Van der Ven Studios

STATEWIDE — Springtime in Maine can mean daffodils or snow, and sometimes both, but the first weekend in May has meant the Maine Pottery Tour for a decade. The 10th annual Maine Pottery Tour welcomes visitors Saturday, April 30, and Sunday, May 1. The self-guided tour is an opportunity to enjoy spring in Vacationland and the hospitality of local potters in their studios.

Nearly 60 pottery studios around the state are organized into four regions, allowing several studios to be visited in a single outing. It’s a chance to meet the artists, peek in the kilns, see demonstrations, and shop for pottery and other handmade goods. The tour’s goal is to make people aware of the potters in the state and to cultivate an appreciation and affection for their creations.

Midcoast potteries participating in the tour are, in Knox County: Autumn Cipala Ceramics, Thomaston; Clarry Hill Pottery, Union; Dragon’s Breath Pottery and Fireside Pottery, Warren; and Magick Deery Studio, Appleton; and in Waldo County: Everyday Pottery, Belmont; Good Land Pottery, Montville; Jody Johnstone Pottery, Swanville; Miki Glasser Ceramics and Van der Ven Studios, Lincolnville; Prescott Hill Pottery, Liberty; and Unity Pond Pottery, Unity.

Good Land Pottery

The tour is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Interactive maps of each region are available at MainePotteryTour.org.

Dragon’s Breath Pottery

Jody Johnstone Pottery