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    Founded over forty years ago by Jeff Kirk, Glen Echo Pottery is a year-round pottery school offering both adult and teen classes spanning all skill levels. Glen Echo Pottery includes a gallery as well. 

    Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday | 11am - 4pm | April 23 – December 18, 2022 (See below)

    Glen Echo Pottery is a year-round pottery school offering adult and teen classes spanning all skill levels. "The pottery program is a haven for individual creativity," says director Jeff Kirk. As artistic director – and as a resident artist and instructor as well – his goal is to foster the spirit that enables students to give shape and meaning to their unique visions.

    Housed in the Park’s yurt structures, the program has nurtured the artistic talent of thousands of students for more than 40 years and produced many extraordinary potters and instructors. The spirit of the Pottery emanates from the respect for each individual's talents, needs, and expressions.

    Each of the pottery's instructors and artists are uniquely inspired by their traditions, imaginations, dreams, relationships, and passions. The studio also fosters community and welcomes everyone from the tentative novice to the very experienced student, with opportunities to learn and participate in all aspects of the ceramic studio process.

    Glen Echo Pottery Gallery

    The Glen Echo Pottery Gallery exhibits and sells functional and decorative ceramic art made by instructors and advanced students at the Pottery. In 2022, the gallery will be open from April 23 through December 18, 2022, 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. The gallery will also have extended hours during several special events in the Park, and on some holidays, including:


    Upcoming Events:

    Pots by the Pound Sale | Saturday, October 29th | 11am - 4pm

    Pottery sold by weight: if a piece of pottery is one pound, it only costs $5!

    Winter Outdoor Pottery Market | Saturdays, November 19th and December 3rd | 10am - 4pm

    See examples of hundreds of handmade ceramic items from our 2021 Winter sales. If weather is poor, we will move tables under the Bumper Car Pavilion.


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