"Made by hand. Designed for many."
Founded and co-organized by Jason Bige Burnett, Amy Chase, and Steven G. Cheek, Southern Crossings Pottery Festival (SXPF) was established Spring of 2017. The innaugural festival happing the first weekend in March, 2018. SXPF is a volunteer based non-profit organization, and the success of this event is because of volunteers, donors, sponsors, and community collaborators.
Our Mission and Purpose
Southern Crossings Pottery Festival’s focus is on the significance of handmade pottery by celebrating the object, it’s maker, and the utilitarian use in nourishing ourselves and those around us.
Our mission is to introduce to you, our Ohio River Valley communities, collectors, pottery enthusiasts and the curious, to local and regional potters, as well as several nationally recognized potters. The two-day festival includes a market consisting of handmade goods and functional wares, and an Empty Bowls fundraising event benefiting Carole's Kitchen and A Recipe To End Hunger -- a non-profit organization solving childhood hunger one meal at a time in Kentuckiana.
In the years to come we envision hands on activities, lectures, and exhibitions with our local clay organizations, universities, and galleries while creating an event that celebrates how clay and pottery, by design, connects us all.
The diverse nature of pottery through clay and glazes are similar to the people who use them. Southern Crossings Pottery Festival believes that inclusion of all are essential to fulfilling our mission. Through education, exhibitions, outreach, and the contributions of all people we hope to nurture our Ohio River Valley communities. Regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, race, religion, philosophical or political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, nationality, geographic origin, and socioeconomic status Southern Crossings Pottery Festival is committed to valuing the perspectives of all people -- and provide an environment free of discrimination.