WELCOME TO THE
BLUE RIDGE POTTERS GUILD STUDENT SHOW
Due to the recent closures due to Covid-19, the Blue Ridge Potters Guild was saddened to announce that they would have to cancel their Second Juried Student Pottery Show. This show was set to run from March 21st until April 3rd at the Salem Museum. The show was very well received and attended last year and we hope to continue the event next year. However, we did not want to have the work of this year’s students go unseen. So, we are happy to announce that we will be able to share this work with you in this virtual exhibition!
The Blue Ridge Potters Guild formed in 1996 with 19 potters from the greater Roanoke and New River Valley areas of Virginia. It has since grown to over 100 members from areas including the Roanoke Valley, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Franklin, Floyd, Botetourt Counties, and even as far as Linden. Our mission is to promote community awareness, understanding and appreciation of ceramics.
The student show is a wonderful opportunity for the Guild to showcase the skill of area teachers and students. We hope this show encourages students and members of the community to see that ceramics is a wonderful media which allows for a diverse range of artistic expression.
This year’s virtual show includes work by students from Auburn High School, Blacksburg High School, Lord Botetourt High School, Patrick Henry High School, Salem High School, Read Mountain Middle School, and from private lessons. We would like to thank all of the teachers and students for their time and participation!
We hope you enjoy looking at and sharing this work with others. Please feel free to “heart” the pieces that speak to you!