To Our Extended Family of Supporters:
As the effects of Hurricane Sandy draw to a close, we here at the Art School at Old Church are glad to have resumed classes and be back in the studios. We find the arts help heal in a way nothing else can. We hope life is getting back to normal for you and that you will continue to pursue excellence in arts education with us.
Many of you know that for the first time in 38 years the Annual Pottery Show & Sale was cancelled due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The storm hampered our ability to simultaneously put forth a successful show and operate fully as an art school.
Even though classes have been rescheduled and students have returned, we anticipate the financial impact of cancelling our biggest fundraiser of the year. The money we raise at the Annual Pottery Show and Sale helps keep the school in the black, allowing us to offer affordable classes and cultural programs, to maintain the building and pay the small staff and excellent faculty. We ask you, our generous community, to donate now and make up for the income lost from this annual event. No gift is too small. Please print and fill out the attached reply card and mail with your donation to the Art School at Old Church 561 Piermont Road, Demarest, NJ 07627.
We know that those who have attended the Annual Pottery Show and Sale in the past will miss the pottery show this year for its historic reputation, prominent ceramic artists, and over 2,000 one of a kind works of art to marvel at and choose from. Please be assured that this festive tradition will resume with an excellent show next year! We look forward to seeing you in December 2013.
Wishing you the best during this holiday season!
Please note: Sales from the pottery show are an important source of income for invited artists. Please take a moment to browse through the list of this year's invited potters and peruse their websites, as some may have local events coming up around the holiday season.
Richard Aerni Rochester, NY www.richardaerni.com
Charity Davis-Woodard Edwardsville, IL www.landsendstudios.com
Bruce Dehnert Layton, NJ http://brucedehnert.blog
Scott Goldberg Brooksville, ME
Ryan Greenheck Philadelphia, PA www.ryanjgreenheck.com
Chris Gustin South Dartmouth, MA gustinceramics.com
Steven Hill Independence, MO www.stevenhillpottery.com
Naomi D. & Michael Hunt Bakersville, NC www.michaelhuntpottery.com
Jody Johnstone Swanville, ME www.jodyjohnstonepottery.com
Simon Levin Gresham, WI www.simonlevin.com
Suze Lindsay Bakersville, NC www.forkmountainpottery.net
Robbie Lobell Coupeville, WA http://cookonclay.com
Michael McCarthy Williamsburg, MA www.mccarthypottery.com
Jenny Mendes Chesterland, OH www.jennymendes.com
Matt Metz Alfred Station, NY
Alison Palmer Kent, CT www.alisonpalmerstudio.com
Aysha Peltz Whitingham, VT www.ayshapeltz.com
Ellen Shankin Floyd, VA www.ellenshankin.com
Mark Shapiro Worthington, MA www.stonepoolpottery.com
Rob Sieminski Phillips, ME
Stacy Snyder Arlington, VA www.stacysnyder.com
Sam Taylor Westhampton, MA
Jack Troy Huntington, PA www.jacktroy.net
Tara Wilson Montana City, MT www.tarawilsonpottery.com
Sheryl Zacharia New York, NY www.sherylzacharia.com
If you would like to get in touch with a potter who does not have a website listed, please contact the school at (201) 767-7160 for more information.