Shenandoah Potters Guild 25th Annual Holiday Pottery Show

This is Shenandoah Potters Guild Annual Pottery Show and sale featuring beautifully hand crafted, one-of-a-kind pottery, created by local artisans. Perfect for gift giving or to add to your own collection at home, this show features a wide variety of functional ware and home décor items of all styles and colors.

Jim Barnett Park – War Memorial Building, 1001 East Cork Street, Winchester, VA 22601

November 27th and 28th 10 am – 4 pm both days
Admission fee: Free

Website: ShenandoahPottersGuild

Shenandoah Potters Guild Holiday Show

Local potters (members of the Shenandoah Potters Guild) will have their pottery available for sale the 23rd annual pottery show and sale. There will be a huge assortment of handmade pottery by local artisans from the Shenandoah Valley and surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Featuring beautifully hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind ceramics signed by local artisans. Add a touch of style to your home décor or kitchen with high-fire stoneware available for purchase. Perfect for holiday gift giving.


INDOORS. Rain or Shine!

Both days, 10am-4pm.

Pottery Show and Sale

Meet Shenandoah Valley potters and browse pottery displays in this show and sale organized by the Shenandoah Potters Guild. Special pottery demonstrations (1 and 2 p.m.) will be offered on both days.

Museum admission not required for show & sale.

Black History Month Talk: Abe Spencer

Learn about the life of Abraham Spencer (about 1806–1873), a free potter of color working in a southern slave economy in the Shenandoah Valley. Son of two enslaved workers emancipated in the early 1800s, Spencer worked with some of the Valley’s most noted potters. Presented by independent scholar and potter Brenda Hornsby Heindl.

Registration required by January 30; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Admission fee applies to visit galleries.

Brenda Hornsby Heindl is an independent scholar. She is a graduate of the Winterthur Program in American Material Culture and an alumna of Berea College in Kentucky. Her prior work includes head of the Ceramics Department at Jeffrey S. Evans & Associates Auctions, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, and the Ceramics and Glass Department at Colonial Williamsburg. In June of 2018 Brenda received a grant from the American Ceramic Circle to research Abraham Spencer and another free potter of color from Georgia, Lucius Jordan. She also lectures and presents workshops on historic ceramics, kilns, and pottery production. As a production potter, she built a wood-firing, salt-glaze kiln in 2012, and uses her studio, Liberty Stoneware, as an outlet for historic ceramics research.