Here’s our poster, designed by potter/graphic artist Lisa Frasier.
Around my house and at the City of Orlando Pottery Studio, I’m in the thick of getting ready for the second annual Orlando Pottery Festival, which is coming up
Loch Haven Neighborhood Center
Saturday Dec. 1. The hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and the place, once again, is Loch Haven Neighborhood Center, which is at 610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, just off the intersection of Princeton Street and Alden Road in Orlando.
(If you know where the Orlando Science Center garage is, Loch Haven Neighborhood Center is the one-story building just west of it.)
Here’s a map.
Baking dish (Brie baker), paprika spodumene
Last year’s festival was a huge success, and this year we’re following the same path, with around 50 potters displaying and selling their wares, which will range from my functional stoneware (cups, bowls, plates, baking dishes and the like) to Lisa Frasier’s whimsical piggy banks and pet bowls to Cindy Merithew’s fanciful hand-built boxes.
We’ll have food trucks outside, entertainment inside and a gorgeous view out the sliding glass doors of Lake Formosa.
Mug, Shanks blue
I still have lots of stuff in the kiln, so I can’t show you my newest work. (Hint: There are lots of yarn bowls, pie plates and covered jars.) But here’s more of what you’ll see.
All of it is microwave- and dishwasher-safe (and it looks swell on the table, if I do say so myself).
Medium bowl, spodumene
Here’s a link to the festival website, with lots more information about the festival itself and the artists who will be participating in it.
And here’s a link to the City of Orlando Pottery Studio, where I do most of my work. It’s a wonderful program, more than 40 years old, where potters of all ages,
Yarn bowl, lime green
backgrounds and experience levels come together, swamp ideas and learn from each other’s work.
Many of the potters who work at the downtown studio will be part of the festival, and you’ll see how varied their work is. It’s a good chance to talk with the artists and to do all your holiday shopping at the same time. I hope to see you there!