Thursday, August 1, 2013


The Cape Ann Ceramics Festival begins this weekend, starting with two sold-out workshops, Raku on Sunday, August 4 at Seyrel and Chris Williams’ Pottery by the Sea in Manchester and Randy Johnston on Saturday, August 10 at Cynthia Curtis Pottery in Rockport, MA.  

David Archibald Plate

This dynamic line up of events was curated by Susan Hershey, Seyrel Williams and Jenny Rangan.  Three of RNG's artists are participating in this festival: Susan Hershey, Cynthia Curtis and Ruth Worrall.

Narumi Oribe Vase
11.5 x 9.75 x 2.5"

On Sunday, Aug. 11, meet Randy Johnston and other artists at the gala opening of Beauty in Use: Ceramics from Cape Ann, Pucker Gallery & Beyond, an exciting show presented in partnership with Pucker Gallery of Boston, at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck.  The show features world renowned potters: Phil Rogers, Ken Matsuzaki and Randy Johnston with 17 local and regional ceramic artists. The opening is from 4 – 6 PM at the Cultural Center, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester.  This exhibit runs through August 25th. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday: 12 – 6 PM.

Karen Orsillo teapot

The Beauty in Use show features works of the following artists; David Archibald, Diane Chen KW, Cynthia Curtis, Larry Elardo, Chris Gustin, Susan Hershey, Randy Johnston, Ken Matsuzaki, Jan McKeachie Johnston, Anni Melançon, Marty Morgan, Irina Okula, Karen Orsillo, Phil Rogers, Erin O’Sullivan-Place, Scott Place, Jenny Rangan, Jill Solomon, Scott Tubby, Seyrel Williams. 

Phil Rogers 
Korean bottle form
tenmoku and nuka glazes with finger wipe decoration 16 x 8.5 x 8.5"

The weekend of August 17 – 18th, local ceramic artists open their studios to the public from 10 AM to 5 PM. A map of the Pottery Trail can be downloaded here

Randy Johnston 
large Platter with Rope Inlay
Natural ash glaze with trailing decoration 4 x 23 x 23"

On Friday, August 23th, the grand opening of another fabulous ceramics show, Art of the Possible: All Clay Inclusive takes place from 5 - 9 PM, on the mezzanine level of the Cultural Center and features local potters exclusively.  A limited number of free mini bowls made by these participating artists will be given away at the opening on a first-come, first-serve basis. The show runs through Sunday, August 25.  Gallery hours are Saturday & Sunday: 10 AM – 5 PM.

The All Clay Inclusive show features works by the following local artists: Judy Bidwell, Diane Chiofaro, Linda Comb, Paula Eldridge, Nina Goodick, Tracie Koeplin, Deb Levene, Christy Millhouse, Marty Morgan, Wendy Morgan, Kathy Morris, Sarah Mowitt, Jenny Rangan, Patricia Reed, Sally Smithwick, Jeanne Sudbay, Martha Thurk, Lisa Vincent, Chris Williams, Seyrel Williams, Ruth Worrall.

Scott Tubby
Cape Ann Ceramics Festival: Aug. 9 – 25, at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, MA For more information please visit:

1 comment:

  1. Thanks, Martha. The posting looks absolutely fabulous! We thank you.