A festival consisting of over 25 local and national professional clay artists.

2016 Western NY Pottery Festival

The 2017 application is now available!

The 2017 Festival will be held on: June 3rd and 4th

Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 4 PM
The Western New York Pottery Festival is a juried, clay exclusive show that consists of local and national professional artists. The focus is not only for artists to set up and sell their work but to interact with and educate the public by hosting firing, throwing, hand building and other demonstrations by the festival artists. There will also be a Clay Olympics competition taking place on the Sunday of the festival. There will be kiln openings, raffles, a silent auction fundraiser, food vendors, live music and activities for kids of all ages. The festival takes place at Studio Sales Pottery in Avon, NY.

Blindfolded portion of the Clay Olympics, which took place of Sunday! There were three rounds; tallest cylinder, widest bowl, and blindfolded tallest cylinder. The winner of this years Clay Olympics was Pamela Delyannis, Pinnacle Pottery!

John Brien, J&K Clayworks, in the middle of a demonstration!

The half time pile of the Clay Olympics! Waiting for Jersey Jesse to figure out the pugmill!

Beautiful set up by Alysha Baier, Baier Pottery!