Holley Hill Pottery

Arts unite from half a world away

Arts unite from half a world away

More than a decade later, a group of familiar faces from across the southeast and across the world gathered at Gulf Coast Kiln Walk for the 14th Annual Woodstoke Festival to celebrate the arts of two continents. Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society founder and president Brenda Stokes addressed the crowd of artists and visitors at […]

Ancient kiln firing brings Japanese guest

Ancient kiln firing brings Japanese guest

As Holley Navarre’s massive anagama kiln was fired for the 14th time, the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society special guest and Japanese master potter Masayoshi Shimizu included his work in the firing. This kiln is the biggest in all of Florida, longer than a small car and nearly as wide.  Its firing once a year […]

Kiln Walk center receives first funding push

Kiln Walk center receives first funding push

  After more than a decade of work and grant applications, the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk in Holley has finally received funds to take the first steps toward making its learning and arts center a reality. But the money is only a drop in the bucket of what the organization will need to break ground. […]

Woodstoke Pottery Festival

The event will be held at the Anagama kiln site, 7507 Buckeye Dr. off of Highway 87 in Holley from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Two historical wood-fueled kilns be unloaded during the festival unveiling creations from many different potters.  Bring your lawn chair and enjoy the day. There will be a seafood and Chili […]

Woodstoke Pottery Festival

The event will be held at the Anagama kiln site, 7507 Buckeye Dr. off of Highway 87 in Holley. Two historical wood-fueled kilns, the historic Ralph Phillip’s Groundhog Kiln and the 32 foot Anagama Kiln, will be unloaded during the festival unveiling creations for many different potters.  Potters will be exhibiting and selling their one […]

“Alchemy: Portrait of a Wood Fire Kiln”

Renowned filmmaker Patty Newton will debut her full-length documentary on at the historic Imogene Theater in Milton. A reception begins at 6 p.m. followed by the screening at 7 p.m.  There is a suggested $5 donation to see the film, attend the reception, and be eligible for door prizes and a historical commemorative medallion.  Limited […]

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

Florida’s largest kiln comes to life

When the Gulf Coast Kiln Walk Society set out to build a rare anagama kiln in Holley in 2004, group founder Brenda Stokes said she knew this would one day be history. After all, this would be the largest kiln in Florida and the only anagama for miles around. Read the full article in the […]

Art at 2,400 degrees

Art at 2,400 degrees

For potter Jason Stokes, being coated in clay and tending flames of 2,400 degree heat is second nature. Stokes grew up in the world of pottery, creating works of art at Holley Hill Pottery since he was very young as his father tended the flames of the kiln. “I’ve grown up around the kiln,” he […]

Kiln Festival fired up visitors

Kiln Festival fired up visitors

Holley Hill Pottery opened their grounds to the public last Saturday for the WoodStoke Pottery and Kiln Festival. Many people attended the event to enjoy good food, pottery and conversation. Some of the dishes sampled by those at the event included gumbo, chowder, specialty dishes, wood-fired pizza, chili and cornbread. Read the full article in […]

Week 3 of the 12th Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa

Week 3 of the 12th Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa

Temperatures are forecast to drop into the 70s this weekend just in time for a full slate of activities for Week 3 of the 12th Annual Beaches to Woodlands Tour of Santa Rosa County. “Along with our monthlong corn mazes and farm fun at Sweet Seasons, Sonshine and Holland Farms, we have many other events […]