Showcase & Sale!
March 31 - April 3, 2010
Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm
This year Philadelphia is hosting the National Conference on Education in the Ceramic Arts (NCECA). Please join us as we bring six of Americas best potters to our studio. We are thrilled to showcase these potters who are nationally recognized for their outstanding work.
Meet eight potters, see hundreds of great pots! Ellen Shankin, Nick Joerling, McKenzie Smith, Susan Filley, Linda McFarling, Lisa Naples, Neil Patterson, Sandi Pierantozzi. Held at the studio of Sandi Pierantozzi and Neil Patterson.
The Convention Center where the conference will be held is walking distance from our studio, Neighborhood Potters. See map with walking, driving and public transportation info at the bottom of this page.
The following photos will give you a taste of the variety of styles these potters will bring to our studio. To see more of each potters’ work just click on their name to get to their websites.
Map to Pots & Potters Showcase & Sale from the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
We have also put together a Potter’s Insider’s Map and guide to help you find your way to some of our favorite places. Below you will find a map and a suggestions guide. Philadelphia is a great city to visit, with world class museums and restaurants. If it is possible for you to stay a couple of days before or after the conference, you will find our city to be fun, culturally interesting and delicious!
Insider’s Pottery guide to Philadelphia Sites and Restaurants
for NCECA attendees
Brought to you by: Neil Patterson and Sandi Pierantozzi,
Studio, 2034 Fairmount Ave.
Philly DON’T MISS LIST for potters:
• Urban Gorilla Orchestra playing the NCECA dance Friday night.
Smokin’ hot soul, funk and great dance music!
• Pots and Potters Showcase and Sale
Meet eight potters, see hundreds of great pots!
Ellen Shankin, Nick Joerling, McKenzie Smith, Susan Filley, Linda McFarling, Lisa Naples, Neil Patterson, Sandi Pierantozzi.
Neighborhood Potters, 2034 Fairmount Ave. 215 236-1617
• ”1895 years of Pottery” show at B Square Gallery,
614 S. 9th St. New work from 60 of the nations most experienced potters. Near Italian Market and Magic Gardens
• Isaiah Zagar’s Magic Gardens,
1020 South street. Wild, visionary, exuberant mosaics.
• University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
A world class collection of pottery from every culture; you will want to spend a day here!
Also of interest:
• Philadelphia Museum of Art. Both the Main bldg. and Perelman bldg. Jun Kaneko etc.
• Rodin Museum
• Eastern State Penitentiary Hist. Site. Installation work in a profoundly moving environment.
• CCP (Community College of Philadelphia) show in former Mint building
• The Clay Studio 139 N. Second St. Galleries galore
• Eyes Gallery 402 South St. Cool imported Mexican and world Art.
• The Barnes Foundation (suburbs) Largest private collection of Impressionist painting in the world.
• H.C. Mercer Museum and Moravian Tile works in Doylestown (suburbs) Be sure to call ahead to arrange a tour of the house “Font hill”
• Rittenhouse Square. Philly’s most cosmopolitan part of town
• Reading Terminal Market (indoor)
• Italian Market (outdoor on 9th St. below Christian) Great cheese, olive and pasta shops…
Restaurants We Recommend (Starting near our studio on the map; address is given if off map.)
• Mugshots Coffee House. Breakfast and Lunch with vegan options in a hip atmosphere $
• Urban Saloon. Can handle a crowd, get the short ribs for a meat fix. $
• Jacks Firehouse. Fine Dining and bar in a very cool space, excellent bbq. Lunch and bar $ to $$
• Zorbas. Home cooked authentic Greek food, lunch and dinner $ BYOB
• London. Cool Bar and fine dining restaurant. $ to $$
• Bishops Collar. 24th St. at Fairmount. Good beer on tap and tasty, inexpensive bar food. $
• Luigi’s Pizza. 24th St. at Fairmount. Good slices and roasted vegetable salads. $
• Bridgid’s. on 24th St. One block North of Fairmount. Cozy neighborhood bar with inexpensive plates of comfort food. $
• Belgian Café. AWESOME selection of Belgian beer, great mussels and vegan options.
• Whole Foods. Prepared foods, salad bar, organic free range tofu…$ to $$
• Rose Tattoo. Fine Dining. Get the sweet potato fries at the bar. $$
• King of Tandoor. Indian, I like the Chicken Tiki Masala. BYOB $
• Sabrinas Café. Enormous portions, huge salads, clean food. $
• Melegrano 2012 Sansom St. Hip Nuevo Italian, good fish specials BYOB $ to $$
• Vietnam 221 N. 11th St. (NOT Vietnam Palace) Awesome BBQ platter, Lemongrass soup. $
• La Locanda Del Ghiattone, 130 N. Third St. (at Cherry) Memorable Italian with attitude $$ BYOB
PDF’s of Insider’s Guide and Map: