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April 2014

Potters of the Piedmont Annual Spring Pottery Festival Takes Place in Greensboro, NC - Apr. 12, 2014

More than 50 regional potters will participate in the annual Spring Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival Saturday, Apr. 12, 2014, from 10am until 4pm in the block between South Elm and Arlington Street on Lewis Street in the historic South End district of downtown Greensboro, NC. A huge selection of functional, decorative, unusual and sculptural pottery, all hand-made by talented artisans, will be available for sale. In case of rain, the festival will move to Sunday, Apr. 13, 10am-4pm, in the same location.

Founders Molly Lithgo and Jim Rientjes of Earthworks Pottery highlighted the Potters of the Piedmont pottery festival as an extension of their studio show begun over ten years ago. Their vision of this pottery festival is to showcase our local potters as well as potters from around the state and beyond.

Potters of the Piedmont is the collaboration of seven professional pottery studios including: Molly Lithgo & Jim Rientjes (Earthworks Pottery); Lorrie Anderson (Moose Hollow Pottery); Pat Schurr & Kelly Willard (Burned Earth Pottery); Tim Moran & Janet Gaddy (Celtic Pottery); Leanne Pizio (Leanne Pizio Pottery); Po-Wen Liu (Natural Green Pottery); and Brett McDonough (Wild Rumpus Ceramic Arts).

In addition to the core founding potters of the Potters of the Piedmont, over 50 more regional potters will be joining the group from Virginia, North and South Carolina in 40 booths along the streets of East Lewis Street.

This festival offers the public the opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished regional ceramic artists in one accessible location. Ample parking is available on area streets and in public parking lots and decks. The event is free and open to the public. Area restaurants are within walking distance.

This event is sponsored by Earthworks Gallery, Mary’s Antiques, Rock 92/WKZL 105.1, Downtown Greensboro, Inc., Elements Gallery and the South End Merchants.

For further information check our NC Commercial Gallery listings, call Jim Rientjes at 336/662-2357 or visit (www.pottersofthepiedmont.com).

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