Staff Pick: Southern Crossings Pottery Festival

Ceramicists Amy Chase, Jason Burnett and Steven Cheek decided we needed a way to highlight handmade pottery in town. The result is the Southern Crossings Pottery Festival. Its inaugural features two events. The pottery market part of SXPF features work for sale by nine ceramic artists: Kyle Carpenter, Jim Gottuso, David Kenton Kring, Didem Mert, Lindsay Oesterritter and Amelia Stamps, plus the SXPF cofounders. If you are someone who must be first for everything, there’s a VIP Sneak Preview & First Pick from 5-6 p.m. on Friday, March 2. The tickets cost $25. For the public, the opening reception is also on Friday from 6-9 p.m., with the festival continuing Saturday from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Admittance is free both days. Part two of the festival is a benefit for Empty Bowls on March 3 at PLAY Louisville, 1101 E. Washington St., from 5:30-8:30 p.m. It costs $10 for soup or $30 for the soup in a handmade ceramic bowl. All the proceeds go to A Recipe to End Hunger.


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Staff Pick: 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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