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Can I still purchase Clay Coyote Pottery?
Yes, there are a few pieces of Tom Wirt and Betsy Price’s pottery available in the Gallery, but hurry before they’re gone. We’ve been asked a lot if you can still get a tagine, bread baker, beer-can chicken cooker, and french butter dishes (among other things) … the new potters are developing their lines and you may see some favorites back in stock at some point. Please keep sending your requests so that we can share your feedback with the new potters.
No, the Gallery will remain open and will continue to add new art each month.
Will the Gallery be hiring new staff?
The Gallery Team will remain the same. We love our Gallery Gals! They have been key to our success and will continue to work with Morgan as we grow and expand the Gallery. We hope our many volunteers will continue to help us as well.
Will my punch card still be honored?
Yes, we will honor your punch cards through December 31, 2016. If you have any questions please reach out to Morgan directly at email@example.com or by phone at (320) 587-2599.
Will gift certificates still be honored?
Yes, we will continue to honor your gift certificates, we ask that you spend them in the Gallery as soon as possible.
What’s the difference between the Clay Coyote under Tom Wirt and Betsy Price versus Morgan Baum’s new leadership?
Morgan is taking all the things you know and love about the Clay Coyote and expanding on them. The Clay Coyote Gallery will have more artists work than ever and will add new pieces every month. The Studio will house three potters making different types of pottery.
Will Morgan be making pottery?
No, however we have new Emerging Artists making pottery in the Studio.
Who are the new Emerging Artists and when will I be able to buy their pottery?
Our first two Emerging Artists are Katherine (Katie) Teesdale and Levi Yankosky. Katie and Levi started in the Studio on September 1st, 2016 and their work is for sale in the Gallery and online. We are in the process of confirming our third new Emerging Artist.
What does the new Studio look like?
The new Studio has been reconfigured to house three potters. The 1,500 square foot facility house separate stations for throwing, glazing, drying, prep work, slab rolling, and more. We currently have three electric kilns (two 10 cu. ft. and one 7 cu. ft.), and a large gas kiln (65 cu ft.). There is also a special glaze mixing and chemical space. And coming soon a second gas kiln for research and design testing. If you want to learn more about the new Emerging Artist Studio please sign up for special updates about the progress.
Will there be a Minnesota Pottery Festival in 2017? Beyond?
Yes! The 6th annual Minnesota Pottery Festival will take place July 29-30, 2017. For more on the Festival visit the website www.mnpotteryfestival.com
What will Tom and Betsy do in retirement?
Betsy will stay on as Gallery Manager to help with a seamless transition. Betsy and Morgan have been buying the Gallery’s art for the last 14 years and they look forward to working together and living in the same zip code. Tom’s plans are evolving, but he will continue supporting the Hutchinson Center for the Arts and he continues to work with key community leaders to establish an arts industry in Hutch. In the spring of 2016 he had what we call a ‘Potter’s tune-up’ (aka shoulder surgery). After recovery, he hopes to return to working with clay, he may join one of the Twin Cities’ Art Centers.