Midwest Pottery Fest in Kansas City, MO / April 7 & 8, 2018
Kansas City Urban Potters presents
Midwest Pottery Fest: A Weekend of Artist Demonstrations, Lectures and a Pottery Sale
April 7th and 8th 2018
Located at the KC Urban Potters Shop + Studios (4 Westport Rd, KCMO) and across the street at The Drugstore (3948 Main St, KCMO).
Saturday April 7th 2018: 10am-5pm Sale, Artist Demonstrations/Talks
Sunday April 8th 2018: 10am-3pm Sale, Artist Demonstrations/Talks
Join the KC Urban Potters at the 2nd Midwest Pottery Fest in Westport, KC April 7th and 8th 2018. They have invited six nationally recognized artists to join their core group of potters for a weekend full of artists demonstrations, lectures, a Flower Bar, light refreshments, and of course, a wonderful selection of handmade pottery. All 13 artists will have works on display and for sale, ranging from bowls and cups to teapots, large platters and flower vases. Throughout each day there will be artist’s demonstrations & presentations about their work. Be the first to get a look at the newest work by all the artists, who will be in attendance and happy to chat. The fest will kick off with a free handmade cup for the first 50 people in the door at the sale so come early!
This year the Flower Bar returns on Sunday. Choose from a variety of artist-made vases and create your own complementary bouquet. We’ll have designers on hand if you need a little help arranging.
Invited Artists: Adam Field/MT, Kenyon Hansen/AR, Stephen Hill/MO, Diane Kenney/CO, Didem Mert/OH, and Kyla Strid/KS
KC Urban Potters: Chandra DeBuse, Paul Donnelly, Jana Evans, Rain Harris, Meredith Host, Erica Iman and Alex Watson
The Kansas City Urban Potters was recently awarded a Rocket Grant, a program of the Charlotte Street Foundation and the University of Kansas Spencer Museum of Art. Funding is provided by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. For more information, see rocketgrants.org.
The Kansas City Urban Potters is a collective of professional studio artists who make functional pottery with high standards of craftsmanship. Located in the heart of an already-strong clay community, the collective’s mission is to broaden the visibility of contemporary studio pottery to local and regional audiences through invitational exhibitions, public lectures and community-based events.