The Transylvania Times -

Potters Row To Host Holiday Open House – Brevard NC


December 5, 2016

These sgraffito tumblers and plate are the work of Molly Brouwer and Klayton Huff of Panthertown Pottery. Their work will be on display at Mud Dabbers Pottery, one of the participants in the Potters Row Holiday Open House, Dec. 9 – 11.

Potter's Row will hold its annual Holiday Open House Dec. 9 – 11. Hours are 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 1 – 5:30 p.m. on Sunday. Shops participating include Duckpond Pottery, Mountain Forest Studio and Mud Dabbers Pottery.

Potter's Row shops are located on U.S. Highway 276 south of downtown Brevard. Highlights of the open house will include locally produced pottery, demonstrations, refreshments and live music.

Duckpond Pottery features Nicholas Friedman's wood-fired pottery and sculpture made from local Transylvania clay. He will be joined during this event by wood artist Jerry Trapp, as well as jeweler and sculptor Paula Patane. Old time musical entertainment will be provided.

The functional and sculptural pottery of Mary Murray will be available at Mountain Forest Studio. The shop showcases handmade items by local artists, including teddy bears by Sam Cope, quilted wall hangings by Claire Cope, folk and modern art by Carol MacAllister, pottery by Susan Phillips and Zelda Davis from The Flying Cat Studio in Dillsboro, pottery by Jody Temple of Saluda, and paintings and sculpture by the late Tim Murray. A variety of woodwork, baskets, quilts, copper enameling and wooden utensils also are available. Refreshments will be served.

Mud Dabbers Pottery features the work of over 25 area potters. Wheel-throwing demonstrations, refreshments and live music will be offered in the Carwile-Dodson Studio, located next door. Area potters represented at Mud Dabbers include Ray Adams, Ann Baker, Susan Barrett, Amy Biamonte, Molly Brouwer, Denise Byrd, Lori Compton, John E. Dodson, Brittany Edmiston, Wendy Elwell, Cindy, Mike and Jamie Farley, Charlotte Farrand, Elizabeth Galloway, Stuart Howe, Klayton Huff, Dian Magie, Pete Mockridge, Charlie Parker, Jonlyn Parker, Mary Ann Purser, Shannon Rood, Clay Savely, Rainbow Sipe, Carolyn Strickland, David Voorhees and Will Weigle.

Friday's highlights at Mud Dabbers include wheel-throwing demonstrations given by Elwell (9 – 11:30), Galloway (11:45-2:30), and Weigle (2:30-5). Musical entertainment will be provided by the Roger Butz (9–11), the Blue Ridge Bakery Boys (1:30-3:30) and Sycamore Flats (3:45-5:30).

On Saturday, pottery demonstrations will be given by Howe (9-12), Elwell (12-3) and Charlie Parker (3 – 5:30). Musicians for the day will include All Natural Jam (9-11), East Fork Gals (11:15-1:15), Celtic Conspiracy (1:30 –3:30), and The Pearls (3:45 – 5:30).

Voorhees will demonstrate on Sunday from 12 – 3 p.m., and Howe will throw at the wheel from 3 – 5 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided by The Road Apples (12 – 2) and The Linvilles (2:30 – 4:30).

For more information on the Open House, call (828) 884 – 5131.


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