UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday, July 28, 2017, 6–8:30 pm

Local Beer, Food, Pottery, Music
Benefit Party and Sale for Studio Potter
Project Art, 54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

TICKETS:
Tickets are available for $15 in advance and $20 day of the event. A portion of admission cost will be donated to Studio Potter.

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

THE EVENT:
Join us in a party in anticipation of the Hilltown6 Pottery Tour. The evening will focus on ceramics, local food and drink tasters along the idyllic banks of the Westfield River. In addition to getting your fill of hops and pots, participate in the pottery focused podcast, The Jones Cast whose host will be on site and recording during the event, enjoy live music, win one of several raffles, and cozy up to our bonfire as the night closes.

TO BENEFIT:

is a non-profit organization celebrating more than forty years of commitment to the publication of the Studio Potter journal, published in January and July of each year with offices based in Easthampton, Massachusetts. Centered in studio practice, SP promotes discussion of technology, criticism, aesthetics, and history within the ceramics community.

MICHAEL SIMON: An American Master

Michael Simon is offering a select group of cups from his personal collection for the benefit event. This is an outstanding opportunity to purchase cups that Simon considers among the best produced in the span of his career and will only be available as in-person sales during HOPS+POTS and the Summer Open House. Any that remain will be made available in Ferrin Contemporary’s online shop. Click here to inquire about Michael Simon’s legacy collection.

LOCALLY SOURCED FOOD & BEERS:

 


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OPEN HOUSE

JULY 29 & 30, 10am–5pm with beer tastings at 4pm
54 Main Street, Cummington, MA

BEER TASTINGS:
With GrowlerFest founders Brad Klem and Alexandra Jelleberg
Featuring selected local beers and sponsored by Pop’s Package
On both Saturday and Sunday at 4pm

OPEN STUDIOS:
Guest artists Brad Klem and Brian R. Jones join resident artists Alexandra Jelleberg, Jessica Detweiler, Sergei Isupov, Kadri Pärnamets, and Paul Scott in the studios.

Brian R. Jones, recently moved from Portland, OR to the Albany, NY area.  A studio potter who is also well known for his podcast the Jonescast, Brian will be showing recent works from the new studio. Brian will also be recording short interviews with visiting artists, neighbors and pottery collectors. His studio assistant, Aleka Tomlinson, will also be joining the group for the weekend.

Bradley Klem, a former visiting artist returns with hand made growlers and functional ceramics he has been producing while completing his MFA at Penn State University.

Resident Artists Click here to for more.

PROJECT ART supports and promotes local and international ceramic art and artists through artist residencies, studio rentals, events, and exhibitions.

 

 

 

SUMMER GALLERY exhibiting selected works from ongoing projects by represented artists on view throughout the summer and fall.

AMERICAN STUDIO POTTERY from private collections by various artists 1970–2000 are available for sale with a portion of the sales on the night of the HOPS+POTS event going to benefit the Studio Potter.  A special selection of cups by Michael Simon are available first come basis.

• Christa Assad
• Kim Dickey
• Jane Hamlyn
• Karen Karnes
• Robbie Lobell
• Warren Mackenzie
• Jim Makins
• Michael McCarthy
• Lorna Meaden
• Jenny Mendes
•Matthew Metz
• Hiroshi Nakayama
• Jeff Oestreich
• Mark Pharis
• Mark Shapiro
• Linda Sikora
• Michael Simon
• Lisa Stinson
• Sam Taylor
• Claire Weissberg

Click here to preview the sale.


WHILE YOU’E IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
July 29–30, 10am–5pm

 

Pottery Tour featuring local pottery from the hilltowns in Western Massachusetts. The 11th annual pottery tour takes place each year on the last weekend of July, and is organized by a group of nationally recognized potters based in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts. The founding potters: Christy Knox, Hiroshi Nakayama, Michael McCarthy, Connie Talbot, Mark Shapiro, and Sam Taylor are joined by Robbie Heidinger, Eric Smith and Maya Machin, as well as special guests.  These artists invite neighbors, friends, collectors, and the curious to see our workshops, kilns, showrooms, and new work.
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