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About Us
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.

Meet the Artists
Barb Loken Stein Neil and Barb Loken - Loken Pottery
Potter's House Plate Mary Kay Spencer - The Potter's House
Maple Lane Pottery Robbi Portela - Maple Lane Pottery
A Lakeside Studio Pottery Martha Hoddinott - A Lakeside Studio Pottery
Mudgirl Dejavu Pottery Diane Harwood - Mudgirl Pottery
Malley WeberMalley Weber - Hallowell Clayworks
Fine Mess Pottery Jar Lori Watts - Fine Mess Pottery
Whitefield Pottery Libbey Seigars - Whitefield Pottery
AlleyCat Studios Whitney Gill - Alleycat Studio
Ditch Lily Pottery Elizabeth Downs - Ditch Lily Pottery
Denae SpencerDenae Alanna Spencer - Alleycat Studio
Red Door Pottery


  Marie Palluotto - Red Door Pottery




Casey Whittier

Shell Moore - Raw Earth Designs





Events
Mug Season!
Mug Season Central Maine
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



Maine Pottery Tour LogoPottery Tour
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.
Member News
Hallowell Clayworks has a new location, and a new slate of classes!
Hallowell CLayworks
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
Lori Watts at NCECA
Purchase the viceos or check out samples from the demos here.

Seconds Sale
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
Holiday Pottery Shop MaineEach 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.