On May 6th and 7th, 2017, the 9 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).
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.
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.
Jean's Clay Studio, Tony Winchester and John Garland & Mary Paul, are potters that will be participating at Bruce Johnson's Clay Studio in Lake Mills, WI. One of the 7 stops on the tour.
For more information and a map, please visit: The Clay Collective