The potters at Purple Sage Pottery in Merrimac will open their studio to the public and share their latest creations on Saturday, May 1st from 10 am – 5 pm, with a rain date of May 2nd. The show will be held both indoors and out to allow for safe social distancing. This new format was a big success at its debut in the fall studio sale, with customers enjoying interactions with the makers of the pottery in a safe, socially distanced scenario.
About half of the potters will be displaying their wares outside under tents around the building while the other half will be widely spread apart inside the building. There will be an abundance of decorative, sculptural, and functional pottery in a multitude of shapes, patterns, and colors. Whether you are shopping for unique hand-crafted functional ware, looking for a one-of-a-kind gift, or just enjoy art, there will be something for everyone. There will also be demonstrations on the potter’s wheel throughout the day so you can experience a bit of the creative process.
Fourteen area potters from the Merrimack Valley, North Shore, and Southern New Hampshire will be participating in the show, including Iris Minc, founder, and owner of Purple Sage Pottery, Lisa Mistretta, Lucy Hutchinson, Jenny Graf, Hiromi Satoh, Peter Grams, Judy Nevius, Christina Bellinger, Kathy Clark, Kathy Kriegel, Karen Girard, Dale Poirier, Nancy Cahan, and Karen Orsillo. Admission to the show is free. All who attend are asked to wear masks whether visiting indoor or outdoor booths. For more information about Purple Sage Pottery, and the spring show, visit purplesagepottery.com or call 978-346-9978