We are a group of artists and artisans who make beautiful things and sell them each year the weekend before Thanksgiving at Full-Circle Pottery. Our event is part of an annual fundraiser, which this year benefits Heart to Heart International's work in Puerto Rico.
Fifth Annual Full-Circle Festival (2017)
Your'e invited to the 5th Annual Full-Circle Festival, scheduled for November 18-19, 10-5 each day.
The festival is a holiday show and sale that celebrates locally handmade art and crafts.
Mar Vista's only blacksmith, Peter Farquhar of Authentic Forgeries, will also be on hand demonstrating his firey craft and selling his wares.
The festival also provides an opportunity for Full-Circle Potters to sell their beautiful work.
The festival has in years past hosted a raffle benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund in memory of Linda Mechanic, a Mar Vista potter and activist. This year the fundraiser will benefit Heart to Heart International's work in Puerto Rico. We believe Linda would approve, given the many needs in communities affected by Hurricane Maria. Raffle items have been donated by our generous local business neighbors, including Pitfire Pizza, Westside Workout, NOIR, GEM Photography, Sunny Grill, as well as Full-Circle Pottery.
The fundraiser will include a sale of about 30 wonderfully made mugs, tumblers and bowls gifted to the studio by a retired potter and glazed by Full-Circle Potters. There will also be a silent auction for several of the most magnificent pots.
4th Annual Full-Circle Festival (2016)
Some of the work featured:
Photography by Cornelia Weber
Jewelry by Jan Wheatcroft
Fiber Art by Helen Feller
The Fulll-Circle Potters
There were forging demonstrations by Peter Farquhar of Authentic Forgeries:
And poetry readings by Jack Adam Weber:
The 2016 raffle brought in $1,600 this year thanks to the generosity of our business neighbors who donated the prizes. They include #gemphotos #noir #pitfirepizza #redrosetarot #sunnygrill #westsideworkout and #full-circlepottery.
Thanks also to our raffle volunteers:
Third Annual Full-Circle Festival (2015)
Second Annual Full-Circle Festival (2014)
First Annual Full-Circle Festival (2013)