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The 9th Annual Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail

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Date(s) - 05/04/2024 - 05/05/2024
10:00 am - 5:00 pm


The 9th Annual Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail will be held Saturday
and Sunday, May 4 and 5, 2024, from 10am –5pm each day.
Eight area potters invite the public to their open studio show and sale at 4 different
studio locations the weekend before Mothers’ Day. This year’s Trail will feature the
work of KarenFiorino, DianeBremer, DanJohnson, SteveGrimmer, KariWoolsey, Rob
Lorenz, StephanieDukat and HarrisDeller. The work is all hand made, food safe
and ranges from functional to decorative and sculptural. There is work with
natural textures, painterly images, patterns and work that is colorful, precise and
highly refined.
The 4 studio stops are located in or around Carbondale, Alto Pass and
Makanda. The potters will be available to give studio tours and answer questions
regarding pottery making and much of the work on display will be available for
The pottery trail is a family event established to call attention to the
exceptional and diverse handmade pottery being created in Southern Illinois. The
Trail Potters want to inform and educate the public to the value and beauty of
handmade crafts and to bring attention to the wonderful attractions in Southern
Illinois. The four individual studios are a short drive from one another and you can
leisurely visit all 4 locations in one day while driving through the beautifu lfoothills,
small towns and the Shawnee National Forest. You can spend the night and visit a
winery, brewery or restaurant along the trail. The first Pottery Trail was in 2015
and is always held on the first weekend before Mothers’ Day.
This year, the Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail has added a special event; “Potters
of the Trail,” is an exhibition featuring works from pottery trail participants. The
exhibition opens Friday, May 3, 2024 from 5 to 8 pm at Art Space 304 located in
Carbondale, IL on 304 West Walnut Street. The exhibition is an excellent opportunity to
see examples of work from all of the trail potters in 1 location.
For further information about the Shawnee Hills Pottery Trail’s artists,
location details or to grab a map visit our web site at or our Facebook page or on Instagram @shawneehills_potterytrail
For additional questions contact or

This Shawnee Hill Pottery Trail is partially funded through a grant from the
Murphysboro Tourism Commission.

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