Juried Student Pottery Show 2021

Despite the challenges of this year, the Blue Ridge Potters Guild is excited to continue our Juried Student Pottery Show for the third year in a row. This time the show was juried by guild member, Maya Bohler. Maya was incredibly impressed by all the work submitted. We hope you enjoy seeing the hard work of area students and their teachers!

Click here to see the students work!


Scholarship Opportunities


The scholarship committee is excited to announce two scholarship opportunities available to those wishing to continue their ceramics education.
The General Scholarship of up to $250 is available to non-members over the age of 17. This money should be used to further one's ceramic arts education in a course or workshop.
The Jesse Rusinko Scholarship is available to members and non-members. This money may be requested by members to attend workshops, conferences, etc. If awarded, the member agrees to work with the BRPG to create a training class, video, or presentation about what was learned.
Anyone interested should complete the appropriate application and email or mail it to:
Ingrid Chase
3229 Collingwood St.
Roanoke, Va 24012
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 General Scholarship Application

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Blue Ridge Potters Guild Student Virtual Show


Click here to see the Blue Ridge Potters Guild Student Virtual Show

Due to the recent closures due to Covid-19, the Blue Ridge Potters Guild was saddened to announce that they would have to cancel their Second Juried Student Pottery Show. This show was set to run from March 21st until April 3rd at the Salem Museum. The show was very well received and attended last year and we hope to continue the event next year. However, we did not want to have the work of this year’s students go unseen. So, we are happy to announce that we will be able to share this work with you in this virtual exhibition! 

The Blue Ridge Potters Guild formed in 1996 with 19 potters from the greater Roanoke and New River Valley areas of Virginia. It has since grown to over 100 members from areas including the Roanoke Valley, Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Lynchburg, Franklin, Floyd, Botetourt Counties, and even as far as Linden. Our mission is to promote community awareness, understanding and appreciation of ceramics. 

The student show is a wonderful opportunity for the Guild to showcase the skill of area teachers and students. We hope this show encourages students and members of the community to see that ceramics is a wonderful media which allows for a diverse range of artistic expression. 

This year’s virtual show includes work by students from Auburn High School, Blacksburg High School, Lord Botetourt High School, Patrick Henry High School, Salem High School, Read Mountain Middle School, and from private lessons. We would like to thank all of the teachers and students for their time and participation!

We hope you enjoy looking at and sharing this work with others. Please feel free to “heart” the pieces that speak to you!





Important Dates For Potters Guild Student Show

Submission deadline: Friday, February 28th

Notification of Acceptance: Monday, March 9th

Delivery of Work: Work must be arranged to be dropped off March 20 or 21st.

Reception: Friday, April 3rd 5:30-7pm


Blue Ridge Potters Guild Scholarships

The BlueRidge Potter's 2019 Scholarship recipients were:

Eli Boyer from Salem High School,

Natalie Emerson and Sara Arellano from Lord Botetourt High school,

Rose Harvey from Patrick Henry High School,

Teacher Kristie Buchanan from Read Mountain Middle School and

Teacher Jacob Kotchish from William Fleming High School.

Congratulations to all from the BRPG!

Teacher Patty Pope with Eli Boyer, Salem High SchoolTeacher Patty Pope with Eli Boyer, Salem High School.

Natalie Emerson and Sara Arellano, Lord Botetourt High School.

Rose Harvey Doris Patton presenting to Rose Harvey, Patrick Henry High School.

Teacher Kristie Buchanan, Read Mountain Middle School.

 Teacher Jacob Kotchish, William Fleming High School.


The Blue Ridge Potters Guild is proud to offer scholarships to High School and College students, as well as Art Teachers in South West Virginia. Our goal is to provide opportunities for recipients to enhance and enrich their skills and interest in ceramic arts. To apply for a scholarship or to get more information, download the application below


Make your tax deductible contribution to the scholarship program. The BRPG is a 501(c)(3) organization and 100% of all donations go directly to fund scholarships. Donations are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Send a check payable to BRPG with “scholarship” on the memo line  and mail to B. Fowler_BRPG Scholarship, P. O. Box 20762, Roanoke, VA 24018.  You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your records.




Scholarship Photos