McKenney Hills holiday pottery sale, Saturday, Dec. 9

Longtime pal and fellow potter Gwen Fitzgerald will be joining me for a holiday clay sale, Saturday, Dec. 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. , in my new home, at 10205 Leslie St, Silver Spring, MD.

Gwen and I met at Glen Echo Pottery in the early 2000s, we’ve remained good friends since, and we’re now neighbors in the McKenney Hills neighborhood of Silver Spring.

Gwen still throws at GEP and fires her work in its soda kiln. Like the kilns I fire in, the GEP kiln is fueled by gas, but bicarbonate of soda is introduced into it, which produces remarkably enhanced glaze colors, which make me very jealous :-) Much of the work Gwen will be selling — including mugs, bowls and vases — is “soda-fired.”

I’ll be selling mostly work recently fired in the gas kiln at the District Clay Center, with which I’ve been involved, helping with the center’s gallery, since July of this year. I’ll be selling mugs, bowls, pitchers, platters and covered jars.

We will be accepting cash, checks or credit cards.

Ten percent of our sales will go to charity, Gwen’s to SPCA of Anne Arundel County mine to Casa de Maryland and Progressive Action Montgomery County.

Some of the work we will be selling is arrayed below.

If you have any questions, please contact me.

John’s setup

Gwen’s setup

John pitcher

Gwen mugs

John bowls

Gwen jar

John mugs

Gwen mini vases

John mugs

Gwen bowl

John platter