Potter and Hatfield native Amy Clark is bringing her work home for the Ocean Fire Pottery Western Mass. Spring Show Friday May 18 5pm - 8pm, and Saturday & Sunday, May 19 & 20, 10am-5pm. Visitors can choose from a huge selection of one-of-a-kind, wood-fired pottery fresh out of the kiln.
Amy learned her craft and launched her career in the area, working out of her studio in her parents' tobacco barn in Hatfield. After an extensive apprenticeship in Vermont learning the wood-firing process, she opened her studio and gallery, Ocean Fire Pottery in York, Maine.
Amy makes all of the pottery herself. A couple times a year, a dedicated group gathers at her studio, coming from Western Mass., Vermont, and elsewhere, to help fire the wood kiln in the backyard. At those times, smoke billows out of the chimney for 24 hours or more, and people work in shifts into the night to feed the flames in a traditional method that brings dramatic results to the pottery.
Grab some friends and come on by. There will be art activities for kids and refreshments for all.