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Guillermo Cuellar & Friends Fall Pottery Sale

potters and guests chat while tables of functional pottery spread out on a lawn are in the background.

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

This annual 3-day sale takes place at Cuellar’s studio on the bluffs overlooking the St. Croix River. Guillermo, Alana Cuellar, Doug Hanson, Jim Lorio, Leila Denecke and Mike Norman will exhibit handmade pottery. Wood and metal artist Paul Howe will offer furniture. ArtAndes will bring beautiful Peruvian rugs and weavings, and Diane Gamm will show her botanical print scarves.

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).

More information:

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.

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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