Diane Harwood talks about her work during a previous pottery tour at D. Harwood Pottery in Winthrop. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The Maine Pottery Tour is set for Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5, throughout the state.

This self-guided tour features more than 70 pottery studios, the largest tour to date, across the state which will open their doors, welcoming visitors to step into the world of handcrafted ceramics.

Lori Watts demonstrates throwing a bowl on a wheel during a previous Maine Pottery Tour event at Fine Mess Pottery in Augusta. Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal

The tour offers participants a chance to meet the artists and chat with potters and gain insights into their creative process and inspiration. Studios will offer demonstrations of throwing on the wheel, glazing techniques, and the kiln process.

The Maine Pottery Tour website provides downloadable maps and links to interactive online maps. New this year is the Plan My Tour app, which will make it easier for visitors to plan their pottery road trip.

A partial list of participating area studios include:

Fine Mess Pottery, 131 Cony St. in Augusta
A Lakeside Studio Pottery, 12 Cedar Point Pond in Wayne
D Harwood Pottery aka Mudgirl, 196D Main St. in Winthrop
Maple Lane Pottery, 36 Greely Road in Windsor
Whitefield Pottery, 442 Howe Road in Whitefield
The Potter’s Shed, 605 Hallowell-Litchfield Road in West Gardiner
Tim Fischer Potter, 394 Ridge Road in Lisbon Falls
Muddy Toes Pottery, 309 Cobbs Bridge Road in New Gloucester
Pots in Bowdoin, 1192 Litchfield Road in Bowdoin
Malley Weber, 133 Mt Vernon Ave. in Augusta
Delilah Pottery and Dominique Ostuni Ceramics, 468 Carding Machine Road in Bowdoinham
The Art Walk Shop & Studio, 121 Main St. in Winthrop
Unity Pond Pottery, 222 Bangor Road in Unity
Work in Progress, 52 Lisbon St. in Lisbon
Jeffrey Lipton Pottery, 1508 Richmond Road in Litchfield
The Art of Clay Studio at the Paul J. Schupf Art Center, 93 Main St. in Waterville
Back Pond Pottery, 734 Ridge Road in Windsor
Zwellyn Pottery, 20 Spencer Lane in Limington
Martha Grover and Joshua Rysted, 630 West Bethel Road in Bethel
Buckland Ceramics, 184 N. High St. in Bridgton
Cedar Mountain, 858 Middle Road in Parsonsfield
Creative Energy Images, 36 Cumberland St. in Cornish
Upper Room, 174 Broadway in Farmington
Greener Fields Pottery, 303 Bisbee Town Road in Waterford
Pottery By Celia, 520 Sebago Road in Naples

For more information visit Mainepotterytour.org.

 

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