Living On Clay And Louisville Soil
......LOCALS is a group of Professional Louisville Potters who have come together to share sales events and give each other support in our clay lives. Our friendships have grown over the years because our common bond is the love of working with our hands, minds, and hearts with a material that is CLAY. Some of our stories are similar and some are very different in each artists discovery of the first touch of clay to our hands. We invite you to learn of these experiences as clay artists / potters and view our work whether traditional or contemporary, sculptural or functional. Visit our LOCALS annual events in the Louisville community and support local pottery.
Our group began in the early 80’s when Sarah Frederick had an annual Holiday Sale in which she would invite other clay artists to join in the sale. This tradition led to many years of Holiday Sales in her home with a roaring fire and homemade baked goods for our loyal customers as well as a summer seconds sale in the back yard. We thank Sarah for our beginnings and are grateful for her role as a leader and artist in the clay community and for her continual support.
LOCALS has two major events during the year which showcases our clay work to the community and beyond as well as gives us a chance to “hang out together” as artists. Our major event is the ANNUAL HOLIDAY SALE with a new location in 2017 at the Melwood Art Center the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving. The ANNUAL SECONDS SALE at the Masonic Home Grounds usually July 4th weekend.
We invite all to come, view the work, and talk to us - the claymakers.