A Small Mall Holiday Market @ TRYP Hotel in Lawrenceville

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Join me and (the real) Small Mall for a special holiday pop-up at the TRYP hotel during Black Friday weekend. 

Shop rare local art and handmade goods & apparel and visit with artists who are available to commission special pieces for truly original gift-giving this holiday season.

Kick off the weekend with an extended Friday Happy Hour at Over Eden and grab a walking cocktail from Brick Shop while you shop. Look for festive dinner and brunch specials throughout the weekend.

2019 Highland Park Pottery Tour

2019 Highland Park Pottery Tour

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2019 Highland Park Pottery Tour
Get complete information at www.highlandparkpotterytour.com
Illustrated map of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. The Kadel dining hall is number 12.

This year, I’ll be welcoming guests into the sky-lit dining hall of the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Guests can enjoy plenty of free parking for the duration of the tour, and they can also enjoy free admission to the Kelso Museum of Near Eastern Archaeology.

yART Sale!

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yART Sale: June 30, 2019


Pittsburgh Center for the Arts will hold our 11th annual “yART” sale – a creative spin on the traditional yard sale – June 30, 2019. Adjacent to Mellon Park, PCA’s tree-lined campus is at the corner of Fifth and Shady Avenues in Shadyside. Admission is free. Hours are 10:00am – 4:00pm, rain or shine.

The outdoor event features approximately 70 local artists, bringing affordable art, equipment, ceramics, photographs, jewelry, art books, fabric, prints, glass, and art supplies to budding artists and collectors; and, at the same time, providing artists a venue to sell inventory and materials.

This year’s artists include:

Mina Aldoori
Conny Altdorfer
Crystala Armagost & Victoria Cable
Erin Athey
Christine Bethea/Artica
Karyn Bradley/Arlene Holtz
Amy Burke
Kathryn Carr
William Danihel
Tracy Donoughe
Linda Dujmic
Richard Duncan and Friends
Jeff Guerrero & Bryce Hemington
Mary Hamilton
Lisa Marie Jakab
Laverne Kemp
Kayla Kirsch/Paige Critchlow
Nadya Lapets & Vicky Schilling
Robert Lawson
Beth Magyan
Katya Malkin
Abigail Marx
Emily McGaughey
Karen McKee
Julia Meikle
Malgorzata Mosiek
Carol and Tom Norulak
Rachel Oliver
Jason Okerman
Craig Peterson
Pittsburgh Glass Center
Angela Rocco
Renee Rosemeyer
James Sabulsky
Sandra Smith
Ginnie Smoliar
Sean Sollinger/ Kara Zuzu
Kitty Spangler
Angie Stevenson
Melissa Sullivan
Nicole Sunday
Meeghan Triggs
Gloria Tsang and Friends
John Watson
Thomas Wieloch
Wigle Whiskey
Tara Wolowiec
August Zuccaro

Stevo Sadvary

Allison Glancey


Questions? Contact Maxine Plotkin, Shop Manager
412.681.5449 ext 101

2017 Highland Park Pottery Tour

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It’s time! December 9 & 10. Visit highlandparkpotterytour.com or follow us on Instagram.

I’m Featured on the Standard Ceramic Website

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Jeff Guerrero featured on Standard Ceramic websiteIt’s quite an honor to be featured on the Standard Ceramic website. Thanks to Jan Grice for her hard work and patience (part of the interview was done when I had all but lost my voice due to a cold), and of course thanks to the owner of Standard Ceramic, Jim Turnbull. Click here to read the feature.

2016 Highland Park Pottery Tour

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Highland Park Pottery TourSave the date… December 10-11, 2016, 11 am – 5 pm.

It’s hard to believe this is our 6th year! I’m personally very excited because my guests are both good friends, great potters, and former coworkers: John Miyazawa and Dacey Dacey Haughwout. I’m also excited to be showing off my freshly remodeled home, as I’ve spent considerable time painting and redecorating. I hope you’ll visit and enjoy.

For more info, visit www.highlandparkpotterytour.com

Throwing A Gaiwan

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I’m back from China, so naturally I’m inspired to make one of the vessels that I used quite frequently there, a gaiwan.

2016 Mother of All Pottery Sales

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Mother of All Pottery SalesCome celebrate clay at Pittsburgh’s largest annual ceramic event on April 17th from 10:00am – 5:00pm at Union Project! The Mother of All Pottery Sales features 40 local artists exhibiting and selling their work, a live demonstration by ceramic artist Kevin Snipes, and clay activities in our studio. Miss Meatball, GOODLife Juices, and Zeke’s coffee will be on hand to provide refreshments and keep you energized!

We’ve even added a Preview Party so you can get a sneak peek the night before MOAPS. This event was added to give visitors more time to spend with the artists, and experience ceramics in a uniquely personal way. Guests will have first access to artwork and a chance to enjoy refreshments while watching a live Raku firing demonstration. Pieces fired during the event will be available for purchase. The preview event will be held on Saturday, April 16th from 6:30pm – 9:00pm. Tickets are limited. Purchase one for $25 or two for $40 via www.unionproject.org.

Regarding Donations

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A collection of pottery shards from a ceramic cup that spontaniously cracked.At risk of sounding like a jerk, I need to vent.

One of my pet peeves is being solicited for pottery donations. It’s often from friends of mine, though more often from complete strangers. I do give them the benefit of the doubt that they mean no disrespect. In fact, I think that many people would insinuate that it’s a compliment. But one thing is for certain, I’m almost never asked for a donation by another potter.

A fellow potter knows how much goes into every single piece. How much work goes into the preparation, the making, the firing, the transporting, the cleaning. How much time must be dedicated to the craft, and how much time must be sacrificed by way of declining social invitations, waking up early, staying up late, or simply going in to the studio when you could be relaxing.

A fellow potter knows the heartache of a bad firing, where an entire kiln load is wasted. Even the loss of a single piece can be disheartening, though it’s to be expected occasionally. But it’s not just the firing, in the pottery making process failure is always looming. You can make a catastrophic mistake at any point, or have your pottery fail by no fault of your own. You can be completely successful and have the finished piece slip out of your grasp while you inspect your work.

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2015 Highland Park Pottery Tour

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2015 Highland Park Pottery TourOnce again, I’m one of the artists exhibiting work at this year’s Highland Park Pottery Tour. I hope you’ll come visit me on December 12th and 13th.

The Highland Park Pottery Tour takes buying local to the next level. You get invited to the homes and studios of four Highland Park potters and the Union Project Ceramics Co-op. Chat up the artists, enjoy refreshments, and buy local pottery for the holidays!

This year we’ve even added a private preview event on Friday, December 11 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are limited so we can keep this shindig small, purchase yours online – $15 each or $25 for two.