San Joaquin Potters Guild Fine Arts Festival…My 1st!

Here’s the clip of the art festival. Silly me didn’t get a good video of my own space so I put a photo I took of it the 1st day! The second day I wanted to fill the empty space and brought my laptop to run some pottery clips. SO much fun! My family had a great time too which means the world to me!

Sold some things, but the greater fun was walking around and visiting/seeing other potters work. I really got such a thrill out of it since these types of experiences are few and far between in my neck of the woods!

After talking to most of the potters at the show, a majority do gas fire (not electric) and fire to cone 10. Learned about some new clays I’d like to try, one in particular from IMCO and got even more inspired (if you can believe that!). Just some really great conversations!

Hope you enjoy a quick tour !

Enjoy! Tammy Jo

2 thoughts on “San Joaquin Potters Guild Fine Arts Festival…My 1st!

  1. The clips you were showing were a really nice touch. I believe the guild has a digital projector, (there's a whole lot of mischief you can get into with one of those…)
    Don't let the high-fire potters get to you, it's how you approach form and surface that makes a collection of work sing, not how high it's fired.
    I'm looking forward to a shared coffee one of these days soon.

  2. Thanks! It was great seeing you there! It was interesting talking to others about how they did things and trying to understand the differences between hi & mid range pieces. I'm finding I'm not an "all or nothing" potter…I can see the benefits and appreciate the differences in both firing methods 🙂 I'd love to see what my glazes do in a reduction environment, but am thankful I have the resources to fire at will with the electric :). Coffee before the next guild meeting sounds like a good time to talk shop!!

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