Michgan’s Awesome Potters Market

Michgan’s Awesome Potters Market
Courtesy the Annual Potters Market.
Courtesy the Annual Potters Market.

It is rare to find such a vast and impressive display of pottery prowess in one easily accessible location–especially with free admission! Lucky for you, art lovers, one of the largest pottery shows in the country can be enjoyed in our very own Awesome Mitten.

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Southfield is hosting the 39th Annual Potters Market at the Southfield Pavilion on Evergreen Road, from December 5-7, with a special preview showing on Thursday, December 4. With over 8,000 visitors in 2013 and a new, bigger location, the Potters Market expects an even larger turn out this year. More than 100 potters and sculptors from our Awesome Mitten and the surrounding area will be displaying their pieces. Artists include Debra Burr, a functional (pottery created with intended use, such as vessels or mugs) potter at Whiskey Point Pottery, Stan Baker, a raku (low-fire pottery, generally decorative in nature) potter at Highers Pottery Studio, Thomas and Sarah Gelsanliter, tile ceramicists (potters whose pieces are sculpted with potter’s clay that are fired to be made permanent) at One Acre Ceramics, and so many more.

Courtesy Higher Scott Baker.
Courtesy Higher Scott Baker.

Ranging from functional to non-functional, large to small in scale, and in every media and style you can imagine, raku, porcelain, and stoneware mugs, vases, tea pots, tiles, frames, jewelry and much, much more will be available for your holiday shopping needs.

Courtesy Whiskey Point Pottery.
Courtesy Whiskey Point Pottery.

Doors to the 17,000 square foot show room open from 2pm to 9pm on Friday, December 5, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, December 6, and 10am to 5pm on Sunday, December 7, with free admission all three days. A special preview showing is being held on Thursday, December 4, from 6pm to 9pm with a $10 admission fee. If you’re interested in applying to the Southfield Potters Market or have any additional questions, please contact them at annualpottersmarket@gmail.com.

This immense pottery show is sure to dazzle. Have you experienced the Southfield Potters Market? Are you a potter yourself? Or do you just love pottery? Let us know in the comments below!

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Born, bred, and here to stay, I can proudly say I've lived all over our Awesome Mitten--and on three of the five Great Lakes, at that. My imagination has always been my greatest strength and in cooperation with the Awesome Mitten, I can excitedly implement my creativity in a way to promote all that is wonderful about Michigan. Contact me at claire@awesomemitten.com.