Some of the best ceramics artists in Arizona will show new artwork on the 18th Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour, Feb. 23–24, from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Individual studios draw hundreds of visitors during this popular weekend event. Each of the 10 Valley studios on the tour feature selected artists, and nine talented ASU graduate students also open their studios and gallery at Grant Street Studios in central Phoenix.
Artists at all of the studios offer free ceramics technique demonstrations and their art for sale. Use the free tour brochure to find studios with ceramic art and demos that appeal to you. On the tour, pick up a passport at your first studio stop and get it stamped at six studios to earn a 20 percent discount at the ASU Art Museum CRC gift store, also on the tour.
Learn from the artists how they make large- and small-scale functional and sculptural forms on the potter’s wheel and with hand building processes from slab to coil building. Discover a variety of surface finishing techniques. Visit with emerging, midcareer and established artists to learn about their art careers and what inspires them.
Most artists make their work available for sale or take commissions during the tour. It is a great place to find gifts, including fine functional pottery such as mugs, platters and vases — everything from sculpture for your home and garden to wearable ceramic art and ornaments.
Tour artists donate 10 percent of their sales to the ASU Art Museum CRC.
18th ANNUAL SELF-GUIDED CERAMIC STUDIO TOUR
What: Open ceramic studios and exhibitions tour
When: Saturday + Sunday, Feb. 23–24, 2019, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Studios around the Valley and the ASU Art Museum Ceramics Research Center in downtown Tempe
Who: Selected potters and ceramic sculptors from around the Valley and state
How: Free self-guided tour. To download the tour brochure with a map and artist demonstration listings, visit https://asuartmuseum.asu.edu/programs-and-events/ceramics-programs/ceramics-studio-tour or get a printed brochure at the ASU Ceramics Research Center (CRC) at 699 S. Mill Ave., Ste. 108, Tempe after January 2019. Check with individual studio sites about accessibility.
Tour information: Mary-Beth Buesgen at [email protected] or 480-965-7092