Sharon Arts Invites Public to Hands-on Pottery Demonstrations
In Gallery- Saturdays July 9th, 16th and 23rd Noon-2pm
Good things come in threes, they say, and that certainly applies to the three artist demonstrations scheduled for Sharon Arts Downtown Galleries select Saturdays in July: 9th, 16th and 23rd from Noon to 2:00pm in connection with the exhibition “A Common Peace”: The New Hampshire Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition now running through August 25th.
- Saturday, July 9th, Shana Brautigam, of Rindge, NH a teaching artist at Rooted in Clay studios in will demonstrate the art of handbuilding with clay. Shana is listed on the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, Arts in Education and Community Arts Rosters.
- Saturday, July 16th , James Mitschmyer of Sharon, NH will demonstrate techniques for printing in clay. Following a degree from Maine College of Art in ceramics, James studied at The International Workshop for the Ceramic Arts in Tokoname, Japan. He uses various throwing and hand-building techniques to communicate spiritual ideas. James is the Clay Studio Manager at Sharon Arts where he is also on the faculty.
- Saturday July 23rd Liz Fletcher of Mason, NH, will complete the triad with demonstrations of clay sculpture. A graduate of Massachusetts College of Art, Liz has been working in clay as a sculptor, potter, and teacher. She has won many awards and for seven years she worked full-time as a studio potter in the New Hampshire woods, selling her work around the northeast.
“A Common Peace”: The New Hampshire Potters Guild Biennial Exhibition is generously sponsored by Sequoya Technologies, LLC of Peterborough, NH.
All Demonstrations will be held in the Exhibition Gallery in Depot Square, Peterborough from Noon to 2:00pm. The public is invited and encouraged to interact with the artisans about their work and process in the air conditioned comfort of the exhibition space. Further information is available by calling (603)924-2787 or visiting www.sharonarts.org.
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About Sharon Arts
The mission of Sharon Arts Center, a non-profit organization, is to engage the community in the artistic process, to support and serve artists and craftspeople, and
to foster the relationship between artists and the community through education, exhibitions, the promotion and sale of art and craft, as well as through special programs and events.
Sharon Arts Center offers a wide variety of art classes and programs in the school facility in Sharon, NH, a Fine Craft Gallery, a Juried Artist Member Gallery, and an Exhibition Gallery at Depot Square.
The Sharon Arts Fine Crafts Exhibition Gallery is accessed through Depot Square and 30 Grove St. in downtown Peterborough. The Craft Gallery is located in Depot Square in Downtown Peterborough. Store & Exhibition Gallery hours are: Monday – Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 11 – 5 PM.
Sharon Arts is sponsored in part by: The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts, The National Endowment for the Arts through the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, The Susan A.& Donald P. Babson Charitable Foundation, The Bean Foundation, The Max & Victoria Dreyfus Foundation, The Grimshaw-Gudewicz Charitable Foundation, The Putnam Foundation, The Kingsbury Foundation,& art lovers like you!
About the New Hampshire Potter’s Guild
We are an inclusive organization for people working in clay. We have an address but no central location. We meet several times a year with organizational meetings, workshops, discussions and activities to share work and ideas. We have a commitment to education and community action. We’ve been in existence for several decades and are always looking towards the future.
The purpose of the NHPG is to get together in the interests of ceramics whenever necessary or desirable for fellowship and good times, exchange of ideas and methods, collaboration in work and exhibitions, encouragement to students, and promotion of standards of ethics, aesthetics and craftsmanship. www.nhpottersguild.com