Western New York Pottery Festival

A festival consisting of over 20 local and national professional clay artists.

8th Annual Western NY Pottery Festival 2019

Thank you very much for visting our 7th Annual WNY Pottery Festival.

Our 8nd Annual WNY Pottery Festival
June 15th & 16th, 2019

Click here to download Application for 2019 festival.

The 7th annual Western New York Pottery Festival is a juried, clay-exclusive show that consists of over 20 regional and national ceramic artists. The purpose is not only for artists to show and sell their work –  but to also interact with, and educate, the public. Events will consist of: paint your own raku firing and demonstrations and a Clay Olympic competition Saturday and Sunday, and wood kiln unloading at noon on Saturday.  Kid’s clay activities will take place throughout the entire weekend.

$1 admission with raffle ticket (12 and under is free)

Clay Olympics!!!

A Clay Olympics competition will be taking place both Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Vendors will compete for prizes with 5lbs on the wheel to throw the tallest cylinder and the widest bowl followed by a blindfolded and a handle pulling competition. The competitors will have 5 minutes to complete each task. The games will start at 10:30 and will go on until 4:00 each day. This is a fun and energized event for both the potters and the spectators! Come  out and heckle you favorite potter!


The 2017 WNY Pottery Festival Clay Olympics winner was Annie Schliffer of the Rochester Folk Art Guild! Let’s see if she can keep her title again in 2018…


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