Event Information

Minnesota Pottery Festival 2019

17614 240th St.
Hutchinson, Minnesota (Midwest)

Phone: 320 587 2599
Event Dates: 7/27/19 - 7/28/19
Application Deadline: 4/7/19 Midnight CST

The application deadline has passed.


Images: 5 (a booth shot is required)

Fee (Application Fee): $25.00


Event Summary
The 8th annual MN Pottery Festival will be held on the scenic rural grounds of the Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery in Hutchinson MN on July 27-28, 2019 featuring the work of 35 clay artists. During the weekend we have a kids' station, technique demonstrations, and Pottery Olympics where the exhibiting potters compete and display their talents in throwing. No admission charge to the public. Full details at www.mnpotteryfestival.com

This show, run by the nonprofit group, MN Pottery Festival, has the unique advantage of c
onnecting artists to a dedicated pottery buying public; it also combines sales, customer interaction through demonstrations, and the Pottery Olympics, and a chance for potters to engage with each other, freely collaborate and share techniques, philosophies, design objectives and friendship.

Founded in 2012, the Minnesota Pottery Festival has set out to provide a venue for high-quality clay artists to educate and engage with an increasingly knowledgeable public by raising the public's appreciation and understanding of pottery and help broaden the depth and breadth of ceramic arts in Minnesota.
The week before the festival we host a Preview Party, which serves as both a fundraiser and a night of thanks and celebration to the many friends and supporters of the MN Pottery Festival.

General Information
  • The MN Pottery Festival is an all clay show.  
  • Each year we cover the booth fees for 1-3 emerging artists. To qualify, you need to be in the first 2 years of your pottery career. If you are not selected as an emerging artist you may be given the opportunity to qualify for a regular booth. 
  • A wait list will be developed based on jury scores to comprise a list of up to 5 alternatives. Final notice to invite waitlisted artists will be June 1, 2019.
  • Prizes are awarded to the 1st and 2nd place winners in the Pottery Olympics. Prizes are donated by our sponsors. Artists are only eligible for prizes two consecutive years, effective 2018. 
  • Booth sitters are provided during the weekend.
  • Camping available on site, otherwise host homes in the area can be provided.
  • Artists dinner/potluck on Saturday night for all participating artists.
  • Coffee and treats are provided during Saturday and Sunday morning set up.
  • Free MNPF T-shirt to all participating artists.
  • Food for purchase on site.
  • Water provided to artists all weekend.
  • Golf cart available to take customers back and forth to cars to help carry bags of pottery and encourage sales.

  • All applications must be submitted through the ZAPPlicaton site.
  • All fees are non-refundable.
  • Set up begins at noon Friday and then again at 7am on Saturday morning.  All vehicles must be off festival grounds by 9:00am Saturday morning and parked in approved areas. Exhibitors must be ready for viewing promptly at 10:00am, expect some early shoppers. Sunday morning, all vehicles must be off festival grounds by 11:30am. Tear-down will not begin before 4pm on Sunday. No vehicles are allowed back on festival grounds until 4:30pm for the safety of our customers. Failure to follow these rules may result in not being juried into future shows and personal liability resulting from negligence. 
  • You are responsible for your own props, including tables, tents, hanging materials and folding chairs that you may need for your booth.
  • All work will be handmade by the artist. No manufactured goods, No "seconds," and no sales signs allowed.
  • This is an all clay show and work must be primarily ceramics.
  • The MNPF will screen booths Saturday morning and through the weekend. Work in your images must be representative of the work shown. Only artists selling his or her own work will be eligible to participate.
  • The show will go on rain or shine. But if for any reason whatsoever, it becomes impossible to have the Festival, you understand that this agreement is terminated and you will waive any and all claims for damages.
  • Most booths are on grass, weights and tie downs are strongly recommended.
  • In most cases artists can pull up right next to their booth for unloading and loading.
  • You agree to help maintain the festival area and clean up behind yourself at the close of the show.
  • No pets are allowed on festival grounds with the exception of customer's pets (which are discouraged).
  • You agree to help promote the festival, through posters and postcards provided, e-blasts, and social media.
  • The sponsor provides no insurance. Insurance must be placed and paid for by the exhibitor. You will hereby relieve the sponsors, staff, and the town of all responsibility for the safekeeping of property while said properties are at the festival.
  • The MNPF, Clay Coyote Gallery & Pottery, promoters, and staff will not be responsible for any injury or loss that may arise or come to the exhibitors, or the employees, goods for any reason whatsoever while the festival premises are being occupied under this agreement.
  • All artist are responsible for collecting and paying Minnesota sales tax. The tax rate if 6.875% outside Hutchinson, MN.  www.revenue.state.mn.us  An ST-19 is required to be on file.

Booth Information
  • All booths are approximately 10' x 10', the layout is at the discretion of the MNPF management.
  • Most booths have space behind for storage.
  • There is no electricity available for booths.
  • Wifi is available.
  • Each year we cover the booth fees for 1-3 emerging artists. To qualify, you need to be in the first 2 years of your pottery career. If you are not selected as an emerging artist you may be given the opportunity to qualify for a regular booth. 
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