Genesee Center for the Arts & Education is proud to welcome, for the second year, over 20 premier ceramic artists from across North America for a long weekend celebrating the best in contemporary clay. The event includes a special artist reception, sale, pottery exhibitions, demonstrations, workshops and talks by the visiting artists.
This is a unique opportunity for collectors, clay enthusiasts and anyone who appreciates finely-crafted, handmade work to meet and talk with masters of the field and see a large body of their work. Whether you prefer contemporary design or rustic tableware, hundreds of hand-crafted pots will be exhibited, and their makers will be on site to talk about and demonstrate their work. For those of you who are new to contemporary ceramics, this is the perfect opportunity to see the range of work being made with this extremely versatile material.
2016 EXHIBITING ARTISTS
2016 exhibiting artists are: Richard Aerni and Carolyn Stutz, Peter Beasecker, Robert Briscoe, Tony Clennell, Julie Crosby, Adam Field, Dan Finnegan, Ryan Greenheck, Kenyon Hansen, Bryan Hopkins, Matt Kelleher, Jenny Mendes, Forrest Lesch-Middelton, Matthew Metz, Doug Peltzman, Peter Pincus, Liz Quackenbush, Jane Shellenbarger, Shoko Teruyama and Adero Willard.
A LITTLE HISTORY
Planning for the Flower City Pottery Invitational began in early 2014 when area potters Matt Metz and Richard Aerni discussed bringing fellow esteemed ceramic artists together for a weekend exhibit, following the example of similar shows like the Old Church Pottery Invitational in Demarest, NJ and the popular American Pottery Festival in Minneapolis. Rochester seemed like the perfect city to hold a similar event, being in the middle of a clay mecca, with RIT's School for American Craft and Alfred University close by, as well as strong clay programs in Syracuse and Buffalo. Metz and Aerni partnered with Genesee Center for the Arts & Education and, together with artist Peter Pincus, invited colleagues from around the country to participate in the inaugural event October 2015. For more informationvisit the Inaugural Flower City Pottery Invitational website. ,