Ceramics offered at one-day sale in Centennial
Ceramic art is an ancient craft, dating back to B.C. days, but it is still a satisfying outlet for creative people and contemporary pottery is a desired addition to many homes.
Eight local potters who met in Sally Burns' Monday class at Goodson Recreation Center have organized their second pottery sale and chosen a group name: Clay Crafters. (Burns has also taught at the Cheyenne Studio at Highlands Ranch's Southridge Recreation Center.)
Participants are: Diane Gaither, three years' experience; Barb Grohoski, 30-plus years; Peg Redding, four-plus years; Don Ryan, 30-plus years; Kathryn Schindler, 30-plus years; Matthew Hammer, 28-plus years; Cathy Benn, 10-plus years; and Cindy Ellingboe, eight years. (Hammer and Gaither are not in the current class but are group members.)
Gaither is also a beekeeper and will have some of her honey for sale.
They will exhibit handmade functional and decorative stoneware, including some Raku pieces and sculpture — ideal for home use or for holiday gifts.
The sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Nov. 9 at the Heritage Greens Community Room (next to the pool). The address is 4818 E. Links Circle, Centennial. (It can be reached from Colorado Boulevard and Links Parkway, or from Holly and Otero. Google suggested.)
In addition to the Monday Daytime Continuing Wheel Pottery, there is an evening continuing class and there are Introduction to Pottery classes day and evening. The Clay Crafters have graduated to using the studio as their lab, and they fire bisque and glazed pieces there. Some also create pieces at home studios. See the SSPR catalog for class information, sspr.org.