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Potters get dirty at Craftsman House games

By MARY JANE PARK
Published May 30, 2007


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Potters who want to get their hands really dirty are invited to participate in Clay Games I, a partly serious, partly recreational Olympiad for clay artists.

Craftsman House owners Jeff and Stephanie Schorr are the creative forces behind the June 10 event, which will feature competitions such as a blindfolded throw on the potter's wheel and a one-handed throw, in which a team of two potters will each use one hand to form the clay.

Potters who create hand-built works also are eligible to compete in several events.

"Some will be skill, and some will be fun and luck, " Jeff Schorr said. "It's a cross between the Summer Olympics, the X Games and Romper Room. It's designed to have fun and promote potters and clay in the area."

Highwater Clays of Asheville, N.C., which has a retail outlet at St. Pete Clay, will supply clay.

The competition will take place from noon to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Craftsman House, 2955 Central Ave. Call 323-2787 to enter.

[Last modified May 29, 2007, 20:09:11]


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