Finger Lakes Pottery Tour 2019


May 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.    May 12, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Finger Lakes Region of Upstate New York is a beautiful, rural area known for its unique glacial lakes, its abundant waterfalls and its burgeoning wine scene. It is also home to a large number of skilled artists and craftspeople. One morning in the winter of 2017, a group of 10 potters from in and around Ithaca gathered to form the Finger Lakes Pottery Tour.

The Finger Lakes Pottery Tour was established to highlight some of the region’s finest ceramic artists, as well as to foster an appreciation for clay and pottery as an art form. The 2019 Tour is comprised of three studios in the Ithaca area. Each location will feature several original members of the Finger Lakes Pottery group as well as guest artists from around the country. All work will be available for purchase and artists will be present to discuss their work.


Tour Location 1 – Mecklenburg

Julie Crosby

​4224 McIntyre Rd (County Rd 6)

Julie Crosby’s studio is located in the rolling hills of Mecklenburg, eight miles outside the village of Trumansburg, home of Taughannock Falls. Parking will be available in the driveway and along the road.

Potters at this location

Julie Crosby

Julie Johnson

Hannah Graeper

Marv Bjurlin

Jeremy Randall

Doug Peltzman


Tour Location 2 – Ithaca

Julia E. Dean

South Hill Business Campus
950 Danby Road Suite #28

Julia E. Dean’s studio is located in Ithaca, directly across the road from Ithaca College and just minutes away from the Ithaca Commons. Julia’s studio shares a space with the Ithaca Clay School. Parking is available in the lot outside of the studio, and delicious West African cuisine from The Hot Spot Grill will be available for purchase.

Potters at this location

Julia E. Dean

Stacey Esslinger

Colleen McCall

Betsy Gram

James Guggina

Kelly Justice


Tour Location 3 – Danby

Renata Wadsworth

326 Gunderman Rd.

Renata Wadsworth’s studio is located in scenic Danby, near Buttermilk Falls State Park. Parking will be available at the studio and along the road.

Potters at this location

Renata Wadsworth

Ed Feldman

Jenny Pope

Carolanne Currier

Jack Troy

Sarah Veak


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