Have you ever wanted to take off your shoes and jump around on clay? Well now is your chance. (Shown below is potter Frank Polizzi preparing a giant pile of clay for stomping. Yes, that is clay.)
This weekend is Mineral Point’s celebrated Clay in May. Think of it as Mineral Point’s pot festival. It’s a self-guided tour of 9 potters at 6 locations.
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It’s a chance to see artists where they work and take a peak into their kilns. You’ll get to meet some of the nicest potters in the world and they’ll be happy to tell you about their passion for pottery. This 3-minute video about the Fall Art Tour (held each year in October) features potter Diana Johnston and the Johnston’s Brewery Pottery Studio. Diana and her husband Tom have been making pottery together for over 30 years.
Entertaining potter Bruce Howdle will explain why “clay is the way.” Bruce is likely to show you his studio with works in progress and his gallery featuring classic Howdle pigs. (Shown at right is a rare purple Howdle pig.)
Clay stomping takes place at Frank Polizzi’s Mulberry Pottery. This is a traditional way of mixing clay and is fun for the whole family.
Aaron Weaver’s whimsical earthenwear will be on display at the Green Lantern Studios at the top of High Street.
For a total potter experience, be sure to stop in for a drink at the MP Dining Company, where the friendly British bartender is a chap named David POTTER. Tell him High Street Beat sent you.Contributed by the Hays