For 24 years now, 1001 Pots, the largest ceramics exhibition in North America, has taken place in Val-David, in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec. There is an abundance of styles to suit everyone's taste in this outdoor display on the grounds of the event's founder, potter Kinya Ishikawa. You can wander to your heart's content in a lovely garden setting, collecting as you go, and pay at one of the cashiers near the front entrance. Even if you decide not to bring anything home with you, the setting and displays are a feast for the eyes and make the outing well worthwhile.
Some of the displays are grouped by theme, such as these bowls above, and the vases below.
Other displays group the work of a potter in one place, clearly marked with a sign. Visitors are given a brochure with a map that helps you find the location of a particular artisan. There are so many displays, this certainly helps if you are looking for the work of a particular person.
And if all this wasn't enough, there are workshops,demonstrations, musical concerts and poetry readings scheduled throughout the event's one-month run. This year, 1001 Pots runs from July 13th to August 12th.