Southern Crossings Pottery Festival

The Southern Crossings Pottery Festival is a homegrown art event co-founded by ceramicists Jason Bige Burnett, Amy Chase and Steven G. Cheek. The two-day festival is divided into four parts, with Friday night reserved for special events prior to the general market on Saturday. SXPF starts off at 5:30 p.m. on Friday with CRAFTED: Cups & Cocktails ($45 advance, $50 door). The first 50 tickets sold receive a handmade ceramic cup to go with the three courses of craft cocktails. This is the first chance to buy work by the 12 potters at the festival. At 6:30 p.m., First Pick Friday ($15 advance, $20 door) begins with hors d’oeuvres, complimentary Copper & Kings cocktails and a cash bar (it ends at 9 p.m.). On Saturday, the Potters Market is free and open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On both Friday and Saturday, the Empty Bowls Benefit will run consecutively within the festival (this had been a separate event in the past). Handmade ceramic bowls are available for purchase starting at $30 at the booth located in the sales market. Proceeds go to support Blessings in a Backpack, whose mission is ending hunger in Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

March 6 - 7, 2020

Copper & Kings Distillery
Prices and times vary
1121 E. Washington St.

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Southern Crossings Pottery Festival

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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