18855 263rd St, Shafer, MN 55074
Minnesota Potters of the Upper Saint Croix River Valley is a group comprised of 7 studios. These potters have earned a national reputation for quality and integrity. Each potter’s work has a distinct character, is durable and intended for everyday use. From small cups and bowls to large pieces suitable for display, an intriguing range of pottery will be available. You will find earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain for use in cooking and serving, decorating and display.
Every May you are invited to visit all seven pottery studios during the annual tour weekend. You will be welcomed by the potters to their unique, rural workshops and you can meet over 40 guest potters invited especially for this event. The guest artists are distinguished potters who will personally present their work for sale alongside the newest work of each host potter. This is an opportunity to see a substantial body of work and to meet and talk with these visiting artists.
At every studio you will find the potters themselves welcoming you. Along the way you may find trillium blossoms carpeting the woodlands and warblers exuberantly greeting the spring. Rain or shine, this springtime event is anticipated by all who enjoy handmade pottery.
All the pottery studios are within a one-hour drive of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, and each is a short drive from the others allowing you to visit some or all of the locations in one day.
Using a map, you can drive through the spring landscape of the Saint Croix River Valley. At each studio you will find useful and distinctive pottery. Visit one or all of the studios during this three-day, self-guided event. Bring friends to share the day with you.
Maps are available on the web site, at each studio, and at:
Continental Clay Company at I-35W at Stinson Boulevard, Minneapolis, Minnesota and
Northern Clay Center at 2424 Franklin Avenue East, Minneapolis, Minnesota.