An evening pottery jam

& two hands-on workshops

with Mark Shapiro


Watch a master potter at work! These events are not to be missed. Mark Shapiro was a huge hit at our pottery jam in November and there were lots of requests for an encore.

Mark has a way of opening eyes and eliciting wonder even from experienced potters. A nationally renowned craftsman who has practiced his art for more than 35 years, his techniques and observations are valuable for anyone interested in the whole pottery-making process.

Mark's work is in many public collections. He is currently a Smithsonian Artist Residency Fellow, is a frequent workshop leader, lecturer, curator, panelist, writer, and mentor to a half-dozen apprentices who have trained at his Stonepool Pottery in western Massachusetts.


• Pottery Jam - Friday, February 22 - 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Novice or pro, Mark will have you wanting to get your hands in clay. He will demo and discuss his pots, from cups, handles and bowls, through large and complex forms, sharing his approach, observations and tricks from his long experience as a studio potter. Refreshments will be served.

To download a flyer, click here.

Fee: $35 in advance, $45 at the door


Hands-on Workshops - Saturday, February 23 & Saturday, March 2 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

In each day-long session, Mark Shapiro will work individually and with the group on technical and
aesthetic issues to help move each potter to the next level. Space is limited to 11 each day. His hands-on workshop in January sold out in two days!

Fee: $160 for each day


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