Global Day of Clay
Powered by you, Global Day of Clay is a truly worldwide celebration of ceramics in all its forms, connecting professional ceramicists, artists, academics, and everyday ceramics lovers everywhere to explore new ideas, innovations and works that are shaping the future of the art form. In celebration of the annual Global Day of Clay, we would love to have you join us in the Ceramics Studio. Receive one pound of clay and hand build anything you like with our tools. Projects will not be fired, but the clay is yours to keep.
The Global Day of Clay is an international event. There are symposiums, lectures, demonstrations, live streams, and Facebook live feeds happening all over the world. We are fortunate to live in an area where there is an abundance of ceramic artists and potteries to investigate. Check our website for updates about our collaborating partner studios to enjoy an entire day of studio-hopping and creating.
Fiona Davis, Ceramics Director, was born and educated in the UK, where she studied early childhood education and development. She immigrated to the United States with her husband and moved to Vermont in 1988. Fiona first took pottery with Jenny Swanson and worked with her at the League of NH Craftsmen and later at Dartmouth College’s Ceramic Workshops. Fiona was apprenticed to Miranda Thomas at her workshop in Quechee and followed her to Bridgewater, VT, where she worked alongside Ara Cardew. During this time she taught at the ArtPost, started by Caroline Bardos. Fiona came to ArtisTree in 2012 to begin the ceramics program and to help provide outreach opportunities to different communities within the Upper Valley.