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Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival 2009

Carol Ware shows 6-year-old Sophie Pollock how to shape a pot at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.

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Carol Ware shows 6-year-old Sophie Pollock how to shape a pot at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.

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  • Leo Pollock gets his hands into making some pottery.
  • Carol Ware shows 6-year-old Sophie Pollock how to shape a pot at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Renown potter Peter Rose takes one of the cups out of the waterbath at the Townsend Pottery Festival.
  • Providing some music for the event are Hannah, Jill, Abigail, Lydia and Bob Pair.
  • David Huber with Stringtown Pottery in Townsend shows off his handiwork at the Second Annual Pottery Festival.
  • Toasting to friendship with their whimsical pottery cups are Mary Mitchell, Betty Jones and Melba Harmon. The pottery is by Katherine Owen of Clay Dreaming in Easley, S.C.
  • Gordon Batten from Two Rivers Studio in Dillsboro, N.C., shows visitors his handiwork.
  • Artists from Terra Madras show pottery from the whimsical to the decorative to the practical. From left are Jamie Palo, Janet Harper, Amber Prakshot and Wendie Love.
  • Molly Crawford is enjoying some Italian ice cream at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Rob Throw with Smoke in the Mountains Pottery  in Brasstown,  N.C., poses with two of his pieces.
  • Ann Marie Kelley has a lot of beautiful pottery to choose from.
  • Shannon O’Brian is adding a glaze to a cup. After the glazing, the cup will be wrapped in newspaper and put in a barrel with hot coal/wood for 30 minutes.
  • Melissa Maney demonstrates Cherokee way of polishing a “green” bowl with a smooth stone. The stone she is using here is her grandmothers.
  • Chloe Hendrix, age 3, works on her clay creation at the Pottery Festival in Townsend.
  • Joe Frank McKee from Treehouse Pottery in Dillsboro, N.C., cleans up one of this raku pots.
  • With potter Peter Rose, right back, looking on, Stacy, Megan, Keith and Rob Williams show off the pottery they made with Rose’s assistance.
  • Carol Ware and Justin Soles are intense at the potters wheel.
  • Little hands can make good pottery, too. Carol Ware helps Colton Richardson make a bowl while his sister Anna watches.
  • Musical entertainment from Jeremy and Lon Spurgeon and Bob Holmes kept visitors to the Pottery Festival entertained.

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