This year 19 pottery studios from across the state, including Nancy Button's Fireside Pottery in Warren, will be open for the Maine Pottery Tour Saturday, May 3 and Sunday, May 4.

With tour legs in southern, central and Midcoast Maine, there are as many different styles to see as there are destinations. For maps and more information on each of these legs of the tour, go to, or find them on Facebook at Maine Pottery Tour.

The participating potters have cleaned up their work spaces and are welcoming visitors to their studios to see the work they do. All are happy to talk with visitors about making pots, how they work with clay and the different techniques they use to decorate and fire their work. Get an inside glimpse into the life of a potter, tour their studios, peek into kilns and know that one's purchase supports the local creative economy.

Local potters on the Midcoast leg of the tour include: Ash Cove Pottery (Susan Horowitz & Gail Kass), 75 Ash Cove Road, South Harpswell 833-6004; Liz Proffetty Ceramics, 118 Old County Road, Newcastle 586-5117; Fireside Pottery (Nancy Button), 1478 Camden Road, Warren 273-3767; Alex Tomasulo, Double Dolphin Way, Walpole 380-1902, and Tyler Gulden, with guest potter Nathan Willever, 45 Clark’s Cove Road, Walpole 380-8454. Be sure to look for the signs.

Hours are Saturday, May 3, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, May 4, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The tour is expanding each year and is always adding new potters. Find out more by going to for maps and photos of the work or find them on Facebook at Maine Pottery Tour.