Tour de Clay, 2017 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Tour de Clay, 2017 Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Ira Burhans participates in Tour de Clay at San Antonio Pottery in  San Antonio, Florida

December 9 & 10, 2017

This year there are 5 studios featuring ceramic works of 32 talented clay artists. Tour de Clay is always slated for the second weekend in December, this year’s dates are: Saturday, December 9th from 9am to 5pm (9am to 8pm for the San Antonio Studio) and Sunday, December 10th from 11am to 4pm. There will be pottery demonstrations and kiln openings. All artists will be present to discuss and sell their work.

This Year’s Studio Locations are:
Schiemann Studio, 123 Main Street, St. Petersburg (Host Matt Schiemann)
Pottery Boys Clay Studios, 30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor (Hosts Glenn Woods and Keith Herbrand) 727-504-6200
Hidden Lake Pottery, 16705 Hutchison Road, Odessa (Hosts Kim Kirchman and Mark Fehl) 813-920-4341
Wellman and Welsch Pottery, 17202 Whirley Road, Lutz (Hosts Kim Wellman and Harry Welsch) 813-961-7106
San Antonio Pottery, 11903 Curley St., San Antonio, FL (Host Jack Boyle) 352-588-4228

Saturday will feature a progressive kiln opening schedule. Each of the 5 studios on the tour will have at least one kiln to open on Saturday – see the schedule below to plan your day. Be part of the experience as each potter opens the kiln and discovers the treasures inside. There are a variety of types of kilns on the tour, each offering varied styles and results – it is an opportunity to learn more about the firing process and understand some of the special techniques each artist uses in the creation process. For complete information, detailed kiln opening schedule, and a tour map, please log on to: www.TampaTourDeClay.com

 

Sunday is demo day. With a more relaxed atmosphere this is the perfect time to watch and discuss technique.

This Year’s Kiln Opening Schedule:
 – Pottery Boys Clay Studio (30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor)
– Clay and Paper Studio (110 Peterson Lane, Palm Harbor)
– Hidden Lake Pottery (16705 Hutchison Road, Odessa)
– Wellman and Welsch Pottery (17202 Whirley Road, Lutz)
4:00pm – San Antonio Pottery (11903 Curley St., San Antonio)

Participating Clay Artists: Schiemann Studio: Matt Schiemann, Kimberli Cummings, Kyle Carpenter, Casey Mcdonough, Kelsey Nagy; Pottery Boys Studio: Glenn Woods, Keith Herbrand, Jennifer McCurdy, Jim and Shirl Parmentier, Fong Choo, Teresa Testa, Zan Barnes, Ken Shields: Hidden Lake Studio: Kim Kirchman, Mark Fehl, LC McGee, Chuck McGee, McKenzie Smith, Jonathan Barnes, Tommy Frank, Chandra Debuse; Wellman and Welsh Pottery: Harry Welsch & Kim Wellman, John Kellum, Katherine Mathisen, Susan Bach, Carole Meler; San Antonio Pottery: Jack Boyle, Ira Burhans, Michele Ginouves, Allen Bennett, William Kidd, Tim Peters.

 

Fundraising: As in past years, Tour de Clay picks a cause to raise money for through various fundraising activities at each studio. This years recipient will be WMNF Community Radio.

We hope you put this event on your calendar, come out and start your collection or just get some of your Christmas shopping done and pick up something you can’t find just anywhere - perfect for that person who seems to have everything. Thank you for supporting the artists of Tour de Clay, and WMNF Community Radio.