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The Historic Van Briggle Pottery Festival
September 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, Sept 9 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m at The Pottery located at 1125 Glen Ave. (on the corner of Glen and Uintah)
Admission is $12, to be purchased at the door. Tickets are not required for the Lorelei dedication.
The Bemis School of Art at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College is excited to co-present the annual Van Briggle Pottery Festival with the Woman’s Educational Society (WES) on Saturday, September 9, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guided tours running every 20 minutes. All proceeds benefit Colorado College student scholarships and Woman’s Educational Society programs.
Join us for a guided tour of this unique building on the National Register of Historic Places. There will be tours of the adjacent garden and the Horticultural Art Society will be holding a fall bulb sale!
8:30 a.m. – a dedication to Fred Wills, a potter with Van Briggle Pottery Company from 1947-1988, in Anne Van Briggle’s office at The Pottery
12 p.m. – dedication ceremony (hosted by the Horticultural Art Society) of the Lorelei sculpture, an enlarged recreation of one of Van Briggle’s most well-known and sought after sculptures, created by artist Larry Terrafranca
The festival will also feature wheel-throwing demonstrations and hands-on lessons from the FAC’s Bemis School of Art instructors and advanced students. Bring in your personal pottery selections and renowned Van Briggle experts, Kathy Honea, Gary Conover, and Rob Wheatley will give assessments of the pottery works. Plus, community partners will host tables featuring the Pioneers Museum, Historic Preservation Alliance, Friends of Monument Valley Park, the Manitou Springs Heritage Center, and the McAllister House.