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Hill Center Presents Fourth Annual Pottery on the Hill

2014 Pottery on the Hill.  Image credit: Terricka Johnson.

2014 Pottery on the Hill.  Image credit: Terricka Johnson.

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Pottery Slam: Thursday, October 29 from 6:30pm to 9pm
Reception Preview (TICKETED): Friday, October 30 at 6:30pm
Sale: Saturday, October 31 from 10am to 5pm
Sunday, November 1 from 11am to 4pm

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Preview Reception
Friday, October 30, 6:30 p.m.
Purchase tickets online

Pottery Show + Sale
Saturday, October 31, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunday, November 1, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free. Learn more

“Farm to table” refers not only to the fresh, local produce you buy straight from the farmer. It’s also about bringing food to the table looking its best. That means that now that you’ve talked to your farmer, it’s time to talk to a potter.

The annual Pottery on the Hill show and sale at HillCenter is a chance to meet and talk with 16 prominent potters from across the country about their work, which is both beautiful and functional. Pieces range from plates and platters to mugs and cups to vases, serving bowls and so much more.

“Pots for use is definitely the theme of this show,” says Dan Finnegan, the show curator. “Most of us share this passion for making pots for people’s homes.”

The pieces chosen for Pottery on the Hill show a variety of styles, influences and techniques. Some are whimsical while others are refined. Most are wheel thrown but have hand-built elements. These potters use bright colors as well as more subdued tones. All pottery is available for sale and a portion of the proceeds supports free programs at Hill Center.

Pottery on the Hill features a ticketed preview reception on the evening of Friday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. This reception offers the first opportunity to meet the potters, learn their inspiration and purchase pieces. This year, the first 100 people will receive a free sampling cup for beer, wine or mead, handcrafted by one of the potters. Tickets are available online.

The Slam will take placert at the League Annex, 305 Madison Street, Alexandria, VA.

The preview reception will be held at 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE.

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