Art & Craft Fair Calendar / News & Current Events
Most of my pottery can be purchased directly from local Art & Craft Fairs and Galleries around Southeastern Wisconsin. Below are lists of current Fairs & Galleries where you can find my work. You can also shop online at Jean's Clay Studio on Etsy.
News & Current Events
The Clay Collective Spring Pottery Tour
On May 6th and 7th, 2017, the members of the Clay Collective and 15 guest potters will open their studios to the public for a free self-guided driving tour. The studios are all within a short distance of each other, nestled in picturesque Eastern Dane and Western Jefferson Counties (only 45 minutes west of Milwaukee, 30 minutes southwest of Madison and two hours north of Chicago). The work of 23 potters in total will be on display and Jean's Clay Studio will be showing at Bruce Johnson's Clay Studio in Lake Mills, WI
This spring pottery tour is the perfect time to take in the area’s freshly budding landscape and for pottery lovers and those curious about the craft to see and handle thousands of pots. You’ll discover unique mugs, plates, vases and teapots, as well as decorative vessels and sculptures. Visit with the potters and learn more about their ideas, processes and tools involved in the creation of their work.
The range of high quality craftsmanship will inspire you! Perhaps you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind gift (did we mention wedding season will soon be upon us?). Maybe you need a distinctive piece of pottery to serve your favorite entrée. Or a surprising vase to display fresh flowers. This spring tour provides diverse vessels to choose from—ranging from high-fired stoneware and porcelain to low temperature pit-fired pottery.
The Clay Collective, a group of 9 potters based in South Central WI, boasts a combined total of over 250 years of experience and a wide variety of traditions. The Collective formed in 2012 to bring more pottery to the public by showcasing their art in the studios where it was created. Together, they represent styles in pottery ranging from Arts and Crafts to rustic wood-fired pottery.
This year marks the Collective’s 6th annual tour. To celebrate this milestone, the 2017 Spring Pottery Tour will feature the largest and most diverse selection of pottery ever. This is a special opportunity to meet the makers and discover some of the unique processes involved with their work.
Can't make it to a local show? You can always SHOP ONLINE and get items shipped directly to your house or come to the studio in Brown Deer to pick up your items. The local pickup coupon code is: LOCALPICKUP2017
2017 Fair Calendar
Below are listed the confirmed shows for this summer. Applications for other shows are still pending, and I will post them when they are confirmed.
February 11 & 12 - Fine Art and Craft Sale
Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm both days
Sponsored by the Madison Weavers Guild
Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Avenue - Madison, WI
April 1 - Spring Crafty Fair
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Goodman Community Center
149 Waubesa Street - Madison, WI
May 6 & 7 - The Clay Collective Pottery Tour
Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5pm both days
Jean's Clay Studio will be at Bruce Johnson's Studio
302 Campus Street, Lake Mills WI
June 24 & 25 - Spring Green Art Fair
Saturday: 9am - 5pm, Sunday:10am - 4pm
Downtown Spring Green, WI
September 10 - Mt. Mary University Starving Artists Show
Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Mt. Mary University, Milwaukee, WI
$10 admission at the gate
October 8 - Milwaukee Empty Bowls
Sunday, 11am - 2pm
MSOE Kern Center, Milwaukee, WI
This is not an art fair but a wonderful fundraiser for
local food banks and meal programs!
December 8 & 9 - Very Merry Holiday Fair
Friday, Noon - 6pm, Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Baraboo Arts & Conference Center, Baraboo, WI
Cedar Creek Pottery
N70W6340 Bridge Rd.
Cedarburg, WI 53012
1111 E Brown Deer Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Morning Glory Gallery
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
929 N Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Jean's Clay Studio has been commissioned by the USGA (United States Golf Association) to make custom pieces for the 2017 U.S. Open held at Erin Hills, WI in June.
These 10 inch plates are just some of the items I am in the process of making this winter/spring. These plates have just been carved with the logo and are waiting to dry. The colors will turn out darker once they are fired and glazed. I am also making vases, serving dished, wine cups and large mugs.
Below are samples of the items that will be sold June 8 - 18, 2017 directly at the U.S. Open in the Merchandise Tent. Limited quantities available.
Wisconsin Designer Crafts Council (WDCC) celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2016. To celebrate, they featured profiles of their current members. My personal profile was published on the site just recently. Click Here to read it.