This year’s Spruce Pine Potters Market Invitational artists include Ron Slagle, Linda McFarling, Terry Gess, Tzadi Turrou, John Britt, Becky Gray, and Barking Spider Pottery, among other nationally known artists. Based in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, these artists organize the annual invitational event, which boasts two thousand visitors a year. Work includes contemporary functional pottery, figurative sculpture, and tiles.
“The history of the ceramics tradition in North Carolina is incredibly rich,” says Andrew Glasgow, retired Executive Director of the American Craft Council. “Nowhere is that tradition more fully realized than in the mountains of Mitchell and Yancey Counties. The celebrated potters in this region have become nationally known.”
New this year is a raffle, featuring significant work by four different artists. Winners will be announced at the end of the weekend and presence is not required to win.
Admission is free, with artists selling their work from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Light breakfast and lunch options will be available. Look for parking assistance upon arrival, including shuttles from the lower parking lot. SPPM is an affiliate organization of Toe River Arts Council.