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40th Anniversary Celebration, 2017

Events:

(No charge for any of the events. Unless noted, events run 9am to 5pm)

 

  •  Whole year of 2017                                            “Vintage Corner”  

Selling vintage pottery, mainly early Westmoore Pottery pieces, joined by a few wares from other potters. This will only be for the 2017 year.

 

  •  Friday and Saturday, October 27—28                        Heritage Day:   Anniversary Party

Westmoore Pottery opened in the fall of 1977, so this fall is the official 40th anniversary and I'm having a two day celebration!

Both days:     Refreshments will be served, door prizes given out, and the Westmoore Pottery scrapbook will be on display. Whether you are a customer from long ago or a new visitor, come help celebrate! Bring printed photos of any Westmoore Pottery you own and while here, add your name and the year you first came (or bought pottery by phone, mail, or online) to the giant poster I’ll have for the event.  In addition, throughout the shop I'll display information about the historical pottery traditions on which my own work is based. 

Saturday only:     The New Amstel Militia, a 17th century reenactment group, will be set up on the grounds of Westmoore Pottery and open to visitors and their questions.  The unvealing and hanging of Westmoore Pottery's large 40th anniversary plate will be at 2 pm on Saturday.  Also our next-door-neighbor blacksmith Jerry Darnell of Mill Creek Forge will be hosting an "Open Forge" where anyone interested can try their hand at blacksmithing.

 

  •  Saturday, November 11th                        Stepping Back in Time: Hearth Cookery

Westmoore Pottery will host historical cook Karen Becker, recently retired from Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, as she prepares historical dishes in the large fireplace at Westmoore Pottery from 10 am to 4 pm. Karen will cook at the large fireplace at Westmoore Pottery.  Learn how some of the old pottery shapes were used in hearthside cooking and how food was prepared in previous centuries.   Sampling will be allowed!

In addition, our next-door-neighbor blacksmith shop Mill Creek Forge will be joining in the fun of "Stepping Back in Time" by hosting blacksmithing, weaving, spinning, woodworking, candle making/rush lights, and cooking on a fire pit.  (Some of his activities will only be weather-permitting.)

 

  •  Saturday, December 9th                                         Holiday Open House  

Join us to celebrate the holiday season. The shop will be decorated for the holidays, with new and different Westmoore Pottery ornaments on the Christmas tree.  We will unload a kiln load of pottery for this day, including special pieces made just for this holiday season. Refreshments will be served.