the event.
Thanks for supporting local art and local community radio!