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Van Briggle Pottery Festival

Saturday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m to 3 p.m at The Pottery located at 1125 Glen Ave. (on the corner of Glen and Uintah)

The Fine Arts Center’s Bemis School of Art is excited to co-present the annual Van Briggle Pottery Festival with the Woman’s Educational Society (WES) on Sept. 14, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with guided hour-long tours  taking place every 20 minutes (tickets are required).

Additionally, Bemis School of Art instructors will be offering a free clay sculpting area, wheel throwing demonstrations, and $5 wheel throwing mini-lessons. Stop by and enjoy the muddy fun in the shadow of this beautiful historic landmark.

Tours are $15 for adults and can be purchased Friday Sept. 13 from 3-5 p.m. at the Van Briggle building at 1125 Glen Avenue or they can be purchased the day of the event at the Festival.  Tickets are limited – purchasing in advance is recommended.

Van Briggle Pottery

The century-old Van Briggle Pottery Company building is located southeast of the intersection of West Uintah Street and Glen Avenue in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From 1908 to 1968, the building operated as a pottery factory producing thousands of ceramic art and architectural pieces. The building faces south and is situated a short distance from the west bank of Monument Creek, adjacent to National Register-listed Monument Valley Park, a narrow designed landscape traversing the central part of the city presented to the citizens of Colorado Springs in 1907 by its founder, William Jackson Palmer. LEARN MORE