Guillermo Cuellar & Friends Fall Pottery Sale

18855 263rd Street, Shafer, Minnesota
Friday, September 27 – 10am-5pm
Saturday, September 28 – 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 29 – 10am-5pm

Celebrate wonderful handcrafted artwork at Guillermo Cuellar’s annual fall pottery sale at his home and studio on the bluffs overlooking the wild and scenic St. Croix River. Guillermo and his guest artists will offer unique handmade pottery and fine crafts for sale.

Relax, share food & drink with the artists, enjoy the brilliant autumn colors, and experience wonderful workmanship in a gorgeous rural setting.

Look for red sign for the pottery on St. Croix Trail (State Highway 95), ½ mile north of the intersection of Osceola Trail (MN/WI Highway 243).

Host Guillermo Cuellar moved to the St. Croix Valley from Venezuela in 2005 and makes strong, functional stoneware with rich crackled glazing, trailed decorations and salt-fired surfaces. His affordable prices encourage everyday use in the home and kitchen. Guillermo has been a Host Potter on the St. Croix Pottery Tour since 2011 and was featured on TPT’s program, MN Original, in 2012. His website:

Alana Cuellar is originally from Venezuela, but she moved to the St. Croix Valley in 2016. As a potter, Alana is currently working under the guidance of several artists in the St. Croix Valley. Her work is functional, primarily wheel-thrown, and focuses on atmospheric firing techniques. In addition to her work as an artist, Alana is also passionate about enriching communities through the arts. See some of Alana’s work

Jim Lorio, from Boulder, Colorado, is a full-time studio potter whose subtle glazes of white, light blue and soft green decorate his classic, functional porcelain and stoneware forms. People will remember Jim from the St. Croix Pottery Tour where he is a guest potter, selling his well-received work at very accessible prices. Jim has traveled the country teaching pottery workshops. See more about Jim

Mike Norman, from the Twin Cities, has also been a regular featured guest potter on the St. Croix Pottery Tour and is widely recognized for his colorful, fanciful sculptures and whimsical drawings of rabbits, cats and dogs (a few of the favorites of his unique menagerie) on his pieces. Mike received a McKnight Foundation fellowship for ceramic art. More on Mike

Guillermo Cuellar Pottery is part of the River Valley Potters, a group of potters in the St. Croix River Valley in WI and MN hosting sales events every fall.

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