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Pine Island Potters' Guild show Jan. 13

January 10, 2018
FL Guide

The Pine Island Potters' Guild ushers in the new year with the second in this season's series of five showings at Koucky Studios Saturday, Jan. 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The New Year's showing will feature the works of Pine Island artists in various mediums: pottery, jewelry, paintings, home decor, garden art, gourmet vinegars and mustard, plus so much more. Fresh baked goods will also be available for a snack or to take home for a special addition to any meal.

Relax in the island-style atmosphere of the courtyard at Koucky Studios. This small, inviting venue provides a welcoming environment to chat with local artists, inquire about their craft and learn about opportunities in the area for classes and workshops.

The art of horsehair pottery firing will be demonstrated by potter Chuck Koucky at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Horsehair pottery, as the name implies, incorporates hair from the tails and manes of horses into its design. The random lines and patterns, that is the signature of this style, are created when applying strands of hair to the surface of a hot raku clay pot that has just been removed from the kiln. The horsehair combusts and carbonizes, leaving random patterns in the pot's surface. The use of horse hair is preferred in the technique as it makes beautiful random patterns because of its coarseness and length.

The Pine Island Potters Guild shows are held on the second Saturday of each month, though April, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Koucky Studios, 5971 Bay Point Road, Bokeelia. At these gatherings the guild hosts a pottery show and sale, pottery demonstrations, as well featuring the works of many local artists and craftsman in a variety of mediums. Please plan to attend and meet the craftsman and artists.

For more information about the Potters' Guild and the seasonal shows, call Chuck Koucky at 239-410-2852.

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