We'll resume Orlando Pottery Festival events once public health and safety circumstances permit.
We hope to present our second annual Orlando Pottery Festival & Spring Arts Market in May 2021!
Check back for details, as plans are still tentative at this time.
Sadly, we have canceled our 10th annual Orlando Pottery Festival & Holiday Arts Market, which we had hoped to hold in late November 2020.
ABOUT THE ORLANDO POTTERY FESTIVAL
The Orlando Pottery Festival presents twice-annual celebrations and arts markets when public health and safety circumstances permit. These popular events feature about 40 talented local artists, including highly regarded professional potters who exhibit in galleries and juried art festivals throughout the South; mid-career artists whose distinctive designs and signature items are fast becoming contemporary collectibles; longtime "hobby potters" who are channeling their creativity while mastering their craft in local pottery studios; and younger and emerging ceramic artists, several of whom are selling to the public for the first time.
Visitors to these events can shop a diverse range of these artists’ original functional and decorative work, such as handmade everyday dishware, elegant ceramic jewelry, sculptural and figurative work inspired by Florida’s flora and fauna, whimsical and practical home and garden decor, and much more—all created on the pottery wheel or using hand-built and slip-cast techniques.
Returning visitors know that the Orlando Pottery Festival’s twice-annual events—typically the two-day weekend festival during the winter holiday season and the one-day spring festival—are the best way to get “first dibs” on the most recent work from favorite local potters, and to meet the new artist vendors added to each festival. The Orlando Pottery Festival’s growth and diversity of artistic work makes for events that reflect the vibrancy and diversity of handmade ceramics.