**** EVENTS ****

October 18 ~ 10am - 3 pm


November 1 ~ 9am - 4pm (rain date November 2)

Hand Pottery & Alternative Clay Firings at Wisconsin Concrete Park

Ceramist John Langer, operator of Bear Paw Pottery in Lake Tomahawk, returns to the Wisconsin Concrete Park in Phillips for two sessions this fall.  On Saturday, October 18th, from 10am-3pm, in this first of two ceramic workshops, Langer will share more advanced techniques in creating pottery with ultra-smooth surfaces and varying textures on hand-worked clay pieces. In the second of the two workshops on November 1st, from 9am-4pm, attendees will experience two exciting ways to fire their pottery outdoors, each creating different and dramatic glazing effects. With students’ help, Langer will load a steel barrel with bisque pieces created in October along with various other materials and set it on fire. While this variation on “pit firing” is burning, John will demonstrate a raku firing, also outdoors.  There will be a pot luck lunch to enjoy in between the firings on this late fall day. Spectators are welcome to come and watch on November 1st as well as enjoy lunch for a free-will donation. Registration to participate in the two-part workshop is required by calling 715-339-7282.


Holiday Evergreen Decorating

November 8, 2014
Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, Phillips
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net

Learn how to make & decorate a fresh holiday evergreen wreath as well as trying your hand at an evergreen swag. Wreath or swag packages with all necessary greenery & supplies available at nominal cost. Make some great gifts this holiday season. Class size is limited. Registration required. 

Heritage Days – Get Hooked on History

May 16, 2015
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org/index.html
E-mail: fofs@pctcnet.net
A look into the past in Price County and all that makes us who we are. Enjoy interactive history stations for the kids, tools and skills used by early European settlements in the area, an authentic Fur Trade Era re-enactor's camp, ethnic food booths by area churches, stage performances with five (5) hours of continuous traditional music, ethnic dancers & singers, musical instrument makers, storytellers, working blacksmith and demonstrations of many old skills, tools and weapons. And bring our favorite family heritage collection to display and share with others in a special section of the park. Celebrate our northern Wisconsin heritage! Fun for the whole family. FREE admission. No registration necessary.

Plant Swap & Sale

May 23, 2015
1 – 4 p.m.
Friends of Fred Smith Studio at Wisconsin Concrete Park, N8236 South Hwy 13, one mile south of Phillips
Website: www.friendsoffredsmith.org
E-mail:  fofs@pctcnet.net
Bring your plants to swap or sell during the Garden Trellis Workshop and be sure to check out the selection of plants available at the Friends of Fred Smith Studio all summer long.



Horse and rider from Henry Mocavts
and John Putro tableau
Farming with Oxen tableau

Farming with Horses tableau
#6 Chiann the Beer Drinker and Photographer.
Photo: Robert Amft,
circa 1950-64.
Farming With Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©
Mr. Knox and Oxen. Photo: Fred Scruton ©



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