Monocacy River Pottery, formerly Monocacy Pottery, is located in Thurmont, Maryland and is situated on the banks of the scenic Monocacy River. The pottery houses two John Thies manabigama kilns as well as a large three chamber Noborigama.


The pottery is owned and operated by Marsha Mason-Thies,

who is operating it as a center for wood firing workshops and

workshops with visiting artists.


Wood firing workshops will be run and managed by

Bruce Bowers, a potter from Maryland who has extensive

experience firing the 2 manabigama kilns that are at the pottery.

His resume and website outline his broad range of experience.


2012 Monocacy

River Pottery Kiln Schedules




Bruce Bowers

Woodfiring Workshop

June 15-16


Bruce Bowers

Woodfiring Workshop

July 21-22


Bruce Bowers

Woodfiring Workshop

Sept. 14-15


Linda Christianson

Oct. 13-14


Bruce Bowers

Woodfiring Workshop

Nov. 30 - Dec.1


Ruthanne Tudball Workshop: February 7th and 8th at Monocacy River Pottery, Thurmont MD


2 days of demonstrations and discussions with world renowned potter Ruthanne Tudball

Monocacy River Pottery

11801 Hunt Club Road, Thurmont, MD 21788