With a roster of more than 20 local and national pottery artists, the Western New York Pottery Fest offers a showcase and sale of diverse ceramic work, artist demonstrations, and a variety of hands-on activities for children. Many of the artists will be participating in a number of competitions throughout the weekend, including the Clay Olympics competition, where artists are given five pounds of clay and tasked with creating the tallest cylinder and the widest bowls in five minutes.
Artist demonstrations include firing, throwing, hand building, and more. There will be food by local vendors, and pottery activities for kids, such as wheel throwing and glazing raku-fired pottery. The festival will take place Saturday, June 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 4, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Studio Sales Pottery, 5557 East Avon Road in Avon. Admission is $1. For more information on vendors, artists, and itinerary, go to WNYpottery.com.