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4th Annual Tour de Clay
4th Annual Tour de Clay

Six diverse pottery studios throw open their doors in Pinellas, Hillsborough, and Pasco counties on Saturday, Dec. 10 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. & Sunday, Dec. 11 from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and invite the public to their free holiday exhibition.

Twenty of the finest Florida west coast clay artists will be opening kilns with new work, demonstrating pottery techniques and offering their unique handmade pieces for sale.

The tour includes: two stops in Palm Harbor; one stop in Tampa; one stop in Lutz; one stop in Odessa; and finally one stop in San Antonio.

New this year, Tour de Clay gives back to their community. Each studio has chosen one or more organizations to donate an amazing pot for a lotto-type auction. The auction will be held on Sunday with the winners selected at 4 p.m.

Special extended hours will be at San Antonio Pottery,11903 Curley Rd. in San Antonio. Meet artists Jack Boyle, McKenzie Smith , Michele Ginouves and Susan Livingston.  Enjoy the opportunity to purchase their handmade functional, decorative and sculptural pottery .

Saturday’s scheduled of events include 5 p.m. kiln opening, 6 p.m. party with live music.  Sunday’s special events; pottery demonstrations and 4 p.m. raffle drawing.

Kiln Opening Schedules for Saturday:

The first kiln opening will happen at 9: a.m. at the Pottery Boys Studio location (30 Bogie Lane, Palm Harbor).

The second kiln opening will happen at 10 a.m. at the Paper and Clay studio location (110 Peterson Lane, Palm Harbor)

The third kiln opening will happen at noon at the Rising Sun Pottery studio location (1112 West Carmen Street, Tampa)

The fourth kiln opening will happen at 2 p.m. at the Wellman and Welsch Pottery location (17202 Whirley Road, Lutz)

For more information, go to www.tampatourdeclay.com

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