Third annual Berkshire Pottery tour September 24-25, 10am-5pm both days.
The leading potters of the Southern Berkshires will open their studios the weekend of September 24-25 for the third annual Berkshire Pottery Tour. Studios will be open from 10-5 each day. Admission is free and families are welcome.
The self-guided motor tour takes art lovers through the beautiful valleys of the Southern Berkshires to experience a diverse array of styles in functional ceramics, from the Richmond studio of Ben Evans to Paula Shalan in Stockbridge, Lorimer Burns in Housatonic, Daniel Bellow in Great Barrington and on to Ellen Grenadier in Monterey and Linda Skipper in New Marlborough. The tour runs in a rough circle and can be begun at any point.
Visitors to all six studios will be entered in a drawing to win a mug from each of the six artists on this year’s tour. Your map/brochure is your ticket: pick one up at any studio and submit it with all six signatures to any of the potters to be entered for the drawing.
The Berkshire Pottery Tour, modeled on well established events among the potters of the Connecticut River Valley and the Hilltowns to the east of the Berkshires, allows patrons of the arts to meet the makers and see where and how their work is made.
Look for the distinctive orange and white Pottery Tour road signs at key turns on the weekend of the event. Maps are available at each studio.