The annual Omaha North Hills Pottery Tour is back for its eleventh year. This free, self-guided tour this coming Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 3-4, offers pottery tourists a chance to meet 18 nationally recognized clay artists and purchase their work at four stops between Omaha and Herman, NE.
In addition, visitors can glimpse the inner workings of two clay studios, explore the history of the Florence Mill, and sample regional wines and beers of Too Far North Wine and Wine Tasting.
Organizers Liz Vercruysse and John Martelle at Big Table Studios, and John and Carol Dennison at Dennison Pottery will warm the atmosphere with fire pits, homemade treats, and beautiful earth-toned vessels.
In addition to the hosts, 15 additional potters will exhibit their work at one of the four stops along Highway 75 between Omaha and Herman.
At The Florence Mill: Tom Quest, and Susan McGilvrey - Omaha; Amy Smith - Lincoln, NE; Tim Reese - Utica, NE; Tara Dawley - Kansas City, MO.
At Dennison Pottery: Host John Dennison; Naomi Keller - Sunrise Beach, MO; David Harris – St. Joe, Missouri; Mike Bose - Bedford, IA; Bill Gossman - New London, Minnesota
At Too Far North Wine and Wine Tasting: Eric Knoche – Ashland, North Carolina; Travis Hinton – Sioux Falls, South Dakota.
At Big Table Studios: Hosts Liz Vercruysse and John Martelle, Amy Nelson – Omaha; Zac Spates – Hudson, Wisconsin; Doug Shroder - Honey Creek, Iowa; JD Jorgensen from Avon, Minnesota.
Taking the tour is easy. Download a map from the tour’s website, and load up your car with friends. Go to any or all stops; admission is free. Check out the clay artists and the map at www.omahanorthhillspotterytour.com Hours: Saturday from 10 AM-7 PM and Sunday, 10 AM- 5 PM.