Last year Seyrel Williams, Jenny Rangan, and Susan Hershey started a ceramics festival in Gloucester in hopes of educating the public to see pottery as art as well as functional work. They teamed up with the Pucker Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston and presented work by some of Pucker’s world- renowned potters as well as local professional potters. This year they will again have an exhibition of work by several famous potters, including Hideaki Miyamura, whose stunning glazes are the result of thousands of test firings, along with work by Cape Ann and North shore potters.
The Cultural Center at Rocky Neck in the heart of Gloucester’s historic arts district will present the second annual Ceramics Arts Festival from August 7 – September 1, 2014. During the Pottery Trail visitors will have the opportunity to visit many different studios and watch the potters at work, each in their own style. The artists are always delighted to discuss why an every day object such as a teapot might be considered a work of art. Learn more about the upcoming Cape Ann Ceramics Festival.
Image credit from top to bottom: Jar with Blue Hare’s Fur Glaze by Hieaki Miyamura; Porcelain Teapot by Hayne Bayless; Stoneware Urn by Roger Cramer.