Clay, Wood, Engravings and More at KY Artisan Center in August

Robert Brigl demonstrates his pottery face jugs


Exciting demonstrations by talented artists working with wood and clay will be happening throughout the month of August at the Kentucky Artisan Center. 

Below is a list of demonstrations and events beginning on Saturday, August 3:

Saturday, Aug. 3
•    10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pottery Face Jugs Created by Robert Brigl
Robert Brigl will demonstrate how he sculpts faces on his wheel thrown clay jugs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Kentucky Artisan Center. Brigl’s Plum Springs Pottery is located in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and he creates a range of face mugs as well. 

Saturday, Aug. 10
•    10:30 a.m. to 3:30
John Dixon Creates Wood Engravings
Danville artist John Dixon will demonstrate wood engraving from 10:30 to 3:30 at the Kentucky Artisan Center at Berea. Wood engravings are an intricate form of illustration. Dixon studies with Canadian wood engraver Wesley Bates and prints his engravings at Larkspur Press in Kentucky.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 
•    10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Demonstration from the Berea Welcome Center Carvers
Two members of the Berea Welcome Center Carvers will demonstrate their individual woodcarving techniques from 10:30 to 3:30 on Aug. 17. These Central-Kentucky artisans demonstrate on the third Saturday of every month at the Kentucky Artisan Center.

Saturday, Aug. 24
•    10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pottery Animal Mugs Demonstrated by Marshia Hawkins
On Saturday, Aug. 24, Marshia Hawkins, of Winchester, KY, will demonstrate how she sculpts animals onto her wheel thrown clay mugs from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center. 

Saturday, Aug. 31
•    10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Pottery on the Wheel Demonstrated by Kristal Gilkey of Alley Cat Pottery
On Saturday, Aug. 31, Kristal Gilkey will demonstrate pottery on the wheel from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Center. Gilkey owns Alley Cat Pottery and her work is both colorful and functional. 

The Kentucky Artisan Center is located just off I-75 at Berea Exit 77. The Center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and offers traveler services, shopping, exhibits and Saturday artist demonstrations. The Artisan Café & Grill is open for breakfast and lunch from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Kentucky Artisan Center is an agency in the Tourism, Arts & Heritage Cabinet of the Commonwealth of Kentucky. For more information, visit our Facebook page.

Photos: "Racoon" wood engraving by John Dixon; Character carving by Berea Welcome Center Carvers; Puppy Mugs by Marshia Hawkins; Alley Cat Pottery by Kristal Gilkey