The Potters' Round Table

At Washington Street Studios, we believe the sharing of creative energy and knowledge will improve the quality of our art and increase the appreciation of art within our community. We are striving to create an environment where the arts are shared and appreciated. We want to grow as a family of artists and contribute to our community.

The Potters' Round Table is one of our steps to share our passion for the ceramic arts. On the second Saturday of every month we offer facility as a venue for artists of all medium to share their creative energy and knowledge with other artists and art lovers. The Potters' Round Table events are free and open to the public. Light refreshments are provided by Washington Street Studios.

Attendees are encouraged to bring samples of their work, both successes and failures, for discussion.

The format of the Potters' Round Table:

Opening and Introductions: Dennis and Phil open the meeting and all attendees are asked to introduce themselves (10-15 minutes)

Topic Presentation: Planned to be a short presentation of the topic of the month with open discussions (15-45 minutes)

Community Discussion: Floor is open for discussion on any topic (remaining time)

Fellowship and Studio Tours: Participants are invited to stay and talk with other artists with tours provided for first time attendees on request


The events focus on the ceramic arts with monthly topics specific to potters. Past and planned topics:

October 14, 2017: Glaze and Glazing: Tips and Techniques 

November 11, 2017: The Basics of Clay: Study of Clay Properties

December 9, 2017:  Drying Clay: Tips and Techniques

January 13, 2018: Bisque Firing: What changes happen to the clay?

February 10, 2018: Studio Safety: Safe practices in a ceramic studio.

March 10, 2018: Pyrometric Cones: Measuring temperature with cones.

April 14, 2018: NCECA 2018

Future topics to be scheduled:

Glaze Firing

Atmospheric Firings (Gas, Wood, Salt, Soda, etc.)

We look forward to seeing you at future meetings!