Founded in 1967, the Montgomery Potters is a clay club located in Montgomery County, Maryland. We are a diverse group of clay enthusiasts, and our membership consists of ceramic artists and potters with varying levels of experience and skill. Our members are from parts of Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington who focus on all types of ceramic art and surface decoration techniques from wheel thrown functional ware fired in a wood kiln to decorative sculptures fired in oxidation.
Since its inception, the Montgomery Potters have striven to build a community that brings clay artists together, shares knowledge and ideas, and fosters the spirit of friendship and creativity. Clay is the thread that ties our community together, and we support all processes and techniques for giving life to our chosen medium.
Montgomery Potters endeavors to:
- Bring together those interested in ceramics
- Increase skills of interested potters
- Exchange ideas on all aspects of ceramics
- Stimulate community interest in ceramics
- Sponsor periodic ceramic exhibits and sales
The Montgomery Potters currently meets virtually on Zoom. The business meetings are held on the fourth Monday of each month, between the months of September to May. The program presentations are held on the second Monday of each month.
We now hold pottery tours/sales for members in the Spring and Fall, and provide opportunities for members to participate in special firing events, attend workshops, and enter juried shows.