Potters get dirty at Craftsman House games
By MARY JANE PARK
Published May 30, 2007
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.
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