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For more than 40 years, potters from around the Mountain State have gathered to share ideas, learn new skills, and celebrate the tradition of pottery.
Join us on “The Campus Beautiful” November 4-6 for an inspiring weekend, featuring demonstrations from guest artist Kirke Martin.  
 
Friday, November 4:
               6 p.m. – Gathering of Culinary Art
                              Bring your favorite covered dish to share as you catch up with old friends
                              (and make a few new ones!)
               7:30 p.m. – Lecture and Presentation by guest artist, Kirke Martin

Saturday, November 5:
               9 a.m. to Noon – Demonstration
                              Lunch on your own
               1 p.m. to 5 p.m. – Demonstration
                              Dinner on your own
               6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – Student Art Show and Vendor Sales   

Sunday, November 6:
               9 a.m. to Noon – Demonstration 


A room will be available for anyone wanting to sell their work to participants throughout the weekend. If you would also like a table at the Student Art Show and Vendor Sales event, please indicate so on the registration page. The Student Art Show is open to high school and college students. Vendor Sales are open to all artists.


For college students, you are welcome to stay on campus in the Wilson Hall residence hall. The cost is $20 per night, per person. Lodging is also available at Pipestem Resort State Park or various hotels in the Princeton, W.Va. area.


Dining on campus is open to all participants. There are also restaurants in Athens (Moe’s and Gino’s).
Kirke Martin, owner of M4 Studios, ceramic artist, and guest speaker for the West Virginia Potters' Gathering at Concord University 2022 Kirke Martin, owner of M4 Studios and a ceramic artist, creates a range of functional and sculptural ceramics that fuse traditional techniques with independent design. Kirke specializes in wood-fired ceramics, but also produces limited series fired in electric or gas kilns.
 
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin
Some of the work created by guest artist Kirke Marin

We can’t wait to see you at the 2022 West Virginia Potters’ Gathering!