The Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society, Inc. will be hosting the 14th Annual Woodstoke Pottery and Kiln Festival on Saturday, Feb. 9th , starting at 9 a.m. This year’s festival features, Masauoshi Shimizu, a master potter from Wakayama, Japan. The event will be held at the Anagama kiln site, 7507 Buckeye Dr. (on the corner of Highway 87 and Buckeye Drive in Holley, FL, 7 miles north of Navarre).
Two historical wood-fueled kilns, the historic Ralph Phillip’s Southern Groundhog Kiln and the 32 foot Anagama Kiln will be unloaded during the festival. This will unveil the pottery sculpted by the Japanese potter and many other artists from the Southeast United States. Much of the pottery was created with special ash glaze brought from Japan. Potters will be exhibiting and selling their one of a kind artwork. The public may assist with the unloading, if they wish.
Food will be served starting at 11:30 a.m. A limited number of commemorative bowls are available for $10.00 that allows individuals to sample the food. Monies collected go to the arts and scholarships. The event is free and opened to the public. Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day.
For more information; call, Brenda Stokes at 939-2744 or www.kilnwalk.org.