Homer Pottery Tour Mission
To create and nourish relationships between community members and ceramic artists by presenting diverse methods of making through a unique window into working artists’ personal studio spaces and creative processes.
In 2018 some Homer Alaska potters decided to work together to create a self guided tour that welcomes the public into our working studios. Some of the goals are to help the non-clay working community gain understanding of what it looks like to make things out of clay, to see how we maintain our studios, familiarize people with our kilns and other tools, generate income and build community.
As a guest artist - Guest artists can be invited by a host studio or apply for the next available tour date to be a guest at a host studio. It is strongly encouraged that applicants research, meet, and request to join a particular studio before submitting an application, however, all applications will be considered.
As a studio stop - All applicants must be a guest artist for one year before being considered as a studio stop. Applications for a studio stop must include 5-10 quality images of the studio space and the physical address of the studio.
The annual tour is the weekend following Shorebird Festival in Homer, usually the 2nd weekend in May. Applications for both guest artist and studio stop are due January 15th. Any applications submitted after January 15th will be considered for the following year. Applicants will be notified by February 15th.
For example, an application submitted in March 2023 will be reviewed in early 2024 and considered for the May 2024 tour.
To submit your application, please include the following information in a Word document:
1. Please specify:
I would like to apply as a…
Guest Artist at a Host Studio____
Studio Stop ______
2. The mission of the HPT is to create and nourish relationships between community members and ceramic artists by presenting diverse methods of creating through a unique window into working artists’ personal studio spaces and creative processes. How does your interest in participating apply to this mission?
3. What do you hope to contribute to this upcoming tour?
4. Additional attachments:
Website, Social Media (OPTIONAL)
5-10 quality digital images of work completed within the last year
Four or five actual pieces of your work
If applying as a studio stop: 5-10 quality images of the studio space and the physical address of the studio
Please submit your application and all supporting materials to Maygen Lotscher at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15th.