2021 is the 55th anniversary of

the Tuscarora Retreat

and Summer Pottery School

We are celebrating Dennis and Julie's legacy and our community at large on June 19th. 

Dennis' gallery will show a large retrospective of his work.

                             Add to you art collection with work available in our raffle . Work from Dennis Parks, Ben Parks, Goedele VanHille, Elaine Parks, Gail Rappa, Ron Arthaud, Jerry Hendershot and more.

                            The hotel gallery will have unique artwork and t-shirts for sale. Former school students will be giving throwing demonstrations and we'll have a glaze-your-own raku fundraiser.


Hope you can join us!

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Below is a sneak peak at our raffle items.

More will be added in the coming days.

If you'd like to purchase tickets online, use the Donate button below the raffle item you would like. Enter the amount for the number of tickets you want. 1 ticket for $5 or 6 tickets for $20.

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We are grateful to the Nevada Arts Council for their support during these uncertain times. This school was supported, in part, by the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, and the state of Nevada.

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We offer one or two two-week long workshops every summer, devoted to throwing on the potters wheel as well as hand-building. Program design is customized to fit the needs of each individual student.

The Tuscarora Summer Pottery School was established in the summer of 1966 by Dennis and Julie Parks. They chose this place because of its quiet, vast open spaces, clean air, clear skies, and rugged mountains.

Our aim is to provide a concentrated, supportive atmosphere for both those seeking an introduction to ceramics as well as more seasoned practitioners wanting to expand their skills and confidence.