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SAVE THE DATES – APRIL 12 – 14,  2024


Dallas Pottery Invitational was developed sixteen years ago to widen public knowledge about the breadth and depth of functional ceramics today. Beginning in April 2008, The Janette Kennedy Gallery of Dallas hosted some of the nation's most recognized functional ceramicists on an annual basis through 2011. These four shows were a unique opportunity for collectors and the art buying public to talk to the individual artists while viewing their work. In April 2012, the annual Spring show moved to the suburb of Addison, to The Gallery at Addison Visitors Center, where it continued to grow and gain appeal in its new location. In 2016, the event moved again to the Empire Room in the Design District of Dallas, Texas. This venue has proven to be a huge success with greater accessibility, free parking and plenty of room for our artists and partners to showcase their wares and products.


In recent years, the art scene in the greater Dallas area has flourished. Yet it has overlooked functional pottery, continuing the myth that such work cannot be viewed as 'art'. We consider this to be a disservice to the Dallas public. It is our hope that the Dallas Pottery Invitational has and will continue to change this misconception.


We are proud to host eight guest artists this year: Juan BarossoWesley T. Brown, Maggie Jaszczak,
Josie JurczenicGillian Parke,
 Austin Riddle, Minsoo Yuh and Jen Rose. 


Also featured are our core group of artists:  Amy HalkoLiz LurieBrooks Oliver

Lisa Orr  and Louise Rosenfield. Please visit the individual artist pages

for more information on each artist and view their incredible pottery.


The work of this diverse group of makers will provide you with a unique overview of the field of functional ceramicists today. Whether you are a novice or a seasoned collector, you will appreciate this exceptional opportunity to talk to the artists while viewing their wares.


Using handmade pottery every day offers the potential for a moment of reverie, giving you the opportunity to examine an often-overlooked aspect of daily life which can bring special meaning to the ordinary. 

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Event Details



The Empire Room

1225 N. Riverfront Blvd.

Dallas, Texas 75207

Opening Hours

Friday:  April 12   l  6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
​​Saturday: April 13  l  11 AM - 5 PM
​Sunday: April 14  l  Noon - 4 PM


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