Pottery on the Hill 2021: Virtual Exhibition and Auction

By Editorial Team on November 8, 2021
Courtesy of Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital.
Pottery on the Hill 2021 | Online Show and Sale | November 12-14
Online Silent Auction and Benefit | November 4-14

Access the Silent Auction HERE

Virtual event features 40 potters in expanded online show

Pottery on the Hill, the annual pottery show and sale hosted by Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital, returns once again this November as a virtual show and sale. Beginning at 5pm on November 12, 40 master potters will simultaneously open their own webshops. The event’s website, PotteryontheHillDC.org will serve as a clearing house to allow visitors easy access to each potter’s online store.

Pottery on the Hill spotlights functional pottery – pottery created for its usefulness and purpose; one-of-a-kind handcrafted masterpieces – mugs and pitchers, plates and serving platters, vases, planters, and more will be available from these accomplished artists.

Though virtual, Pottery on the Hill continues to bring our community together to celebrate the exceptional craftsmanship of American artisans and the singular gathering place Hill Center has become. And there are benefits to the show being online: the capacity to include many additional potters.

“This is the second year that our show has been moved online,” notes potter and show curator, Dan Finnegan. “We will miss seeing all of your smiling faces but hope that you will continue to support the potters who create beautiful work to enhance your home and enrich your dining experience.”

“Moving Pottery on the Hill online is just another example of how, as a small arts and culture organization, we’ve been able to adapt our programming in this COVID era,” says Diana Ingraham, Hill Center’s Executive Director. “The virtual show allows us the opportunity to support the ceramics community who have been critical to making Pottery on the Hill one of the premiere shows in the nation.”

The operations of Hill Center, like other arts and cultural nonprofits, were dramatically impacted when the pandemic  closed its doors in March 2020. It hasn’t gone unnoticed by the ceramics community. Participating potters will donate pots for a silent auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Hill Center’s operations. The silent auction will run November 4th-14th at PotteryontheHillDC.org.

Additionally, Finnegan is crafting 50 limited edition pots to celebrate Hill Center’s 10th anniversary.

2021 participating potters include:

Richard Aerni – Camilla Ascher – Bandana Pottery (Naomi Dalglish & Michael Hunt) – Mary Barringer – Christina Bendo – Bulldog Pottery (Bruce Gholson & Samantha Henneke) – Kyle Carpenter – Kevin Crowe – Andrea Denniston – Carolyn Dilcher-Stutz – Dan Finnegan – Warren Frederick  – Kenyon Hansen – Jason Hartsoe – Mark Hewitt – Matthew Hyleck – Peter Jadoonath – Michael Kline  – Kyle Scott Lee –  Suze Lindsay – Katherine Maloney – Matthew Meunier – Matthew Metz – Donna Polseno – Mark Shapiro – Gertrude Graham Smith – Stacy Snyder – Beth Sperlazza – Studio Touya (Hitomi & Takuro Shibata) – David Stuempfle – Sam Taylor – Julia Walther – Kate Waltman – Catherine White – Julie Wiggins –Adero Willard – Joel Willson