The curators of the Cape Ann Ceramics Festival in partnership with the Pucker Gallery, Boston and the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck are delighted to host a multi-week, non-profit ceramic arts festival, showcasing inspiring works from the Cape Ann community and around the globe.
The festival spotlights Cape Ann ceramic artists and increases awareness of the skills and talent present in this historic, scenic area. The festival will be held throughout the month of August in various locations around Cape Ann, including Gloucester, named one of the top 25 Small City art destinations by American Style Magazine for the second year in a row.
Set amongst a backdrop of sunny beaches, forested trails, stone quarries, a working waterfront, and fabulous restaurants and shops, a day of Ceramics on Cape Ann can not fail to delight.
The highlight of the festival will be a ceramics show and sale at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, featuring works from local and regional artists in conjunction with Ken Matsuzaki (Japan), Phil Rogers (Wales) and Randy Johnston (Wisconsin), internationally renowned potters represented by the Pucker Gallery on Newbury Street in Boston. The show is entitled Beauty in Use: Ceramic Art from Cape Ann, Pucker Gallery and Beyond and runs from August 9-25, Thursday-Sunday, 12-6, with a gala opening on August 11 from 4-6pm.
Other events in the festival will be Raku Workshops, a Demo Workshop with Wisconsin potter Randy Johnston, a Pottery Trail weekend, August 17 and 18, 10am-5pm, with visiting hours at ceramic studios in Gloucester, Rockport and Beverly, and a weekend show and sale of affordable ceramic treasures, Art of the Possible: All Clay Inclusive, also to be held at the Cultural Center at Rocky Neck, 6 Wonson St., Gloucester, gala opening Friday August 23, 5-9pm, continuing Saturday and Sunday, August 24-25, 10am-5pm.