Announces Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour Scheduled for October 18-20 in Galena, IL

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The third weekend of this October (October 18-20, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.) marks the 14th year anniversary of the annual tour of Galena area pottery studios. Each year new artists, new studio stops and original pottery make the tour a novel and an amazing experience.

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Joe Pinder, Pinder Pottery

Take the Twenty Dirty Hands Pottery Tour and enjoy a colorful fall ride through the Jo Daviess County countryside. Follow the map to six different pottery studios and galleries showing the work of ten distinctive potters. When visiting the studios, feel free to ask questions, browse the studios, watch demonstrations, or get a jump on your Christmas shopping. Each potter has a unique approach to pottery and sculpture, so be sure to stop at each studio. Begin the tour at any studio location where you can pick up a self-guided tour map; for additional information or a printable tour map, visit

For more information on Galena and the surrounding area, go to or call our visitor center at 888.942.5362.

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