Blue Ridge Potters Guild Scholarships

The BlueRidge Potter's 2019 Scholarship recipients were:

Eli Boyer from Salem High School,

Natalie Emerson and Sara Arellano from Lord Botetourt High school,

Rose Harvey from Patrick Henry High School,

Teacher Kristie Buchanan from Read Mountain Middle School and

Teacher Jacob Kotchish from William Fleming High School.

Congratulations to all from the BRPG!

Teacher Patty Pope with Eli Boyer, Salem High SchoolTeacher Patty Pope with Eli Boyer, Salem High School.

Natalie Emerson and Sara Arellano, Lord Botetourt High School.

Rose Harvey Doris Patton presenting to Rose Harvey, Patrick Henry High School.

Teacher Kristie Buchanan, Read Mountain Middle School.

 Teacher Jacob Kotchish, William Fleming High School.











The Blue Ridge Potters Guild is proud to offer scholarships to High School and College students, as well as Art Teachers in South West Virginia. Our goal is to provide opportunities for recipients to enhance and enrich their skills and interest in ceramic arts. To apply for a scholarship or to get more information, download the application below


Make your tax deductible contribution to the scholarship program. The BRPG is a 501(c)(3) organization and 100% of all donations go directly to fund scholarships. Donations are fully tax deductible to the extent of the law.

Send a check payable to BRPG with “scholarship” on the memo line  and mail to B. Fowler_BRPG Scholarship, P. O. Box 20762, Roanoke, VA 24018.  You will receive an acknowledgement letter for your records.



Blue Ridge Potters Guild Student Show

The Blue Ridge Potters Guild is proud to announce its first (and hopefully annual) Juried Student Show. This show is made possible by generous donations to the Jessie Rusinko Memorial Fund. Jessie Rusinko was a founding member of the Blue Ridge Potters Guild, who championed ceramic education through her time as Vice President and Outreach Chair of the Blue Ridge Potters guild.


March 27th – April 6th

LOCATION: Salem Museum
801 E. Main St. Salem, VA 24153

CLOSING RECEPTION: April 6th 12-2pm, 

Works may be taken after the closing reception


The show is open to all middle and high school students who live in the area served by the Blue Ridge Potters Guild. All work must be clay based and may be either functional or non-functional. Applicants may submit up to 3 individual works.

Entries are due March 1st.
Click the link to enter.

First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mentions will be given in middle and high school categories. Various prizes will be awarded.

JUROR,  Jane Paul Angelhart  

Painting is my passion whether in watercolors or oils. My training and career have been in painting, however I have always had my hands in other media. I owned and operated a stained glass studio where I designed and built church windows. I have had a small jewelry business, been a designer for a large ceramic studio, and directed the Andreeva Portrait Academy in Santa Fe. I am a life long student of the arts studying at the Ryder Studio and Art Students League in NYC, most recently. In the past several years I have developed a line of ceramics and have taught misihima at City Clay in Charlottesville. I teach watercolor workshops around the country and judge art shows. I have a painting studio at the Mcguffey Art Center in Charlottesville as well as a ceramic studio space at City Clay.







On behalf of the BRPG Scholarship Committee CONGRATULATIONS  to the following
          recipients of scholarships to attend a Pottery Class:

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Caroline Seto and Jacob Alley, BRPG Scholarship.

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 Shirl Lamanca, Caroline Seto, Patty Pope (teacher), Sidney Booze (Jessie Rusinko Scholarship), Jacob Alley, and Doris Patton.

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Student pottery generated by classes at Salem High School.

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Caroline showing her some of her work.


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Jacob showing his work in progress.

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Sidney Booze showing her work.