We are so proud of what Kirkwood Clay has accomplished over the last several years! Our little business has changed our lives in so many ways, and there are a few more big changes on our horizon. Scott has been offered an amazing opportunity to pursue a new career that will allow him to combine his love of craft with his passion to help and educate others. Unfortunately, this means that Kirkwood Clay is closing for business as we sell our home, pack up our studio and move on to our next adventure. Though bittersweet, we must say “goodbye” for now. We are so grateful for all of the support that we’ve received over the years from near and far, and we can’t wait to see where our new path leads.
Spring is just around the corner, and we're working hard getting ready for all of our upcoming pottery festivals and shows that this season brings. Be sure to mark your calendars and come out to see our work in person at one of the following North Carolina events.
March 27 - 29 - Greensboro's Southern Ideal Home Show
Come and check out our Spring Collection at the Triad's largest home and garden event.
Other exhibitors include:
BELGARD GARDENS & AIDP DESIGNER ROOMS
Professionally landscaped gardens. Designer Rooms created by the Association of Interior Design Professionals and dramatic displays designed to inspire.
BUILDING & HOME IMPROVEMENT
Everything to build, remodel, renew and improve the home.
Learn about the latest technology in environmentally friendly building and remodeling products.
KITCHEN & BATH
Appliances, cabinets, hardware, fixtures, granite, tile and tubs. Everything for creating the perfect kitchen and bath.
Accessories, furniture, flooring, lighting, window treatments and accents that personalize a home.
LANDSCAPING & OUTDOOR LIVING
Landscape professionals, lighting, irrigation, tools, power equipment, outdoor furniture, sod, decorative concrete, horticulture for sale and more.
TASTE & TRAVEL
Food and wine to sample and buy, plus destination information.
Visit https://southernshows.com/hsg for tickets and info.
April 11th - Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival
More than 50 regional potters will participate in the Potters of the Piedmont Pottery Festival Saturday April 11th from 10:00am until 4:00pm at its New Indoor Location: Leonard Recreation Center, 6324 Ballinger Road, Greensboro, NC, A large selection of handmade, functional, decorative, and sculptural pottery from NC, VA, & SC will be available for sale.
Founders Molly Lithgo and Jim Rientjes of Earthworks Pottery highlighted the Potters of the Piedmont pottery festival as an extension of their studio show begun twelve years ago. Their vision of this festival is to showcase local potters as well as those from around the state and beyond. This festival offers the public an opportunity to meet some of the most accomplished regional potters in one accessible location.
Visit http://www.pottersofthepiedmont.com for more info.
May 16th - Pottery Fair on the Square
The 5th annual Old Salem Pottery Fair on the Square will feature more than 30 North Carolina potters from across the state who will be selling their handmade stoneware, earthenware, and folk art in a variety of styles. This outdoor event will be held on Salem Square in the historic district.
At the Fair, you will find a wide variety of unique, handmade, and hand-signed gifts for your graduate, wedding couples, and Father’s Day dads—or treat yourself. And if you come in the morning, stop by the Old Salem Cobblestone Farmers Market, which will be open from 9am to noon behind the T. Bagge Merchant store.
Admission and parking are FREE for this event. In the event of all-day rain and/or strong wind, the event will be relocated to the concourse of the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road).
For more information, visit http://www.oldsalem.org/events/event/pottery-fair-on-the-square/
Kirkwood Clay is thrilled to call 205 Collaborative our new home!
This converted warehouse is home to over 30 working artists and gallery space. The industrial feel and open space lends to creativity, and the proximity to artists of so many mediums provides an unique opportunity for collaboration.
Our new studio space is where every step of our handmade process takes place. We will be throwing, drying, firing, sanding, washing, glazing and packaging our handmade ceramics from Studio 8! The extra studio space will allow us to offer pottery lessons, and we will finally have a go-to spot for folks who want to visit us, see our process, and check out our finished pieces.
Check out some of the amazing artists we will be joining in this space:
Susan Ridenour - Ceramics
KIRKWOOD CLAY IN THE GALLERY AT GREENHILL
The Winter Show brings together over 100 artists each year from across North Carolina and constitutes a comprehensive survey of the finest art and crafts being produced in the state. To commemorate Greenhill's 40th anniversary, we are presenting works from 40 artists from our first three decades, 40 artists from the last 10 years, and 40 new artists. The artists come from around the state, with a mix of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography, ceramic, jewelry, woodwork, fabric and fiber works, all within a harmonious installation.
We are so excited that Kirkwood Clay's Winter Collection is being featured in this year's 2014 Winter Show at The Gallery at Greenhill. On display from December 7th - January 11th, our new collection of pieces works to convey a sense of history through the use of bold colors, dramatic shapes and contrasting finishes.
All of these pieces will be on display at The Gallery at Greenhill and are available for purchase at the gallery and right here on our website. Full Winter Collection dinnerware sets and/or individual pieces from the collection are made to order and are available in any quantity and in various glaze options. Click below to order:
SHOP EARLY AND SAVE!
Custom made pottery is a gift that lasts a lifetime, and as the holiday season quickly approaches, we wanted to share our holiday ordering deadlines. Handmade pottery takes time to create, and all of the pieces on our website, www.kirkwoodclaypottery.com are made to order. To ensure that your order is ready in time for the holidays, be sure to order by Saturday November 8th and save by using our early bird special coupon code while your at it.
ENTER COUPON CODE EARLYBIRDSPECIAL TO SAVE 15% ON ALL ORDERS.
Offer valid on all retail orders now through November 8th at 11:59 PM EST.
SHOP IN PERSON
We will be selling our wares at a bunch of huge events this month - Come on out and see us and these great events:
FOR THE PROCRASTINATORS...
Need a gift at the last minute, be sure to check out our READY TO SHIP pottery stocked up in our ETSY website: www.kirkwoodclay.etsy.com - We'll be working to keep a good selection of pieces on our ETSY site that are ready to ship throughout the holidays.
All of the pieces in our ETSY shop are shipped out 1-3 days after purchase, so you can get your orders with a quickness. And don't forget, our EARLYBIRDSPECIAL coupon code works on our ETSY site this week as well!
FOR THE LOCALS...
If you're in or around Greensboro, you can also enter the coupon code POTTERY4LOCALS to eliminate the shipping charges associated with your order and pick up your order at our home studio when it is ready.