Wildacres Retreat Wildacres Lodge

Conference center pottery workshop, exteriorWildacres Pottery Shop

The Wildacres pottery shop was opened in 1991. Ceramics has become a wonderful part of the programs of Wildacres Retreat.

Equipment was purchased with a grant from the Fletcher Foundation and the shop was designed by Norm Schulman, a nationally known potter.

The facility is used during the three weeks that the Ringling College of Art and Design is holding their art programs, and other groups are offering pottery workshops as part of their programs.

Conference center pottery workshop, interiorThe shop contains fourteen potter's wheels, slab roller, extruder, drying booth, work tables, two gas kilns, and two electric kilns. It is a great working space for up to 16 to 18 people.

There are times during the season that groups do not completely fill the retreat. Small groups of potters are invited to use the facility during these periods.

Guilds, clubs, schools that teach pottery, and other interested organizations should contact Wildacres about use of the shop.

2016 Pottery Schedule

Try It On April 18 - 22 Pots produced at conference center workshop

Spring Gathering

May 23 - 29

Creative Sculpture April 25 - May 1

Rising Sun Pottery

July 3 - 9

Ringling College of Art and Design

July 17 - 23

Ringling College of Art and Design

July 24 - 30

Creative Sculpture

August 22 - 28

Rising Sun Pottery

September 5 - 11

Cynthia Lee Handbuilding

September 19 - 25 

Cynthia Bringle Pottery

September 26 - October 2

Mosaic -- In Garden Sculpture

September 26 - October 2

Ringling College of Art and Design

October 17 - 23

Fall Gathering

October 31 - November 6