Tempe Events This Week – 12th Annual Ceramic Studio Tour

Author: Nancy

Posted on: February 19, 2013
Last updated on: June 22nd, 2017 at 2:24 pm


This week’s hefty roster of arts and cultural events culminates with the 12th Annual Self-Guided Ceramic Studio Tour, February 23-24.  The tour presents the work of dozens of professional ceramic artists in the Phoenix metropolitan area, including several in Tempe. It’s a great opportunity to view working and living spaces of participating artists. Even better, you get to actually watch many of them demonstrating different aspects of creating in clay, including wheel-throwing, hand-building and glazing techniques.  Be sure to take your check book and plastic because many of the artists will have pieces of their work for sale. I’ve taken this tour several times and I always find something beautiful to take home.

Start your tour at the ASU Ceramic Research Center where you can see the current exhibition Born of Fire: The Pottery of Margaret Tafoy, AND Re: Generation: A Survey of Margaret Tafoya’s Descendants a stunning survey of ceramics by Margaret Tafoya and her descendants. This exhibition of pueblo pottery provides a unique overview of one of the most accomplished potters from the 20th century.  Margaret Tafoya was one of the pioneering Pueblo artists who sustained the ceramic tradition of her ancestors by transforming it from a process for making functional vessels to an art form.

As you can see, there’s a lot going on all week. Check out this list and view a complete listing of Tempe events, or call 480-894-8158 for more information.


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