Sunday, October 9, 2011

Last Day for Spruce Pine Potter's Market

Claudia Dunaway
Yo kids, today is the last day for the Spruce Pine Pottery's Market.

5th Annual Spruce Pine Potters Market

Spruce Pine, North Carolina – October 8 & 9, 2011 – Invitational show featuring thirty of the region’s best potters and clay artists holds annual sale in the historic Cross Street Building downtown.

This year’s artists include Claudia Dunaway, Daniel Johnston, Shaunna Lyons, William Baker, and Gay Smith, among many others. Based in Mitchell and Yancey Counties, these artists organize themselves for the annual event, which boasts several thousand visitors a year.

“Spruce Pine Potters Market gives the visitor the opportunity to get up close and personal with clay artists ranging from their twenties to their eighties,” says Jon Ellenbogen of Barking Spider Pottery, whose work will also be featured in the show. “It’s a community, family operation. Through their work, these artists bring the privacy of their studios to a group setting and invite the world in for a visit.”

Switzerland CafĂ© will provide muffins, coffee, and lunch options. Admission is free, with artists selling their work from 10am-5pm Saturday and Sunday. Tourists and county residents alike will enjoy this opportunity to experience the diversity of the region’s talent and personalities. Work includes functional pottery, porcelain, figurative sculpture, stoneware, earthenware, and more. SPPM is an affiliate organization of Toe River Arts Council.

For directions and a full list of artists, visit: or call 828-765-0520.

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