2013 WNC Pottery Festival attendance up 20 percent

Spectators enjoy pottery demonstrations

Spectators enjoy pottery demonstrations


WNC Pottery Festival organizers reported a 20 percent increase in attendance from the

previous year and the Great Smoky Mountains Railroads brought in over 600 tourists to enjoy the 9th Annual WNC Pottery Festival on Sat. Nov. 2.

The festival featured 40 master potters from 15 different states who demonstrated their talents and displayed their crafts to the public.

The people who attended were from areas that were as close as Sylva, NC to as far away as New Jersey.

“I had a great time seeing the different artists show their own unique style,” said Hannah Whitehead, a Western Carolina University student. “The pottery was really innovative and inspiring.”

The WNC Pottery Festival started in 2005 and was inspired by large pottery festivals held in Texas.  The goal of the festival is to educate the public on the craft of pottery through displays and demonstrations and to provide attendees the opportunity to purchase quality pottery from across the nation.

For more information, visit the website at http://www.wncpotteryfestival.com/.

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