Nicodemus Center for Ceramic Studies (NCCS) will hold their 13th annual holiday pottery sale on Friday, December 2, Saturday, December 3rd, from 11am to 4:00 pm and Monday, December 5th through Wednesday, December 7th from 11 am – 4 pm in the center’s Mont Alto pottery studio, room 008, next to the commuter’s lounge, in the General Studies building on the Penn State Mont Alto campus.

The sale will include a variety of wheel-thrown, slab and hand-built stoneware bowls, mugs, cups, pitchers, teapots, flowerpots, vases, plates, jars, platters, trays, and tiles, created by Ceramic Arts Center and Mont Alto guild members. The cost for most of the sale items will range from $10 to $30.

In addition to the pottery sale, the 2016 John Bell Reproduction will also be available to purchase. The year’s reproduction is a mug, created by Michael McIntyre of FireRobin Pottery, Leitersburg, Md, in a limited edition of 100. The cost is $60.00, plus tax for NCCS members and $65.00, plus tax for non-members.

The Nicodemus Center organized the Mont Alto Pottery Guild in 2003 to provide individuals interested in the ceramic arts access to the center’s pottery studio and the materials, equipment and instruction needed to make works in clay.  Since then the NCCS has grown to include another studio, the Ceramic Arts Center of Waynesboro (CAC) located at 13 South Church Street in Waynesboro. This studio now serves as the NCCS’ primary studio, where guild members have 24/7 access and a variety of additional features. Membership into the guild requires completion of the Introductory to ceramics class offered by the center or an equivalent college level ceramics course. The center’s next introductory class is scheduled for January 2017.

Along with the holiday pottery sale at Mont Alto, works of the pottery guild members are always available for sale at the CAC on Fridays, 5 to 8 pm, Saturdays, 12 to 6 pm and Sundays, 1 to 4 pm, as part of the Destination ARTS!, an initiative of the Arts Alliance of Greater Waynesboro. The Ceramic Arts Center is located at 13 South Church Street

For more information about the pottery sale and other on-going events, visit their website at, or send an email to Mary Ashe-Mahr at or 717-404-3190.