Local Pittsburgh Potters Celebrate the Sixth Annual Highland Park Pottery Tour with Expansion

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October 24, 2016. Pittsburgh, PA.

The sixth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour takes place on Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11 from 11:00-5:00 pm. Attendees can drive or walk through Highland Park, visiting all six stops to meet 25 ceramic artists, learn about the ceramic art form, enjoy refreshments, and buy artwork for the holidays. This tour offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of artists and a unique opportunity to shop locally from Pittsburgh potters in their homes and studios.

In response to feedback received from prior years, this year the Pottery Tour will expand to include a sixth location – the home of local potter, Stephanie Flom, also the Executive Director of Pittsburgh Arts & Lectures. As one visitor responded to the Pottery Tour, “I was surprised we were able to visit the potters in their homes and able to view their works there.”

Five of the stops are homes of local potters, who have invited guest ceramic artists to display and sell work alongside them. The sixth stop is Union Project, which will display work from a curated selection of its cooperative ceramic artists. The diverse group of artists provides artwork across a broad range of styles, firing techniques, and prices.

The 2016 Highland Park Pottery Tour is sponsored by Standard Ceramic Supply Company and Pittsburgh Theological Seminary; media sponsored by WESA and WYEP. For more information, including a map, visit: www.highlandparkpotterytour.com.

The sixth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour features six tour stops:

  • The home of Joseph Delphia, 5505 Avondale Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • The home of Stephanie Flom, 6342 Jackson St, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • The home of Jeff Guerrero, 716 N. Sheridan Ave #2, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • The home of Keith Hershberger, 5511 Avondale Pl, Pittsburgh PA, 15206
  • The home of Jenna Vanden Brink, 5800 Wellesley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
  • Union Project Ceramic Cooperative, 801 N. Negley Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15206

The Highland Park Pottery Tour is presented by four local potters in collaboration with Union Project. In 2011, potters from Highland Park, including Union Project ceramic artists, held the first Highland Park Pottery Tour. The tour was created to build connections within the ceramics community and the neighborhood, while providing a sales opportunity for artists – growing artist entrepreneurship and branching out to the community.

Union Project is an arts and community nonprofit that uses the arts to bridge gaps between communities. Employing an arts-as-social practice model and lead by core values of Inclusivity, Arts and Artists, Collaboration, and Joy, UP embraces a DIT (Do It Together) philosophy that empowers community members to solve problems, strengthen social ties, and build community wealth across race, economic status, age, and ability level.

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