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Maria Spies Pottery

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  Mattie Kelly Mattie Kelly
Festival of the Arts

   Destin FL
Sat. Oct.30, 9:AM -5:PM
Sun. Oct.31, 10:AM-4:PM, 
 2021
Mattie Kelly Cultural Arts
  4323 Commons Dr W
  Destin FL 32541
Festival website link Destin's Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation presents the 26th Annual Festival of the Arts featuring over 65 fine artists from the United States who will be exhibiting their original art ranging from acrylic, ceramics graphic printmaking, metal, watercolor, collage, digital art, jewelry, clay, pen and ink, mosaic, mixed media, photography, oil, fiber, sculpture, pottery, wood and more.

Enjoy live entertainment both days - and! - Local food trucks and restaurants will be serving your favorite cuisine and MKAF will be selling beer and wine.
   ESAC Manibigama Dec. 2021 Manibigama
 Kiln Opening
 
   ESAC Fairhope
Fresh, Hot Woodfired Pottery
Tuesday
Dec
. 7, 2021
  10:00 AM -2:PM
Note: Date is now Dec. ,not Nov.!
Pine Wood Kilnyard
Eastern Shore Art
Fairhope, AL 36532
ESArtCenter.org
251-928-2228 xt.107
This Opening is the culmination of firing and loading the ESAC Manibigama wood-fired kiln on the previous weekend. The fired pots are removed from the kiln while still warm, having cooled since Sunday.

Participants may, and do aid in the unloading in a relay chain that allows each person to examine the pot as it is handed to the next member of the relay chain.

The pots are left displayed in their removal order until all new pots are out of the kiln and photo records have been made. Refreshments are usually on hand.
   Holiday Home Sale 2021 Holiday Sale
   My Home Studio
Friday and Saturday
Nov. 19th and 20th, 2021
10:00 AM until 5-ish

Open Studio - Free to look!
My Home Studio
13556 Snarr Rd.
Silverhill, AL 36576
251.689.8869
Location: At my studio, off County Road 9, north of Wales West Train & the Christmas Tree Farm.
   WoodStoke Pottery and Kiln Festival 17th Annual WoodStoke
Pottery and Kiln Festival

Free Public Event
With a seafood and chili cook-off
Sat., Feb. 12, 2022
 9:AM-4:PM only
Corner of Hwy 87-S
and 7507 Buckeye Dr.
Navarre, FL 32566
Gulf Coast Kiln Walk website
or call 850-939-2744
More info at Gulf Coast Kiln Walk website
   2022 Alabama Clay Market 2022 Alabama Clay Market
         an event at the
2022 Alabama Clay Conference
         Columbiana, Al
Fri. Feb. 18th,
 to Sat., Feb. 19, 2022
 9:00AM - 5-PM
Shelby County Arts Center
at Old Mill Square
105 West College Street,
Columbiana, AL 35051
ALClayConference.org
More info at Oldmill Square and
Shelby County Arts Council websites
 Eastern Shore Art Center 
Outdoor Art Show 2022
  Fairhope

March 18 - 20, 2022
10:AM - 5:PM
Downtown booth
  on N.Section St.
  Fairhope, AL
ESArtCenter.org
251-928-2228 xt.107
The OUTDOOR ART SHOW is located on the grounds of the Eastern Shore Art Center and the surrounding downtown area of Fairhope, Alabama. It is within walking distance to Mobile Bay and many specialty shops and restaurants. This show is a cultural and social highlight for the Gulf Coast that attracts more than 250,000 visitors.

The art show has included prestigious international and regional fine artists for the past 48 years. This year, the Eastern Shore Art Center will accept an exclusive selection of renowned artists and cutting-edge newcomers to attract attendees that include the most respected art dealers, collectors, interior designers and art enthusiasts.
   ESAC Manibigama May Postponed, to Oct., see next
 Manibigama Kiln Opening
 
   ESAC Fairhope
Weds. would be Unloading day
  Weds.
  see next
  10:00 AM -2:PM
Pine Wood Kilnyard
Eastern Shore Art
Fairhope, AL 36532
ESArtCenter.org
251-928-2228 xt.107
This Opening is the culmination of firing and loading the ESAC Manibigama wood-fired kiln on the previous weekend. The fired pots are removed from the kiln while still warm, having cooled since Sunday.

Participants may, and do aid in the unloading in a relay chain that allows each person to examine the pot as it is handed to the next member of the relay chain.

The pots are left displayed in their removal order until all new pots are out of the kiln and photo records have been made. Refreshments are usually on hand.
   ESAC Manibigama October Manibigama Kiln Opening 
   ESAC Fairhope Pinehill KilnYard
Fresh, Hot Woodfired Pottery
  Weds. Oct. 5
  10:00 AM -2:PM
Pine Wood Kilnyard
Eastern Shore Art
Fairhope, AL 36532
ESArtCenter.org
251-928-2228 xt.107
This Opening is the culmination of firing and loading the ESAC Manibigama wood-fired kiln on the previous weekend. The fired pots are removed from the kiln while still warm, having cooled since Sunday.

Participants may, and do aid in the unloading in a relay chain that allows each person to examine the pot as it is handed to the next member of the relay chain.

The pots are left displayed in their removal order until all new pots are out of the kiln and photo records have been made. Refreshments are usually on hand.
   ESAC Manibigama November Manibigama Kiln Opening 
   ESAC Fairhope Pinehill KilnYard
Fresh, Hot Woodfired Pottery
  Weds. Nov. 9
  10:00 AM -2:PM
Pine Wood Kilnyard
Eastern Shore Art
Fairhope, AL 36532
ESArtCenter.org
251-928-2228 xt.107
This Opening is the culmination of firing and loading the ESAC Manibigama wood-fired kiln on the previous weekend. The fired pots are removed from the kiln while still warm, having cooled since Sunday.

Participants may, and do aid in the unloading in a relay chain that allows each person to examine the pot as it is handed to the next member of the relay chain.

The pots are left displayed in their removal order until all new pots are out of the kiln and photo records have been made. Refreshments are usually on hand.
   Quayside Art Gallery
New at the Q 2021
New Members Show

Quayside Art Gallery

June 16 - July 12, 2021
Opening Reception: 
Fri., June 25, 5 to 9:PM
 
Quayside Art Gallery
17 Zaragosa, St., Pensacola FL 32502
Quayside Art Gallery
850-438-2363
Featuring 
Cyndi Thau, Dave Lecroix, Liz Warner, 
Maria Spies and Susan Knowlton

Located in the downtown historic district of Pensacola, the Quayside Art Gallery is well known for quality artwork. The Gallery is an artists' coop- the featured artists work shifts attending the gallery for visitors. Maria's pottery and membership was juried for entry and Maria is honored to to show her work in the gallery.
  Holiday Sale! My Home Holiday Sale
   At my home studio
   in Silverhill Al
Sat. Nov.16 &
Sun. Nov.17, 2018
10:AM-5:PM, both days
13556 Snarr Rd.
  Silverhill Al
My contact info