Michiana Pottery Tour
The Seventh Annual Michiana Pottery Tour will showcase a range of ceramic work by a diverse and talented group of clay artists. Visitors will find a variety of functional and decorative ceramics available for purchase, including wood-fired ceramics, crystalline porcelain work, functional earthenware, gas-fired stoneware, handmade pottery tools and more. You will also see working studios, several kilns being unloaded, pottery making demonstrations, and you will have the chance to talk with the artists.
In addition to hosting more than two dozen regional and national clay artists, the 2018 Michiana Pottery Tour has also awarded exhibition scholarships to Taylor Emery and Irina Gladun, two local emerging clay artists exhibiting for the first time.
Irina Gladun is a senior Art and English major at Goshen College and works as an assistant at Goertzen Pottery. Her functional forms seek to suggest that the feminine has firm integrity and value. She also seeks to challenge the distinction between high and low art because it has been used as a tool for the devaluation of important art throughout history. She plans to apply to graduate schools for an MFA after she leaves Goshen College.
Taylor Emery was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri and completed her BFA in ceramics from Columbia College in 2017. She moved to Goshen to work as an intern with Justin Rothshank and to find the best pie in Indiana. Taylor is obsessed with pop culture, an enthusiast of travel, and a lover of sappy TV shows. Her ceramic work is bright and colorful, and can be found online at @ClayByTay.
Nearly all participating artists have called the region “home” at some point in their personal history. Hosts of the tour include Mark Goertzen, Dick Lehman, Justin Rothshank, Marvin Bartel, Goshen Clay Artists Guild, and Goshen Youth Arts.
Some of the invited artists on the tour include: Todd Pletcher, Jen Beachy, Samantha Hostert, Troy Bungart, Maddie Gerig Shelly, Brandon Schwartz, Sadie Misiuk, Mark Nafziger, Amy Smith, and many more.
Saturday, September 29, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Sunday September 30, from 11 am to 4 pm, EST.