Photo by Cara Rufenacht.

Five locations in Highland Park
December 12 & 13
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Whether or not you need one last stocking stuffer, you won’t want to miss this terrific showcase of Pittsburgh-based potters.

Photo by Cara Rufenacht.

Back for its fifth installment—and expanded with new programming—the 2015 Highland Park Pottery Tour features 24 artists represented at five different stops throughout the scenic East End neighborhood.

Photo by Cara Rufenacht.

If you’re like us, you have that favorite mug, bowl or plate in your cupboard—the one with the perfectly curved handle or grip, the whimsical motif or that unique shape that somehow makes everything taste better. Your one-stop shop for all locally produced ceramic wares, the fifth annual Highland Park Pottery Tour will again open the homes and studios of a diverse group of ceramicists for two days.

Attendees will get a rare and intimate glimpse into the lives of local artists, learn about a variety of ceramic art styles and firing techniques and buy directly from participating potters in their homes and studios. The welcoming event gathers art lovers and artists alike to mingle in studios, chat about pottery techniques in living rooms and enjoy snacks and refreshments in cozy kitchens.

Four of this year’s featured stops are the private homes of local potters, who have invited guest ceramic artists to display and sell work alongside them. The tour’s fifth stop is the Highland Park-based nonprofit, Union Project, which will display work from seven of its cooperative ceramic artists.

Heather Geyman

Objects for sale include cups, mugs, bowls, plates, serving platters, vases, teapots, wall art and more. Prices range from $10 to more than $100.

Want a first look at all of the handmade wares? New this year is an exclusive, ticketed preview event taking place on Friday, December 11th from 6 to 9 p.m.

The Highland Park Pottery Tour also aims to build connections between the local ceramics community and the neighborhood, provide sales opportunities for artists, support creative entrepreneurship and promote community involvement.

See a complete list of participating artists and view a Highland Park Pottery Tour map.

Jennifer Baron

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator...