Scenic City Clay Arts Hosts SCCA Pottery & More Market October 9
Scenic City Clay Arts is hosting the SCCA Pottery & More Market on Saturday October 9 from 10 am to 3 pm at Stove Works. This outdoor event will feature food trucks, live music, a pottery stand, wheel-throwing demonstrations and more than 25 local craft vendors.
“We are thrilled to partner with Stove Works to host this fall market for Tennessee Craft Week,” said Executive Director Joy Key. “Tennessee Craft Week is a great time to recognize our local artists and craftspeople. The pandemic has been tough on the arts community, and Chattanooga needs a fun and uplifting event where we can all come together to support local artists. “
Vendors include: Pam’s Pots, Karen Day Pottery, Lauren Maxwell Pottery, Loren Howard Pottery, Marialice Hatch Pottery, Woo Pottery, Petalouda Pottery, Jeannie Williams Pottery, The Natural Trend, Ivory & Oak, The Pot Slinger, Haven Hill Pottery, Whetstone Pottery, Sophy Ivy Pottery, Alexia Ceramics, Tom Hughes Pottery, Elicia Cruz, Tompkins Pottery, Two Can Tie Dye, Bloom CBD, Soundcorps, H * ART Gallery, Hannah Myers Fine Art, The Bitter Bottle, Luna Louise Designs, Emalee Arroyo Paints , Street Diva Designs, Burning Daylight Candle Co., April Childers and Brent Henry Woodworks.
“Half of the vendors are SCCA studio members, and the rest are other local artists and designers that we connected with for this event. We are delighted to provide an opportunity for artists to share their work with the community and for Chattanooga to have the chance to support and celebrate its creators, entrepreneurs and local artists, ”officials said.
The market will feature the Sno Top beverage truck and the Belli-ful Bistro food truck, as well as live music from local buskers.
“We loved being able to partner with local organizations like Soundcorps and Food Truck Alley to help bring local food and music vendors to this event,” said Ms. Key.
A key feature of the event is the “Pottery Breaking Stand,” where attendees are invited to make a small donation and choose a piece of pottery to break by throwing it against a wall or smashing it into a bucket. Requests for donations for the smash booth start at $ 5, with all proceeds going to the Scenic City Clay Arts Mission. The pots available for breaking are old student pieces, donated pieces, or imperfect pieces that the potters didn’t want to keep or sell.
“It has been a difficult and stressful year for a lot of people. Sometimes we all need to let off steam. Let us help you do it! We provide safety glasses, your smash tool of choice, and plenty of pottery pieces to choose from. All you have to do is start breaking, ”Ms. Key said. “Breaking pottery is surprisingly therapeutic. It helps you release your stress and tension in that pot as you toss across the room.
In addition to the smash booth, SCCA will offer market participants the opportunity to see wheel-throwing demonstrations by SCCA instructors and participate in a clay building activity.
“We want it to be a fun and interactive experience for people to enjoy. The weather is getting colder and fall is just around the corner. We think our event is a great way to kick off the fall season with shopping, creative activities and the community, ”officials said.
Stove Works is located at 1250 E. 13th St. in Chattanooga. Street parking is available on 13th and 14th Street. Market participants are strongly encouraged to wear masks regardless of their immunization status. No entry fee or pre-registration is required for this event.