Current Events, Where to Purchase Pottery, Holiday Events or Sales

Thank you for looking! Things are heating up at the studio. The season has begun, come join us for some fun! Current events and happenings from the studio are listed below:

2017 CURRENT EVENTS & SALES:

 

FOR CHRISTMAS & THE HOLIDAYS in the studio gallery:

 

Nov 11, 2017 Saturday 12-4pm

Nov 25, 2017 Small Business Saturday 12-4pm

Dec 2, 2017 Saturday 12-4pm

Dec 9, 2017 Saturday 12-4pm

Dec 16, 2017 Saturday 12-4pm

 

FOR CHRISTMAS & THE HOLIDAYS shows outside of the studio:

Nov 3rd & 4th, 2017 at the Mall at SEARS in the common area with the Anchorage Clay Arts Guild. Mall hours.

Nov 18th & 19th, 2017 Denaina Center for the Arts n Crafts Emporium - THE BIG SHOW of Alaskan Hand-Crafted Goods.

 

 

 

 

 

2014 CURRENT EVENTS:

 

FIRST FRIDAY IN FEBRUARY 2014:

POTTERY WORK BY SEVERAL POTTERS WILL BE ON DISPLAY FOR FUR RONDY AND THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY AT ALASKA PREMIER CLOSETS, DOWNTOWN IN THE NONO DISTRICT OF SHIP CREEK. JOIN US FOR THE FIRST FRIDAY EVENT ON FEB 7TH.  

FROM THE AK PREMIER CLOSETS WEBSITE EVENTS PAGE:

Come by our showroom located in the NONO District™ (north of Nordstrom) at 507 E Ship Creek Avenue.

Join us for an eclectic, yet very creative Artist Showcase on Friday, February 7th, 2014 in the NONO District. View and purchase beautiful pieces of clay works, artfully crafted jewelry and glass along with various themed paintings and photos.



New Artists for February

Wanda J Designs - Jewelry Artist

Whispering Bird, Laura Walter - Glass Artist

Michael Dinneen Photography



Returning Artists

Jenny Ditto - Clay Artist

Mike Wilson - Raku Clay Artist

Louann Feldmann - Oil on Canvas

Shari Hanel - Acrylic on Canvas

Earl Rider - Oil on Canvas

 

MARCH 2014

THE 20TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWL PROJECT FUNDRAISER FOR BEAN'S CAFE IN DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE ALASKA IS ON MARCH 8TH, 2014. THIS YEAR MIDNIGHT POTTER STUDIOS IS DONATING OVER 300 BOWLS FOR THE EVENT. JENNY DITTO AND STUDIO HELPERS, DON AND CARRIE, AND LEOLA RUTHERFORD, AND A FEW OTHER POTTERS HAVE BEEN WORKING ALL YEAR ON MAKING THESE BOWLS. THE KILNS ARE FIRING UP WEEKLY TO GET THESE DONE IN TIME! THIS EVENT WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE ANCHORAGE CLAY ARTS GUILD. FOR MORE INFO ABOUT THE GUILD, SEND AN EMAIL TO: anchclayartsguild@gmail.com

NEW THIS YEAR: TICKETS AVAILABLE ONLINE.

 

2013 CURRENT EVENTS:

 

THE 2013 HOLIDAYS ARE APPROACHING

SHOWS AND STUDIO EVENTS TO ROUND UP THE YEAR:

GCVA in Girdwood, AK - OCT 1 - 31st, 2013 (All month)

A show at the GCVA in Girdwood featuring the Anchorage Clay Arts Guild members, in "Thrown Together". This is a show featuring the works of many members of the guild. Who knows what we'll produce for this one!! Come check it out in Girdwood. The Midnight Potter will have a few items entered in this one.

 

In the studio - Group Show - OCT 19th, 2013 (Saturday)

We'll start the season off with a show at the studio. We're rounding up a "Group Show" with other artists featuring their pottery and ours. The doors open at 10am until 6pm. This one is for the early bird Christmas shoppers who like to get started early on fulfilling their Christmas List! Check out the studio too! Classes in Wheel Throwing available for adults.

 

Anchorage Clay Arts Guild Annual Sale - OCT 26th, 2013 (Saturday)

The Midnight Potter is in this year's annual guild sale once again! For the second year in a row, the sale will be held at the Alaska Zoo on O'Malley Road. This sale is highly anticipated by Anchorage pottery connoisseurs every year and is the only Guild Pottery sale offered in Anchorage. Don't miss it! Doors open at 10am (and I don't know the ending time yet).

 

Anchorage Lutheran Church Bazaar - NOV 2nd, 2013 (Saturday)

Once again, you'll find our fine selection of hand-made pottery for sale at the Anchorage Lutheran Church Christmas Bazaar on Nov 2nd, 2013. The bazaar opens at 9am until 5pm. We've been attending this bazaar for several years in a row cause we find it to be a comfortable fit. Old & new friends attend this show and it's always a pleasure to see them.

 

In the studio - Art Bazaar - NOV 9th, 2013 (Saturday)

An opportunity to see what's available at the studio from various artists. Find a hostess gift of glass-bottle cheese/salmon platter or a special pottery piece to serve up your dish at your holiday party. Doors open at 10am unitl 6pm.

 

In the studio - Open House - NOV 23rd, 2013 (Saturday)

Getting in the spirit of the holidays! Time to decorate the studio for the holidays and bring on the cheer! Doors open at 10am until 6pm. Come in for some apple cider to warm your toes! If you haven't made it in yet, be sure to stop by! Find local art work by Leola Rutherford, Mary Pirtz, Brenda Horvath, Mike Wilson, Autumn Tetlow, Sue Scott, Cindy Holderith, Jenny Ditto, and Jennie Seay. Check out the studio and sign up for a pottery class!

 

In the studio - Olde World Charm - DEC 14th, 2013 (Saturday) Last Chance for the year!

Pottery to last through the ages! What's on your list still? Something special to be found at the studio perhaps! Still looking for the perfect unique mug for someone special? Come check out what we've got. Doors open at 10am until 6pm.

 

 

 

JULY 13th, 2013

We're having a tent sale at the studio and sharing the fun with our neighboring businesses: Nature's Jewels Rock Shop and Delusion Studio. You'll check out pottery made by Jenny, Autumn, Brenda, Shelton & others; Find a special rock or jem; Find custom dance wear; Come join us for a day under the tents, check out the studios & maybe sign up for a pottery class or buy supplies!

This event only happens once a year!

Saturday July 13th, 2013.

10am - 6pm

at 5861 Arctic Blvd, around back!

 

LOCAL ARTISTS

present their works in clay, cloth, stone & jewel at the 
“SUMMER ARTS SALE UNDER THE TENTS”
AT 
NATURE’S JEWELS ROCK SHOP, 
MIDNIGHT POTTER STUDIOS &
DELUSION STUDIO
5861 ARCTIC BLVD
CORNER OF 59TH & ARCTIC BLVD
 
SATURDAY ONLY
JULY 13th, 2013
10am — 6:00pm

 

2011 CURRENT EVENTS:

OCTOBER 8th, 2011

We're bringing back the fun night of Open House at the Studio. This time, it's Second Saturday, instead of Fridays, so we can coordinate with our local neighbor, Celestial Meads, who is open every Saturday night.  We're only doing the second Saturday night in October, so don't miss it! We'll be open from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Bring $10 cash to get a ball of clay to give throwing on a potter's wheel a spin! Be prepared to get muddy! Bring a friend or a date for a night of fun. A signed Release of Liability required by all participants.

 

To find pottery from Midnight Potter Studios, visit these fine places:

2011 SHOWS:

JULY 9th, 2011

Allen & Petersen Outdoor Pottery Sale under the green tent on July 9th, 2011 featuring pottery work by Jenny Ditto, Candy West, and Marta Zegzdryn. Allen & Petersen is located on the corner of New Seward Hwy and Benson Blvd.

OCTOBER 15TH, 2011

Find Jenny at the Annual Anchorage Clay Arts Guild Pottery Sale at O'Malley's on the Green on October 15th, 2011. She'll be sharing a booth with Candy West. Come see several local potters all in one place to start your Christmas Shopping or buy a functional piece to cook a holiday meal with.

ALL OF NOVEMBER, 2011 and NOVEMBER 4TH FIRST FRIDAY OPENING

All month long, Jenny Ditto is the featured artist at the FireFly Arts Gallery in downtown Anchorage for the month of November. Look for your unique Christmas Gifts at the FireFly! Featured this season is the "Mug O Chocolate", with fresh gourmet chocolates by Vosges-Haut Chocolat, Poco Dolce, and Summit Spice & Tea,

NOVEMBER 5TH, 2011

We'll be at the Anchorage Lutheran Church Annual Holiday Bazaar for our third year. We'll be selling our "Recycled Wine Bottle Cheese Trays with custom Cheese Spreader" for $25 each and our Holiday Season, featured special, "Mug O Chocolate" (prices vary). Or maybe you just want some yummy chocolate to make a stocking-stuffer.

MUG O CHOCOLATE

2010 SHOWS:

POTTERY SALE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JUNE 4th: 5:30p-8:30P

First Friday showing at FIREFLY COOP ARTS GALLERY, downtown Anchorage, across from Simon & Seaforts restaurant. Jenny will be showing all of her pottery in the main gallery room and in the front entrance alcove. If you miss the First Friday event, come in any time during the month of June to see what's on display. Need a gift for a wedding this summer? Pottery is always appreciated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY 10th: 10a-6p

ALLEN & PETERSEN  is hosting an outdoor summer Pottery Sale in conjunction with Midnight Potter Studios. Featured artists: TBD, but may include Jenny Ditto, Tim McCarthy, Candy West, Marta Zegzdryn and others. Other events may include a Kitchen Tool Demo, Bowl Food Workshop (taste & try delicious healthy recipes to fill your bowl), and Plant your own Herbs all day event. Stop by for a bit of fun!

DOWNTOWN ANCHORAGE GALLERIES:

 

FireFly Arts Coop Gallery

Artique Ltd Gallery

Sevigny's Studio

MIDTOWN:

 

Nature's Jewels Rock Shop

Midnight Potter Studios has hand thrown pottery ready to purchase & paint. Retailers may call and request wholesale special orders

 

2010 WORKSHOPS:

What clay related workshop would you like to host in conjunction with Midnight Potter Studios?

2009 WORKSHOPS & CLASSES:

MOCHA WARE: HANDS ON WORKSHOP

AUGUST 1st - 2nd. 10a-5p

2 Day event creating vessels or handbuild slab items to dip into slip before dripping a Mocha Tea upon the surface to create a unique tree or fern pattern.Some previous clay experience expected in wheel throwing or handbuilding. Day one: Create your item & Mix a tea. Day two: Trim leather hard item & dip into a prepared slip. Then drip a Mocha Tea on your slipped item. Once items are dry, they will be bisque fired. You can pick up your item in a few days to take back to your studio for the final clear glaze firing.Call or email the studio to pre-register. Price is yet to be determined (as of June 26th, 09).

 

PROVIDENCE CUDDLERS GROUPS: HAND & FOOT TILES

DECEMBER 5TH 2pm, PROVIDENCE HOSPITAL

A one day event where we travel to Providence Hospital to visit the babies & friends that supported each other in the Cuddlers Groups this year. With parents help, babies put their signature on a clay tile by pressing their hand or foot into a soft clay tile. We bring our stamps and tools for parents to decorate around the edges to create a masterpiece for the Grandparents or yourself. Items made will not be ready in time for Christmas, however. After the event we carefully transport the tiles back to the studio, dry them slowly, then bisque fire them. Next we glaze them until the textured design is filled with glaze and then we wipe off the top surface to help the toes and fingertips show through. Back into the kiln for a final firing. Then we bundle them up, making them ready to pick up at a designated location on the Providence Campus.

 

2008 WORKSHOP EVENTS:

LET US KNOW YOU'RE COMING IN AND WE'LL SAVE YOU A SPACE

 

HANDBUILDING PROJECT: ORNAMENTS

2 SESSIONS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1st, AT 11 am OR 1 pm, LIMITED TO 6 KIDS/SESSION.

Make 2 HOLIDAY CLAY ORNAMENTS per child (or adult) . Spend an hour making your own earthenware clay ornament. Parent involvement required. $12/2 ornaments, $6 for each additional ornament. Items will be dried & bisque fired before being taken home. Pick up after Saturday, November 15th.  For an additional $3, project includes 3 holiday colors of acrylic paint and a brush to take home.

 

 

HANDBUILDING PROJECT: COOKIE TRAY

2 SESSIONS ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15th, AT 11 am OR 1 p, LIMITED TO 6 PERSONS/SESSION

Make 1 STONEWARE HOLIDAY CLAY COOKIE TRAY per person. Spend an hour making your own stoneware clay cookie tray. Parent involvement required with kids. $25/tray. Tray will be dried & bisque fired before being dipped glazed in forest green & fired again. Pick up after Saturday, December 6th.

 

BY POPULAR REQUEST, HANDBUILDING PROJECT: ORNAMENTS -  WILL BE REPEATED!

 

2 SESSIONS ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 13th, AT 11 am OR 1 pm, LIMITED TO 6 KIDS/SESSION.

Make 2 HOLIDAY CLAY ORNAMENTS per child (or adult) . Spend an hour making your own earthenware clay ornament. Parent involvement required. $12/2 ornaments, $6 for each additional ornament. Items will be dried & bisque fired before being taken home. Pick up after Saturday, December 20th.  For an additional $3, project includes 3 holiday colors of acrylic paint and a brush to take home.