Glen Echo Park Partnership Galleries: Popcorn Gallery | Glen Echo Pottery | 50 Years in Clay 1974-2024

By East City Art Editorial Team on April 30, 2024

Fri, May 3 2024 — Sun, June 2 2024

Mike Poness
Opening Reception: Friday, May 3 from 6-8pm


The Popcorn Gallery presents 50 Years in Clay, 1974 – 2024 featuring the very best functional and non-functional artistic ceramic pieces by Glen Echo Pottery instructor artists and advanced students . This year’s focus is creativity, style, and substance. Ceramic artwork from atmospheric and reduction firings at the Park will showcase all aspects of form, function, and design in the ceramic arts. Participating artists will be available in the gallery during gallery hours to engage with visitors about the show.

Participating Artists
Elka Adamowicz, Bibi Bielekova, Anne Bowen, Mary Brill, Rexford Brown, Young Choi, Ekaterina (Katya) Chumakov, Cynthia Deitch, Janice Dudley, Jed Edeler, David Epstein, Linda Epstein, Joyce Forrest, Cristan Farmer, Mike Friedman, Nadine Gabai-Botero, Christine Goh, Seena Gudelsky, Eunkyung Han, Ray Horn, Carol Hurwitch, Kira Kibler, Peter Kosa, Sam Listwak, Laura Lord, Julie Maltzman, Charles (Skip) MacArthur, Cathie Polak, Mike Poness, Sharon Polidoro, Kay Richman, DeeDee Rosenfeld, Beverly Safranek, Lisa Schumacher, Sara Shpargel, Julian Schweitzer, Mary Silva, Marsha Slater, Mary Tisdale, Tara van Emmerik, Antoinette J. Vionnet, Hope Walker, Jean Wrathall, Julie Zirlin, Jeff Kirk (Artistic Director)

About Glen Echo Pottery
Founded fifty years ago by Jeff Kirk, Glen Echo Pottery is a year-round pottery school offering both adult and teen classes spanning all skill levels. Glen Echo Pottery includes a gallery as well.

“The pottery program is a haven for individual creativity,” says director Jeff Kirk. As artistic director – and as a resident artist and instructor as well – his goal is to foster the spirit that enables students to give shape and meaning to their unique visions.

Housed in the Park’s yurt structures, the program has nurtured the artistic talent of thousands of students for fifty years and produced many extraordinary potters and instructors. The spirit of Glen Echo Pottery emanates from the respect for each individual’s talents, needs, and expressions.

Each of the pottery’s instructors and artists are uniquely inspired by their traditions, imaginations, dreams, relationships, and passions. The studio also fosters community and welcomes everyone from the tentative novice to the very experienced student, with opportunities to learn and participate in all aspects of the ceramic studio process.

Opening Reception: Friday, May 3, 2024, 6 pm – 8 pm, during Art Walk
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm – 6 pm, or by appointment
Gallery Hours: Saturdays & Sundays, 12 pm – 6 pm, or by appointment |

Popcorn Gallery
Glen Echo Park
7300 MacArthur Blvd
Glen Echo, MD 20812

Kristina King
Exhibitions & Gallery Coordinator | 301-634-2235