For the visitor, a walk through the Spruce Pine Potters Market is to enjoy the astounding singularity and diversity of objects made from clay. Talk to the artists and you step into a rich variety of backgrounds and interests. Thirty potters, each with a unique story told through their work in clay.
The SPPM, as we like to call it, is an invitational show featuring thirty of the region’s best potters and clay artists. Each year in the fall we hold an annual sale in the historic Cross Street Building in downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina.
“Spruce Pine Potters Market gives the visitor the opportunity to get up close and personal with clay artists ranging from their twenties to their eighties,” says Jon Ellenbogen of the SPPM Marketing Committee. “It’s a community, family operation. Through their work, these artists bring the privacy of their studios to a group setting and invite the world in for a visit.”
Admission is free and lunch is available, with artists selling their work from 10 am-5 pm Saturday and Sunday.
Tourists and county residents alike will enjoy this opportunity to experience the diversity of the region’s talent and personalities. Work includes functional pottery, figurative sculpture, stoneware, earthenware, and more.
Free admission and free parking.
Cross Street Commerce Building
31 Cross Street (look for signs)
Spruce Pine NC 28777
October 14 and 15, 2017
Open 10 am – 5 pm
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