Central Maine Clay Artists is a group of professional potters and
ceramic artists working in the Kennebec Valley Area. We work to
promote handmade craft and the ceramic arts in Central Maine and around
the state. Toward that end, we offer workshops, sales, and other events
where people can learn about, make, or purchase claywork.
Though we all work in clay, we are a diverse group. Some of us are
full-time artists, some educators, and some hold other jobs as well.
The work we make ranges from whimsical to spiritual, functional to
purely decorative, classic to funky.
Neil and Barb Loken - Loken Pottery
Mary Kay Spencer - The Potter's House
Robbi Portela - Maple Lane Pottery
Martha Hoddinott - A Lakeside Studio Pottery
Diane Harwood - Mudgirl Pottery
Malley Weber - Hallowell Clayworks
Lori Watts - Fine
Libbey Seigars - Whitefield Pottery
Whitney Gill - Alleycat Studio
Elizabeth Downs - Ditch Lily Pottery
Denae Alanna Spencer - Alleycat
Marie Palluotto - Red Door Pottery
Shell Moore - Raw Earth Designs
The month of April may be Mud Season in the rest of Maine, but in
Kennebec County, it's MUG SEASON!! The artists of CMCA join up with
local coffee shops in this annual fundraiser to support local arts
programming. Last year we were
able to offer more than $500 in support of arts education in Central
Maine. Buy a handmade mug for only $18, and get a your cup of coffee
free at these participating coffee shops:
Downtown Diner, Augusta, Maine
Slates Bakery, Hallowell
134 Main St, Winthrop
Bagel Mainea, Augusta
Gardiner Food Co-op, Gardiner
Green Bean Coffee Shop, South China
The Olde Post Office Cafe, Mt. Vernon
Sheepscot General Store, Whitefield
On May 6 &7, 2017, many potters in Maine
will open their studios to the public for the Maine Pottery Tour.
It's an opportunity to meet the artists, shop for handmade pottery, and
see the spaces where the magic happens.
has a new location, and
a new slate of classes
Check it out at 157 Water Street in Hallowell.
Lori Watts of Fine Mess Pottery
is featured on a new video produced by the National Conference on
Education in the Ceramic Arts! Lori, along with fifteen other artists,
performed short demos at the organizatinos annual conference last year.
There are four videos, available for $19.99 each, or all four for $74.99
Purchase the viceos or check out samples from the demos here.
Making wonderful things involves making a few things that are, well,
less wonderful, and the ceramic arts are no exception. Each kiln load
yields up a few items with slight flaws. This year marks out third annual CMCA Seconds Sale, happening in Hallowell during
that city's annual Hallowell Day celebration, July 15th. You can find
us at the Hubbard Free Library,
115 2nd St, Hallowell, ME
|Holiday Pottery Shop|
year, CMCA selects a different location to open our
signature pop-up store! In 2016 our shop was at 100 Water Street in
Hallowell. We enjoyed a very successful year! Like our
Facebook page for up-to-the-minute updates and t dscover where the Holiday Pottery Shop will be next year!
If you are an artist who would like to participate in the Holiday
Pottery Shop for 2017, watch this space for new info about how to apply.