Western New York Pottery Festival

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

Clay Olympics and more

Clay Olympics!!!

A Clay Olympics competition will be taking place both Saturday and Sunday of the festival. Potters 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!

 

Tallest cylinder

Longest Handle pulling

Widest bowl

Judging

Tallest Cylinder Blind-fold

The 2018 WNY Pottery Festival Clay Olympics winner was Hodaka Hasebe ! Let’s see if he can keep his title again in 2019…

Raku Firing !!!!

Throughout the Festival, we fired up the Raku kiln.  You pick the bisque pottery, glaze it yourself, and we fire it on the site at the minimal fee.  It takes about 30 minutes to one hour.

Kids Clay Activities !!!

We offer a hands-on experience with the clay for kids at Studio Sales. They will be able to create their own piece on a wheel and choose a color for us to glaze it. We will then fire it and have it ready for pick up. Small fee to pay on day of festival.

Wood fire kiln opening !!!

We fire the wood kiln on the week of the festival.  It takes 48 straight hours of firing.  You will see the progress on the our facebook page.  We open the wood kiln with anticipation of the beauties and unload at noon on Saturday.