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November 15, 2009
Exhibit featuring the works of potter Winnie Coggins and pastel artist Barbara Steinacker will be on display through Dec. 4 at Artists Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-740-8249 for more information.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
A gubernatorial hopeful has offered to pay the phone bills of the Seattle pottery store that fielded hundreds of wayward calls from people stuck in Maryland's broken health exchange. After The Baltimore Sun reported that the state's insurance website erroneously listed the toll-free number of a West Coast specialty kiln business instead of the state call center, Republican David Craig said Monday he hopes to reimburse the business out of his personal checking account. "The state should have taken the lead on this," said Craig, the Harford County executive.
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By Lisa Kawata | August 31, 2011
The paint-your-own pottery sessions at The Pottery Stop in Fulton are going strong, according to Carla Ferguson, who, along with Maegan Supple, shares the management of the shop in Fulton and its flagship site in Ellicott City. While the Fulton location doesn't have a café like its sister store on Route 40, it does have a quirky charm and a bucolic view of the cows at Maple Lawn Farms. More importantly, it also offers workshops on painting techniques and silver clay jewelry-making for both kids and adults.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
Hundreds of people who got stuck on Maryland's glitch-ridden health exchange have ended up on the phone with Sue Lunz. And her pottery supply business. In Seattle. The state mistakenly listed her company's 1-800 number on the website, directing some people who couldn't pick a health insurance provider not to the state's call center, but to a West Coast business that manufactures specialty kilns. Some days, Lunz said, she gets a handful of frustrated health insurance shoppers, but more often several dozen bombard her small company each day, desperate for assistance navigating an exchange whose technical problems have made it among the worst in the nation.
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By Lisa Breslin and Lisa Breslin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | November 25, 2002
MANY PEOPLE dream by the beach during the summer, but few run with those musings months later. That's what Westminster resident Melissa Shaffer did when she opened the Pottery Loft on Main Street. On Nov. 15, with hot cider and shortbread, and soothing music playing, Shaffer opened what she and others describe as a "stress-free place to have fun and explore your creativity." The Pottery Loft provides more than 100 pieces of unfinished pottery for customers to paint, sponge or stencil at their whim.
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By Pat Brodowski and Pat Brodowski,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | January 3, 1996
GIVE YOUR creative energy an outlet this winter with one of 14 arts classes at the Hanover Area Arts Guild Gallery, 32 Carlisle St., Hanover, Pa. Children and adults can learn and enjoy art taught by local artists in media ranging from watercolor to pottery.You can meet the instructing artists on Winter Demonstration Day, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the gallery. It's an opportunity to view their work and discuss the planned courses.Expenses range from $40 to $105 for courses that run approximately five weeks.
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May 2, 1991
If you're curious about pottery and ceramic sculpture, Baltimore Clayworks invites you to try the craft this Saturday in the sixth annual Clayfest, held on the grounds of Baltimore Clayworks in Mount Washington.Potters will offer free instruction on hand-building, using a potter's wheel and on decorating prepared clay forms. They will also show beginners how to fire pots or sculptures in the Raku style.The festival will be from 1 to 4 p.m. outside the Clayworks building, 5706 Smith Ave. Home-baked goods and lemonade will be available.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | March 15, 1993
Bug-lovers are attracted to Elkridge potters Van and Gail Wensil. Larger-than-life honeybees, houseflies and cockroaches regularly appear on the sisters' pottery."
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By Liz Atwood and Liz Atwood,SUN STAFF | September 1, 1999
Workers who hit a pile of bricks while building a sidewalk in Catonsville at first thought they had struck the foundation of an old house.But when they returned to the site after recent rain, they saw a strange masonry arch about 2 feet high protruding from the mud.That was the start of a three-week mystery that ended yesterday as state archaeologists determined the bricks were the remains of a kiln that belonged to a pottery local historians say operated in...
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By Becky S. Yoshitani and Becky S. Yoshitani,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 18, 1998
With a passion for art since she was a young child, Rebecca Moy was electrified the first time she observed clay thrown on a potter's wheel. "It was the most incredible thing," she recalls. "The clay came alive."Partner David Young's first encounter with clay was more an act of final desperation than ethereal calling. A self-described miserable student who was anxious to foster a skill while at Glenelg High School, Young followed a teacher's suggestion and gave pottery a whirl. Within three weeks, Young had learned all his teachers could teach.
HEALTH
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | January 18, 2014
Critics said Saturday that the latest problem to hit Maryland's online health exchange - an incorrect help-line number that directed hundreds of callers to a Seattle-based pottery business - was another symptom of the poorly operating website. "You can't make this stuff up, and I guess if it wasn't so serious, it could be funny," said Senate Minority Leader David R. Brinkley, a Frederick County Republican. The website mistakenly listed a 1-800 number that sent some Marylanders attempting to pick a health insurance provider to Seattle Pottery Supply instead of Maryland's call center.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | September 14, 2013
James Callear flipped back and forth between his laptop and a fat stack of books as he tried to assign a value to a set of Hull pottery for Bonnie Crabbs at an American Legion post in Westminster. Crabbs was among dozens who brought their antiques to be appraised Saturday as part of a fundraiser for the Historical Society of Carroll County - and among those who went home pleasantly surprised. Callear, who has an antiques business in Barnesville, narrowed down the pottery to a kind made between 1949 and 1950, figuring a yellow pottery basket might fetch $135 and two small candleholders as much as $225 each.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2013
Outside what was once a backyard garage, mugs, sponge holders and broad bowls are lined up on tables to dry. A peek inside the structure reveals dozens of butter dishes, teapots, toothbrush holders, bowls of every size, vases, trays and more, all in various stages of production, resting on racks of shelving. And by the windows, with sunlight illuminating their potter's wheels, Nevan Wise is turning brick-sized blobs of clay into pitchers, and her husband, Doug Wise, is shaping clay lumps into kitchen utensil jars.
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December 1, 2011
Towson University's Department of Art will hold its 41st annual Holiday Pottery Sale Friday-Saturday, Dec. 2-3, 9 a.m.-6 p.m., in the Center for the Arts Ceramics Studio Room 3012. As in years past, this event will showcase a large selection of handcrafted, functional ceramics, all of which are created by students and faculty. Admission is free. Call 410-704-2787. Monumental Occasion The annual Washington Monument lighting, known as A Monumental Occasion , will happen this year Thursday, Dec. 1, 5:30-8 p.m., in Mount Vernon Place (on the 600 block of North Charles Street)
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By Lisa Kawata | August 31, 2011
The paint-your-own pottery sessions at The Pottery Stop in Fulton are going strong, according to Carla Ferguson, who, along with Maegan Supple, shares the management of the shop in Fulton and its flagship site in Ellicott City. While the Fulton location doesn't have a café like its sister store on Route 40, it does have a quirky charm and a bucolic view of the cows at Maple Lawn Farms. More importantly, it also offers workshops on painting techniques and silver clay jewelry-making for both kids and adults.
NEWS
November 22, 2009
The Columbia Association Art Center invites artists to participate in "Singular Sensations," a holiday exhibition featuring artwork in all media priced for sale at $150 or less. Show runs Dec. 3-13 at 6100 Foreland Garth. Exhibition will feature pottery, fiber, jewelry, paintings, photographs, collage, glass and more. Reception will be held Dec. 3. Artists receive 80 percent commission on all sales. Deadline for entry form and artwork is today. Call 410-730-0075 or go to columbiaartcenter.
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By Lita Solis-Cohen | February 2, 1992
Mocha ware has nothing to do with chocolate or coffee but is just as addictive. Buy one piece and you need another and another.Mocha is slip-banded utilitarian pottery with colorful abstract patterning. It looks surprisingly modern, although most was made from the 1780s to the 1860s by commercial potteries in England, Scotland, Wales and France. Potteries in Baltimore and in Trenton, N.J., Liverpool, Ohio, and Pottsville, Pa., also made Mocha in the United States during the late-19th century.
NEWS
November 22, 2009
Exhibit featuring the works of potter Winnie Coggins and pastel artist Barbara Steinacker will be on display through Dec. 4 at Artists Gallery, 10227 Wincopin Circle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays. Call 410-740-8249 for more information.
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