Monday, November 21, 2016

42nd Annual Pottery Show & Sale


Demarest, NJ -  The Art School at Old Church is pleased to present the 42nd Annual Pottery Show & Sale December 2, 3 and 4th at 561 Piermont Road, Demarest, NJ 07627. With 30 influential artists from 26 cities, the show features over 3,000 handmade artworks for sale. Admission to the show is a suggested donation of $20 on Friday, and $10 on Saturday and Sunday.  Proceeds from admission as well as a portion of sales benefit the Art School at Old Church, a 501©3 non-profit cultural center. 

Exhibiting artists highlight a wide spectrum of expertise with both seasoned and emerging potters who will present a variety of functional and decorative pots. Each artist offers their own unique style using techniques in surface decoration, abstract and traditional forms, high and low fire glazes, specialty pieces for stove-top cooking, as well as works in porcelain, stoneware and earthenware. Visitors can expect to find an array of ideas for holiday shopping from functional mugs, servers and casseroles to complete sets of formal and casual dining ware, decorative vases and vessels, tea sets, oil lamps and abstract sculptural works. 

This is a coveted, must-see destination for collectors and enthusiasts alike, as well as an opportunity for novice potters to explore the possibilities of contemporary ceramics. “The Pottery Show has a long history of bringing the local community together with some of the best potters in the country,” said Executive Director, Maria Danziger. “The energy of the show invigorates us every year and we draw inspiration from everyone – the artists, local volunteers and our dedicated audience.”

The Annual Pottery Show and Sale began in 1974 as a fundraiser for the Art School at Old Church by long-time friends Karen Karnes and the late Mikhail Zakin, Art School founder. They wanted to bring together their vibrant community of potters with the local community to offer an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind works of art while supporting the newly established cultural resource. The show has grown to be one of the school’s largest fundraisers for the year and now includes 30 national and international artists offering more than 3,000 pots for sale over its three-day span. 

Visit for more information on participating artists, curators, and show history. Call (201) 767-7160 for directions and further information. Connect with the show on social media:, and @theartschoolnj on Instagram and Twitter. Use #theroadtodemarest when you post about the show!

Friday, December 2, 6-9 PM (Opening night)
Saturday, December 3, 10-5 PM
Sunday, December 4, 11-4 PM

Suggested donation: Friday, $20; Saturday & Sunday, $10
Address: 561 Piermont Road, Demarest, NJ 07627
Parking: On-site and street parking available

From left to right, pieces by Tom Jaszczak, Doug Peltzman, Perry Haas, Mark Pharis, Noah Riedel