Concord University Will Host the 2023 West Virginia Potters’ Gathering

ATHENS, WV – Potters and pottery enthusiasts are invited to attend the 2023 West Virginia Potters’ Gathering at Concord University November 3-5. The weekend includes lectures by veteran potters, demonstrations, vendor sales, and a student art show.

This year’s guest artist is Josh DeWeese, a professor of Art teaching ceramics at Montana State University in Bozeman. He is the cofounder of the International Wild Clay Research Project at Montana State University, promoting the use of local materials and sustainable practices in the ceramic arts. In 2022, DeWeese received
a Montana Governor’s Award in the Arts. He has exhibited and taught workshops internationally, and his work is included in numerous public and private collections.

This event is free to attend, but registration is encouraged for planning purposes. There is an optional charge at registration for an event shirt.

Visit for the registration link and the event schedule.

The West Virginia Potters’ Gathering is a tradition that spans more than 40 years. Potters from around the Mountain State have gathered to share ideas, learn new skills, and celebrate the tradition of pottery. This is the second year this event has been held at Concord University.

Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison, 1-304-384-6086 or 1-800-344-6679 extension 6086, if special assistance is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Concord University may take pictures at these events for publicity purposes.


Nicole Smith, Public Relations Manager
Concord University Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312

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